News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff
- Mass Merchants Feel the Love from ‘Cursed Child’. (Publishers Weekly) And total sales in the first week topped 3.3 million copies. (GalleyCat)
- Rikers Island gets unofficial New York Public Library branch. (amNewYork)
- Penguin Random House is moving house. Or rather, they are combining both their sites into their main building in 2019, when space is due to open up. (GalleyCat)
- SimplyE is a new, easier-to-use app in the library ebook arena. Publishers Weekly‘s Andrew Albanese is guardedly optimistic about it.
- Publisher Lose Another Round in George State Univ. Copyright Case (Publishers Weekly)
- Harry Potter Exhibit Set for British Library (BBC)
- Diversity in Publishing Isn’t Just About Writers—Marketing Matters Too (NPR)
- Be Kind, Return…your borrowed ebooks to the library. Not sure how? Here are instructions for Kindle and a tip on where to find out for Overdrive and other services. (BookRiot)
- I Can’t Even With Librarians Who Don’t Read Diversely (Molly Wetta for BookRiot) She makes a persuasive argument for librarians (and perhaps the rest of us who read and recommend books) to read more diversely.
That’s it for this week!