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Anatomy of a Book

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In D. W. Young’s lighthearted, lexical short film “A Body of Language,” a bookdealer shows off “one of the antiquarian book world’s favorite prints”: a…

Schrank Named to Head Astra Publishing House

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Backed by Thinkingdom Media Group, Astra Publishing House has launched a new adult division, which will join children's divisions Boyds Mills & Kane and minedition in the new company. Former Holt head Ben Schrank is publisher and COO of Astra.

HBG Launches Indie Bookstore Assistance Program

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Hachette Book Group is launching a new program to assist in the reopening of independent bookstores. The program is intended to help stores recover from the impact of Covid-19 on their businesses, as well as to aid them in reopening.

In Pandemic, Dystopian Fiction Loses Its Luster for Editors

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The renewed interest in dystopian tales following the election of Donald Trump seems to be dying down as, with the globe seized by a pandemic and millions of Americans hunkered down because of shelter-at-home orders, editors say they are interested in lighter fare—mostly.