Friday, May 26, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Amazon Publishing Books Faring Better on Amazon's New Bestseller Lists
Four Amazon Publishing titles, which drew poor BookScan print sales numbers, are among the top 20 fiction bestsellers on the latest iteration of the e-tailer's new weekly bestseller list, bolstered by sales in non-print formats.
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New Sylvia Plath Poems Found: A carbon paper sheet in one of the poet's old notebook was examined by academics and yielded two unknown works.

Neil Gaiman Reads a Menu: The author of 'Sandman' and 'American Gods' will perform a dramatic reading of the entire Cheesecake Factory menu for charity.

Curating a Literary Museum: Who (and what) deserves to be in the literary canon enshrined in America’s first museum dedicated to writers?

Why Nixon Is Tricky for Novelists: In many ways an iconic and even exaggerated figure, Nixon has posed challenges to artistic representation from the beginning.

Richard Ford Hates Your Tweets: In an interview with 'Vice,' the novelist chats about 'Between Them,' his new memoir about his parents.



From Bookselling This Week:
Silent art auction at BookExpo next week to feature artwork from 125 illustrators.
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From Variety:
Sam Mendes in Talks to Direct Pinocchio Movie for Disney.
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From the Irish Examiner:
Chris Haughton's Goodnight Everyone wins Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year.
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From Publishing Trends:
Spotlight on the middle grade book category.
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From Book Riot:
Why I Won't Be Watching This (or Any) Little Women Adaptation.
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From NPR:
Neil Gaiman hopes to raise $1 million for refugees with dramatic reading of Dr. Seuss book.
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From the Hollywood Reporter:
The Extincts Animated Film to Be Directed by William Joyce.
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From KVOE:
The annual William Allen White Children's Book Award winners are announced in Kansas.
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From Fuse #8:
Russia and Children's Literature: A Storied History.
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From the Boston Globe:
Oh, the places you'll go when visiting the new Dr. Seuss museum.
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