The 10 most anticipated film adaptations of
books, including Fantastic Beasts and The
Girl on the Train.
PW spoke with the newly crowned Newbery,
Caldecott, and Printz medalists–Matt de la
Peña, Sophie Blackall, and Laura Ruby—to
find out where they were when they got the
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merge into Putnam/Dutton, religion books
headed to the big screen, and more.
A look at print unit sales by region for last year shows that readers in the South Atlantic and Pacific
regions have kept their noses in books over the last year. And everyone is buying more print books,
further evidence that our eyes aren’t always glued to our screens. The most new book buyers are living
in the Pacific region, where there was a 5% increase in unit sales relative to 2014; the smallest
increase, 1%, was in the South Central region.
Bestseller Stat Shot
Tom Hart talks about
Rosalie Lightning (St.
Martin’s), his graphic
memoir; PW senior
writer Andrew Albanese
recaps the American
A super-tiny short story, Flannery O’Connor
on self-revelation, and a preview of 2016
queer feminist books: these are just a few of
the things you’ll find on PW’s Tumblr.
Our blogger takes advance reading copies
into schools and lets kids weigh in.
More to Come
Calvin Reid interviews Nate Powell,
the cartoonist who
has drawn books one
and two of Rep. John
Lewis’s acclaimed graphic memoir March
(Top Shelf), onstage at SUNY College at Old
Westbury, in front of several hundred
freshman students assigned to read the
Andrew Albanese reports on growing
concerns among librarians about the
sustainability of the current market for library
ONLINE & ON-AIR
REGION 2014 2015 CHANGE
41,378 42,553 3%
Middle Atlantic 86,140 87,894 2
East North Central 90,865 93,160 3
West North Central 43,243 44,387 3
South Atlantic 117,989 121,816 3
South Central 94,600 95,531 1
50,954 52,169 2
Pacific 109,924 115,162 5
PRINT UNIT SALES BY REGION, 2014–2015 (in thousands)
SOURCE: NIELSEN BOOKSCAN
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The most-read review on
publishersweekly.com last week
was The Revenant by Michael
Punke (Carroll & Graf).