26 Bologna 2017 Preview
This year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair, which runs April 3–6,
promises to be a colorful mash-up of art, commerce, and technology.
We talk with agents and scouts about trends they’re seeing.
39 Fifty Shades of Green
Design-porn houseplants, Instagram-worthy succulents, and self-contained living worlds are bringing sexy back to gardening books.
45 A View of South Africa
In his novel The Exploded View, South African author Ivan Vladislavic
confronts the postapartheid era.
1–40 Children’s Books in China
A confluence of factors is driving growth in China’s children’s book
market. We talk with Chinese publishers about their rapidly evolving
5 A Busy London Book Fair
The political uncertainty in the U.S. and U.K. seemed to energize
attendees at this year’s fair, which made for a buoyant show.
6 The New Press at 25
This year, the New Press marks its 25th anniversary and will focus
on the challenge of resisting the agenda of the Trump administration.
6 The Weekly Scorecard
Unit sales of print books were 5% higher in the week ended March
12 than in the comparable week last year.
10 Regnery Adds to its Political Core
Three years after being acquired by Salem Media Group, the conservative publisher is expanding its presence in religion, history, and fiction.
14 Erdrich, Desmond Among NBCC Winners
Several winners at last week’s National Book Critics Circle awards
ceremony spoke of the importance of literature in the Trump era.
new For 2017
Publishers Weekly is proud to announce the
addition of expanded fair coverage—a first-day
newspaper to be hand-distributed directly in
the aisles of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
The Show Daily is the most sought-after
publication at all major trade shows. Kick off
your children’s marketing on the opening day
of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
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