- Kitchen Gadgets
Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything app was the first—and arguably most successful—cookbook app, released in 2010, the same year as the iPad, and hailed by Apple in 2013 as “groundbreaking.”
- Toward Freedom and Joy: PW Talks with Zainab Salbi
Salbi, founder of the humanitarian organization Women for Women International, has long worked to improve the lives of women in war-torn countries.
- Rescue from Chaos: PW Talks with Vern Yip
Vern Yip may be best known as the affable, practical, opulently flower-loving panel judge for the entire eight-year run of HGTV’s Design Star, and before that, for his frequent appearances on TLC’s Trading Spaces.
- Reclaiming the Moon: PW Talks with Neil Clarke
Clarke launched science fiction and fantasy magazine Clarkesworld in 2006.
- First Impressions: Hobbies & Crafts 2016-2017
In the next year, at least three publishers are making deeper commitments to the crafting category.
- The Complexities of Adolescent Friendship: 'PW' Talks with Claire Messud
During a career spanning more than two decades, Claire Messud has specialized in creating complex, fierce female characters.
- The Rise and... Rise of Indie Travel Guides: Travel Books 2015
Traditionally, major-destination guidebooks have hued closely to the same formula since the era of Karl Baedeker’s mid-19th century European overviews for grand tourists—manuals expounding must-visit sites, restaurants, and hotels, brought to market by well-known houses.
- BookExpo 2017: List Maker: Pamela Paul
Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review and author of five books, is quick to admit she’s a list maker.
- Changing the View: PW Talks with Justina Blakeney
Los Angeles interior designer Justina Blakeney has built up her following—1.4 million on her largest Instagram account alone—through an exuberant embrace of color, a love of foliage and natural materials, and by opening up about her life experiences as a Black woman.
- Gold Watch: Sports Books 2020
The Tokyo Olympics are postponed until 2021 due to Covid-19.
- BEA 2015: Vu Tran Enjoys a Series of Firsts
Vu Tran is attending his first BEA this year, in advance of the publication of his first novel, Dragonfish (Norton, Aug.), which features four characters who are already old familiars.
- Are You Ready for This?: Home & Garden Books 2018
The stereotypical image of a survivalist—a grizzled type who stockpiles canned goods and weapons in a home-built bomb shelter in advance of the apocalypse—has gone the way of the classroom duck-and-cover drill.
- Hobbies & Crafts 2015: Color Me Trendy
Nearly every craft publisher, large and small, is dipping (or redipping) a toe into the widening pool of adult coloring books.
- Map vs. App: Travel Books 2015
Road atlases—those bulky mainstays of cross-country family road trips—may seem obsolete in the era of GPS and navigation apps, but don’t close the book on paper maps just yet.In 2014, Rand McNally was a consistent presence on Nielsen BookScan’s weekly travel bestseller list; every week from mid-May
- Board Meetings: Hobby & Craft Books 2019–2020
Woodworkers tend to be tuned in to sustainability issues—after all, their craft relies on a finite resource.