Publishers Weekly May 31, 2021

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the week in publishing

Eric Carle and Lois Ehlert, two picture book legends, died last week. Carle, who was 91, created more than 70 books for young readers, including The Very Hungry Caterpillar, whose design was considered groundbreaking, and his titles have sold more than 170 million copies around the world. Ehlert, who won a 1990 Caldecott Honor for Color Zoo and illustrated the bestselling Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, was known for her signature collage artwork featuring bold colors and crisply cut shapes. She was 86. Grove Atlantic and author Roxane Gay have teamed up to form the Roxane Gay Books imprint. According to Grove, the new imprint will publish three titles per year, a mix of fiction and nonfiction. Dan Frank, the highly respected editorial director of Pantheon since 1996, died on May 24 in…

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the start of something new

The unofficial and official kickoffs to the inaugural U.S. Book Show last week both featured speakers who touched on the resiliency of the book publishing industry. At the May 24 webinar “Rethinking Our New ‘Old’ Business: Why Books and Publishing Are Flourishing,” cohosted by PW, Penguin Random House global CEO Markus Dohle said that contrary to the widespread belief that publishing is languishing, it’s doing very well. Despite the pandemic, Dohle pointed to the solid sales gains the industry posted in 2020 over 2019, and noted that through mid-May, unit sales of print books are up about 25% over 2020. Dohle hit back against the thinking that reading and book buying will decline as the pandemic lockdowns fade and people return to more normal routines. He said that the industry has…

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update your nightstand.

Discovering and Embracing Your Life Purpose Paul Peters In the discovery comes the meaning and fulfillment of one’s life. This book is written to help take you one step closer in the discovery of you and why you are here. Here, author Paul Peters provides the clues or “puzzle pieces” that he believes were not only put within us to find, but are also discovered outside of us through life choices (good and bad). Discover your strengths, talents, gifts, passions, temperament, love language, personality style, and personality type! $16.99 paperback 978-1-6641-6313-3 also available in hardcover & ebook Now that Nursing Orientation is Over The Professional Experiences of Jean McGrath-Brown, RN, MA, LNHA Jean McGrath-Brown, RN, MA, LNHA Offering firsthand insight into the profession, Now that Nursing Orientation is Over shows what the nurse truly means to patients and how…

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a better way to produce books locally and fulfill global demand: spotlight on hp publishing solutions

Print-on-demand is not a new capability. In fact, publishers have been benefiting from POD for decades. “However, it’s typically been used for managing lower print volume requirements,” says Paul Randall, product marketing manager at HP Publishing Solutions. “But now the industry needs to address other challenges around the sustainability of its supply chains, as well as its ability to react quickly and with agility to changing market dynamics.” As the publishing industry continues to cope with the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, many publishers are finding that their supply chains are no longer sustainable. That’s where HP Publishing Solutions can help, with its global print partner network that offers publishers a better way to do business. The adaptability of traditional publishing supply chains has long been an issue. Though these supply chains…

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eso won is pw’s bookstore of the year

At a May 25 virtual event, Los Angeles’s Eso Won Books was announced as PW Bookstore of the Year, while Simon & Schuster sales rep Toi Crockett was named PW Sales Rep of the Year. In nomination letters from their colleagues in the publishing industry, Eso Won and Crockett were hailed not only for their mastery of their respective trades but for their tireless work in support of the American literary scene and those who sustain it—from authors and booksellers to readers, schools, publishers, and literary organizations. “It’s truly a great honor to be named the bookstore of the year,” said James Fugate, who cofounded Eso Won with Tom Hamilton in 1990. The two accepted the award from their store’s back office, surrounded by newly arrived books. Crockett thanked her colleagues at…

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a beacon of hope for all immigrants: spotlight on joshua m. greene

Joshua M. Greene had decided he was never going to write another book about the Holocaust when he received a call from Ivan Wilzig, urging him to write the story of his father, the Holocaust survivor Siggi Wilzig. It was the summer of 2013 and Greene was blunt. “I’m done with the Holocaust,” Greene told Ivan. “I’m done with the darkness. I want to work on books that move us toward the light.” Without pause, Wilzig yelled in the phone, “Are you kidding? My father was the light! He was a walking torch! He was a beacon of hope for all immigrants!” Eight years later, Greene is the first to admit that Ivan Wilzig was right. The proof can be found in Unstoppable (Insight Editions), the newly released, sweeping biography that grew from…