• One author’s informal survey of what readers think about being asked for reviews.
• Of Mice and Men is banned again. It’s interesting how one or two parents can gain control over a curriculum.
• Hachette revenues are down 12.3% in the first quarter. Is it because of the agency model?
• Digital sales account for almost a third of Simon & Schuster’s revenue.
• Amazon publishing marches on. They now have 14 imprints.
• 17 behind-the-scenes secrets of bookstores.
• J.K. Rowling, who supports the Labour Party and actively opposed the Scottish independence referendum last fall, was the target of Scottish Nation Party hatemongers during the recent general election. She didn’t take it lying down.
• Can’t everyone in the publishing industry just get along?
• Finally, the Subway Book Review. You’re welcome.
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