20 Children’s Flying Starts
We profile four authors with notable children’s debuts from the
fall season, including Atia Abawi, Mike Curato, Esther Ehrlich, and
26 Italian Publishing
PW senior editor Mark Rotella visits the Piu Libri, Piu Liberi book
festival in Rome, which aims to bring Italian books to the attention
of the international market.
27–49 PW Select
A look back at the year in self-publishing, with our first Indie Starred
Reviews Annual—a roundup of every indie book reviewed in 2014
that received a star from PW, indicating exceptional merit.
3 Has the Tide Turned for Apple?
An appeal hearing keeps the door open for a reversal in the company’s
e-book price-fixing case.
4 The Weekly Scorecard
Unit sales of print books increased 4% in the week ended Dec. 14,
compared to the similar week last year, at BookScan outlets.
5 Second Story Turns 25
This month, the Toronto-based press celebrates a quarter-century of
publishing feminism and social justice titles.
9 Islandport Tests Kiosks
As the number of bookstores in its home state of Maine shrinks,
Islandport Press is experimenting with opening kiosks in shopping
malls in the region.
10 Guadalajara Fair Grows Again
The world’s largest Spanish-language book fair attracted 20,000
publishing professionals and nearly 800,000 consumers this year.
12 Bleeding Heart Publications
The new Thailand-based English-language press, founded by an American and a Scot living in Bangkok, will begin releasing titles this spring.
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