Critical Linking for January 27th, 2016

It’s not “just a book,” OK?

From 17 Truths Only Book Lovers Will Understand.


The existence of The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots was discovered two years ago by publisher Jo Hanks in a letter that Beatrix Potter had sent her publisher in 1914. It mentioned the story of “a well-behaved prime black Kitty cat, who leads rather a double life”, and referred to an unedited manuscript of the tale.

This is getting ridiculous.


Our Diversity Baseline Survey took a year to complete. The results include responses from 8 review journals and 34 publishers of all sizes from across North America. Here are the results:

Even when you expect it, numbers like those in Lee & Low’s survey are still striking.


2016 PW Bookstore of the Year Shortlist

Books Inc. (San Francisco)
Brazos Bookstore (Houston)
Greenlight Bookstore (Brooklyn)
Phoenix Books (Essex Junction, Vt.)
Village Books (Bellingham, Wash.)

Some outstanding bookstores duke it out for the crown.

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