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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Publishers Weekly newsletters

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International Hot Book Properties
This week's hot books include an Italian thriller that is the first in a new series and a new novel from 'History of Bees' author Maja Lunde. more »



Frankfurt Book Fair 2017: The Return of the Seven Figure Advance
While big advances are nothing new in the heady days before a major rights fair, the fact that at least five books—two novels and three nonfiction titles—have sold for $1 million (or more), indicates that publishers are going to Germany ready to splash some cash. more »



Book to Film Deals
This week's book to film deals include a TV deal for the new book by Robert Harris, and a TV deal for a memoir by Tina Brown. more »



New York Rights Fair 2018


Two YA Authors Co-Write Novel, Two Imprints to Co-Publish It
Fellow writers Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli met-cute via their agent in 2013, becoming fast friends before they ever met in person. Now the two are teaming up on a new novel, What If It’s Us, which will be released in fall 2018 by not just one but two HarperCollins imprints. more »



U.S. Adult Deals Roundup
Penguin buys Hessler’s latest, Teen Tor invests in a fantasy duology, Ketherine Tegen Books pays six figures for a debut, and more in this week's notable book deals. more »



U.S. Children's Deals Roundup
New deals this week for Maya Motayne, Laura Pohl, Kiersten White, and more. more »



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Global Publishing Leaders 2017: Thomson Reuters
The Thomson Corporation and Reuters Group PLC merged to form Thomson Reuters in 2008. more »


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This Week's U.S. Bestsellers

Hardcover Nonfiction

1
Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence
Bill O'Reilly, Author, Martin Dugard, Author
2
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Author
3
Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
Brene Brown, Author
4
The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance
Tom Brady, Author
5
Food Can Fix It: The Superfood Switch to Fight Fat, Defy Aging, and Eat Your Way Healthy
Mehmet Oz, Author

Hardcover Fiction

1
Stephen King, Author, Owen King, Author
2
Harlan Coben, Author
3
Ken Follett, Author
4
Haunted
James Patterson, Author, James O. Born, Author
5
To Be Where You Are
Jan Karon, Author



PW Daily: Breaking book business, bookselling and author news, bestsellers lists and publishing deals.
Imagine That by Mark Fins
New Fifty Shades Coming in November
'Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian' will be the second book by E.L. James that examines the Fifty Shades story from the perspective of the male protagonist, Christian. more »
Frankfurt Book Fair 2017: Dohle Highlights Stability of the Book Business
Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle praised the slow, but continuous growth of the book business around the world and noted the “healthy co-existence" of the print and digital markets. more »
Frankfurt Book Fair 2017: In Opening Keynote, Andrew Wylie Defends the World
Wylie offered a strong defense of diversity in literature, and of the importance of international voices in a world that appears to be “broadly reassembling" along nationalist lines. “People want more," Wylie observed. "They want to travel locally and globally, and to encounter different perspectives, because that’s the way the world is. This is the human condition.” more »
Hachette to Honor Weinstein Books Contracts
The Hachette Book Group's joint imprint with the Weinstein Company will honor its authors' contracts, but no further plans have been made for Weinstein Books in the wake of sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. more »
Unbind Yourself and Step Into Grace
Enter to win a free copy of 'Unbinding: The Grace Beyond Self'—a profound guide to encountering the sacred and experiencing grace firsthand. (Sponsored) Enter Here! »
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JOB MOVES
Lindsey Lochner has been promoted to v-p of marketing engagement at NetGalley.
Tarah Theoret has been promoted to director of community engagement at NetGalley.
Kristina Radke has been promoted to v-p of business growth and engagement at NetGalley.
Shane Archer has been promoted to CTO of Firebrand Technologies in addition to his role as CTO of NetGalley.
Israel Carberry has been promoted to engineering manager at NetGalley.
Elizabeth Lotto is being promoted to assistant manager of subsidiary rights at Simon & Schuster.
Ellen Kokontis has been promoted to associate art director at Albert Whitman.

IN THIS WEEK'S MAGAZINE
·         Frankfurt Book Fair Forever
Frankfurt Book Fair 2017: The Return of the Seven Figure Advance
While big advances are nothing new in the heady days before a major rights fair, the fact that at least five books—two novels and three nonfiction titles—have sold for $1 million (or more), indicates that publishers are going to Germany ready to splash some cash. more » »
Many ‘Angles,’ Shared Purpose at NAIBA Convention
Over five hundred booksellers, authors, and publishers shared unique perspectives on bookselling at the two-day New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association annual gathering in Cherry Hill, N.J, from October 6-8. more » »
Frankfurt Book Fair 2017: Park Row Nabs Buzzed-About Thriller
A buzzed-about psychological thriller and sophomore novel by Annie Ward called 'Beautiful Bad' has been acquired in a six-figure deal by Park Row Books, after a seven-bidder auction. more » »
Book Deals: Week of October 9, 2017
Penguin buys Hessler’s latest, Teen Tor invests in a fantasy duology, Ketherine Tegen Books pays six figures for a debut, and more in this week's notable book deals. more » »
This Week's Bestsellers: October 9, 2017
‘Sleeping Beauties’ by Stephen King and his younger son, Owen King, is the #2 book in the country. Plus R.J. Palacio’s ‘Wonder’ prepares for its big-screen debut, and Newbery Medalist Katherine Applegate’s latest, ‘Wishtree,’ hits our list. more » »
PW's Latest Starred Reviews
Check out the starred reviews of titles including 'In the Distance,' 'The Apparitionists,' 'The Secret Life,' and more. more » »
Win a Copy of 'Zombies' and More!
Enter to win copies of ‘Zombies’ and ‘When Science Sheds Light on History’ by Philippe Charlier. (Sponsored) Enter Here » »

News Briefs

AmazonCrossing Launches Multilingual Website
The literary translation imprint of Amazon Publishing launched a submissions website that is navigable in 14 languages. more » »
RCW, The Agency Tapped to Rep Chandler's Estate
Rogers, Coleridge & White and The Agency are now representing the Estate of Raymond Chandler across publishing and all media, effective immediately. more » »

THE ROUNDUP
 
Great Writers Forgotten By History: Ever heard of Alexander Baron or Mary Elizabeth Braddon? They’re just some of the overlooked authors we need to rediscover.
Fifty Shades of Xi: Scores of books praising President Xi Jinping are being published in China ahead of next week’s political summit.
Nnedi Okorafor is Redefining Fantasy: Some readers have labeled her YA series, Akata, the "Nigerian Harry Potter," as it pushes African-influenced fantasy into the spotlight.
'Walden' Wasn’t Thoreau’s Masterpiece: In his 2-million-word journal, the author discovered how to balance poetic wonder and scientific rigor as he explored the natural world.
Sex and the Single Librarian: One of the frustrations of being a librarian is the occupational stereotyping—even from those who should know better.

PW Bestsellers

Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List
'Sleeping Beauties' by Stephen and Owen King is the #1 bestseller on PW's adult hardcover fiction bestseller list. See the full list » »
REVIEW OF THE DAY

'Turtles All the Way Down' by John Green
"In an age where troubling events happen almost weekly, this deeply empathetic novel about learning to live with demons and love one’s imperfect self is timely and important." more » »

SHELFTALKER

Bookish Halloween Costumes
Elizabeth Bluemle
Costumes made at home featuring favorite literary characters can live long beyond Halloween.




PICTURE OF THE DAY

A Regnery Soirée
Regnery president and publisher Marji Ross gives remarks at Regnery's 70th Anniversary celebration in Washington, D.C. Some of Regnery's biggest authors, as well as other major conservative voices, were in attendance, including David Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, David Horowitz, Second Lady Karen Pence, Hugh Hewitt, and Sebastian Gorka, who referred to the Regnery team as a "scrappy band of insurgents" in a celebratory video played at the event.

Courtesy Regnery

Life Detonated by Kathleen Murray Moran
PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
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PW Daily: Breaking book business, bookselling and author news, bestsellers lists and publishing deals.
The Digital Helix by Michael Gale
NYCC 2017: As Graphic Novels Grow In Trade, Comics Shops Struggle
At New York Comic Con, held October 5-8 at the Javits Center, ICv2 presented its annual white paper on the graphic novel marketplace. The findings outlined continued growth of book format comics and the decline of periodical sales, driven by an emerging segment of new consumers interested in children's graphic novels and made up of female fans. more »
Judge Says Yiannopoulos’ Lawsuit Against S&S Can Proceed
After oral arguments on Thursday, a New York State Supreme Court rejected Simon & Schuster’s motion to dismiss Milo Yiannopoulos’ $10 million breach of contract lawsuit over the cancellation of his book, 'Dangerous." more »
Authors Withdraw from Festival at Odds with Museum over Seuss Mural
Three children's authors withdrew from scheduled appearances at the upcoming inaugural Springfield Children’s Literature Festival after the host refused to address their concerns regarding a mural that includes what the authors termed an “obviously offensive” depiction of a Chinese man. more »
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Discover Fall's Essential Must-Read Triumph. 'Lighter Than My Shadow' is a hand-drawn story of struggle and recovery, an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure, and to eventually find happiness. Joss Whedon says, “It’s universal yet specific and those together make such strong medicine. Wow.” In Stores Now! (Sponsored) Learn More »
Venetian Blood by Christine Evelyn Volker
 
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JOB MOVES
Katelyn Beaty, formerly managing editor at 'Christianity Today,' is joining InterVarsity Press as freelance acquisitions editor.
Ethan McCarthy is being promoted to associate editor at InterVarsity Press.
Jessica Roth has been promoted to assistant director of publicity at Touchstone.
Shida Carr has been promoted to associate director of publicity at Touchstone.
Lara Jones is being promoted to assistant editor at Emily Bestler Books.

Chronicle Ups Print Run for New 'Playboy' Title
Following the death of Hugh Hefner last week, Chronicle has gone back to press for its just-released 'Playboy: The Complete Centerfolds 1953-2016.' The title now contains the last foreword the Playboy founder will ever write for a book. more » »
Movie Alert: 'Wonder'
R.J. Palacio never envisioned that her “little book about a little boy with enormous challenges” would one day become a film. But it has; Wonder hits theaters in November. We spoke with Palacio and director (and fellow YA author) Stephen Chbosky about the process of adapting the story to screen. more » »
Four Questions for...Anthony Horowitz
After announcing that his 2011 book, 'Scorpia Rising,' would be his last featuring the popular teenage spy Alex Rider, Anthony Horowitz had a change of heart. With his latest Alex Rider book, 'Never Say Die,' due out next week, 'PW' talked to Horowitz about how, and why, Alex made a return appearance. more » »
Tune In to PW Radio
Journalist Masha Gessen discusses her new book, 'The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia.' PW editorial director Jim Milliot reviews 2017’s bestselling books so far. more » »

News Briefs

WME to Represent Lebowski Publishers
The agency will represent the Holland-based publisher in the areas of crime/suspense, true crime, and science fiction, as well as film, TV, and international publishing rights. more » »
B&T to Distribute Abrams, Gibbs Smith, Leonard, and More
Baker & Taylor has added a number of publishers to its Global Publishers Services arm, expanding its distribution client list. more » »
FSG to Publish Final Volume of Poems by Leonard Cohen
'The Flame,' which was completed in the months before his death, is slated for publication in October 2018. more » »
Image to Publish Flannery O'Connor's College Journal
The quarterly journal of art and faith will be the exclusive publisher of the author's journal, written when she was 18, this November. more » »

THE ROUNDUP
 
What’s So “Inscrutable” About Ishiguro?: The author has now won the Nobel Prize. But critics are still struggling to understand him.
Romance Publishing's Diversity Problem: According to a new report, only 7.8 in every 100 books from leading romance publishers in 2016 were written by people of color.
Rupi Kaur Is Kicking Down the Doors: The author of 'Milk and Honey' and 'The Sun and Her Flowers' has used Instagram to beat the publishing industry at its own game.
IBPA on Amazon Buy Buttons: The IBPA has issued a letter laying out its policies and endeavors relating to Amazon's new buy button policy.
The Case for Quebec's Reclusive Author: Réjean Ducharme was brilliant, influential, and mostly invisible to English Canada.

PW Bestsellers

Top 10 Overall Bestseller List
'Killing England' by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard is the #1 title on PW's top 10 overall bestseller list. See the full list » »
PW Daily Review of the Day

'Her Right Foot' by Dave Eggers and illustrated by Shawn Harris
"Eggers’s crucial and timely re-examination makes [the Statue of] Liberty an active participant in a debate that is more contentious than ever." more » »

SHELFTALKER

A Mischief of Mice
Meghan Dietsche Goel
An artistic tribute to literature’s most beloved rodents.




PICTURE OF THE DAY

Sparta Books Won't Let Go of Coben
Sparta Books in Sparta, N.J., hosted author Harlan Coben at The Mohawk House last month on the publication date of his new novel, 'Never Let Go' (Dutton). Pictured here (from l. to r.):
Linda Schurmann, Sparta Books bookseller; Mindy Kemper, Sparta events manager; Coben; Sparta store owner Donna Fell; and bookseller Susan Perricone.

Courtesy Dutton

Transform Your Challenges Into Opportunities
PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
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PW Children's Bookshelf: Breaking children's and YA publishing news, author interviews, bestsellers lists and reviews.
Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan, Helen Wang (Translator), Meilo So
In the News
National Book Award
Finalists Announced

The National Book Foundation has announced the finalists for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. The winners will be announced at the NBA’s 68th annual awards dinner on November 15. Read on for PW’s reviews of the books by all five finalists. more

Penguin Random House
Buys Sasquatch

The Seattle-based house, which was named one of PW’s fast-growing independent publishers of 2016, was bought by Penguin Random House for an undisclosed sum. more

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Movie Alert
'Wonder'
R.J. Palacio never envisioned that her “little book about a little boy with enormous challenges” would one day become a film. But it has; Wonder hits theaters in November. We spoke with Palacio and director (and fellow YA author) Stephen Chbosky about the process of adapting the story to screen. more

On the Scene
Boston Teen Author
Festival in Photos

The sixth annual Boston Teen Author Festival took place on September 23 in Cambridge, Mass. The event drew more than 500 readers for a series of panels with YA authors, signings, photo-ops, and more. Read on for some highlights from the day’s festivities. more

Curlee Girlee
Four Questions
Anthony Horowitz
In 2001, when Anthony Horowitz’s Alex Rider nailed his first mission in Stormbreaker, young readers took an immediate liking to this intrepid teenage spy. Horowitz penned eight subsequent Alex Rider adventures before announcing that 2011’s Scorpia Rising would be his last Alex Rider novel. But Horowitz had a change of heart, and decided to revisit Alex in Never Say Die, which is due out next week. PW called on Horowitz to ask about Alex’s return appearance.

Q: Why did you decide six years ago that Scorpia Rising would be Alex’s final chapter—and what inspired you to resurrect him?

A: I was always afraid that if I wrote too many Alex Rider adventures, they would become formulaic, repetitive—and so I quit after Scorpia Rising. The trouble was, I’d left Alex in a bad place. He was lonely and sad, and I felt I owed it to him, and to my readers, to revisit him and bring him to a happier place. more
Books Market Research & Business Solutions
Out Next Week
Hot Off the Presses:
Week of October 9, 2017

Hitting shelves next week are a picture book ode to the perfect haircut, a middle grade novel in which a boy and his elderly neighbor forge a bond while exploring the cosmos, and a historical, magical-realist YA novel from a bestselling author. more

In Brief

In Brief: October 5, 2017
This week, Soman Chainani asks the big questions; David Barclay Moore tours for his debut novel; actress Quvenzhané Wallis debuts as an author; Salina Yoon and her Penguin character visit a book festival; Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright dine with booksellers; and Joan Dupont celebrates a black sheep. more
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Rights Report
Kate Farrell at Henry Holt has acquired Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors on the Dark Side of Love, edited by Heather Demetrios, a collection of real-life letters from teens answered by 19 young adult authors: Adi Alsaid, Becky Albertalli, Libba Bray, Heather Demetrios, Amy Ewing, Tim Federle, Zach Fehst, Gayle Forman, Corey Ann Haydu, Varian Johnson, A.S. King, Nina LaCour, Kim Liggett, Kekla Magoon, Sarah McCarry, Sandhya Menon, Cristina Moracho, Jasmine Warga, and Ibi Zoboi. Publication is slated for December 2018. Brenda Bowen at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates sold North American rights on behalf of Demetrios; the contributors were represented by various agents.
Jeffrey West at Scholastic has bought Sabina Khan's The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali, in which the title character is caught kissing her girlfriend by her conservative Muslim parents, who respond by forcing her to move from Seattle to Bangladesh. Publication is scheduled for spring 2019; Hillary Jacobson at ICM Partners negotiated the deal for North American rights.
Mary Kate Castellani at Bloomsbury Children's Books has acquired Phil Stamper's debut novel, The Gravity of Us, plus an untitled standalone. The story follows two teen boys who find love amid the drama of a NASA mission to Mars. Publication is planned for winter 2020; Brent Taylor at Triada US brokered the two-book deal for world English rights.
Amy Stapp at Tor Teen has bought Alexis Bass's contemporary YA novel Happily and Madly, set on a wealthy island off the coast of New England, about a girl fated to die before she turns 18 who unwittingly uncovers a sinister plot when she saves the life of a handsome stranger weeks before that fateful birthday. Publication is set for spring 2019; Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary & Media did the two-book deal for world English rights.
Bloomsbury Children’s Books has acquired world rights to Irish author Catherine Doyle's debut middle grade novel The Storm Keeper's Island and a second untitled book in a six-figure deal; it will be edited by Ellen Holgate in the U.K. and by Allison Moore in the U.S. The Storm Keeper's Island tells the story of Fionn Boyle who is sent to stay with his grandfather for the summer on a remote island, but after his arrival awakens an ancient magic buried deep in the island, he must embrace his destiny as the Storm Keeper's heir. It will be published in the U.K. and Australia in July 2018 and in the U.S. in winter 2019; Claire Wilson at RCW Literary Agency negotiated the deal.
Stephanie Owens Lurie at Disney-Hyperion imprint Rick Riordan Presents has bought Rebecca Roanhorse's Race to the Sun, about a seventh-grade girl named Nizhoni Begay and her brother who, aided by various Navajo gods disguised as relatives, must stay one step ahead of a shape-shifting monster as they follow in the footsteps of the legendary Hero Twins to save their family. Publication is slated for fall 2019; Sara Megibow of KT Literary sold world rights.
Stacey Barney at Putnam has acquired, in a five-house auction, author Greg Howard's The Whisper, a middle grade mystery that follows a boy who seeks out all-knowing, mythical wood creatures to help him find his missing mother before he becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance. Publication is scheduled for spring 2019; Brianne Johnson at Writers House brokered the six-figure, two-book deal for world English rights.
Caitlyn Dlouhy at Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books has bought National Book Award finalist Tor Seidler's Phoenix, a middle grade novel about a squirrel who overcomes his greatest fear to save his community in an urban drama set against the backdrop of a NYC Con Edison substation, featuring a red-tailed hawk, a cheese-loving pack rat, a self-serving sewer rat, and a flirty pigeon. A publication date has not been set; Holly McGhee at Pippin Properties negotiated the deal for North American rights.
Eric Wight at Rodale Kids has acquired Kelly DiPucchio's picture book, How to Grow Happiness: A Jerome the Gnome Adventure, illustrated by Matt Kaufenberg. It follows Jerome and his whimsical garden friends as they learn how to find happiness through hard work, compassion, and patience. Publication is planned for May 2018. Steven Malk at Writers House brokered the deal for DiPucchio; Kaufenberg is unagented.
Kristen Nobles at Page Street Kids has bought world rights to Roam, a picture book written by Josh Crute and Marissa Elliott-Baptiste and illustrated by Elliott-Baptiste. Owen, a young bison who is hesitant to move, migrates with his herd across the country and comes to realize that different and new may not be so bad. Publication is scheduled for winter 2019; the author and illustrator were unagented.
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IN THE MEDIA
From CBC News:
Canadian publisher accused of whitewashing Indigenous history in educational workbook. Click here
From Bookselling This Week:
Booksellers Plan Midnight Release Parties for John Green's New Novel. Click here
From Minnesota Public Radio:
New postage stamp honors The Snowy Day. Click here
From Brightly:
Making Mr. Lemoncello Proud: Chris Grabenstein on the Value of Libraries Today. Click here
From the Press Herald:
Author Andrew Clements is an expert on elementary school. Click here
From BuzzFeed:
21 Books from Your Childhood You Should Reread as an Adult. Click here
From Entertainment Weekly:
A Wrinkle in Time star: "It means everything to be a girl of color" and play lead role. Click here
From School Library Journal:
A Newly Minted School Librarian Starts Her Career—in Nigeria. Click here
From the Atlantic:
What a Forgotten Kids' Book Reveals About U.S. Publishing. Click here
From Brightly:
Writing About the Past and Stumbling Upon the Present: Adriana Mather on Reliving History. Click here
From Bookish:
Anna-Marie McLemore: "Everyone is worthy of their own fairy tales." Click here
From American Way:
20 Ways That Harry Potter Changed the World. Click here
SHELFTALKER
If Scheherazade needed to buy more time, would she choose S.A. Chakraborty’s debut novel?
Tips on celebrating Halloween throughout October in the bookstore.
Why this YA author is inspired to create characters not content with letting history shape their destinies.
The whirlwind of activity one week out from the Texas Teen Book Festival.
FEATURED REVIEWS
William's Winter Nap
Linda Ashman, illus. by Chuck Groenink. Disney-Hyperion, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-4847-2282-4

After snuggling in for the night in his log cabin, a boy named William is repeatedly awakened by animals seeking shelter. A chipmunk is first: “ ‘Excuse me, but I’ve lost my way./ I’m cold and tired. May I please stay?’/ Will says, ‘Yes, I’ll scooch a bit./ There’s room for two—I’m sure we’ll fit.’ ” Other animals follow, crowding the bed—and then an enormous bear shows up. more
Snow Scene
Richard Jackson, illus. by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. Roaring Brook/Porter, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-62672-680-2

Readers move through and out of winter in a series of seamlessly connected acrylic paintings on canvas. Jackson’s pithy rhymes create a kind of guessing game to accompany nearly every page turn. “What are these?” he asks, as readers are confronted with birch bark trunks at close range. more
Somewhere Else
Gus Gordon. Roaring Brook/Porter, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-62672-349-8

When winter comes, “most birds go Somewhere,” explains Gordon. Some birds even use a travel agency. But a duck named George Laurent stubbornly clings to home base. Gordon’s illustrations eclectically mix wistful watercolor-and-ink drawings with vintage photos. more
Kids Like Us
Hilary Reyl. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $17.99 (288p) ISBN 978-0-374-30628-1

While on location in France at his mother’s latest film project, Martin, a handsome American student with autism, experiences life through his “affinity” with Proust’s In Search of Lost Time. As Martin experiments with attending a general education summer school, he struggles to distinguish between events in Search and in his own life. more
Instructions for a Secondhand Heart
Tamsyn Murray. Poppy, $17.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-316-47178-7

Jonny Webb, almost 16, has a life-threatening heart condition that has kept him in the hospital for years. Plugged into a machine that keeps blood pumping through his body, Jonny holds onto the hope that a donor heart will become available, but that means someone his age has to die. After 15-year-old Neve Brody’s twin brother, Leo, has a fatal fall, his organs are donated, and his heart is a perfect match for Jonny. more
TALES FROM THE SLUSH PILE
October 5, 2017

The Nocturnals: The Moonlight Meeting Grow & Read Program Materials
Norse Myths by Kevin Crossley-Holland, Jeffrey Alan Love (Illustrator)
New York Rights Fair 2018
PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
People
Caity Anast has been promoted to metadata and contracts supervisor at Albert Whitman. She was previously sales and marketing coordinator.
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The Money Navigator by Paul C. Bennett
National Book Foundation Names 2017 NBA Finalists
The diverse shortlists include such established voices as Frank Bidart and Frances FitzGerald and up-and-coming literary favorites including Danez Smith, Carmen Maria Machado, and Ibi Zoboi. more »
PRH Buys Sasquatch Books
The Seattle-based house, which was named one of PW’s fast-growing independent publishers of 2016, was bought by Penguin Random House for an undisclosed sum. more »
Two YA Authors Co-Write Novel, Two Imprints to Co-Publish It
Fellow writers Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli met-cute via their agent in 2013, becoming fast friends before they ever met in person. Now the two are teaming up on a new novel, What If It’s Us, which will be released in fall 2018 by not just one but two HarperCollins imprints. more »
Spotlight on Mariko Tamaki and Brooklyn Allen
Expanding the 'Lumberjanes' universe into middle grade novels was a dream assignment for author Mariko Tamaki and illustrator Brooklyn Allen. (Sponsored) Learn More »

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JOB MOVES
Mike Rosamilia is being promoted to CFO and senior v-p of finance at Kensington Publishing Corp.
Lynn Cully is being promoted to v-p and publisher at Kensington Publishing Corp.
Adam Zacharius is being promoted to v-p and general manager at Kensington Publishing Corp.
Margo Lipschultz has joined Putnam as executive editor acquiring commercial women's fiction.
Bryan Trandem, currently senior editor and former group publisher at the Quarto Group, will retire from the company effective November 15.
Warren Bass, currently senior editor at the 'Wall Street Journal,' will join Penguin Press as executive editor effective November 13.
Sue Tarsky has been promoted to publishing director at Albert Whitman.
Morgan Avery has been promoted to associate graphic designer at Albert Whitman.
Annette Hobbs Magier has been promoted to director of sales and marketing at Albert Whitman.
Chris Russell, formerly associate editor at Viking, has joined Axios as expert voices editor.

Spotlight on Cooking

BAM Gets Behind Debut Cookbook in New Holiday Promo
The nation's second largest bookstore chain is going exclusive with a debut cookbook by an Alabama food blogger as part of a holiday promotion running through the end of the year. more » »
Jane Butel's Freezer Cookbook
A Nutritarian Call to Action: PW Talks with Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Editor: The bestselling author and family physician presses Americans to give up their bad eating habits in his latest, 'Fast Food Genocide.'
Review: 'America: The Cookbook' by Gabrielle Langholtz: "Langholtz ('The New Greenmarket Cookbook') sets out to document all the nooks and crannies of American cuisine, and she succeeds spectacularly."
An Evening with 'Heart': The 2017 Eric Carle Honors
This year’s Carle Honors, which took place on September 28 in New York City, celebrated the contributions of four individuals to the vibrant world of children’s literature. Among the evening's speakers was author-illustrator and museum cofounder Eric Carle. more » »
iBooks Bestsellers: Nelson Goes to Cuba
Nelson DeMille's 20th novel, 'The Cuban Affair,' hit the top of the iBooks bestseller list this week, followed by Harlan Coben's 'Don't Let Go.' more » »

News Briefs

APA Publications Acquires Rough Guides From DK
DK has agreed to terms for the sale of its Rough Guides, a travel book imprint, to APA Publications for an undisclosed sum. more » »
Johns Hopkins UP Gives Away 'Reducing Gun Violence' E-Books
The university press is allowing free PDF downloads of 'Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis' in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. more » »
University of Chicago Press to Distribute UCL Press
Effective January 1, 2018, the University of Chicago Press will distribute, sell, and market the U.K.-based press's books in North America. more » »

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Who Will Win the Nobel Prize in Lit?: Might it be Japanese spaghetti enthusiast Haruki Murakami? Norwegian cigarette smoker Karl Ove Knausgaard? The possibilities are endless.
E.U. to Amazon: Pay Up: The e-tailer has been ordered to repay $295 million in Luxembourg back taxes as the result of a crackdown on unfair tax deals.
Publisher to Recall History Textbook: A Canadian publisher will recall a textbook that claimed that indigenous peoples happily agreed to move for European settlers.
Jeff VanderMeer Lands Two-Book Deal: The 'Annihilation' author, who just signed a new deal with FSG, discusses how his next novel is inspired by our dystopian present.
The Instagram Poet Outselling Homer: Rupi Kaur, author of 'Milk and Honey' and new collection 'The Sun and Her Flowers,' beats out the next-best-selling work of poetry 10 to 1.

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'Her Body and Other Parties' by Carmen Maria Machado
"Machado creates eerie, inventive worlds shimmering with supernatural swerves in this engrossing debut collection." more » »

SHELFTALKER
Tips on celebrating Halloween throughout October in the bookstore.




PICTURE OF THE DAY

A Thurber for Trevor
At the Thurber Prizes ceremony, held earlier this week at Caroline's in Manhattan, Thurber House executive director Laurie Lathan (l.) recognized (from l. to r.) finalists Aaron Thier and Ken Pisani and this year’s winner, Trevor Noah.

Photo: Abigail Welhouse

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Uncommon Sense by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris
Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature 2017
In its citation, the Swedish Academy commended Ishiguro as an author "who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world." more »
HarperCollins Launching a New Business Imprint
HarperCollins Leadership, which is set to launch October 10, will publish books on leadership in both business and in the community. Nelson Books’ publisher and senior v-p Brian Hampton will helm the new imprint. more »
Indie Scouting Report: September 2017
Our roundup of the best-reviewed self-published titles from BookLife authors. more »
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JOB MOVES
Annemarie Tempelman-Kluit has joined Page Two Strategies as Marketing Director.
Caity Anast has been promoted to metadata and contracts supervisor at Albert Whitman.
Aileen Boyle is launching Audere Media, a book publicity and marketing consultancy, at http://www.auderemedia.com and can be contacted at aileen@auderemedia.com.
Lara Blackman has been promoted to Assistant Editor at Touchstone.
Matthew Benjamin has been promoted to Executive Editor at Touchstone.
Tahra Seplowin is being promoted to Assistant Editor at HQN Books/Harlequin Desire.
Allison Carroll has been promoted to Editor at HQN Books.
Amanda Lewis is being promoted to editorial director at Page Two Strategies.
Taysia Louie has joined Page Two Strategies as junior designer.
Kayi Wong has joined Page Two Strategies as publishing assistant.

Bookstore News: October 5, 2017
Ohio pub unveils new bookstore; California library starts selling books; new indie in the works in Georgia.; inside the Greek bookstore that specializes in dictionaries; and more. more » »

News Briefs

Read Russia 2017 Prize Competition Opens
The nonprofit invites authors to submit newly published works of Russian literature in English translation. more » »
Norton Signs Palahniuk for New Novel
Chuck Palahniuk returns to W.W. Norton with his forthcoming novel 'Adjustment Day,' to be published in May 2018. more » »
Casemate Teams with Versatile PreMedia Printing
The U.K.-based Casemate Group has partnered with Versatile to offer publishers the ability to receive distribution and printing services in one place. more » »
Advantage Media Group Launches Zilker Media
The PR, digital marketing, and platform development agency is based in Austin, Tex., with founder Rusty Shelton as CEO. more » »

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Jill Bialosky Faces Plagiarism Charges: The poet, essayist, and W.W. Norton editor is being accused of plagiarized passages in her new memoir, 'Poetry Will Save Your Life.'
Merkel and Macron to Open Frankfurt: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron will kick off the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 10.
'Exorcist' Writer's Home for Sale: Author William Peter Blatty's house is on the market—just in time for Halloween.
Ocean Vuong, War Baby: The fascinating, moving, and war-torn story of the Vietnamese-American former refugee and prize-winning poet.
The Lessons of a Botched Book Review: On Michelle Goldberg's September review of 'Blurred Lines,' a meticulous and complex analysis of sexual assault, for the 'New York Times.'

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Trade Paperback Bestseller List
'It' by Stephen King is the #1 title on PW's trade paperback bestseller list. See the full list » »
PW DAILY REVIEW OF THE DAY

'The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2017,' edited by Hope Jahren
"Jahren curates an outstanding selection of science writing from the past year in the latest volume of the series." Read more » »

SHELFTALKER
If Scheherazade needed to buy more time, would she choose S.A. Chakraborty’s debut novel?




PICTURE OF THE DAY

Three Shortlisted Graywolves
Graywolf Press's second annual literary salon, held at Aria in Minneapolis, featured presentations before a packed house by three young writers—all three of whom were recently shortlisted for this year's National Book Awards. Pictured here (from l. to r.): Layli Long Soldier, Carmen Maria Machado, and Danez Smith.

Photo: Claire Kirch

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Follett Enters School Book Fair Market
Follett Book Fairs will be aimed at grades K–8 in the current school year, expanding into other grades in subsequent years. The new division is a direct challenge to Scholastic, which has long dominated the school book fair market. more »
Publishers, Authors, and Agents Rally for Hurricane Maria Relief
In response to Hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico on September 20, a number of agents, editors, and authors in the children’s book community and beyond have joined together to hold an online talent auction in support of Puerto Ricans affected by the storm. more »
Refugees and Me: 'PW' Talks with Helen Thorpe
Thorpe follows a group of teenagers in a beginner-level English- language-acquisition class in Denver in 'The Newcomers.' (PW subscriber exclusive) more »
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Maddie & Sayara by Sanjyot P. Dunung
 
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JOB MOVES
Natalie Mandziuk has been promoted to acquisitions editor at Rowman & Littlefield.
Sarah Stanton is being promoted to executive editor at Rowman & Littlefield and can be contacted at sstanton@rowman.com.
Megan Rudloff has joined Touchstone as publicity assistant.
Michelle Campbell, formerly manager of library and educational marketing at Scholastic, has joined Little, Brown Books for Young Readers as senior manager of school and library marketing.
Margo Beth Fleming, formerly senior editor at Stanford University Press, has joined Brockman as an agent.
Readers' Favorite 2017 Book Award Winners
Even Great Writers Trip Sometimes
A writer and cartoonist takes comfort in other writers’ debacles. more » »

Authors on the Air

Authors on the Air October 3, 2017: Jen Welter
Jen Welter, author of 'Play Big: Lessons in Being Limitless from the First Woman to Coach in the NFL,' will appear on multiple TV and radio programs on October 4 and 5. more » »
News Briefs

Trevor Noah Wins Thurber Prize for American Humor
The host of 'The Daily Show' won the award for his debut book, 'Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood,' at a ceremony in New York on October 2. more » »
Funeral for Alison Greene to Be Held October 3
Greene, the wife of ABA CEO Oren Teicher, died on October 2. The funeral will take place at Bet Am Shalom Synagogue in White Plains, N.Y., at 1:00 p.m. more » »
BIGNY Annual New York Book Show Slated for October 12
The show, to be held at Battery Gardens in Manhattan at 6:00 p.m., encourages, recognizes, and celebrates excellence in print and electronic book production and design. more » »
S&S to Distribute Oni Press
Simon & Schuster will handle sales and worldwide distribution to the book trade for Oni's line of original and licensed comic books and graphic novels effective March 1, 2018. more » »

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Dayton Literary Peace Prize Winners: The only international literary peace prize awarded in the U.S. has selected books by Patricia Engel and David Wood as this year's honorees.
Drama Book Shop—a Late Centennial?: The store is celebrating its 100th anniversary, but its owners recently discovered the store may be a year older than they had thought.
Betting Odds on Nobel Prize Shift: The literary betting public have pushed Don DeLillo's odds from 66/1 to 14/1, to rival favorites Haruki Murakami and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o.
Seattle's Rep As a Book Town: In the wake of a local closure, independent bookstores are thriving against the odds. But is Seattle still as bookish as it once was?
A Friendship with Philip Larkin: Andrew Motion first came across the poet's work as a schoolboy in the late 1960s—then ended up teaching with him.

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Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List
'What Happened' by Hillary Rodham Clinton is the #1 title on PW's adult hardcover nonfiction bestseller list. See the full list » »
PW Daily Review of the Day

'We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy' by Ta-Nehisi Coates
"National Book Award–winner Coates collects eight essays originally published in the 'Atlantic' between 2008 and 2016, marking roughly the early optimism of Barack Obama's presidency and the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War." more » »

SHELFTALKER
Why this YA author is inspired to create characters not content with letting history shape their destinies.




PICTURE OF THE DAY

Coppola Comes to City Lights
Francis Ford Coppola (second from r.) joined the City Lights Bookstore staff last week for a photo op after signing copies of his new book, 'Live Cinema and Its Techniques' (Liveright), at a sold-out event in San Francisco. Free glasses of Coppola wine were served to attendees as they waited in line to enter.

Photo: Erin Messer

Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package
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Cost Savings When Using A Pre-Press Provider Instead of In-House Resouces
B&T Forms Distribution Group, Tapping Mark Suchomel to Lead It
Baker & Taylor Publishers Services will offer distribution and other functions to children’s, trade, K
12, higher education and academic publishers. To help lead the unit, B&T has hired distribution veteran Mark Suchomel as senior v-p of sales & client services. more »
Flat Sales Identified as Top Industry Problem
A survey of publishers put flat sales ahead of competition from other entertainment as the #1 industry challenge. more »
Digby Diehl Dies at 76
The former editor-in-chief of Abrams and founding member of the National Book Critics' Circle, who also wrote and edited more than three dozen books (many of them celebrity memoirs), died on September 26. more »
Webcrafters Sold to CJK Group
Webcrafters, one of the country's oldest printers, is to be acquired by the CJK Group, the holding company for a host of printing companies. more »
Spotlight on Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Hendricks and Pekkanen developed such a great editor-author relationship that they decided to cowrite a gripping psychological thriller, 'The Wife Between Us.' (Sponsored) Learn More »
William Wegman: Being Human by William Wegman
 
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JOB MOVES
Molly O'Neill, formerly agent at Waxman Leavell Agency, has joined Root Literary as agent.
Kate Hutchison, formerly director of business development at Bookstr, has joined BookShout as director of business development and publisher relations.
Maria B. Campbell Associates has been named U.S. scout for Argo, effective October 1.

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PRH Opens 2-Day Rapid Shipping Program
Now in its sixth year, PRH's popular rapid replenishment program allows retailers to have weekday orders shipped the following business day for arrival at booksellers’ doors within two days. more » »
Book Deals: Week of October 2, 2017
YA author Katelyn Detweiler sells her latest to Holiday House, a New York Post columnist takes his debut to HC, a Frankenstein update goes to Delacorte, and more in this week's notable book deals. more » »
Bookstore News: October 2, 2017
Virginia bookstore hosts grand opening; U.K. booksellers prep for new Pullman; inside Amsterdam's book stores; a Hong Kong store shutters; and more.re. more » »
This Week's Bestsellers: October 2, 2017
Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s ‘Killing England,’ the first in the Killing series since O’Reilly’s ouster from Fox, is the #2 book in the country. Plus Tom Brady shares the method behind his motivation, and a trio of new business books offer different approaches to personal success. more » »
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Authors on the Air

Authors on the Air October 2, 2017: Milan Ross, Jonathan Eig
Milan Ross, co-author, with Scott Stoll, of 'The Change,' will appear on 'The Doctors' on Monday, October 2, and Jonathan Eig will discuss 'Ali: A Life' on two programs on October 3. more » »
News Briefs

S&S Hits #1 On Eight 'NYT' Lists In One Week
In a letter to staff, Simon & Schuster president and CEO Carolyn Reidy noted the publisher's dominance on the list for October 8. more » »
Gotham Group to Represent Sourcebooks for Film and TV
The publisher has signed The Gotham Group as its exclusive representative for all film and television projects for the company. more » »

THE ROUNDUP
 
Nobel Prize in Lit Is Coming: The Swedish Academy says this year’s winner will be announced on Thursday, October 5
S.I. Newhouse Dies at 89: The Condé Nast chairman and former owner of Random House died on Sunday.
Germany’s Bookwire Acquires Brazil’s DLD: Making good on its plans for a Latin American expansion, the e-book distributor has announced a major acquisition.
Donkey-Powered Mobile Libraries: A Zimbabwe nonprofit program is using specially-designed donkey carts to carry books to remote areas.
My 150 Writing Mentors and Me: What interviewing an author a week for several years has taught writer Joe Fassler about finishing his novel.

PW Bestsellers

Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List
'To Be Where You Are' by Jan Karon is the #1 bestseller on PW's adult hardcover fiction bestseller list. See the full list » »
REVIEW OF THE DAY

'Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York' by Roz Chast
"[A]n expanded version of a guide to Manhattan [Chast] made for her college-bound daughter, which enlightens readers on the finer and sometimes obscure points of what makes New York City a vibrant and often loony landscape." more » »

SHELFTALKER
The whirlwind of activity one week out from the Texas Teen Book Festival.




PICTURE OF THE DAY

Saga Scribe Joins Society
The Society for Illustrators held the launch event for Gregory Manchess’s 'Above the Timberline' (Saga Press) at its headquarters in New York on Thursday, September 28. Pictured here (from l. to r.): Elizabeth Parisi, v-p and creative director at Scholastic; Cassius O’Brien; Manchess; Tim O’Brien, president of the Society of Illustrators; and Joe Monti, editorial director of Saga Press.

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