19 Fall Children’s Books
Along with our comprehensive listing of children’s titles being published between Aug. 1, 2014, and Jan. 31, 2015, we look at how YA
publishers and authors are dealing with the issue of piracy and illegal digital downloads; we talk with booksellers around the country
about the dividing line between middle grade and YA; and we profile
Yuyi Morales, an illustrator who has won four gold medals from
ALA’s Pura Belpré committee.
1 Acquisition Activity Picks Up
The first half of 2014 was one of the publishing industry’s busiest
six-month periods for M&A since the start of the Great Recession.
2 What’s Next for the Apple Settlement?
Attorneys last week submitted the details of an agreement that, if
approved, would settle the damages phase of Apple’s e-book price-fixing case.
2 The Weekly Scorecard
Unit sales of print books rose 7% in the week ended July 13, 2014,
compared to the similar week in 2013, at outlets that report to
4 Dream Works Press Gears Up for First List
The new unit of the movie studio Dream Works Animation is set to
release six titles this fall.
7 International Bestsellers
A look at the top books in France, Spain, and Sweden.
8 TheReadingRoom Relocates
The book discovery, reading, and e-commerce service recently
relaunched its website and moved its headquarters from Sydney to
New York City.
Cover illustration by Christian Robinson
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