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Anne Roiphe, author of Ballad of
the Black and Blue Mind (Seven
Stories) and a major voice in
feminist lit, re;ects on her 50-year
Kate Beaton, of Hark! A
Vagrant fame, discusses
her ;rst picture book,
The Princess and the Pony
(Arthur A. Levine).
The latest on what’s happening with the
Family Christian bankruptcy.
Some tips for indie authors about how to
evaluate self-publishing services.
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The most-read review on
week was Wind/Pinball, by
Haruki Murakami (Knopf).
The year’s two bestselling books don’t have much in common with
each other besides the somewhat remarkable fact that both have
sold about 750,000 print copies in 2015. The movie tie-in edition
of American Sniper is leading the charts so far, with 750,601
copies sold, and ;ction sensation The Girl on the Train is right
behind, with 749,353 units sold. Though their total print-unit
sales are close, it’s a very different story as to who is buying
each (and where).
Bestseller Stat Shot
Robert Sietsema, author of New
York in a Dozen Dishes (Houghton
Mif;in Harcourt), talks about eating
his way around the city; PW writer
Anisse Gross previews the Bay
Area Spotlight (in this issue) with a
rundown of literary events and
culture in and around San Francisco.
Bookstore tourism on Route 66, novelist and
poet Ben Lerner’s thoughts on why people
don’t like poetry: these are just a couple
things you may have missed out on if you
haven’t stopped by PW’s Tumblr lately.
Some helpful tips from a children’s bookseller on how to make the most of the end of
the school year.
PW senior writer Andrew Albanese runs down
the highlights of the upcoming American
Library Association annual conference and
talks about potential changes coming—or
perhaps not coming—to the U.S. Copyright
More to Come
The More to Come crew on a possible
change in ownership for Tintin; Marvel’s and
DC’s summer of change; and social media
dos and don’ts for creators.
Author and former publisher Kathy Lowinger
discusses Give Me Wings: How a Choir of
Former Slaves Took on the World (Annick), a
non;ction account of the life of Ella
Sheppard for middle-grade readers.
Join PW on June 18 to get the scoop on the
Spanish-language market in the U.S. Leylha
Ahuile, a PW contributor and founder of
PromoLatino, will moderate a free webcast
featuring panelists from Celebra, Harper
Collins, IPG, and Vintage to discuss trends,
e-books, retailing, and more. Register today!
ALA Annual Conference
Going to the American Library Association
Annual Conference in San Francisco? PW is!
Come see us at booth 2715.
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Jan. 25; 78,859
FIVE BIGGEST DMAS OF TOTAL
N. Y.C. 3.8%
Dallas/Ft. Worth 2.4%
Retail & Club 51%
Mass Merchandise 49%
on the Train
Feb. 15; 56,491
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Retail & Club 84%
Mass Merchandise 16%