Last Week’s Most Popular Reviews

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1. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

2. The Hug

3. I Know This Much Is True

4. Fever 1793

5. Matilda

From the Newsletters

Tip Sheet

Barbara Browning, author of The Gift, dives into the weird world of book blurbing.

Children’s Bookshelf

Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who gave a stirring speech at last year’s Democratic Convention, has written a middle grade nonfiction book about the Constitution.

Religion BookLine

The Christian fiction market, after some rough times, looks to be on the rise again thanks to a boom in the low-cost mass market format.

Global Rights Report

The scoop on the inaugural New York Rights Fair, set for May 30–June 1, 2018.

BookLife Report

What recent changes to Amazon’s buy button mean for self-published authors.

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More to Come

The More to Come crew recap a recent visit to an animation studio in Havana, note the relocation of Toronto’s the Beguiling comics shop, and preview the forthcoming Hot Graphic Novels panel to be held at BookExpo.

PW Radio

Leslie Buck discusses her memoir, Cutting Back, and PW senior writer Andrew Albanese offers some perspective on proposed cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.



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