PW’s Week Ahead: 02.03.12

Rose FoxAndrew AlbaneseThey sell books, don’t they? This week, Amazon and Barnes & Noble make news over which books they sell – and which ones they won’t. And a new entry in the fantasy genre, Rose Fox tells us, finds Hurricane Katrina unleashing magical forces as well as meteorological ones.

“Ever since Amazon began expanding its publishing program, Barnes & Noble has said it would only carry physical copies of Amazon-published titles in its stores if it also had access to the e-book editions,” Andrew Albanese tells CCC’s Chris Kenneally. “But this week, B&N said in a statement that it has decided not to carry Amazon books. B&N said its decision was based on Amazon’s continued push for ‘exclusivity with publishers, agents and the authors they represent.’”

Every Friday, CCC’s “Beyond the Book” speaks with the editors and reporters of “Publishers Weekly” for an early look at the news that publishers, editors, authors, agents and librarians will be talking about when they return to work on Monday.

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