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UK Cookbook Covers Change For US, Here’s Why
“Are the home cooks of the U.S. so different from their counterparts on the other side of the Atlantic?” Apparently marketing thinks so, or at least the people in the many meetings held just for picking the right cover photo for a cookbook. And a main difference is in the UK they’re aiming for a not obvious cover to entice you to know more. Look at side-by-side cover comparisons and see which you prefer?
The Strand Expands
Book Culture at 450 Columbus Avenue will now be The Strand at Columbus Avenue, opening in March. “’We are so excited to expand The Strand and engage the community of the Upper West Side,’ said owner Nancy Bass Wyden in a statement. ‘We aim to continue the legacy of my father, and his father before him, by bringing the joy of books to everyone.’”
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret Adaptation
After 50 years of saying “nope” to adaptation offers, Judy Blume has granted rights to Brooks, Craig and Gracie Films for Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret and they’re now being wooed by studios because this will certainly be a big sale. Huge. Hope all the wait was worth it for an amazing adaptation because that 1970s YA novel has meant a lot to many generations of kids.