Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Facts and Figures: Children’s Bestsellers of 2016
Our annual compilation of children’s bestsellers encompasses a wide range of titles, dominated by series, movie tie-ins, and read-aloud favorites.
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'1984' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' Get Hardcover Reissues
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will publish new hardcover editions of the classic dystopian novels next month. The move is an attempt to capitalize on the cultural zeitgeist, as well as a recent surge in sales.
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New Bill Would Let Trump Pick the Next Register of Copyrights
A bill introduced this week would move the authority to appoint the Register from the Librarian of Congress to the president. In a statement, the Library Copyright Alliance urged Congress to reject the bill.
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'The Handmaid's Tale' Readies for Hulu: The full trailer for Hulu's television adaptation of the novel shows the rise of Margaret Atwood's dystopia.

Beat Poet Joanne Kyger Dies at 82: Kyger, a poet of the San Francisco Renaissance and a rare female voice of the male-dominated Beat generation, died at home on March 22.

Patti Smith's Poetic New Home: Smith has bought the reconstructed home of one of France's most beloved poets, in a hamlet with a population of 90.

Political Book in Poster Form: A Yale scholar’s how-to guide for resisting authoritarianism is about to be released as a series of posters on London’s streets.

Hachette U.K.'s Future Bookshelf: Hachette UK has launched a new diversity initiative, a creative writing hub called The Future Bookshelf.


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