BookExpo 2017: Chronicle Books Is Golden

Who would think that a publishing company founded during San Francisco’s “Summer of Love” would be thriving 50 years later, and still based on the West Coast, adhering to its motto: “see things differently”? Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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7 popular books from 2017

Is reading more one of your New Year’s resolutions? Catch up on last year’s most popular reads – from fiction to the political – before diving into 2018 selections. The following list includes popular books published in 2017 that are still selling like hotcakes at four independent bookstores... Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2018-01-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canadian Book Sales Down in 2017

Unit sales of print books fell 4% in Canada in 2017, compared to 2016, while dollar sales dropped 3%. The figures were released by BookNet Canada’s sales tracking service. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Backlist Books Win in 2017

In a nonelection year that saw politics leap even more to the forefront of public discourse than the year prior, 2017’s biggest books were, for the most part, nonpolitical—and many came from the backlist. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sales of Print Books Increased, Slightly, in 2017

Unit sales of print books rose 1.9% in 2017 at outlets that report to NDP BookScan. Units sold hit 687.2 million, up from 674.1 million in 2016. Since 2013, print unit sales are up 10.8%. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Staff Picks: The Best Books We Read in 2017

Though we've named our best books of 2017, we all have our personal favorites, and not all of them are from 2017. These are the best books we read this year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Power named among Obama's 'best books' of 2017

Former US president Barack Obama has named British author Naomi Alderman’s The Power as one of his favourite books of 2017. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bestselling books of 2017: the top 100

While women dominate the charts, it’s been the year of the comeback kings: Philip Pullman, Jamie Oliver, Margaret Atwood …Last year JK Rowling reclaimed the No 1 spot in the bestseller charts by returning from mundane reality to the Potterverse (with the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-12-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Most-Read Book Reviews of 2017

We review more than 8,000 books per year, and these were the 10 most-read reviews of books published in 2017. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-12-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hilarious essays and a mighty children's book: Rebecca Carroll's top picks of 2017

“We Are Never Meeting in Real Life,” Samantha Irby’s collection of candid, funny and deliberate essays will make you laugh until you pee and cry and ache in your belly. It’s like nothing you’ve ever read, because Irby is like no one you’ve ever met, although you will never really know, because... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-12-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rigoberto González recommends his two favorite books of 2017

My two favorite books of 2017: Achy Obejas’s superb story collection “The Tower of Antilles” (Akashic Books) deals with the conflicted relationships Cubans, exiles and Cuban Americans have with their homeland, with the U.S., and, more poignantly, with each other; Vanessa Angélica Villarreal’s... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-12-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Best books of 2017: the hits and misses of the publishers’ year

The Man Booker winner, the diary of a junior doctor and the secret lives of cows ... Which books made their publishers proud – and which ones made them envious? Editor-in-chief, Bloomsbury Continue reading... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-12-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Deals: Week of December 18, 2017

Putnam preempts a J.P. Pomare novel, McElderry Books buys a YA novel, cookbook author Shauna James Ahern sells an essay collection to Sasquatch, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-12-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Best Books for Print People, 2017

Jann Wenner, Tina Brown, and New York magazine take center stage in our annual list of the books that remind us that magazines, at their best, represent a culture unto themselves. The post The Best Books for Print People, 2017 appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2017-12-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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2017 Update: Book Aid International Progress ‘Inspiring Readers’ in Africa

In its four-year bid to benefit 310 public primary schools in Africa, Book Aid International reports reaching almost 99,000 students' classrooms this year. The post 2017 Update: Book Aid International Progress ‘Inspiring Readers’ in Africa appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Religion Book Deals: December 13, 2017

A jewelry designer turned business mogul’s five-book contract with Zondervan; Plough’s English-language bio of ‘Somalia’s Mother Teresa,’ and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-12-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book to Film Deals, December 11, 2017

A 2005 sci-fi novel published by Tor and a nonfiction book about an author's experience in the world of sports betting are among the novels which have just been optioned. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-12-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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International Hot Book Properties, Week of December 11, 2017

This week's hot books include a Dutch novel selling in several territories and a debut Australian novel sold to Small Beer Press. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-12-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Katy Waldman’s 10 Favorite Books of 2017

Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan Read Laura Miller’s review of Manhattan Beach. Listen to Slate’s Audio Book Club discuss the book. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2017-12-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Top Authors Pick Their Favorite Books of 2017

We asked the authors of our top 10 books of 2017, announced in the October 30 issue, to share their favorite titles published this year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-12-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Picks: Books of the Week, December 11, 2017

This week: how fear has shaped America, plus a pulse-pounding crime novel set in Australia. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-12-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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