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Amazon Publishing Turns 10

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Since its launch in 2009, Amazon’s publishing group has developed a backlist of 10,000 titles, and 40 of its authors have reached more than one million readers each.

'Mueller Report' Has Third Bestseller

Publishers Weekly -

Melville House’s mass market paperback edition of 'The Mueller Report' sold 13,538 copies in its first week on sale at outlets that report to NPD BookScan, easily making it BookScan’s top-selling mass market paperback last week.

FSG Nabs Chelsea Manning's Memoir

Publishers Weekly -

Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish Chelsea Manning's memoir in winter 2020. Acquiring editor Colin Dickerman said the memoir “will, for the first time, allow readers to experience the full depth, breadth, and weight of her journey."

In Twist, Judge Orders B&N to Help Pay Former CEO's Legal Costs

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Among three decisions handed down at a May 6 conference, Judge John G. Koeltl ruled that Barnes & Noble's countersuit against former CEO Demos Parneros can proceed. But in a twist, the judge held that an indemnification clause in Parneros's contract called for the company to advance Parneros's costs for defending against the suit.

Mayo Clinic Launches Publishing Imprint

Publishers Weekly -

After working for decades with multiple publishers to publish health books for consumers, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is launching its own publishing imprint, Mayo Clinic Press. Its debut title will be released this fall.

Sales, Profits Up in Q1 at S&S

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Sales at Simon & Schuster rose 3% in the first quarter of 2019 over the comparable period in 2018, rising to $164 million from $160 million a year ago. Operating income increased 6%, to $17 million.

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