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While the East Coast is being pounded with snow, the entire country should be taking time for tea and reading in solidarity. In this week’s roundup of industry news we see a few common threads: corporate controversy, representation of slavery in literature, big-hitting book deals, and remembering icons who passed. Ready? Set? Read!
Although we have our usual rundown of prize news this week (it is that season after all), we’ve also got an update on how the Authors Guild feels about Amazon (not positive) and Authors United (still up in the air). We take a quick look at a popular book tour, and round things off with
Authors United is back in the spotlight this week, plus Penguin Random House’s latest way to turn books into profits, and the first class of Amtrak residents. Footnotes include more banned book goodness, another way to fight Amazon, and so much more. Authors United, the group of more than 1,000 authors formed in response to
This week’s rundown of the wild world of book culture starts on a positive note with a look at the importance of independent bookstores. We’ll also take a look at Penguin Random House’s new logo strategy, which was announced on Tuesday. Finally, the Author’s Guild weighs in on the Amazon/Hachette affair, and there are some
The wild world of book culture was full of U.S. Open-grade volleys this week. The skirmish commenced with President Obama’s letter in reply to the questions/accusations raised by booksellers and publishers following his visit to an Amazon distribution center. The vexation created by the seemingly dismissive nature of Obama’s response was mirrored in Apple attorney
It’s been a week full of strategizing in the wild world of book culture. While revising their injunction proposal, DOJ attorneys have lessened their suggested restrictions against Apple while targeting a greater portion of their ire toward MacMillan Publishers. Meanwhile, Quebec’s government has initiated their own book pricing discussions, taking a more favorable perspective on