Publishers Weekly

Young Inaugural Speakers Land Book Deals

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Amanda Gorman, who wrote and recited this year's inaugural poem, and Brayden Harrington, the teen who spoke at the Democratic National Convention about bonding with Biden over stuttering, have both landed book deals.

Panel Mania: Infinitum: An Afrofuturist Tale by Tim Fielder

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Tim Fielder’s new graphic novel Infinitum: An Afrofuturist Tale is a meta-fictional tale of survival and an epic adventure that celebrates the presence of the Black man and Black woman in genre storytelling from the beginning of time until the end of the universe. A five-page excerpt.

Tapas Sees Big Gains for Digital Comics

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Digital comics delivered via mobile devices are attracting impressive traffic and generating revenue for artists and publishers. Tapas, a small U.S.-based mobile comics startup, reported impressive recent growth, and announced plans to partner with traditional print publishers like Scholastic.

PW’s Most-Read Comics Stories of 2020

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An Anti-racist graphic novel reading list, the impact of the pandemic on comics retail, the loss of comics conventions and festivals, and the rise in popularity of digital comics for the mobile generation, are among the topics covered in PW's most-read comics stories of 2020

November Bookstore Sales Dropped 21.5%

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Bookstore sales were $485 million in November, down from $618 million in November 2019, according to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. The 21.5% decline was the smallest monthly drop since spring.

Union, PEN Issue Statements on Powell's Sale of Ngo Book

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The labor union representing employees of Powell's Books in Portland, Ore., said the decision to sell conservative author Andy Ngô book 'Unmasked' online was regrettable, but the store's decision "alone to make." PEN America said selling the book did not "equal endorsement" and supported the store's decision.

Bolton Wins Key Decision in Legal Battle Over His Memoir

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In a ruling last week, a federal judge said he will allow the former Trump National Security Advisor to conduct discovery on whether Trump administration officials acted in bad faith in holding up the pre-publication review of Bolton's memoir 'The Room Where It Happened.'

This Week's Bestsellers: January 18, 2021

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Anna North lands at #20 in hardcover fiction with ‘Outlawed,’ a feminist Western parable. Plus novels by a pair of first-timers make their debuts, and ‘Eyes That Kiss in the Corners’ sees its way clear to our children’s picture book list.