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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.

Nuts for Nonfiction (shelftalker)

A robust list of new and exciting nonfiction is crucial for the holidays. Fiction can be hard to choose for picky readers or kids that the gift buyer simply...

Sales, Earnings Rise at HarperCollins

Revenue at HarperCollins rose 3% in the quarter ended September 30, compared to the same quarter a year ago. Earnings increased 4%, parent company News Corp reported.Sales at the...

Publishing Sales Down at Salem Media

Sales for the third quarter at the publisher, ended September 30, fell 20.7% compared to last year’s third period. Salem Media Group’s publishing division is home to Regnery Press...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, November 13, 2017

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NAIBA Comes Out Against Direct Sales

The board of the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association has issued a two-part statement to publishers challenging the practice of direct sales to consumers, both individuals and institutions. The...

Soap and South Africa’s ‘Fatal Intimacy’

Wikimedia CommonsAn advertisement for Pears’ Soap, 1890sSoap has been at the center of some of the most visceral private and public expressions of racism in South Africa. For all...

“A Man and a Woman, Say What You Like, They’re Different”: On Marguerite Duras

“La Vie Matérielle” was translated as “Practicalities” by Barbara Bray, but might be more felicitously titled “Material Life,” or “Everyday Life.” The book began as recordings of Duras...

Q3 Sales Dip at HBG

Revenue at Hachette Book Group USA fell 2.8% in the third quarter ended September 30, compared to the same period in 2016. Parent company Lagardere attributed decline to unfavorable...

Licensing Hotline: November 2017

Random House Releases StoryBots, CocoRandom House is publishing a range of formats for StoryBots, an educational property for ages three to eight, produced by JibJab Bros. Studios. “It’s about...

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International Hot Book Properties, Week of Monday, September 24, 2018

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