PW's Best Books 2015

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October 30, 2015
PW's Best Books of 2015
The 150 best books of 2015, picked by PW's editors for readers of all ages.
Apple Asks Supreme Court to Overturn E-books Decision
In its petition, Apple suggested a negative effect on the economy if the decision was left to stand. more »
Mitch Hoffman to Join Aaron Priest Agency
The current v-p at Grand Central Publishing, who's edited such bestselling authors as David Baldacci and Harlan Coben, will begin his new position as senior agent on November 30. more »

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Workman Publishing Co. is seeking a Publicist/Senior Publicist.
Amazon is seeking an Amazon Kindle- Editorial Director, Thomas & Mercer.
Milkweed Editions is seeking a Publicist.
American Library Association is seeking a Science & Technology Editor, Choice.
The Association of American Publishers is seeking a Project Coordinator.

Priscilla McGeehon
is joining Thames & Hudson Inc. She has a background in sales and editorial that include positions at Pearson Education, CQ Press/Sage, Westview Press, and, most recently, Bloomsbury imprint Fairchild Books as publisher of the textbook division.

Scholastic’s Trade Publishing division is promoting Jennifer Buno to assistant manager, sales planning; Rachael Hicks to senior production director; Elizabeth Krych to senior production editor; and Walter Olalekan to associate director, finance and inventory management.

Thames & Hudson Inc. is promoting Harry Burton to publicity & marketing director and Elizabeth Keene to associate managing editor.

Michael Clark
is being promoted to senior managing editor in the children’s department at Abrams.

Abrams recently hired Robert Imfeld as brand marketing associate for the Wimpy Kid brand; Michon Vanderpoel as associate, subsidiary rights; and Leily Kleinbard as associate managing editor, adult.

Random House Acquires First Book By Pope Francis
'The Name of God Is Mercy: A Conversation with Andrea Tornielli' will be published in January 2016. more » »
Lincoln Center Shines a Light on Story Hour
On Halloween day, the Manhattan cultural institution will debut a new genre of programming which springs from its first-ever partnership with a children's publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. more » »
Tilbury House Grows Children's List Under New Owners
Two and a half years after Jonathan Eaton and Tristram Coburn purchased Tilbury House, the Maine-based press has begun to thrive. The co-owners began by ramping up Tilbury's list from three to four titles a year in 2013 to 24 in 2014. more » »
Alex Mar: A Guide to Witchcraft and the Occult in America
After spending five years researching the occult in America, Alex Mar draws parallels between witchcraft and her childhood Catholicism. more » »
Bookselling Roundup, Week Ending October 30, 2015
Among other notable happenings this week are two Halloween openings, for Liberty Bay Books in Bremerton, Wash., and Nantucket Bookworks, which is holding its grand reopening after being closed nearly a year for renovations. more » »
Tune In to PW Radio
Marine biologist James McClintock discusses his new book, 'A Naturalist Goes Fishing,' which combines fishing tales and ecological exploration. PW reviews director Louisa Ermelino introduces PW's Best Books of 2015. more » »

Authors on the Air
Authors on the Air October 30, 2015: J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling (aka Robert Galbraith), author of 'Career of Evil' (Mulholland Books, 978-0-3163-4993-2) will be interviewed on NPR’s 'Morning Edition' and 'Pop Culture Happy Hour,' airing on Monday, November 2. more » »
News Briefs
Registration for PubWest 2016 Opens
Keynote speakers at the February 4-6 event include Kristen Gilligan and Len Vlahos, the new owners of the Tattered Cover Bookstore, among many more. »
Adrian Lyne Joins 'Silent Wife': The Oscar-nominated director of 'Fatal Attraction' will oversee Nicole Kidman in the new thriller 'The Silent Wife.'
24 Tweets For Grammar Nerds: Spelling sticklers will enjoy reading tweets that correct grammatical errors with a splash of humor.
Honoring Ruth Rendell's Legacy: The memorial service for the 'respected and loved' crime writer took place on Thursday, October 29.
Sally Abbott Wins Richell Prize: The 'Closing Down' manuscript writer won Australia's literary award including a $10,000 prize.
2015's Technology Device Ownership: The Pew Research Center revealed new findings that indicate 68% of Americans have smartphones; 45% have tablet computers.
'After Alice' by Gregory Maguire
"Maguire turns his attention to Lewis Carroll’s Victorian fantasies, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, in this thoughtful and disconcertingly memorable novel." Read more » »
PW Bestsellers
Top 10 Overall Bestseller List
'The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime: Comfort Classics, Freezer Food, 16-Minute Meals, and Other Delicious Ways to Solve Supper!' by Ree Drummond is the #1 title on PW's top 10 overall bestseller list. See the full list » »
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''What You See' Thrills Fans
Award-winning author and TV investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan celebrated the launch of her eighth crime fiction novel, 'What You See' (Forge), at Boston's Brookline Booksmith earlier this month. Fans held their books high as Ryan captured pictures of the first people to take home copies of the thriller.

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