Bestselling author Angie Thomas has fired Brooks Sherman, the literary agent who discovered her, after Sherman came under fire this past week for alleged unprofessional conduct. Meanwhile, an ambitious new cross-industry report was just released, and it examines engagement with books in the context of other media. At Winter Institute, indie booksellers are looking back and looking forward. Rick Riordan’s imprint looks forward too as it makes a move into YA fiction, signing up Daniel José Older. Oh, and read the ‘PW’ review of The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris right here! CNBC has profiled Dana Canedy, and the New Yorker continues the seemingly endless flurry of coverage of two new novels of the internet. And the AP has published an obituary for editor Genevieve Young, who died last year at 89.

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