Last Week's Top Reviews

The most-read reviews on last week were...

The Monkey Is the Messenger: Meditation & What Your Busy Mind Is Trying to Tell You

The Art of Simple Living: 100 Daily Practices from a Japanese Zen Monk for a Lifetime of Calm and Joy

The Empire and the Five Kings: America’s Abdication and the Fate of the World

Where the Crawdads Sing

A Fool’s Guide to Actual Happiness

From the Newsletters

Tip Sheet

Jen Beagin, author of Vacuum in the Dark, a sequel to Pretend I’m Dead, talks about the appeal of the literary fiction sequel.

Children’s Bookshelf

Random House Children’s Books will publish Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum, a new book by Dr. Seuss, this fall.

Religion BookLine

We talk with Debbie Blue, whose new book takes on male interpretations of Bible stories.

Global Rights Report

New York Times correspondent and Pulitzer winner Jeffery Gettleman sold a book about American missionary John Chau to Holt in a six-figure North American rights deal.

BookLife Report

An author explains how to query book reviewers and bloggers in three easy steps.


Week Ahead

PW senior writer Andrew Albanese reports on the state of the book business ahead of the London Book Fair, set for March 12–14.

More to Come

The hosts discuss PW’s annual comics retail survey, the arrival of a new CEO at IDW, and drama at the ComicsPro annual meeting. And in a new Star Gazing segment, they discuss Mira Jacob’s Good Talk and Ebony Flowers’s Hot Comb.



A bookstore owner discusses the rights and wrongs of taglines.

PW Insider

PW features editor Carolyn Juris talks about the focus on entertaining in recent cookbooks.