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  • Crazy Rich Asians trilogy dominates charts. Doubleday goes back to press 54 times since January
    on September 21, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    The recent movie adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians has driven sales of all three books in the trilogy which also includesChina Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems. Doubleday have gone back to press 54 times since January and the "Crazy" trilogy now has over 3 million copies in all formats in North America. A boxed set of the three books will be available on Oct. 23. […]

  • Amazon may open up to 3,000 AmazonGo stores in next few years
    on September 20, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Amazon is considering opening as many as 3,000 AmazonGo cashierless stores over the next few years, Bloomberg reported yesterday, calling it "an aggressive and costly expansion that would threaten convenience chains like 7-Eleven Inc., quick-service sandwich shops like Subway and Panera Bread, and mom-and-pop pizzerias and taco trucks." […]

  • Man Booker Prize shortlist announced
    on September 20, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    Judges have unveiled their finalists for the 2018 Man Booker Prize on Thursday, whittling the prestigious fiction award's possible winners to a shortlist of just half a dozen novels: Anna Burns' Milkman, Esi Edugyan's Washington Black, Daisy Johnson's Everything Under, Rachel Kushner's The Mars Room, Richard Powers' The Overstory, and Robin Robertson's The Long Take. […]

  • New York Review of Books editor is out amid uproar over #MeToo essay
    on September 20, 2018 at 6:20 am

    Ian Buruma, the editor of The New York Review of Books, left his position on Wednesday amid an uproar over the magazine's publication of an essay by a disgraced Canadian radio broadcaster who had been accused of sexually assaulting women. The essay's author, Jian Ghomeshi, who was acquitted of sexual assault charges in 2016, lamented his status as a pariah, "constantly competing with a villainous version of myself online." It caused immediate furor, with some criticizing what they saw as a self-pitying tone, and soft pedaling of the accusations, which included slapping and choking, and had come from more than 20 women, rather than "several," as Mr. Ghomeshi wrote. […]

  • Publishers Call Out Target for 'Censoring' Book Descriptions
    on September 17, 2018 at 12:13 am

    A number of publishers, most of them university presses, are taking Target Corporation to task for redacting certain key words in the product descriptions of their books. They say the Minneapolis-based chain retailer has scrubbed certain words from their descriptions, including "transgender," "queer," and even the term "Nazi." […]