21 Best Books 2017
We review thousands of books each year, and in this issue we pick
the best of the best: 100 adult titles and 50 for children and teens.
50 Beyond Recognition
Iain Sinclair’s The Last London is his final word on the city that has
fueled his imagination for 50 years.
1–20 Sharjah International
The annual trade show runs November 1–11 this year, and we’ve got
6 Picking Up the Pieces After FCS’s Collapse
The bankruptcy of Family Christian Stores last winter has been an
opportunity for some booksellers.
7 Adult Nonfiction Drives Gains in Mid-October
Four new nonfiction books racked up big sales in the week ended
October 22, helping to raise print unit sales by 4% over the comparable week in 2016.
10 Gearing Up for National Novel Writing Month
Approximately 350,000 aspiring writers will take part in November’s
NaNo WriMo challenge: each will aim to create a 50,000-word novel
in 30 days.
12 Australian Authors Find Worldwide Sales
Hannah Kent, Liane Moriarty, and Graeme Simsion are just a few
of the Australia novelists whose popularity has grown around the
13 Bookwitty Has Big Ambitions
The Paris-based online retailer has sold 10 million copies of print
books in five years but believes there is lots of room for growth.
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