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October 29, 2015
YouTube Authors Storm the Bestseller List
The ability of YouTube personalities to capture readers is writ large if you look at this week’s bestseller list. Three books by YouTube dynamos landed in the top 20 on Publishers Weekly's overall bestseller list, powered by Nielsen BookScan, for the week ending October 25. more »
Bestselling Authors Unveil New Lit Fest: Nola StoryCon
Five bestselling authors have banded together to launch their own literary conference which is set to take place in New Orleans September 30 - October 1, 2016. more »
Lower East Side Indie Bluestockings Nears Funding Goal
With 18 days left on its $50,000 fall fix-up fundraiser on Indiegogo, the Lower East Side shop and one of 13 remaining feminist bookstores in the country, has raised $37,800. more »

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Deb Heard Tapped to Lead Hurston/Wright Foundation
The African American literary nonprofit marked its 25th anniversary by naming Deb Heard, a former Washington Post editor, its new executive director and announcing the winners of the H/W Legacy Awards, its annual literary prizes. more » »
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Authors on the Air
Authors on the Air October 29, 2015: Annie Jacobsen
Annie Jacobsen, author of 'The Pentagon's Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency' (Little, Brown and Company; 978-0-3163-7176-6), will appear on 'Well Read' on Friday, October 30. more » »
News Briefs
Wiley Acquires AnalystSuccess.com
The acquisition will help Wiley enhance and expand coverage across all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst exam. »
IPA 2016 Freedom to Publish Prize Launched
The International Publishers Association is accepting nominations for the 2016 Freedom to Publish Prize through January 8. »
THE ROUNDUP
John Grisham's Favorite Books: Bestselling author of the new 'Rogue Lawyer' completed a questionnaire about books that have impacted his life.
Bertelsmann Buys RediLearning: German publisher Bertelsmann acquired the U.S. e-learning company RediLearning at an undisclosed purchase price on Wednesday.
Celebrating Marlon James: Officials in Minneapolis recognized the literary star on Wednesday, which was named Marlon James Day.
Amazon to Launch Shopping Channel: Amazon may have its own shopping channel launched by next year, letting you buy things right off the screen.
Foer's Novel Deemed 'Vulgar,' Banned: Jonathan Safran Foer’s 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' was pulled from an Illinois high school because of 'extremely vulgar' passages.
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PW Bestsellers
Trade Paperback Bestseller List
'The Martian' by Andy Weir is the #1 title on PW's trade paperback bestseller list. See the full list » »
PW DAILY REVIEW OF THE DAY
'My Life on the Road' by Gloria Steinem
“'If you want people to listen to you,' iconic women’s rights activist Steinem underscores in this powerfully personal yet universally appealing memoir, 'you have to listen to them.'" Read more » »
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PICTURE OF THE DAY
Elie Wiesel Awards Student Writers
Student winners of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity 2015 Prize in Ethics Essay Contest (l-r) Andrew Mueller, Andrew King, and Alexandra Stewart are pictured here with Elie Wiesel, author of 'Night' (Hill and Wang). The awards ceremony was held in New York City on Thursday, October 22.
(Photo credit: Jeff Weiner)




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