Some thoughts on book covers, YA tropes, and trends straight from our Teen Press Corps, reported by our Kids buyer Meghan G. This blog post was originally posted in Publisher’s Weekly. Last week I blogged about what some of our local teens are reading, but I also like to check in with our teens toward … Continue reading Teen Thursday: What Austin Teens Wish Publishers Knew
Margaret Atwood's first stand-alone novel in fifteen years, The Heart Goes Last, hits shelves in September. The book's publisher, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, revealed the cover this week. What do you think? According to Publisher's Weekly, The Heart Goes Last, "...tells the story of Charmaine and Stan, a couple living in their car and surviving almost entirely … Continue reading Margaret Atwood Cover Reveal
Publishers Weekly reports that J. K. Rowling has announced she'll pen a second mystery under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. This follow-up to The Cuckoo's Calling will be titled The Silkworm and is due for publication here in the U.S. June 24, according to the book's publisher, Little Brown. Did you read The Cuckoo's Calling? Will you pick up The … Continue reading Rowling to Write New Galbraith Mystery
In time for the 15th anniversary of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone, Scholastic is giving U. S. paperback editions of the famous series a new look, PW reports today. Artist Kazu Kibuishi was tapped for the task. He told PW, "I wanted to pay tribute to the series itself and to classic literature. I wanted … Continue reading Harry Potter Redrawn
Big congratulations to The Book Stall at Chestnut Court in Winnetka, Illinois! They've been named Publisher's Weekly's Bookstore of the Year! They have an impressive events roster this season - Madeline Albright, Anna Quindlen, you can catch Jacquline Winspear there this Monday. Next time you're in Winnetka, make sure to stop by.
Like most folks in the book world, we've been closely following the news of the Borders liquidation this week. BookPeople CEO Steve Bercu responded to the elimination of this once behemoth bookseller in a Publisher's Weekly article today: “My personal feeling is, I’m sorry to see a showroom for books go away,” says Steve Bercu, … Continue reading BookPeople CEO Steve Bercu Responds to Borders Liquidation