Frankfurt's Boos Says Physical Fairs Cannot Be Replaced
Though the all-virtual Frankfurt Book Fair was well-received, Frankfurt director Juergen Boos is all the more convinced that in-person, face-to-face book fairs are essential to the health of the industry and cannot be replaced. more »
PW Talks to Walter Mosley
Walter Mosley was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Bouchercon 2020. In an interview with 'PW,' Mosley touched on topics ranging from his career to the progress mystery organizations have made in addressing diversity concerns. more »
Center for Fiction Debuts Susan Kamil Award for Emerging Writers
The Center for Fiction announced the establishment of the Susan Kamil Award for Emerging Writers, a new award to honor the memory and influence of the late Kamil, who was former executive v-p and publisher of the Random House imprint. more »
As Key Decision Looms, Bolton Demands Jury Trial
In his long-awaited answer to the government's civil complaint, former national security adviser John Bolton denied that he broke any laws in publishing his bestselling memoir 'The Room Where It Happened.' But with a DoJ motion for Summary Judgment now pending before the court, it's unclear whether a jury will get the case any time soon. more »
SIBF Publishers Conference: Watch Online
The SIBF Publishers Conference 2020 (Nov. 1-3), a key event in the international publishing calendar, will feature top speakers from the global publishing industry, and you can watch live from home! Topics include lessons from the pandemic, virtual events, reaching new audiences with translation, book piracy, home schooling, and more. (Sponsored) more »

Books for Faithful Family Lives Proliferate

Religion publishers are addressing the modern needs of parents and couples in new books on mental health, LQBTQ issues, addiction, and more. more »
Thomas Nelson Pays $3M Judgment to Printing Company
EPAC Technologies was awarded $3 million in compensatory damages from Thomas Nelson last month after an eight-year lawsuit alleging breach of contract and fraud. more »
Join the 'What to Eat When' Doctors Tomorrow!
Drs. Roizen and Crupain are back with the follow-up to their groundbreaking guide What to Eat When. Join them for a discussion of their science-based recipes designed for healthier living. Tomorrow on Facebook Live and YouTube. 4 PM EDT/1 PM PDT. Get all the details and enter to win a cookbook set! more »

Call for Information: Books for Short Attention Spans
This feature will preview short but satisfying reads for adults, including essay and humor collections, fiction anthologies, and novellas. Pub dates: January – July 2021. New titles only, please; no reprints. Please email pitches and links to artwork to by November 20 and put “Call for Info: Short Attention Spans” in the subject line. more »

Covid-19 Industry Impacts

Job Moves
  • Anne Rumberger has been promoted to Marketing Director at Verso Books and can be contacted at
  • Beth Oleniczak has been promoted to Associate Director of Marketing and Publishing Strategy at Sourcebooks Fire.
  • Paul Golob has begun independent editorial and independent consulting work, and can be reached via his website,
  • Rebecca Suss has been promoted to manager of corporate communications at Simon & Schuster.
  • Amy Brabenec has been promoted to assistant operations manager & children's buyer at Brookline Booksmith.
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List
'Modern Comfort Food' by Ina Garten is the #1 title on PW's adult hardcover nonfiction bestseller list. See the full list »
Review of the Day: 'The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata' by Gina Apostol
"Filipina writer Apostol revises her playful 2009 novel, winner of the Philippine National Book Award and appearing in English for the first time, to highly entertaining effect." more »

Picture of the Day

At a digital event held by 'Electric Literature' last Thursday, cartoonist Matt Lubchansky (top l.) led authors (clockwise from center l.) Amber Sparks, R. Eric Thomas, John Darnielle, Daniel Lavery, and Leah Johnson through a one-shot Dungeons & Dragons game with a literary twist: the publisher of Lightning Bolt Literature has been murdered, and the players had to solve puzzles, fight monsters, and more to get to the bottom of things.

Courtesy Electric Literature
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