- North of the Killing Hand
The mixture of thriller and romance story lines, particularly with the age gap between Nefi and Vincent, feels awkward.
- Defacto Feminism: Essays Straight Outta Oakland
The essays in this collection from poet and novelist Juanita (Virgin Soul) provide a dynamic and illuminating take on a distinct subset of feminism nurtured by Oakland, Calif.’s community, as well as the story of Juanita’s coming of age as an artist.
- Cover Shots: A CBC Diversity Panel Discusses YA Book Jackets
She noted that sometimes books with covers that show “in-your-face” close-ups can turn away readers by taking them out of the story, suggesting that leaving some imaginative wiggle room in cover art can be a benefit.
- The Cover-Up at Omaha Beach: D-Day, the US Rangers, and the Untold Story of Maisy Battery
In this specialized book, Sterne, an amateur historian and an expert on the Normandy battles of WWII, covers the U.S.
- To Boost Sales, Japanese Bookseller Kinokuniya Experiments With New Book Covers
“We’re trying to be proactive to get people to read comics.”Correction: An earlier version of this story gave an inaccurate number of variant covers for Murakami prose works, as well as giving an incorrect number of Kinokuniya stores.
- Coalition of Individuals, Literary Organizations Issues Demands to Tattered Cover
PW was unable to obtain comment from Tattered Cover representatives by press time.Bummi Ishola's professional credentials and connection to Denver's literary community were added to this story.
- Mr. Natural Returns with ‘R. Crumb: The Complete Record Cover Collection’
In a phone interview with him from his home in France, PW Comics World talked to Crumb about compiling the collection and to his wife, Aline, about Drawn Together, a book of their collaborative comics stories coming from W.
- Cover Reveal: Mildred D. Taylor Bids Farewell to the Logans
I think it is miraculous how a designer can come up with a cover concept that captures the story so perfectly, as is the case here.
- Letter from the Editors: Covering Sexual Abuse in the Book Business
As a trade publication covering the book business, we at Publishers Weekly are typically focused on reporting stories that show how the industry ticks—book deals, personnel moves, acquisitions, financial results, hot books, and new technology developments are all under our purview.
- Cover Reveal: Book 1 of Scholastic’s New 39 Clues-Style Series
Five books written by five different authors will each follow every few months, with Dashner, who has outlined the overall story arc, returning for the seventh and final volume in March 2014.
- Corpse Had a Familiar Face: Covering Miami, America's Hottest Beat
Buchanan, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1986, has been the police reporter for the Miami Herald for 16 years and has covered some 5000 murder cases.
- My Self-Publishing Journey: Sailing My Indie Ship and Cover Reveal
(Click here to see a larger version of the cover.)Creating the cover was an intense labor of love for my cover designer, Suzanne Dubose, and me.
- Murder in the News: An Inside Look at How Television Covers Crime
Veteran Chicago television journalist Jordan doesn’t make effective use of his decades of experience in this investigation into how today’s news media covers violent crime.
- A Clean Well-Lighted Benefit for the Tattered Cover Raises $10K
(Hint: if you wondered what it would be like to take Joe Kavalier to school for show and tell, this story is not to be missed.)
- Cover Reveal: 'Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise' by David Ezra Stein
He noted that within the story, “it’s almost like hide-and-seek between the chicken and elephant, so it’s got that tantalizing ‘come and find me’ thing going on on the cover.”