Highlights from a panel discussion about the
thorny issue of what books to give kids who
fall into the gap between reading middle-grade and young adult books.
Three is a trend, four is a coven:
three new titles on witches
hit just before Halloween, and
another is coming up soon.
Global Rights Report
In a wave of post-Frankfurt international deal
making, memoirs are hot properties.
Welcome to our Best Books issue. The reviews staff has been hard at work putting together our annual
list of the year’s best, with books for every age and interest. Go ahead and turn to p. 24 to check out
our favorites. And when you’re done, know that the Best Books experience doesn’t stop there. We’ve
got plenty more to read, see, and listen to online. Here’s what you need to know:
PW’s Best Books of 2015
One piece of art, two book covers; a surreal
picture book from 1913 about Google (not
the Google you know): these and more can
be found on PW’s Tumblr.
How bookselling can be like detective work.
ONLINE & ON-AIR
Publishers Weekly and the Bologna
Children’s Book Fair present Global Kids
Connect, a one-of-a-kind event on the
best strategies to engage the children’s
and young adult book market on a
global scale. Register today at
globalkidsconnectcon.com, and we’ll
see you on December 2.
Tips for indie authors for getting self-published books into stores and libraries.
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The most-read review on
publishersweekly.com last week
was The Vegetarian by Han Kang
More to Come
The More to Come crew talks about the new
Supergirl TV show and the growing impact of
girl power on publishers and studios. Plus,
the new comics imprint at New York Review
Books, and much more.
Extended Best Books Feature
Everything you read here, plus links to reviews, and
interviews with and pro;les of our Best Books authors.
PW reviews director Louisa Ermelino talks about some
of our top books of the year and why they made the list,
giving some insight into the Best Books process.
The Week Ahead Podcast
PW senior writer Andrew Albanese goes into detail on
the Best Books list in a discussion with the Copyright
Clearance Center’s Chris Kenneally.
And be sure to check back in a couple weeks—our
top- 10 authors are picking their favorite book of the
year. Can’t wait? Here’s last year’s to tide you over: