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November 2, 2015
Houghton Mifflin Partners with Weber Grills
Beginning in January, the house will become publishing partner, in the U.S. and Canada, with the popular manufacturer of outdoor gas, charcoal, and electric grills. more »
Bidding Frenzy Erupts for PUP Backlist Title
Princeton University Press is breaking foreign sales records with its 2013 book 'The Great Escape,' after author Angus Deaton was named a Nobel Prize winner in economics last month. more »
How One Author Turned the Internet into a Giant Book Club
Nomi Eve explains how hosting virtual book tours, allowed her to hit multiple time zones and book clubs in one day without having to leave the house. more »

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The Qur'an In 114 Paintings
Inside artist Sandow Birk's nine-year project to create an illustrated interpretation of the Qur'an. more » »
Book Deals: Week of November 2, 2015
Mitali Perkins sells to FSG, Feiwel & Friends nabs teacher Jake Burt’s debut, Amy Ephron sells her first children’s book, and more in this week's column. more » »
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Becker & Mayer! LLC Co-Founder to Retire
After co-founding the company over 30 years ago, Jim Becker will retire on November 4, 2015. »
Amazon Publishing Announces the Little A Poetry Contest
The winner will be awarded $5,000 and a publishing contract with Little A, Amazon Publishing's literary imprint. »
The Man Behind 'The Martian': Andy Weir opens up about the film based on his book, including what Ridley Scott got wrong about Mars.
Secrecy Surrounds 'Star Wars': Walt Disney Co. asked its publishing partner to delay the release of a hardcover book tied to the film.
Shaq Goes to the Library: The New York Public Library got a visit from Shaquille O'Neal who talked about his new children's book 'Little Shaq.'
Bangladeshi Publisher Killed: A publisher of secular books was murdered in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, hours after another publisher and two secular writers were attacked.
J.K. Rowling On Robert Galbraith: The bestselling author revealed why she took a pseudonym to write a series of crime novels during a recent interview.
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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 » »
'Fender Lizards' by Joe R. Lansdale
"Edgar-winner Lansdale, a master of the coming-of-age novel, takes on similar themes in this remarkable tale of a young woman on the precipice of adulthood." »
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Goosebumps at NASDAQ
R.L. Stine celebrated the success of the children’s horror series Goosebumps at the NASDAQ stock market opening bell in NYC's Times Square on Friday, October 30. Goosebumps is one of the bestselling children’s book series of all time with more than 400 million books in print; 350 million in English and another 50+ million internationally in 32 languages. It is also now a feature film based on the book series by Stine. Pictured: (center) Stine; Ellie Berger, Scholastic executive v-p and president, Trade Publishing; and Scholastic employees.
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