Publishers Weekly

HMH Makes Another Round of Layoffs

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ramped up its cost cutting initiatives yesterday, laying off approximately 20 people in its trade division. The company would not comment on the number of job cuts, but admitted that "organizational changes" had been made.

Quirks Work At Quirk Books

For the Philadelphia-based indie with more than a few surprise bestsellers in its tanks, Quirk's the name and quirk's the game.

Bill O'Reilly's Publisher Standing by Their Man

Bill O’Reilly has been a mainstay of the Henry Holt list for years and, despite recent controversy, that is not changing. The Macmillan imprint told PW that it has no intention of altering its support of the bestselling author, despite his dismissal from Fox News.

Brooklyn Poets Take Center Stage In New Anthology

A new anthology co-published by a Brooklyn-based nonprofit and a neighboring small press is being billed as the first book to spotlight contemporary poetry written specifically by poets from, or living in, the New York City borough.

New Internationalist Surpasses Crowdfunding Goal

The British employee-owned book and magazine publishing cooperative surpassed the goal of its recent crowdfunding campaign by 40%, receiving over $800,000 from more than 340,000 people.

S&S Shuts Down Tyrus Books; Relocates Howard Books

Tyrus Books, which published crime and literary fiction, is closing six months after S&S acquired its parent company, Adams Media, from F&W. Christian imprint Howard Books is being relocated to the publisher's New York City headquarters and losing its publisher in the move.

Is Book Publishing Too Liberal?

With the country more politically polarized than ever, some are wondering if the business is adequately prepared to hear, and publish, voices on the right.

UNC Press to Crash Tar Heel Victory Book

The University of North Carolina Press is touting the home team in a new book commemorating the victory of the UNC Tar Heels in the 2017 NCAA championship over Gonzaga University.

Publishers Did Marginally Better in 2016

Four of the five large publicly held trade publishers managed to improve their operating margins in 2016 over 2015, despite generally weak revenue performances.

Nonpartisan Nonprofits Fight For Free Expression

The literary nonprofit world is ramping up for a protracted campaign in favor of free speech in the wake of President Donald J. Trump's call for the elimination of the NEA and NEH.

'1984' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' Get Hardcover Reissues

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will publish new hardcover editions the classic dystopian novels next month. The move is an attempt to capitalize on the cultural zeitgeist, as well as a recent surge in sales.

HMH Restructuring Begins

Suffering from a downturn in the educational market, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has confirmed that it began a series of organizational changes last week that have resulted in, among other things, layoffs in its educational division as well as its trade division.