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Michael Friedman, author of
Martian Dawn & Other Novels
(Little A), picks the 10 best
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essay featuring this year’s
children’s authors and
events at BEA.
All the comics and graphic novel news to
come out of this year’s BEA and BookCon.
Though America is vast and diverse, the prevailing taste of the reading public from coast to
coast often doesn’t offer much variety: the big
book on the East Coast is often the big book the
West Coast (and in the Midwest). But last week,
we were—for lack of a better phrase—all over
the map. Six titles claimed regional bestseller
honors, ranging from a Dr. Seuss children’s
classic to the latest thriller from Nelson DeMille.
Here’s how it breaks down:
Bestseller Stat Shot
Kate Bolick, author of
marriage and single-hood have changed in
the past 150 years;
PW editorial director
Jim Milliot looks at
the future of BookCon.
Response to the Macbeth ;lm trailer, the de;-nition of floccipaucinihilipilification, and a
book dedicated to its author’s bodyguards:
these are some things you may have missed
if you haven’t stopped by PW’s Tumblr lately.
A children’s bookseller re;ects on her favorite
moments from BEA: seeing Rainbow Rowell,
Sophie Blackall, Jon Klassen, and others.
PW senior writer Andrew Albanese discusses
the latest copyright lawsuit involving J.D.
Salinger, what it says about the role of
literary estates, and what it means for
More to Come
An interview with Ngozi Ukazu, the writer-artist who used Kickstarter to raise $74,000
to publish Check, Please, a graphic novel
about a college hockey team and a pie-baking player.
Elise Parsley talks about
her picture book If You
Ever Want to Bring an
Alligator to School, Don’t!
Join PW on June 18 to get the scoop on the
Spanish-language market in the U.S. Leylha
Ahuile, a PW contributor and founder of
PromoLatino, will moderate a free webcast
featuring panelists from Celebra, HarperCollins, IPG, and Vintage to discuss trends,
e-books, retailing, and more. Register today!
Region Title Author Publisher
NORTHEAST The Wright Brothers David McCullough Simon & Schuster
MIDDLE ATLANTIC Radiant Angel Nelson DeMille Grand Central
EAST NORTH Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss Random
WEST NORTH Paper Towns John Green Penguin/Speak
SOUTH ATLANTIC Radiant Angel Nelson DeMille Grand Central
SOUTH CENTRAL Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss Random
MOUNTAIN Top Secret Twenty-One Janet Evanovich Bantam
PACIFIC The Life-Changing Magic Marie Kondo Ten Speed
of Tidying Up
SOURCE: NIELSEN BOOKSCAN
Cooking the Books
Emeril Lagasse talks about the inspiration
for his forthcoming Essential Emeril: Favorite
Recipes and Hard-Won Wisdom from My Life
in the Kitchen (Oxmoor House).
Didn’t make it to uPublishU? Catch up on what
you missed with our report from the show.
The most-read review on publishersweekly.
com last week was City on Fire, by Garth
Risk Hallberg (Knopf).
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