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Mia Alvar, author of the debut story collection In the Country (Knopf), picks the 10 best
story collections you’ve never read.
How Seattle gift publisher Compendium built
its bestselling picture book What Do You Do
with an Idea?
Global Rights Report
The Swedish romance set to make U.S.
publishing history, and other international
titles heating up the global rights scene.
After a downturn in ;ction sales, Abingdon
axes its ;ction program.
Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, easily the most
anticipated title of the year, hits on Tuesday. Since
the announcement of its publication in February,
sales of Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird have shot up
(for more on that, and the long and winding road
its mass market rights have traveled, check out
page 6). Here, we take a by-the-numbers look at
Amy Hempel and Jill Ciment, who
collaborate as A.J. Rich, discuss
their new novel, The Hand That
Feeds You (Scribner). PW editorial
director Jim Milliot discusses Harper
Lee’s Go Set a Watchman.
The wonderful and strange habit of buying
too many books, polls on the best book
covers of the year, and Go Set a Watchman:
these are just a few things you may have
missed if you haven’t stopped by the PW
Why is the text in picture books getting
shorter and shorter?
PW senior writer Andrew Albanese breaks
down the latest in two big publishing cases:
Apple’s options now that it’s lost its appeal
in its price-;xing case, and what’s next for
the Author Solutions lawsuit.
More to Come
Updates from the Comic-Con
International: San Diego
show ;oor—author interviews, show news, and more.
Debut author Dawn Kurtagich talks about The
Dead House (Little, Brown), a YA horror novel
about a deadly boarding school ;re.
We’re looking for the
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people who deserve
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Find out the latest on the audiobook market,
with a discussion panel moderated by PW
editorial director Jim Milliot and featuring
panelists from HarperAudio and Podium
Publishing. Topics include developments in
production, distribution, marketing, and
Get the inside scoop on trends in the
mystery genre, as well as picks for hot
upcoming mystery titles at PW’s July 27
Marvelous Mysteries webcast, moderated by
PW senior reviews editor Peter Cannon and
featuring panelists from Oceanview, Soho
Press, and the American Bar Association.
Registration is free!
Why romance writer Elle Kennedy went the
DIY route after 42 traditionally published
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*COMBINED SALES FOR TRADE PAPER AND HARPERPERENNIAL MODERN CLASSICS EDITIONS
Number of Mockingbird editions listed in Goodreads 339
Average number of paperback* copies 100,761
sold per year, 2011–2014
Paperback copies* sold so far in 2015 119,769
Average number of mass market 312,596
copies sold per year, 2011–2014
Mass market copies sold so far in 2015 245,402
Price for a signed ;rst edition on eBay (as of July 9) $15,000
Retail price of a hardcover ;rst edition in 1960 $3.95
Literal translation of French edition’s title Do Not Pull on