Thoughts on the Milo Yiannopoulos book deal kerfuffle, a critique publishing's underestimation of the U.S. Latino market, and PW editorial director Jim Milliot's pledge to stand up to President Trump were among PW’s most-clicked opinion pieces in 2017.

10. Publishing's Bright Future (Really!)

Courtney Maum, humorist and author of the satirical novel Touch, mines her history working as a trend forecaster to predict a coming boom in books.

9. If Children's Authors Ruled the World

Author Deborah Underwood makes a case for why her fellow children's book creators have what it takes to be world leaders, citing their empathy, knowledge, and other strengths.

8. Every Writer Needs an Editor, Especially if that Writer Is Also an Editor

The editorial director of Writer’s Digest discusses the difficulty of taking her own advice.

7. The Weird Things People Leave in Books

A writer contemplates the bizarre items—bologna, paychecks, divorce papers, a taco—librarians have found in books.

6. Hey, Websites: Think Before You Link to Amazon

A writer and editor asks for consideration of the indies when you click to buy that book online.

5. Can We Talk About Banned Trump Books?

Writer and library series organizer Kit-Bacon Gressitt examines the book banning of Not My President: The Anthology of Dissent in her local library.

4. Standing Up to President Trump

There has never been a president whose election has caused as much widespread alarm among so many people in all segments of the publishing industry as Donald Trump, writes PW editorial director Jim Milliot.

3. Why the Milo Yiannopoulos Book Deal Tarnishes the Publishing Industry

When a major publisher "legitimizes old-fashioned hate speech and rebrands lies as alternative facts, our authors lose, our books lose, and our country loses," the editorial director of FSG Books for Young Readers writes about the Yiannopoulos book deal

2. Dear Publishers: Latinos Read Books, Too

A former New York state assemblyman takes publishing to task for underestimating the U.S. Latino market.

1. In Defense of Milo Yiannopoulos's Book

Yiannopoulos's literary agent, Thomas Flannery Jr., writes that he is "continually shocked by the willingness of many in the publishing industry to stifle Milo Yiannopoulos's opinions" by protesting S&S's since-terminated book deal for Dangerous.