From the Newsletters
Michael Honig, author of the brilliant satirical novel The Senility
of Vladimir P (Pegasus), picks
the best satires.
John Briggs, president
of Holiday House, has
sold his independent
house to a new company formed by growth
equity investment ;rm Trustbridge Partners.
Lysa TerKeurst digs deep
into the anxiety, fear, and
self-doubt that surround
Author Ed Yong
discusses his new
book, I Contain
Microbes Within Us
and a Grander View
of Life (Ecco). Then
editor Clare Swanson explores how
The strange disappearance of Fantastic
Beasts and Where to Find Them, and how to
explain it to a 10-year-old bookstore
PW senior writer Andrew
Richard Albanese on the
debut of New York Public
Library’s SimplyE app, and
what it means for the future
of library e-book lending.
More to Come
What does the future hold for children’s
graphic novels? Publishers discuss the
possibilities in a panel organized by the
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and
moderated by PW senior editor Calvin Reid.
ONLINE & ON-AIR
Our Soapbox column for the August 8 issue, by
author Allison Winn Scotch, was a piece about
trying traditional and self-publishing avenues for
her books. Finally, for her sixth book, she
published with Amazon. Our readers were
generally very enthusiastic about her trajectory
and her working with the e-tailing giant.
“For what it’s worth, I want to raise my hand in support of your
decision to publish with Amazon. Whatever negative thing that
can be said about the ‘behemoth in Seattle,’ it is nothing if not
democratic, unlike too many other branches of our industry.
Books are displayed not by which publisher pays the most to
make that happen, or by which bookseller prefers this book
over that. They are not displayed by famous novelists versus
debut novelists, but by sales, the common (and in my opinion
equalizing) denominator for a retail outlet.” —Patricia V. Davis
“Allison, you’ve been an inspiration to me.... Watching your
trajectory has helped me stick with it. Thanks so much for
giving back to the writing community by sharing your journey.”
Lincoln in the Bardo (Random
House), the ;rst novel by
acclaimed short story writer
George Saunders, was the
most-read review on PW’s
website last week.
The publishing industry’s leading job-listing
How to price a self-published e-book.
Global Rights Report
The Italian Pokémon Go book
taking Europe by storm.
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