24 Spring Religion &
Among the big religion and spirituality books coming this season are
titles that attempt to bridge the gap between different ways of thinking and offer new takes on seminal religious events.
52 The Fiction of Everyday Life
Elif Batuman talks about writing The Idiot, her first novel.
4 Politics Front and Center at This Year’s AWP
Much like at ABA’s Winter Institute, concern about the Trump administration was a central theme at the writers meeting in Washington,
D.C., which ran February 8–11.
5 U.S., Cuba Publishers Invoke Solidarity
Dozens of publishing professionals traveled to Havana last week as
part of the second annual U.S. Publishing Mission to Cuba.
6 Bookstores, Publishers Team Up in Taiwan
Book sales have plummeted in Taiwan in recent years, as have the
number of bookstores there. But publishers and indie booksellers
are joining forces to reverse the trend.
6 The Weekly Scorecard
Unit sales of print books fell 4% in the week ended February 12
compared to the similar week last year.
10 Bookstore Sales Rose Again in 2016
According to Census Bureau estimates, sales were up 2.5% at bookstores in 2016 over 2015, the second-straight year of growth.
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