Happy Friday, everyone! And to our American friends, Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you’ve been able to spend quality time with those you love, whether in person or virtually, and are completely stuffed full of delicious food. I for one am envious of any pumpkin pie that has been consumed (even though we already had our Thanksgiving up here in Canada). At KWL, we wrapped up the submissions for our cover contest this week – thank you to everyone who submitted their titles! Stay tuned for the first round of voting next week!
Starting off the roundup with some KWL news: we had a great takeover event with Dale Roberts this week! You can check it out here:
Definitely the biggest publishing news this week: Penguin Random House is set to buy Simon and Schuster for a cool $2 billion.
Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing will be launching two graphic novel lines for young readers.
Penguin Random House Canada announced their plan to publish another Jordan Peterson book this week, which was met with resistance from its staff.
After receiving an open letter from authors and publishers, Audible has changed course on its return policy.
The Oxford English Dictionary has announced their words of 2020.
And this interview on the CBC gives insight as to how to the words were chosen.
Romance authors and their readers raised almost $400,000 to help the Democratic candidates in the senate run-off races in Georgia.
Twenty-five years worth of Alan Rickman’s diaries are going to be published as a book in 2022.
And finally, if you’re looking to add even more books to your TBR pile, or need inspiration for some holiday shopping, Time Magazine has announced their list of must read books of 2020.
Have a wonderful weekend!