*+-Literary translator Anne Milano Appel recounts a copyright battle with a publisher, with attorney Erach Screwvala offering legal commentary on the dispute.
*+-Sherman Alexie again leads the American Library Association’s annual list of the 10 books receiving the most complaints from parents, teachers and others.
*+-Random House Children’s Books will increase the first printing for previously undiscovered Dr. Seuss title ‘What Pet Should I Get?’ to 1 million copies.
*+-Five years after launching, Open Road has published 10,000 titles from 2,500 authors, seen 12 million downloads, and added translations from 3 partners.
*+-Playster, a digital multimedia streaming platform, will now sell ebooks from Simon & Schuster on a subscription basis.
*+-VIDA’s annual survey of literary publications found that book reviewing and literary coverage is still dominated by men.
*+-Publishing Perspectives is looking for great stories on the Spanish-language and Arabic book publishing markets. Have you got one to tell? Let us know.
*+-When Sweetwater Books declined to publish a book with a co-author’s biography that mentioned a ‘partner,’ the book found a new, better home: Scholastic.
*+-The Smithsonian Institution and Penguin Young Readers are collaborating on a new series of narrative non-fiction books riffing on the Smithsonian experience
*+-To the surprise of many, the bestselling title at Amazon US is by Scottish illustrator Johanna Basford, whose adult coloring books are topping the charts.