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Booksellers shared their tips on promoting diversity and inclusion, strengthening programming and partnerships, and more...
07/09/2019
Bookselling Tips from Children’s Institute 2019

Booksellers shared their tips on promoting diversity and inclusion, strengthening programming and partnerships, and more at this year’s Children’s Institute.

The ABA’s seventh Children’s Institute, which took place June 26–28 in Pittsburgh, featured a number of educational panels and roundtables on the day-to-day business of children’s bookselling.

Shakespeare & Co, the iconic NY bookstore chain, is interested in acquiring successful independent bookstores across the...
07/09/2019

Shakespeare & Co, the iconic NY bookstore chain, is interested in acquiring successful independent bookstores across the US as part of its expansion plans. If you are interested in selling your business now or in the future, please contact Rob Zaffiris at [email protected] (sponsored).

English entrepreneur and ZE Records cofounder Michael Zilkha has launched ZE Books, a new small press that will publish ...
07/09/2019
Michael Zilkha Launches ZE Books

English entrepreneur and ZE Records cofounder Michael Zilkha has launched ZE Books, a new small press that will publish "literary mix-tapes from visionary writers, artists, and musicians."

English entrepreneur and ZE Records cofounder Michael Zilkha has launched ZE Books, a new small press that will publish literary mix-tapes from visionary writers, artists, and musicians.

Kelly Luegenbiehl, v-p of international originals at Netflix, will be the featured guest this October at the annual Glob...
07/09/2019
Netflix Exec to Take the Stage at Frankfurt

Kelly Luegenbiehl, v-p of international originals at Netflix, will be the featured guest this October at the annual Global 50 CEO Talk offered at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Kelly Luegenbiehl, v-p of international originals at Netflix, will be the featured guest this October at the annual Global 50 CEO Talk offered at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Editor Betty Kelly Sargent answers writing questions submitted by readers. This month, she takes a look at the problem w...
07/09/2019
Ask the Editor: Adverbs

Editor Betty Kelly Sargent answers writing questions submitted by readers. This month, she takes a look at the problem with adverbs.

Editor Betty Kelly Sargent answers writing questions submitted by readers. This month, she takes a look at the problem with adverbs.

New Yorker cartoonist Steiner’s series launch, 'The Good Cop' (Severn, Sept.), introduces an honest Munich policeman s...
07/09/2019
Can It Happen Here? PW Talks with Peter Steiner

New Yorker cartoonist Steiner’s series launch, 'The Good Cop' (Severn, Sept.), introduces an honest Munich policeman struggling to do his job as the Nazis rise to power.

New Yorker cartoonist Steiner’s series launch, 'The Good Cop' (Severn, Sept.), introduces an honest Munich policeman struggling to do his job as the Nazis rise to power.

'PW' Summer Reads 2019 #Romance: 'The Doctor’s Date' by Heidi Cullinan.  Cullinan’s heart-wrenching contemporary ade...
07/09/2019

'PW' Summer Reads 2019 #Romance: 'The Doctor’s Date' by Heidi Cullinan. Cullinan’s heart-wrenching contemporary adeptly mixes heavy themes with lighthearted banter and tender romantic gestures. Hospital HR director Erin Andreas has harbored a crush on anesthesiologist Owen Gagnon since they were teenagers. A comedy of errors leads to Owen rescuing Erin from his controlling father’s house, and the two men teach each other what safety feels like. http://pw-ne.ws/f9341

'Where the Crawdads Sing' by Delia Owens was the top-selling print book in the first half of 2019 at outlets that report...
07/09/2019
'Where the Crawdads Sing' Top Seller So Far in 2019

'Where the Crawdads Sing' by Delia Owens was the top-selling print book in the first half of 2019 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. The novel, published by Putnam in August 2018, sold over 907,000 copies in 2019 and more than 1.1 million copies since its release.

Delia Owens's novel was the top-selling print book in the first half of 2019 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. The novel, published in August 2018, sold more than 907,000 copies in 2019 and upwards of 1.1 million copies since its release.

With her second novel, Erin Morgenstern creates a magnificent, imaginative world around a story of love and magic.
07/09/2019
Erin Morgenstern's Next Big Novel

With her second novel, Erin Morgenstern creates a magnificent, imaginative world around a story of love and magic.

With 'The Night Circus,' Morgenstern creates an imaginative world around a story of love and magic.

Here are some of the books and graphic novels set at or about the San Diego Comic-Con.
07/08/2019
The Literary World of Comic-Con

Here are some of the books and graphic novels set at or about the San Diego Comic-Con.

San Diego Comic-Con isn’t just a place for authors to promote their work—it’s got a literary tradition of its own. Here are some of the books and graphic novels set at or about SDCC.

Once again SDCC is teaming up with the San Diego Public Library to host the annual Comic Conference for Educators and Li...
07/08/2019
Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians at Comic-Con

Once again SDCC is teaming up with the San Diego Public Library to host the annual Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians, a free five-day conference on graphic novels and libraries, held during SDCC, Wednesday–Sunday, July 17–21. This is the fourth year of the conference, which includes a Library Day on Thursday and a day of panels devoted to developing comics in libraries, as well as days devoted to publishers, educators, and workshops.

Once again SDCC is teaming up with the San Diego Public Library to host the annual Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians, a free five-day conference on graphic novels and libraries, held during SDCC, Wednesday–Sunday, July 17–21.

We trace SDCC’s evolution from a small gathering of fans to the biggest pop culture event in the world.
07/08/2019
Celebrating 50 San Diego Comic-Cons

We trace SDCC’s evolution from a small gathering of fans to the biggest pop culture event in the world.

Tracing SDCC’s evolution from a small gathering of fans to the biggest pop culture event in the world.

A happy winner from 'PW’s Summer Reads giveaway. Well, technically, the kitty’s owner @galley_hag is the winner, and...
07/08/2019

A happy winner from 'PW’s Summer Reads giveaway. Well, technically, the kitty’s owner @galley_hag is the winner, and honestly the cat looks miffed the owner's attention will be diverted to the pile of books instead of solely on him. @newtonvillebks

An author, editor, and reader has some advice for B&N’s CEO in waiting.
07/08/2019
An Open Letter To James Daunt

An author, editor, and reader has some advice for B&N’s CEO in waiting.

An author, editor, and reader has some advice for B&N’s CEO in waiting.

'PW' Summer Reads 2019 #Mystery: 'Conviction' by Denise Mina. Anna McDonald, a well-to-do Glasgow housewife, is obsessed...
07/08/2019

'PW' Summer Reads 2019 #Mystery: 'Conviction' by Denise Mina. Anna McDonald, a well-to-do Glasgow housewife, is obsessed with true crime podcasts. When one such podcast turns out to have a connection to her dark past, she and a former rock star wind up fleeing for their lives pursued by deadly enemies in this thriller from Edgar finalist Mina. http://pw-ne.ws/f9306

This week: a swampy urban legend, plus Silicon Valley and the remaking of America.
07/08/2019
PW Picks: Books of the Week, July 8, 2019

This week: a swampy urban legend, plus Silicon Valley and the remaking of America.

This week: a swampy urban legend, plus Silicon Valley and the remaking of America.

07/08/2019
New Kids' and YA Books: Weeks of July 1 and July 8, 2019

New books hitting shelves include a picture book about a child's first day of kindergarten, an autobiography of an influential mathematician, and a YA novel revisiting the world of 'Pan’s Labyrinth'.

New books hitting shelves include a picture book about a child's first day of kindergarten, an autobiography of an influential mathematician, and a YA novel revisiting the world of Pan’s Labyrinth.

'PW' Summer Reads 2019 #YA: 'Brave Face: A Memoir' by Shaun David Hutchinson. YA author Hutchinson explores with raw hon...
07/08/2019

'PW' Summer Reads 2019 #YA: 'Brave Face: A Memoir' by Shaun David Hutchinson. YA author Hutchinson explores with raw honesty the travails of coming into his sexuality as a gay person in the early 1990s, sharing passages from his diaries to present the truth as he saw it and the turmoil he experienced. http://pw-ne.ws/f92ff

In this deeply researched work of graphic nonfiction, Finnish comics artist Tiitu Takalo has created an inspiring histor...
07/07/2019
Panel Mania: Me, Mikko, and Annikki: A Community Love Story in a Finnish City by Tiitu Takalo

In this deeply researched work of graphic nonfiction, Finnish comics artist Tiitu Takalo has created an inspiring history of a grass roots movement to save an historic neighborhood from demolition, as well as a love story that chronicles her own relationship.

In this deeply researched work of graphic nonfiction, Finnish comics artist Tiitu Takalo has created an inspiring history of a grass roots movement to save an historic neighborhood from demolition, as well as a love story that chronicles her own relationship. This 11-page excerpt provides background...

'PW Summer Reads 2019 #MiddleGrade: 'All the Greys on Greene Street' by Laura Tucker, illus. by Kelly Murphy. In a beaut...
07/07/2019

'PW Summer Reads 2019 #MiddleGrade: 'All the Greys on Greene Street' by Laura Tucker, illus. by Kelly Murphy. In a beautifully narrated, Konigsburg-tinged art mystery set in early-1980s New York City, newcomer Tucker skillfully balances themes of mental illness, friendship, and creativity in tough circumstances.
http://pw-ne.ws/f92fe

'PW' Summer Reads #picturebooks: 'Daniel’s Good Day' by Micha Archer. Archer’s inquisitive protagonist walks through...
07/06/2019

'PW' Summer Reads #picturebooks: 'Daniel’s Good Day' by Micha Archer. Archer’s inquisitive protagonist walks through his friendly neighborhood polling his neighbors: “What makes a good day for you?” The many responses he receives represent a diverse community in the midst of a lush, blooming spring. http://pw-ne.ws/f92fd

Bookperk and 'Publishers Weekly' are giving away a library of HarperCollins audiobooks with starred reviews from PW + wi...
07/05/2019

Bookperk and 'Publishers Weekly' are giving away a library of HarperCollins audiobooks with starred reviews from PW + wireless earbuds! ★ Enter for your chance to win! (sponsored) http://bit.ly/2NbBNJ1

The next best thing to watching baseball is getting a chance to read baseball manga.
07/05/2019
6 Classic Baseball Manga

The next best thing to watching baseball is getting a chance to read baseball manga.

We’ve put together a short list of classic manga series inspired by the game of baseball as played and as celebrated in Japan.

'PW' Summer Reads 2019 # nonfiction: 'The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America' by Margaret O’Mara. Reader...
07/05/2019

'PW' Summer Reads 2019 # nonfiction: 'The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America' by Margaret O’Mara. Readers anticipating some long, leisurely reading at the beach or the cabin might curl up with O’Mara’s epic “only-in-America story,” which tracks the history of computing in the U.S. via the transformation of once-sleepy Palo Alto and the surrounding Bay Area into a center of unmatched wealth and power. http://pw-ne.ws/f92fc

@RJPalacio’s “well-paced graphic novel debut” 'WHITE BIRD' expands upon a story introduced in 'AUGGIE & ME'—Gran...
07/05/2019
Children's Book Review: White Bird by R.J. Palacio. Knopf, $24.99 (224p) ISBN 978-0-52564-553-5

@RJPalacio’s “well-paced graphic novel debut” 'WHITE BIRD' expands upon a story introduced in 'AUGGIE & ME'—Grandmère’s tale of her childhood in German-occupied France:

Branded as “A Wonder Story,” Palacio’s well-paced graphic novel debut expands upon a story introduced in Auggie & Me—Grandmère’s tale of her childhood in German-occupied France. Asked by Juli

'PW' asked Minda Harts, author of “The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table” what wa...
07/05/2019

'PW' asked Minda Harts, author of “The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table” what was the last great book you read?

'PW' Summer Reads 2019 #comics: 'This Land Is My Land: A Graphic History of Big Dreams, Micronations, and Other Self-Mad...
07/05/2019

'PW' Summer Reads 2019 #comics: 'This Land Is My Land: A Graphic History of Big Dreams, Micronations, and Other Self-Made States' by Andy Warner and Sofie Louise Dam. http://pw-ne.ws/f92e8

In Being at Your Best When Your Kids Are at Their Worst (Shambhala, Sept.), educational consultant Payne coaches parents...
07/05/2019
Getting Families Back on Track: PW Talks with Kim John Payne

In Being at Your Best When Your Kids Are at Their Worst (Shambhala, Sept.), educational consultant Payne coaches parents on how to respond constructively when their kids misbehave.

In 'Being at Your Best When Your Kids Are at Their Worst' (Shambhala, Sept.), educational consultant Payne coaches parents on how to respond constructively when their kids misbehave.

Patricia "Pat" Buckley, the longtime director of children's subsidiary rights at Macmillan and HarperCollins, died on Ju...
07/04/2019
Obituary: Pat Buckley

Patricia "Pat" Buckley, the longtime director of children's subsidiary rights at Macmillan and HarperCollins, died on June 19 in Austin, Tex. She was 84. "Pat was the consummate lady, the consummate professional, and the consummate character," said Ginee Seo, children’s publishing director at Chronicle Books.

Patricia Pat Buckley, the longtime director of subsidiary rights at Macmillan, then HarperCollins Children's Books, died on June 19 in Austin, Tex.; she was 84.

'PW' spoke with Rebecca Solnit, author of 'Whose Story Is This?' and asked "what is the last great book you've read?"
07/04/2019

'PW' spoke with Rebecca Solnit, author of 'Whose Story Is This?' and asked "what is the last great book you've read?"

Anime and manga are some of Japan’s biggest contributions to overseas popular culture, but the light novel, a work of ...
07/04/2019
Mixing Prose with Manga, Light Novels Attract North American Fans

Anime and manga are some of Japan’s biggest contributions to overseas popular culture, but the light novel, a work of prose fiction with some manga-style Illustrations, has become a fast-growing category in North America.

Works of prose fiction with quirky fun plots and manga-style illustrations, Japanese light Novels are attracting a growing audience of fans in North America.

The new tariffs, which included books, were proposed this spring. But after meeting with China President Xi at the G20 c...
07/04/2019
Tariffs on Books from China Suspended

The new tariffs, which included books, were proposed this spring. But after meeting with China President Xi at the G20 conference this weekend, Trump agreed to delay any new tariffs as part of an effort to restart trade talks. In his speech, Trump said new tariffs have been delayed “for the time being.”

Publishers are holding their breath to see if President Trump’s decision to postpone the imposition of 25% tariffs on $300 billion worth of goods imported from China will become permanent.

After participating in the Well-Read Black Girl Workshop with Glory Edim earlier in the day on June 28, Elizabeth Aceved...
07/04/2019
Elizabeth Acevedo: Bookstores Provide a Multiplicity of Experiences

After participating in the Well-Read Black Girl Workshop with Glory Edim earlier in the day on June 28, Elizabeth Acevedo (The Poet X; With the Fire on High) took the stage for the afternoon keynote, echoing the importance of representation and inclusion, recognizing our role as gatekeepers, and a bookstore’s responsibility to create a welcoming space.

On June 28 at Children's Institute, author Elizabeth Acevedo took the stage for the afternoon keynote, discussing the importance of representation and inclusion, recognizing our role as gatekeepers, and a bookstore’s responsibility to create a welcoming space.

★ 'SATURDAY' by Caldecott Honoree Oge Mora (@ogemora) follows a family on their day off together handling “the stres...
07/04/2019
Children's Book Review: Saturday by Oge Mora. Little, Brown, $18.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-316-43127-9

★ 'SATURDAY' by Caldecott Honoree Oge Mora (@ogemora) follows a family on their day off together handling “the stress of dashed expectations in a way that acknowledges disappointment while conveying the buoyancy of resilience and the joy of their bond”:

Ava’s mother works six days a week, so Saturday, their only day together, “was the day they cherished.” Despite a practiced plan and tickets to a “one-night-only puppet show,” though, this one isn’t g

'PW' Summer Reads 2019 #SciFi: 'This Is How You Lose the Time War' by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone. In this exquisit...
07/04/2019

'PW' Summer Reads 2019 #SciFi: 'This Is How You Lose the Time War' by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone. In this exquisitely crafted tale (already being developed for television), two special agents from competing factions forge an unexpected relationship through messages left behind as they wage a secret war across space and time. http://pw-ne.ws/f92e6

Spring 2019 Flying Starts: Carlos Hernandez. Carlos Hernandez has no intention of buying a Mega Millions or Powerball lo...
07/04/2019
Spring 2019 Flying Starts: Carlos Hernandez

Spring 2019 Flying Starts: Carlos Hernandez. Carlos Hernandez has no intention of buying a Mega Millions or Powerball lottery ticket. That would be greedy, he says: “I have already won the lottery—the publishing lottery.”

Carlos Hernandez, author of ‘Sal & Gabi Break the Universe,’ speaks with us about celebrating Cuban-American culture and science fiction in his middle grade debut.

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