Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Amazon Will Be the Fifth Largest Bookstore Chain
A combination of bookstore attrition and its own startup efforts will make Amazon Books the fifth largest general bookstore chain in the U.S. based on the number of outlets.
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Lauren Child Named U.K. Children’s Laureate
Lauren Child, the bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator, has been appointed the 10th Waterstones Children’s Laureate, tasked with instilling a love of literature in young people.
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Meet Self-Publishing's Hidden Authors: They sell millions of books, but you rarely see them in bookshops.

50 Indie Bookstores to Visit: Across the U.S., independent bookstores are having a comeback. Here are 50 that are worth a trip.

Books on Badgers in Platemail: On Brian Jacques's Redwall series, which quietly had powerful things to say about inclusion and representation.

A Whodunit Within a Whodunit: Anthony Horowitz, who has written his first murder mystery, has a secret room hidden by bookcases in his London home.

A 14-Person Poem: Weaving a poem from the works of Geoffrey Nutter, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Tracy K. Smith, Monica Youn, and more.

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