ONLINE & ON-AIR
Raunchy romance recommendations from
novelist Victoria Dahl— just in time for
Checking in on Half Bad, the
big book of last year’s Bologna
Book Fair, which has been sold
in 42 countries and is being
published in the states by
Viking next month.
The PW Select Report
Tips for self-published authors looking to
create cracking covers for their books.
The most-read review on
week was Prisoner of Night
and Fog by Anne Blankman
(HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray).
In case you hadn’t heard, the Super Bowl was played last week, and
the team from Seattle walked all over the team from Denver. Apparently, residents of both towns had football on their minds more than
books—unit sales of print books dropped in both cities for the week
leading up to the big game. Here’s a comparison of week-to-week sales
in both Denver and Seattle for the same periods in 2014 and 2013.
Bestseller Stat Shot
Hosts Rose Fox
and Mark Rotella
talk with Joshua
Max Feldman about
his debut novel,
The Book of Jonah
(Henry Holt). PW
news editor Clare
PW’s new Meet the Editor series.
Ice-T narrating a Dungeons & Dragons
audiobook? Yes. It happened.
Have we reached the tipping point for
diversity in children’s books?
How long until California breaks off from the
continent? John Dvorak, an
earth scientist and author
of Earthquake Storms
(Pegasus), has an answer.
(Don’t worry—it’s not soon.)
In Influx (Dutton), Daniel Suarez imagines a
world in which the government suppresses
technological innovation. We talk to him
about secrecy, gravity mirrors, and why you
don’t want too much power to be concentrated in the hands of your local bowling league.
More to Come
PW comics reviews editor Heidi MacDonald
recaps all the action from the Angoulême
Comics Festival in France.
The Week Ahead
PW senior writer Andrew Albanese talks
about the enduring popularity of the print
cookbook, even in an age where you can
;nd nearly any recipe you’d want with a
quick Google search.
Listen to these and more at
Are publishing seasons irrelevant? Join us
on Feb. 26 to ;nd out. We’re hosting a panel
discussion with PW co-editorial director
Jim Milliot and executives from PGW and
Common Core 101:
Understanding the Basics
On Feb. 27, PW’s Cut to the Core contributing editors and librarians, Margaux
DelGuidice and Rose Luna, will inform and
educate librarians on the basics needed to
implement the Common Core standards in
their classrooms and libraries. It will also
assist librarians with Common Core book
selection, the collection development
process, and assessments.
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SOURCE: NIELSEN BOOKSCAN
*unit sales in thousands
DEN V E R S E A T T L E Week ending Week ending Week ending Week ending 1/26/14: 201 2/2/14: 178 chge: -12% 1/26/14: 220 2/2/14: 215 chge: -3% 1/27/13: 210 2/3/13: 201 chge: -4% 1/27/13: 233 2/3/13: 249 chge: 7%