20 Spring Travel
Guidebook publishers are working to complement, rather than
compete with, digital content.
30 2014 Children’s Bestsellers
A look back at our weekly children’s bestseller lists over the last year
reveals that PRH dominated both charts, landing more titles and
keeping them in the top 25 for longer than S&S and HarperCollins,
which ranked second in fiction and picture books, respectively.
33 Matt Burgess
Burgess tells us about his second novel, Uncle Janice, due out this
month from Doubleday, and about walking the line between crime
novels and literary fiction.
35–52 PW Select
We preview what’s on the horizon in the world of self-publishing in
2015, with a rundown of upcoming book fairs and events around the
world, listings of new self-publishing titles, and more.
4 Big Changes at Penguin
Tart and Held move up, as Ferraro departs and Hudson Street and
Gotham Books close.
5 Amazon, Subscriptions Hot at DBW
Talk of the Amazon-Hachette dispute, e-book subscription services, the
growth of the iBooks store, and the rise of self-publishing abounded at
the 2015 Digital Book World conference, held in New York, Jan. 13–15.
5 The Weekly Scorecard
Unit sales of print books were up 4% in the week ended Jan. 11,
compared to the similar week last year, at Nielsen BookScan outlets.
6 New Generation Revives Cameron + Company
The grandchildren of founder Robert Cameron take the helm of the
San Francisco–based company, which published its first title in 1964.
10 International Bestsellers
Our monthly breakdown of the top-selling titles abroad; this month,
we look at the charts in France, Germany, and Spain.
12 Standing Up for Free Expression
Following the attack against Charlie Hebdo, PW has launched a Je
Suis Charlie campaign to rally support for free speech.
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BESTSELLERS & FEATURES.
; Bones & All
Camille DeAngelis. St. Martin’s, $24.99 (304p) ISBN 978-1-
DeAngelis (Mary Modern), who coincidentally went vegan
shortly before starting work on this novel, serves up a cannibal story that successfully blends metaphor with the macabre.
Maren’s 16th birthday seems too good to be true—and sure
enough, she awakens the morning after a near-perfect celebration with her mother to find an envelope of cash and a
note from her mom: “I love you but I can’t do this anymore.”
Ever since Maren literally devoured her babysitter when she
was a little girl, her family has been on the run—Maren doesn’t
let people get too close to her, but when they do, they’re liable
to be eaten. The other thing Maren’s mother left her is her
birth certificate, which includes the name of the father she’s
never known. Hopeful that she might find acceptance and
answers, Maren embarks on a cross-country journey in search
of her dad. Along the way she discovers—often under gruesome circumstances—that she is not the only one of her
kind, but she is, in a very real way, destined to be alone. This
story of a young woman who actually consumes anyone
attracted to her provides a strange glimpse into a truly profound depth of loneliness. Maren’s story also offers readers
plenty to chew on: issues of feminism, family, and the very
idea of flesh eating. What’s more, it’s a genuinely entertaining (though occasionally stomach-turning) story of a young
ghoul’s coming of age. Delicious fun. (Mar.)
What’s Eating You?
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Cover illustration © 2015 Benjamin Chaud