December 5, 2018

Barnes & Noble Has A Good Q2
Forbes

Barnes & Noble has made several announcements in the past couple of weeks: the opening of prototype stores, its Q2 earnings statement, and the news that it will open around ten new stores next year. All bring good news to the embattled bookstore chain.

Polis Books Launches Diversity-Focused Crime Imprint
Publishers Weekly

Pinter said the launch of Agora Books—agora means open forum—is an effort to “focus on crime novels that delve into the most important issues of our time.” Agora, he said, will offer a diverse roster of authors, whose books will explore “culture, gender, sexuality, society, economy, and politics.”

All of the initial three Agora titles are debut authors, Osman said. She added “crime fiction has always shined a light on society and culture and if we’re ignoring some writers, we’re losing the backbone of the genre.”