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November 9, 2015
Declining E-book Sales Hit Home
Lower e-book sales were an important factor in the weak financial performance of HarperCollins and limiting gains at Simon & Schuster in the most recent quarter. more »
HMH Launches SF/F List Curated by 'Best American' Series Editor
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has unveiled a new line of curated science fiction and fantasy titles. The eponymous line will be overseen by one of the editors of the publisher's Best American series, John Joseph Adams. more »
Amazon VP On Amazon's New Bookstore: 'We Have No Idea What's Going to Happen'
Amazon Books vice president Jennifer Cast discusses Amazon's strategy for its first physical bookstore, where a mix of data and user reviews decides the inventory. more »

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The Truth is Quieter Than Fiction

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BookCon Author List Revealed
Among those set to appear at 2016 May event in Chicago are 'Bridesmaid' star Chris O'Dowd, Meg Cabot, Marissa Meyer and Samantha Bee. more » »
Digging Into the Tangled Roots of 'Roots'
Historian Robert J. Norrell aims to redeem the legacy of 'Roots' author Alex Haley in his new biography, 'Alex Haley and the Books That Changed a Nation.' more » »
Obituary: Rena Wolner
Wolner, the only woman to be named president and publisher of three major mass market publishing houses, died on Saturday. She was 70. more » »
PW Picks: Books of the Week, November 9, 2015
This week: new books from Stephen King, Isabel Allende, and Oscar Hijuelos. more » »
This Week's Bestsellers: November 9, 2015
Adult coloring books take 12 of the top 25 trade paperback bestseller spots, with Johanna Basford’s ‘Lost Ocean' coming out on top. Plus fiction and nonfiction from all along the political spectrum (Rush Limbaugh, meet Ruth Bader Ginsburg). more » »
Call for Information: Parenting Books
What are the next trends in parenting and childcare, and what will be the next 'Tiger Mother'/'Bringing Up Bébé'? »

Authors on the Air
Authors on the Air November 9, 2015: Atossa Araxia Abrahamian
Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, author of 'The Cosmopolites: The Coming of the Global Citizen' (Columbia Global Reports, 978-0-9909-7636-3) will appear on WNYC Radio’s 'The Brian Lehrer Show' on Tuesday, November 10, and on NPR’s 'On Point' on Wednesday, November 11. more » »
News Briefs
ComicBlitz Subscription Service Adds New Publishers
ComicBlitz, the digital comics subscription service, announced plans to add titles from Valiant Classics and from 4 new publishers, Paper Films, Arcana Studios, Asylum Press and Blue Juice Comics. »
Twitter Hot for Self Publishers: More authors are turning to Twitter to publish and distribute stories, making for a unique reading experience.
Exploring Audiobooks and Literature: The lengthy debate on whether or not audiobooks can strengthen a reader's understanding of the text continues.
Pope Francis Chides Vatican Books: The pope said that publishing the leaked documents in two books released last week 'was a deplorable act that doesn't help.'
B&N Non-Book Sales Rise: New CEO Ron Boire said toys and other non-book items have been B&N's fastest-growing category.
Reading with Eli Horowitz: Enjoy an in-depth profile on Horowitz, the central force behind McSweeney's who wants to teach you how to read.
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Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List
'Rogue Lawyer' by John Grisham is the #1 title on PW's adult hardcover fiction bestseller list. See the full list » »
'Bird' by Noy Holland
"In her powerful debut novel, Holland tells the story of Bird, a mother and wife who, over the course of an innocuous weekday, reminisces about her drug-fueled spell with Mickey, a past flame, after a telephone call from an old friend, Suzie, tips her off to his latest escapades." »
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Gloria Steinem Shares A Laugh
Gloria Steinem, author of the new memoir 'My Life on the Road' (Random House), was recently interviewed by Roxane Gay at the People's Church in Chicago. The event was sponsored by Women & Children First (WCF) bookstore. Pictured (l-r): WCF co-owner Sarah Hollenbeck, Gay, WCF co-owner Lynn Mooney, WCF bookseller Bella Meaux, WCF co-founder Linda Bubon, and Steinem.

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