Volume 259 Number 15 ISSN 0000-0019
April 9, 2012
F e a t u r e s
20 The Horror In the horror category, the new normal is paranormal. Joe R. Lans- dale pens a Why I Write column.
S1–S32 PW Select Our sixth quarterly supplement on self-publishing includes 221 new announcements and 52 books with full reviews, plus a talk with Seth Godin, and more.
17 Retail Nation: Comics Plus Newbury Comics, the New England chain that was founded on the comic-book collection of two MIT students, has now evolved into what one principle now calls simply “a merchant.”
N e w s 4 Big Houses Doing Fine With Random House’s release of 2011 results, four large trade houses—Random, Hachette parent Lagardère, Penguin, and S&S— all posted at least 10% margins for the year.
4 Vook and PW Team Up for Self-Publishers PW and Vook have reached a deal whereby self-published authors can get access to Vook’s new e-book creation tool as well as participate in PW Select, the magazine’s listing and review service for self-publishers.
5 Self-Published Sci-Fi Author Making Waves Hugh Howey’s five-part Wool series has sold 140,000 copies, and he’s now entertaining offers from traditional houses.
6 E-books’ Global Rise Two new reports document the e-book market’s rapid growth.
9 Publicists Turn to Publishing Dee Dee DeBartlo and Gretchen Crary, publicity veterans at HarperCollins, started their own boutique PR firm, but have now branched into publishing books.
11 A Tribute to Adrienne Rich Norton editor and poet Jill Bialosky remembers Adrienne Rich.
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