May 11, 2018

Junot Díaz Relinquishes Position as Pulitzer Chair | Book Pulse

Junot Díaz relinquishes his position as Pulitzer Chair and both The Pulitzer Prize board and the university where he teaches have opened investigations. The Shirley Jackson Award nominees are announced.EarlyWord and LibraryReads post their new suggestions.

New Bestsellers Arrive | Book Pulse

James Patterson & Maxine Paetro top the NYT best sellers list with The 17th Suspect . The Anthony Award nominees and Indies Choice winners are out. The American Association of Publishers releases their 2017 data: adult books sell, as does audio. eBooks sales decline.

Social Media Sales Boosts & Self-Publishing Scandal | Book Pulse

Social media helps two books sell big overnight and a self-published author has trademarked the word “cocky” in book titles. 13 Reasons Why has a new trailer and Entertainment Weekly lists 14 new TV shows based on books.

Literary Road Trip | Book Pulse

Lonely Planet has a list of author-selected destination bookstores across the country and LJ‘s Galley Guide for BookExpo is available via email sign-up.

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews leads holds this week. Junot Díaz has been accused of sexual harassment. Vanity Fair speculates that one year may not be long enough to fix the problems underpinning the Nobel Prize in Literature.

New Bestsellers Arrive | Book Pulse

There are over a dozen new titles on the bestseller lists, with Twisted Prey by John Sandford and Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines leading the way. There There by Tommy Orange tops the June Indie Next list. President Obama is putting a public library in his presidential center.

Meet the Black Women Changing Romance | Book Pulse

BuzzFeed has an in-depth look at black women working in romance. Annie Proulx wins the 2018 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole (Kensington) wins RT’s Book of the Year. Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo (Catapult) is the Belletrist May book pick.

Meet Author Reese Witherspoon and May Best Lists Arrive | Book Pulse

After selling a great number of other author’s books Reese Witherspoon hopes to sell her own. May best book lists arrive and John McCain and Mark Salter’s The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations gets plenty of buzz.

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

The Trials of Apollo Book Three: The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan leads holds this week. The James Beard book of the year is The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South by Michael W. Twitty and The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy is People‘s Book of the Week.

Edgar Awards Announced | Book Pulse

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke wins the Edgar Award for Best Novel. Comics get attention, and Colin Firth will star in a film adaptation of The Secret Garden.