From the Newsletters

Tip Sheet

Samantha Harvey, author of The Western Wind, examines how novelists solve problems when writing historical fiction.

Children’s Bookshelf

YA author Sarah Dessen has moved to HarperCollins.

Global Rights Report

Erin Morgenstern, author of the 2011 bestseller The Night Circus, sold North American rights to The Starless Sea to Jenny Jackson at Doubleday.

BookLife Report

Michelle Argyle at Melissa Williams Design reimagines the cover of Spinning by indie author Janine Kovac.

Religion BookLine

Bob Munce of the newly formed Christian Retail Association hopes to both liven up the industry and attract retailers with lower annual membership dues and innovative programs.


Week Ahead

PW senior writer Andrew Albanese reflects on the National Book Awards and how Michelle Obama’s blockbuster memoir might jump-start what is expected to be a strong holiday season for bookstores.

More to Come

Writer Jason Sacks talks about his new book, American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s, and about comics in the ’90s, from the Image explosion to “Marvelcution.” He also talks about running the Comics Bulletin website.


We interview scientist Daniel Botkin about his novel Tsavo, which presents differing perspectives on wildlife conservation.


Gary Jansen, an author at Loyola Press, discusses his contribution to Sharing the Wisdom of Time, a collection of stories from Pope Francis and other elders from around the world.

PW Insider

This year’s National Book Awards were unique for many reasons. PW associate news editor John Maher recaps the event, and deputy reviews editor Gabe Habash talks about the books.



A book buyer shares how bookstores can go beyond Sherman Alexie when selling books by Native American authors.