9 Upcoming Books Publishing Insiders Think Will Be Hits: Today in Critical Linking

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9 New Books Publishing People Are Betting Will Be Hits

Kirkus walks through nine new titles that publishing thinks will be the next bestsellers. We shall see.

Ta-Nehisi Coates can add another feather to a cap that already sports a MacArthur “genius” grant and a National Book Award: a bestselling comic. His first venture into the genre, Black Panther, has sold more than 250,000 copies in a month, making it the bestselling comic in the US so far this year.

That’s an enormous number.

American classrooms have had some form of children’s books since the 17th century, but the books teachers have used, and the way they use them, have changed dramatically. For our Tools of the Trade series, we decided to go back to the beginning.

An illuminating retrospective of what we’ve considered “children’s literature” over the last few centuries.

A decade after John Crowley, best known for Little, Big, first queried Small Beer Press about publishing a 400-year-old science fiction novel, his English-language version of Johannes Valentines Andreae’s The Chemical Wedding (1616) is scheduled for this fall. The original book (Chymische Hochzeit Christiani Rosencreutz anno 1459) was written in German and set in the 1400s.

I would be interested in this even if Crowley weren’t involved, but that he is makes me even more curious.


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