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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Only in New England—And This Novel—Could Something Like This Happen

When I learned that Elizabeth McCracken was publishing Bowlaway, her first novel in almost 20 years, I wanted to write about it for this column. I’ve been a tremendous...

Bringing History into the Light: An Indie Success Story

In author Lee Wind’s novel, Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill, closeted teen Wyatt struggles for self-realization in the homophobic small town of Lincolnville, Ore. His life takes a confusing...

Book Deals: Week of September 24, 2018

Scout Nabs Flynn’s DebutIn a two-book North American rights acquisition, Alison Callahan at Scout Press bought Katie M. Flynn’s debut novel, The Living Coast. The book, the publisher said,...

The New AAP Makes Its Debut

In opening the 2018 annual meeting of the Association of American Publishers on September 20 in New York City, chairman and Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle greeted the...

Two Years Post-merger, Catapult, Counterpoint, and Soft Skull Are Going Strong

When Catapult, the literary publisher launched by Elizabeth Koch in 2015 and helmed by Electric Literature cofounder Andy Hunter, merged with the larger and more established Bay Area house...

Spotlight on MPS

Acknowledged as the publishing world's first outsourcing vendor, MPS is closing in on its 50th anniversary, in 2020. Beginning as a production unit established by Macmillan to serve the...

Publishing’s Problem with Plastic

I write environmental nonfiction books that call kids to action. I want children to feel empowered to save our planet from past generations’ hubris. Endangered species, trophic cascades, and...

Ask the Editor: Lie vs. Lay

Dear Editor:I still get confused about the difference between lie and lay. Can you explain the correct usage? —Tom S.You are not alone, Tom. Lots of people have this...

New Titles from Self-Publishers: September 2018

Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 87 self-published titles below. Each appears with a list of retailers that are selling the book and a...

The Big Titles U.S. Agencies Will Be Selling at the 2018 Frankfurt Book Fair

Aevitas Creative ManagementLate Bloomers by Rich KarlgaardU.S. publisher: no publisher yetAn entrepreneur and the publisher of Forbes magazine offers, per the agency, an exploration of “what it means to...

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The World’s 54 Largest Publishers, 2018

Despite a number of challenges, Pearson continued its reign as the world’s largest book publisher in 2017. The U.K.-based educational publisher topped this year’s...

On Nostalgia and Nazis: PW Talks with Nora Krug

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High Standards: PW Talks with Hal Crowther

Crowther profiles a diverse group of accomplished individuals in his essay collection, Freedom Fighters and Hell Raisers: A Gallery of Memorable Southerners (Blair, Oct.).Why...

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