Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Roundup with PW

Four Questions for...'Room' Author Emma Donoghue
That the Irish-Canadian author penned the screenplay for the new feature film adaptation of her 2010 bestseller 'Room' is no fluke. It's a credit that, in some ways, she's been chasing for roughly two decades. more »

Behind the Dutch Bestseller, 'Dummy the Mummy'
The seven-book children's series, which was published in the Netherlands in 2009, has sold over 200,000 copies to date. It has also been adapted into a feature film, and acquired in 11 countries. more » »

Global Publishing Leaders: Hachette Livre
The world’s third-largest trade book publisher for the general public and educational markets, Hachette Livre (or Lagardère Publishing) published 20,359 titles under more than 150 imprints in 2014. more » »

Amazon Employees Seek Lawsuit: Amazon faces a lawsuit filed Tuesday by delivery workers who say they should be full-time employees.

Argentine Cartoonist Sweeps U.S.: After more than a decade of cartooning, Ricardo Liniers is finally publishing books in the United States.

German Publishers Battle Google: Questions over whether or not Google should pay the German publishers to display their articles online raise the prospect of a lengthy court battle.

2015 Library Lions Honorees Announced: The New York Public Library recognized Gloria Steinem and more for achievements in the fields of art, culture, scholarship, and letters.

What Obama Learned from Novels: In a second interview with novelist Marilynne Robinson, the commander in chief said fiction helps us to find truth in a complex world.


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