PW Picks: On Sale the Week of January 9, 2012

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Trade shadowing scheme picks up pace

The Bookseller – 2012-02-07

Random House, Canongate and Macmillan Children’s Books are the latest publishers to send...

Piccadilly picks up another Alien Schoolboy

The Bookseller – 2012-01-09

Piccadilly Press has acquired a new title in the Alien Schoolboy series by author Ros Asquith....

Media Decoder Blog: Time Warner Picks New Head for Time Inc. Magazine Unit

The New York Times – 2011-11-30

The selection of Laura Lang, the head of the digital ad agency Digitas, would add online expertise to the country’s largest magazine publisher.

Bonnier Picks Up UFC Mag to Enter Martial Arts Ring

Folio Magazine – 2011-11-11

This story first appears on FOLIO: sister publication, minonline.

Austen and Dickens among WBN 2012 picks

The Bookseller – 2011-10-24

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 24/10/2011 - 14:56 Classics including Pride and Prejudice and A Tale of Two Cities, as well as more recent bestsellers such as Room and Misery,...

Emap picks data specialist as chief executive

Media Week – 2011-09-07

Business to business publisher Emap International has appointed Duncan Painter, currently managing director of Sky's customer intelligence arm, as chief executive.

Trade picks Man Booker frontrunners

The Bookseller – 2011-07-28

Written By: Katie Allen, Charlotte Williams and Philip Stone Publication Date: Thu, 28/07/2011 - 09:21 Julian Barnes, Sebastian Barry and bookies favourite Alan Hollinghurst are seen by the trade...

Harper Lee tops World Book Night picks

The Bookseller – 2011-07-27

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 27/07/2011 - 15:15 Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird has been voted the most popular title to be given away as part of World Book Night 2012....

Tony Blair picks Trotsky biography among his Desert Island Reads

The Bookseller – 2011-06-24

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 24/06/2011 - 11:46 Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has demonstrated an affinity with political outsiders, fantasy worlds and religious prophets as...

Bell Media Picks Up Options on Novels by Three Canadian Authors

CNW – 2011-06-15

- Bell Media joins forces with renowned Canadian writers William Deverell, Giles Blunt and Robert Rotenberg -

Hachette leads the way in Richard and Judy WHS summer picks

The Bookseller – 2011-05-11

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 11/05/2011 - 09:54 Hachette has the lion's share of titles featured in the W H Smith Summer Richard and Judy Book Club list. Five out of the eight...

Tribune Co. picks LA Times publisher as new CEO

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-05-07

(05-06) 12:46 PDT Chicago, IL (AP) -- Tribune Co. has selected the publisher of its largest newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, to be its CEO as it tries to end nearly 2 1/2 years in bankruptcy... picks Rising Stars

The Bookseller – 2011-02-02

Written By: Charlotte Williams has selected books published by Myriad Editions, Fig Tree, Atlantic Books and Simon & Schuster as its four Rising Stars for this quarter. Snowdrops by A D...

Waterstone's reveals its 11 debut fiction picks for 2011

The Bookseller – 2011-01-20

Three titles from Penguin and three from...

Richard and Judy unveil new W H Smith picks

The Bookseller – 2011-01-05

W H Smith is launching a Richard and Judy...

easyJet Picks Publishing Exec as New CEO

ABC News – 2010-03-24

easyJet names publishing executive Carolyn McCall as its next CEO Carolyn McCall - Guardian Media Group - Business - guardian - Publishing

Starbucks Picks Gillies' 'Happens Every Day'

Publishers Wekly – 2009-02-24

Continuing its tradition of featuring inspirational memoirs, Starbucks has selected Isabel Gillies's Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True Story, which Scribner is releasing on March 24.

Al's Book Club Picks Obama Title

Publishers Wekly – 2009-01-21

Change Has Come: An Artist Celebrates Our American Spirit by Kadir Nelson has been selected as the next selection for Al’s Book Club, a regular feature on The Today Show.

Media Source Picks Up ‘Horn Book’

Publishers Wekly – 2009-01-21

The Horn Book, Inc., the Boston-based publisher of both the Horn Book Magazine and the Horn Book Guide, has been acquired by Media Source, the Dublin, Ohio-based parent company of the Junior Library...

Italy's Veronesi picks up French book prize

AFP via Yahoo!Xtra News – 2008-11-03

PARIS (AFP) - Italy's Sandro Veronesi picked up France's prestigious Femina prize for best foreign author Monday, while Jean-Louis Fournier won the French writer's prize with a book on having...

City of London picks Open Text for content management – 2008-10-06

Phil Muncaster, Computing , Monday 6 October 2008 at 12:48:00 Corporation looking to digitise and archive all documents The City of London Corporation has chosen a records management and archiving...

'Charlotte Weekly' Picks Up Papers

Editor And Publisher – 2008-10-01

The Charlotte Weekly has acquired the North Carolina papers The Herald of Huntersville and The Mountain Island Monitor and is launching the Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly.

Oprah picks novel of boy and his dog for book club

Reuters – 2008-09-20

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Debut author David Wroblewski took more than 10 years writing his first novel but now looks destined for overnight success, chosen by influential U.S. talk show host Oprah...

Oprah Picks Edgar Sawtelle; Ecco Goes Back to Press for 750,000 Copies

Publishers Wekly – 2008-09-19

Oprah Winfrey revealed her 62nd book club selection today: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, Ecco’s runaway summer bestseller. The house is going back to press for an additional 750,000 copies.

Dylan Thomas prize picks 14

The Bookseller – 2008-07-15

A longlist of 14 books has been revealed for...

Google picks up where Microsoft left off

International Herald Tribune – 2007-07-08

Like Microsoft in the 20th century, Google is the company that is now rewriting the rule books of the modern market.

S&S Picks LibreDigital

Publishers Wekly – 2008-06-24

Simon & Schuster will use LibreDigital to support its digital warehouse.

Preface picks J Sheekey

The Bookseller – 2012-03-02

Preface has acquired a J Sheekey fish cookbook, with recipes from the Covent Garden fish...

Stork picks up Rozewicz memoir

The Bookseller – 2012-03-14

Stork Press has acquired the memoir of Polish Nobel Prize-nominated author Tadeusz Rozewicz,...

Italy's RCS picks Microsoft exec for turnaround

Reuters – 2012-05-26

MILAN, May 25 (Reuters) - Italian loss-making publisher RCS MediaGroup picked Pietro Scott Jovane, the head of Microsoft Italy, to become its chief executive and lead the business turnaround, the...

Amazon Picks the 20 Best Books of 2012 So Far

Media Bistro – 2012-06-26

Today Amazon editors revealed their picks for the best books of the year so far. The top ten books on the list were all published by the Big Six publishers -- no Amazon Publishing, indie presses or...

Waterstones picks next 12 Book Club reads

The Bookseller – 2012-07-02

Waterstones has today announced the next 12 titles in its quarterly Book Club, featuring four...

Amazon Picks Up Market Share

Publishers Weekly – 2012-07-27

Amazon appears to have been the big winner in picking up former Borders customers. According to new figures from Bowker Market Research, Amazon’s share of book spending in the first quarter of 2012...

Book gift guide: 20 picks for the season – 2012-11-22

NEW YORK (AP) — Louise Erdrich is more than this year's winner of the National Book Award for fiction. She's a bookstore owner and has some ideas for what customers might pick up as holiday gifts.

Winfrey picks Mathis’ debut novel for book club – 2012-12-05

The celebrated talk show host recommends the debut novel, "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie"

Oprah picks historical novel as book club selection

Yahoo! News – 2012-12-06

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oprah Winfrey has selected "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie" by first-time novelist Ayana Mathis as the second book in her newly re-branded book club, the media mogul...

Hodder picks up foxy fiction

The Bookseller – 2012-12-14

Hodder Children’s Books has acquired a new series, Foxy Fiction, by author Caryl Hart and...

Times Chicken House competition picks shortlist

The Bookseller – 2013-02-11

Children's publisher Chicken House and the Times are on the way to choosing the title that...

World Book Night picks Liverpool for flagship event

The Bookseller – 2013-03-14

World Book Night UK will be holding its main event in Liverpool this year, in a collaboration...

Amazon Picks Up Bibliophilic Social Platform Goodreads

AdWeek – 2013-03-29

Amazon continues to socialize itself. The e-commerce giant announced today that it has acquired bibliophilic social platform Goodreads. “Goodreads has helped change how we discover and discuss...

Al's picks: Two choices as best for summer reading

SacBee – 2013-06-10

Allen Pierleoni's picks for fiction and nonfiction

From Independence Day to Parks and Rec: The Best Patriotic Picks for the 4th of July

Wired – 2013-07-01

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, the Wired staff has been pondering our favorite patriotic media. Not just the movies with the most jingoism or flag-waving, mind you, but the movies,...

Hawaii Hochi Picks JETLEADER 1500 for Printing Needs

Editor & Publisher – 2013-07-22

Hawaii Hochi, Ltd., a Japanese newspaper publisher located in Honolulu Hawaii has signed a contract for a JETLEADER 1500 to supplement their current printing operations. Hawaii Hochi, Ltd., a...

Independent booksellers' Christmas picks revealed

The Bookseller – 2013-08-08

Two HarperCollins titles top the Booksellers Association Christmas picks, chosen by independent...

David Ulin picks his top books for fall

Los Angeles Times – 2013-09-12

Fall is a terrific time to be a reader. Publishers shake off their summer doldrums and get down to business again. And writers? Well, writers settle in also and put out big books.Fall is a terrific...

Delta picks Microsoft for pilot tablets – 2013-09-30

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines says it will buy 11,000 Microsoft Surface 2 tablets for its pilots, to replace the heavy bundles of books and maps they haul around now.    

RuPaul Picks Up Marianne Williamson For Latest 'RuPaul Drives...' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post – 2013-10-21

This week's episode of "RuPaul Drives..." gets soulfully deep as Ru picks up spiritual leader and teacher -- and all around divine woman -- Marianne Williamson and they discuss how politics and love...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, November 4, 2013

The Huffington Post – 2013-11-05

First published in Publishers Weekly This week, a fascinating book about milk, a page-turning Victorian thriller from Charles Palliser, and Amy Tan's newest. Plus: why Druids are...

UPDATE 1-Amazon picks Donna Tartt's 'The Goldfinch' as book of the year

Reuters – 2013-11-08

NEW YORK, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Author Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch," a novel about a 14-year-old boy surviving in Manhattan after the death of his mother, topped Inc's list of 100 best books...

Amazon picks Donna Tartt's 'The Goldfinch' as book of the year

Yahoo! News – 2013-11-08

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Author Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch," a novel about a 14-year-old boy surviving in Manhattan after the death of his mother, topped Inc's list of 100...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, November 11, 2013

The Huffington Post – 2013-11-11

First published in Publishers Weekly This week, a Japanese retelling of Wuthering Heights, a history of the world in 12 maps, and Michael Jackson as a white girl. Plus: would FDR have become...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, November 18, 2013

The Huffington Post – 2013-11-18

First published in Publishers Weekly This week, a miraculous memoir of survival, a novel about working class families impacted by war, and the science of football. Copyright (c) 2013 PWxyz, LLC,...

Random House picks Pinterest for extra coverage

Yahoo! News – 2013-11-19

Book publisher Random House is among the raft of websites making use of a new wave of Pinterest integration, as trending titles help readers pick their next piece of reading material. A Pinterest...

Christmas picks lined up by independent bookshops

The Guardian – 2013-11-13

Indies hope to highlight 'books that are a bit quirky and a little bit different' and might be overlooked by chain retailersThe nation's independent bookshops have pooled their collective expertise...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, November 25, 2013

The Huffington Post – 2013-11-25

First published in Publishers Weekly This week, Tolstoy, a supernatural treasure hunt, and a book that sold two million copies in South Korea. Copyright (c) 2013 PWxyz, LLC, Publishers Weekly....

Best Books 2013: Slate Staff Picks

Slate – 2013-12-01

Monday: Slate staffers pick their favorite books of 2013. Tuesday: The overlooked books of 2013. Wednesday: The best lines of 2013, and the best poetry of 2013. Thursday: Dan Kois’ 15 favorite...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, December 2, 2013

The Huffington Post – 2013-12-02

First published in Publishers Weekly This week, a must-have anthology of one of literature's great characters, new Michael Connelly, and a doomed Arctic expedition. Plus: a man who's life goal is to...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, December 9, 2013

The Huffington Post – 2013-12-09

First published in Publishers Weekly This week, new Dean Koontz, the particle that holds the secrets of the universe, and a mystery with a truly unnerving ending. Copyright (c) 2013 PWxyz, LLC,...

LBF picks Olympia as its 'new home' from 2015

The Bookseller – 2013-12-12

The London Book Fair 2015 is to take place in Olympia in West London, allaying fears of a move to...

Best Books 2013: The Huffington Post Canada's Picks For Literature This Year

The Huffington Post – 2013-12-13

Amidst the many "best of the year" lists that emerge in December, probably the most useful one has to be the "best books" list. After all, TV and movies both get plenty of attention through the...

Daily Mail picks wrong Roux in anti-EU snafu | Media Monkey

The Guardian – 2013-12-18

Diary column applauds Eurosceptic comments made by Michel Roux Sr – but confuses him for his nephew, Michel Roux JrThe Daily Mail's Ephraim Hardcastle diary column can't resist picking up on...

PW Picks: Books Of The Week, January 6, 2014

The Huffington Post – 2014-01-06

First published in Publishers Weekly This week, 2014 gets a strong start with Chang-Rae Lee, Laurie Halse Anderson, and Gary Shteyngart. Plus: a book on a life spent reading. Copyright (c) 2013...

PW Picks: Books Of The Week, January 13, 2014

The Huffington Post – 2014-01-13

First published in Publishers Weekly This week, the true story that inspired Herman Melville, a pizza hotline, and a soldier's exorcism. Plus: a new translation of The Human Comedy. Copyright (c)...

PW Picks: Books Of The Week, January 20, 2014

The Huffington Post – 2014-01-21

First published in Publishers Weekly This week, the Rapture, an alien probe at the bottom of Lake Michigan, and Hitchcockian suspense at a museum. Copyright (c) 2014 PWxyz, LLC, Publishers...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, January 27, 2014

The Huffington Post – 2014-01-27

First published in Publishers Weekly This week, the best fictional treatment of the Dreyfus Affair yet, a Burroughs bio, and a life in Middlemarch. Plus: why are you so sad? Copyright (c) 2014...

February Events! Featuring James Franco, Town Hall with Heather Reisman and New Heather's Picks & Indigo Spotlight

CNW – 2014-01-29

FEBRUARY EVENTS AT INDIGO BOOKS & MUSIC TORONTO, Jan. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - From bestselling authors to the hottest fall releases, Indigo and Chapters stores nationally host FREE and paid exclusi...

PW Picks: Books Of The Week, February 3, 2014

The Huffington Post – 2014-02-03

First published in Publishers Weekly This week, the superb first novel in a sci-fi/horror trilogy, why certain groups in the U.S. perform better than others, and a story collection that reads like a...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, February 10, 2014

The Huffington Post – 2014-02-10

First published in Publishers Weekly This week: cows and UFOs in Mexico, "Robinson Crusoe" in space, and the best movies you'll never see. Copyright (c) 2014 PWxyz, LLC, Publishers Weekly. Used...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, February 24, 2014

Publishers Weekly – 2014-02-21

This week, Lorrie Moore's first collection in 15 years, the award-winning novel that was rejected by over 60 publishers, and what neuroscience can tell us about joy and anger.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, February 17, 2014

Publishers Weekly – 2014-02-14

This week, a retelling of Sleeping Beauty, true crime that calls to mind "In Cold Blood," and a massive engineering mistake.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, February 24, 2014, 2014

The Huffington Post – 2014-02-24

First published in Publishers Weekly This week, Lorrie Moore's first collection in 15 years, the award-winning novel that was rejected by over 60 publishers, and what neuroscience can tell us about...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, March 3, 2014

Publishers Weekly – 2014-02-28

This week, a dangerous game in small-town America, a book that will get you obsessed with dinosaurs, and an extreme survival camp.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, March 10, 2014

Publishers Weekly – 2014-03-07

This week, Philip Marlowe returns, how Paris became Paris, and the book that powerful people don't want you to read.

Starbucks picks Frederator Books' e-book

Crains New York – 2014-03-12

Frederator Books, the year-old children’s e-book publishing program founded by cartoon veteran Fred Seibert, is getting a boost in the arm, or at least a shot of caffeine: Letters From...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, March 17, 2014

Publishers Weekly – 2014-03-14

This week, "Dr. Jekyll" from Hyde's perspective, wrestling wildlife in the jungle, and Michael Rockefeller's disappearance.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, March 24, 2014

Publishers Weekly – 2014-03-21

This week, evil teenagers, bad teeth, and a girl born with wings.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, March 31, 2014

Publishers Weekly – 2014-03-28

This week, a delightfully unlikable narrator, Emma Donoghue's latest, and the most dangerous man in America.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, April 7, 2014

Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-04

This week, a "word flu" virus, new Lydia Davis, and fun with cryogenics.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, April 14, 2014

Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-11

This week, the town the American Dream forgot, the eye-opening effects of technology, and an evil nanny.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, April 21, 2014

Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-18

This week, Elizabeth McCracken's outstanding story collection, a true story of a changing brain, and a toy figurine with hidden meaning.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, April 28, 2014

Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-25

This week, love and other foreign words, inside the ocean, and malevolent rabbits.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, May 5, 2014

Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-02

This week, new Michael Cunningham, a big Michael Jordan biography, and an evil place called the Thickety.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, May 12, 2014

Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-09

This week, Huck Finn and Jim travel through time, twins named Boy and Girl, and "The Shining" meets "Glee."

PW Picks: Books of the Week, May 19, 2014

Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-16

This week, a forgotten masterpiece, a real-life James Bond, and an early Geoff Dyer novel.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, May 26, 2014

Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-23

This week, a millionaire map thief, the history of money, and Knausgaard's latest.

Picador picks up Mandel backlist

The Bookseller – 2014-05-23

Picador has acquired three backlist titles by Emily St John Mandel, whose Station Eleven is being...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, June 2, 2014

Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-30

This week, new Stephen King, new Herman Koch, and the best literary puzzle of the summer.

BEA 2014: PW Reviewer Picks

Publishers Weekly – 2014-05-30

Looking for a good book this summer? Here’s a selection from those in the know.

Sarah MacLean picks the best new romance novels for June

The Washington Post – 2014-05-28

One of the most common criticisms of romance is that the genre is too prescribed: If every romance novel ends happily ever after, don’t the stories lack complexity? Don’t the readers get bored?...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, June 9, 2014

Publishers Weekly – 2014-06-06

This week, literature's most important obscenity trial, a haunted jail, and what it means to be a woman writer.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, June 16, 2014

Publishers Weekly – 2014-06-13

This week, the classic book the CIA didn't want you to read, Victorian vampires, and an Antarctic odyssey.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, June 23, 2014

Publishers Weekly – 2014-06-20

This week, new Andrea Camilleri, unfriending your ex, and what the ocean tells us about ourselves.

Fiction, nonfiction picks for summer by Allen Pierleoni

SacBee – 2014-06-24

Al Pierleoni has two titles to suggest for summer.

Direct-to-Digital Christian Fiction Picks Up Steam

Publishers Weekly – 2014-06-24

Since digital publishing is perfect for serializing fiction almost as fast as authors can finish their latest installment, it makes sense that Christian publishers exploring that developing space are...

Amazon's picks for best of 2014 (so far) include an Updike biography and a novel set in World War II

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-06-26

'Delancey' by food blogger Molly Wizenberg and 'No Place to Hide' by journalist Glenn Greenwald are also among the titles that Amazon selected as the best books so far this year.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, June 30, 2014

Publishers Weekly – 2014-06-27

This week, a spy thriller retelling of "King Lear," Francisco Goldman explores Mexico City, and a feminist spin on "Tom Sawyer."

Young adult books: 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' author James Thurber picks the best YA titles

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-07-09

Beyond John Green and Veronica Roth: James Thurber compiled his own list of books that he thought young adults might enjoy, and his picks still hold up today.

PW Picks: Books of the Week, July 14, 2014

Publishers Weekly – 2014-07-11

This week, growing up with Harper Lee, saving an American town, and an unstable nanny.

Funniest Books: PW Staff Picks

Publishers Weekly – 2014-07-17

We pick the funniest books we've ever read.

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