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Publishers Weekly

April 15, 2019

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last week’s top reviews

# 1 publishersweekly.com/emperor# 2 publishersweekly.com/warbears# 3 publishersweekly.com/scrolls# 4 publishersweekly.com/remember# 5 publishersweekly.com/seawomenFrom the NewslettersTip SheetKelsey Wroten, author of Cannonball, picks 10 essential graphic novels and memoirs about queer women.publishersweekly.com/kelseywrotenChildren’s BookshelfPW was on the scene at the fourth annual Kweli Color of Children’s Literature Conference.publishersweekly.com/kweliReligion BookLineAs Christian bookseller LifeWay winds down, publishers and retailers are making contingency plans.publishersweekly.com/lifewayGlobal Rights ReportIsabel Allende has left Atria and signed with Ballantine for her new novel, A Long Petal of the Sea, due in early 2020.publishersweekly.com/allendeBookLife ReportSelf-published romance author Meghan March explains why she makes her characters earn their happy endings.publishersweekly.com/meghanmarchPodcastsWeek AheadPW senior writer Andrew Albanese looks at the ALA’s recently released list of “most challenged” books.publishersweekly.com/weekaheadMore to ComeCalvin Reid and Heidi MacDonald interview artists at the MoCCA Arts Fest, and Meg Lemke reviews new titles.publishersweekly.com/moretocomeKidsCastAuthor-illustrator Doug Cenko discusses his new…

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the netflix literary connection

Kelly Luegenbiehl (l.)Matt ThunellNetflix has been on a book acquisition spree over the past year, developing screen adaptations of dozens of novels, series, short story collections, and graphic novels. About 50 of these literary properties are being turned into series projects, while the screening service has announced plans to adapt only a handful into features—a list that includes Button Man by John Wagner, I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid, Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani, and The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry.Netflix has 139 million subscribers, and these properties will provide the streaming giant with features, series, and animated shows for the coming years. “There’s just no other substitute for the amount of work and creativity that goes into a book,” said Matt Thunell, v-p of original series at Netflix.Adaptation has…

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easter titles help lift unit sales 4.3% in early april

With Easter having passed by this time in 2018 and the holy day still a few weeks away this year, overall unit sales of print books rose 4.3% in the week ended Apr. 6, 2019, over the comparable week last year, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Easter titles had the biggest impact in juvenile fiction, where three books were in the top 10: God Gave Us Easter by Lisa Tawn Bergren, which was #5 on the category list, sold more than 10,000 copies; Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure by James Dean sold nearly 10,000 copies and was #6 on the bestseller list; and Llama Llama Easter Egg by Anna Dewdney sold almost 9,000 copies and was #9 on the bestseller list. In juvenile nonfiction, where units rose…

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ibpa university 2019 receives high marks

The Independent Book Publishers Association certainly lived up to its motto of “helping each other achieve and succeed” during this year’s IBPA University, the organization’s annual conference of author-publishers and indie publishers. IBPA University was held in Chicago, April 5–6.With 325 attendees—ranging from 100 aspiring and new publishers attending their first conference to a few seasoned veterans who have been attending every year since back when it was known as the Publishers Marketing Association (1983–2008)—the emphasis was on the sharing of information and ideas. There were 28 breakout sessions throughout the weekend, on subjects ranging from selling to schools and launching podcasts to copyright laws, with several panels, such as one on distribution channels that drew a standing-room-only audience.Keynotes featured speakers relating stories of successes and failures: Brooke Warner of…

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attendance up, middle grade hot at bologna 2019

Children’s publishers near and far gathered in Italy for the 56th edition of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, held April 1–4. Visitors to the fair totaled 28,946, an increase of 5% over last year, and there were 1,442 exhibitors from more than 80 countries and regions.Sarah Kelleher, director of children’s scouting at Maria B. Campbell Associates, said of the fair: “Everyone was in good spirits and excited to see an abundance of middle grade titles. As predicted, titles that garnered a lot of attention were those with Netflix or video game tie-ins, or books that have recently been optioned for film/TV. YA contemporary feel-good books, with a particular emphasis on the rom-com, are also on the rise.”The Bologna Fair announced a new collaboration with the Moscow International Book Fair, with…

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deals

MOVIE DEALS● Producer Judith Verno optioned A Serial Killer’s Daughter (Thomas Nelson) by Kerri Rawson for Sony Pictures Television. Rawson is the daughter of Dennis Rader, who dubbed himself the BTK killer (the initials stand for “bind, torture, kill”). Joel Gotler of the Intellectual Property Group negotiated the deal on behalf of Rawson with Doug Grad of his own agency.● R.J. Palacio’s Wonder is heading to Broadway as a musical produced by Hamilton coproducer Jill Furman for Lionsgate, the studio behind the 2017 film adaptation of Wonder starring Julia Roberts. In a statement, Palacio said that the project is “quite literally, a dream come true.”INTERNATIONAL DEALS● Re-naissance’s Laurie Blum Guest has brokered a coedition agreement with the Titan Publishing Group on behalf of Perilous Worlds for Conan and the Living…

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