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Talese Disavows Disavowal; Publication Moves Forward

Publisher Grove Atlantic sent out a statement early Friday afternoon in which a calmer author Gay Talese takes a softer position than he expressed to the Washington Post about his forthcoming book, The Voyeur's Motel. "When I spoke to the Washington Post reporter, I am sure I was surprised and upset…

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Amazon's July Picks

While everyone else is joining in on "best books of 2016 so far" lists, Amazon has made their monthly picks for July, with Beth Lewis's The Wolf Road as their spotlight pick, and Nicole Dennis-Benn's Here Comes the Sun as the featured debut. The rest of their best books of the month are: Dark Matter, Blake…

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Jeff Kehoe has been promoted to executive editor at Harvard Business Review Press. Rachel Hecht is leaving Mary Anne Thompson Associates after seven years as children's and YA scout, to launch Rachel Hecht Children's Scouting on July 1. Rachel Crawford has returned to New York from Australia to join Wolf Literary…

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Forthcoming: Gaiman's Norse Mythology, Follow-Up to Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep

Neil Gaiman's NORSE MYTHOLOGY, a retelling of the Norse myths, was announced for publication in February 2017 -- available for pre-order now -- and it will come from a new publisher for Gaiman, Norton. The publisher commissioned the book, via editor Amy Cherry. She notes in the announcement, "Neil Gaiman is a mythic…

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Barnes & Noble Education Sales Rise At End of Challenging Year

Barnes & Noble Education reported fourth quarter results on Tuesday morning, with a strong finish to the fiscal year, as sales rose 7.6 percent (or $20.8 million) to $294.8 million, with same-store sales up 4.5 percent in the period. They incurred $8.3 million in restructuring costs related to the Yuzu…

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It Was A Poor January for AAP Publishers

The AAP released a belated StatShot report with sales statistics from their roughly 1,200 reporting publishers for the month of January 2016. (Yes, the AAP is about two months behind their normal schedule for these monthly reports.) Their data shows a weak start to 2016 for the reporting group, with…

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Another Best of 2016 So Far, and More

In a departure, the Pennie's Pick at Costco for July is not a single title -- or indeed a printed book of any kind. Rather, the warehouse club's top book buyer recommends trying an audiobook. (While audiobooks have indeed been booming, the market growth is in digital audio while Costco…

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Brexit, "Day One"

As you surely know already, the UK's surprise vote in favor of exiting the European Union has left people all over the world trying to figure out the ramifications of a process that could take 2 years or more to actually execute. The most immediate impact is in financial markets,…

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More Barnes & Noble Fiscal Facts

Barnes & Noble followed their headline fourth quarter press release with more extensive SEC filings by the end of the day on Thursday providing a number of additional details worth reviewing: Settlement Credits Perhaps contributing to the company's slightly positive sales forecast for the new fiscal year, BN says that…

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Hachette Book Group Relocates 52 Jobs

Hachette Book Group announced changes to several divisions, related to the Perseus Books Group acquisition and warehouse expansion in Lebanon, IN, saying those developments provided "an opportunity to reevaluate where certain functions of HBG’s business are situated in order to make the most efficient use of the many offices we now have." As a…

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