Book News 11/26

tailor

Here’s a quick look at what’s happening in the book world:

  • Variety reports that digital book subscription service Scribd raised $58 million from venture capital firm Spectrum Equity. Scribd’s website attracts 100 million visitors a month and claims a million subscribers.
  • Journalists at The Washington Post share their top picks for children’s books in 2019.
  • A copy of The Art of the Deal with Trump’s signature and the inscription “future president” went for $1500 at auction this week. Alexander Historical Auctions handled the sale of the first edition volume which was accompanied by a typed letter of provenance from the original recipient.
  • Abby Richter profiled author-illustrator duo Brad Meltzer and Chris Eliopoulos about their books and recently launched series on PBS.
  • A beloved Montclair, NJ bookstore gets compared to Narnia in The New York Times.

  • Calling all California book collectors: there’s a prize waiting for you, but the deadline is nigh. Read the requirements here.

 

(Children’s) BookNotes, April 6, 2016

Taxidermy and Trump make the news this week in the world of children’s books.

The Bruce Museum’s latest exhibit is wild about animals and art: https://literarykids.tumblr.com/tagged/Bruce-Museum

image

What do you do when you spot a Trump in the wild? The Donald gets the picture-book treatment, just in time for the Republican National Convention:

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/69796-a-child-s-first-book-of-trump-due-from-s-s.html

image