Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Roundup with PW

Local Gov'ts Mum On Amazon Bids: Many state and local governments will not disclose financial incentives they've offered the e-tailer to move to their region.

U.S. Printers Up in Arms: Newspaper and book printers that rely on imported Canadian uncoated groundwood are furious at an impending tariff.

Patty Hearst Slams Upcoming Adaptations: The heiress condemns unauthorized biographer Jeffrey Toobin, CNN, and others for two new page-to-screen projects.

How the Astro Poets Lit Up the Internet: Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky, whose Twitter feed of astrological musings launched in 2016, have become a sensation.

Colleges Jump On 'Hillbilly Elegy': Why is J.D. Vance's memoir popping up on so many college syllabi?

The Media Men List Creator: The maker of a Google spreadsheet called "Shitty Media Men," which named alleged sexual abusers in publishing and media, has come forward.

Amazon Is Thriving Thanks to Taxpayers: The tech giant has received more than $1 billion in tax breaks. The government is also funding food stamps for many of its workers.

Black, Bookish, and Beautiful: Meet Jack Jones Literary Arts, the all-African-American, all-female publishing team ensuring that authors of color get their time in the spotlight.

Women Writing About the Wild: A primer on 25 essential women nature writers to start reading, who you've probably been overlooking for too long.

Why Is the 'Fire and Fury' Cover Bad?: An artist offers a solution to Michael Wolff's explosive book’s "egregious" graphic design.

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