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How Bookishness Affects the Book Biz

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The fetishization of books as a vibe sells iPhone cases that look like leatherbound tomes and clothing with literary designs. But does it actually sell books? Book business insiders weigh in.

Zando Announces Its First Book Acquisition

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Zando, launched by former Crown publisher Molly Stern six months ago, announced its first acquisition, a reference guide written by a prominent psychiatrist affiliated with the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

The Changing Role of Publishing's Sales Reps

Publishers Weekly -

By most accounts, 2020 was not a good year for publishers’ sales representatives. But with the number of vaccinations rising and schools and businesses beginning to reopen in much of the country, reps are optimistic about the future. Still, things won't be quite the same.

Book Club Picks for April 2021

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This month's selections range from B&N's choice of 'The Five Wounds' by Kirstin Valdez Quade to Oprah's Book Club's selection of Marilynne Robinson's 'Gilead' novels.

ACMRS Press Pulls Shakespeare Into 21st Century

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ACMRS Press, the publishing division of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, is publishing all 39 of Shakespeare's plays, translated into modern English to make them more accessible to contemporary audiences.