Publishers Weekly December 6, 2021

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the week in publishing

Scribner, publisher of Alice Sebold’s 1999 memoir, Lucky, has halted distribution of the book while it consults with the author on how the work might be revised. Lucky details the effects of a sexual assault Sebold suffered in college, and it became embroiled in controversy after the man convicted of the assault was exonerated. David Steinberger, the former head of Perseus and Arcadia, led a group of investors who acquired Open Road Integrated Media for a purchase price reported to be between $60 million and $80 million. Four educational publishers filed a suit against e-commerce service Shopify, accusing the company of copyright and trademark infringement for allegedly facilitating the sale of pirated textbooks and educational materials. London-based Clarivate Analytics has completed its $5.3 billion purchase of ProQuest in a deal that creates a…

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online & on-air

The Week Ahead Are Washington censors trying to block from publication “shocking details” of “a White House bent on circumventing the Constitution”? More to Come The hosts recap the return of AnimeNYC (and 53,000 fans) to Javits, and react to reports of the possible infection of one fan with the omicron Covid variant. Children’s Bookshelf Scholastic will publish the third edition in Dav Pilkey’s mega-selling Cat Kid Comic Club series, Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose, on Apr. 5, 2022.…

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an encouraging start

From supply chain concerns to a potential inflation-fueled slide in consumer spending, the months leading up to Indies First/Small Business Saturday saw one dire prediction after another for indie booksellers. Instead, many of the more than three dozen indies contacted by PW posted strong sales increases over Thanksgiving weekend compared with 2019 and 2020, and even booksellers whose stores saw declines said they were cautiously optimistic about the weeks ahead. At Reads & Company in Phoenixville, Pa., co-owner Jason Hafer said the industrywide push to prepare for potential supply chain interruptions helped deliver a 50% jump in sales at the store compared to last year. “We’ve had enough warning that we could plan and prepare,” Hafer noted, crediting his employees and sales reps for their work greeting a full store of…

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print unit sales rose 9.7% in late november

Driven once again by gains in fiction, unit sales of print books rose 9.7% in the week ended Nov. 27, 2021, over the similar week in 2020, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Three new adult fiction titles led to a 35.3% increase in unit sales in the category, compared to the week ended Nov. 28, 2020. The latest volume in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, Go Tell the Bees I Am Gone, sold nearly 183,000 copies in its first week. In second place on the category list was The Becoming, the second book in the Dragon Heart Legacy series by Nora Roberts, which sold more than 42,000 copies. This was followed by Fear No Evil by James Patterson, which sold almost 37,000 copies. Print unit sales jumped 39.1% in…

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winter have you locked inside? we’ve got you covered.

The Adventures Of Gorio Archangel Gabriel Academy Sherwin Zarate Join Gorio and his friends in their adventures as they develop their powers and fight dangerous entities. Their lives are unknowingly put in danger from an evil entity when they defended their school from an attack. Their friendship grows stronger as they face the unexplained on their quest to find out who was killing their kind. $28.99 paperback 978-1-6632-2891-8 also available in hardcover & ebook Never Die Today In His Arms She Was His to Discover. Would the War Forever Keep Them Apart? John Daniel Strong Thanh Huu and Anouk Bernat, although separated for decades by political racism and God, their love conquers everything as they escape the fall of the American embassy in Vietnam. $23.95 paperback 978-1-5246-1886-5 also available in ebook The Prophecy J.b.liquorish When a young boy’s life faces peril from an unparalleled enemy, a…

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good holiday start for b&n

Black Friday weekend was good for Barnes & Noble, continuing a trend of double-digit sales growth this year, according to a company spokesperson, who added that the strong showing was the result of solid trade book sales through the weekend. “The pandemic has unleashed an extraordinary amount of reading and buying of books, and we are enjoying this boom in sales,” the spokesperson noted. Supply chain concerns and worries about inflation-based decreases in consumer spending were not an issue for the company, which saw significant sales growth in manga and YA, as well as strong performances by titles like Paul McCartney’s The Lyrics and Nikole Hannah-Jones’s The 1619 Project. Toy and game sales have also been robust, led by Lego and Mind the Gap. “We anticipated supply chain issues and placed all…