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More May Bookseller Picks

Some outlets start the month a little later than others, so here are more "best books of May" picks. Still more of our Spring/Summer Buzz Books titles make the new lists, with Louise Erdrich a consensus read across the board, joined by Emma Straub, Betsy Lerner, Lindy West (and if…

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People: Johnson Moves to FSG, and More

Jenna Johnson will join Farrar, Straus as executive editor on June 6, after 14 years at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Also, Jeremy Davies moves to FSG as editor on May 9, from Dalkey Archive Press, where he began in 2005. In other moves, Emi Ikkanda will join Spiegel & Grau as a senior editor on…

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Sample 60 Buzz Books Ahead of BEA

It's hard to believe that it has been 5 years since since we published our first free Buzz Books ebook anthology, shortly before BEA, and today we are proud to release two new collections, Buzz Books 2016: Fall/Winter with substantial pre-publication excerpts from 40 highly anticipated adult titles, and Buzz…

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May Picks

Amazon's spotlight pick for May is Siddhartha Mukherjee's The Gene and their featured debut is the Indie Next No. 1 pick, Elizabeth J. Church's The Atomic Weight of Love. Six of the nine other selections for best books of May are Spring/Summer Buzz Books titles. (We're releasing the new fall/winter…

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Australian Publishing Braces for New Battle As Government Proposes Dropping Book Import Restrictions

Australia's publishing (and bookselling) business has remained protected by "parallel import restrictions" that have kept the country relatively de-Amazoned -- but just as American antitrust law has been favoring low consumer prices over market consolidation, the Australian government is prioritizing lower prices for books over protecting the local publishing business. The…

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Corporate: Pearson Has Expected Q1 Decline, As CBS Considers Buyout of Redstone Shares

Pearson issued a first quarter "trading update" in connection with their annual meeting. As expected, results were weak, with overall sales down 6 percent, "in line with expectations." They say Penguin Random House "had a solid first-quarter performance with a strong bestseller performance and net integration benefits partly offset by…

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Amazon Has Better-than-Expected Profit

Amazon reported first quarter sales on Thursday afternoon following the close of the market, with net income of $513 million (or $1.07 per share) that was almost double what analysts were expecting. The company's shares are up close to 10 percent in early Friday trading as a result. Net sales…

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Family Entertainment Network Relaunches As StoryArc; Frankfurt Adds Controlling Stake In IPR License; Readerlink Adds ANconnect Book Business

The Family Entertainment Network of web-based children's games and other properties -- including Poptropica, created by Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney, and Funbrain -- has officially relaunched as StoryArc Media. The company was sold to Sandbox Partners last May by Pearson. Kinney has the title of chief creative officer under…

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Following Bloomberg Investigation Amazon Promises Same Day Delivery for Roxbury, MA; Congressman Calls for FTC Inquiry

Amazon responded to criticism in the wake of Bloomberg's extensive investigation showing that the rollout of their Prime Same-Day Delivery service has focused on areas where residents are primarily white, and overlooked neighborhoods. The company is correcting what Bloomberg had called "the most striking gap in Amazon's same-day service," which was "in Boston, where…

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People, Etc.

Trish Todd is returning to Touchstone as vp, executive editor -- reporting to Susan Moldow. Todd had been at Touchstone for 15 years, up until 2010, where she was editor-in-chief, before moving over to Simon & Schuster. Moldow writes to staff, "In the more than twenty years that Trish and I have…

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