Publishers Weekly

Big Changes for Publishing in W3C

Changes are brewing at the International Digital Publishing Forum, which has been part of the Worldwide Web Consortium for the past three years.

Revell Celebrates 150 Years

In a way, Revell Publishing hasn’t changed since 1870, even as it has evolved from its evangelist beginnings into a contemporary trade house offering faithful living advice, inspiring personal narratives, and novels that always end on an up note.

Publishers Play the Pandemic Waiting Game

As Covid-19 continues to spread, many fall events have moved online, and publishers don’t see a meaningful return of employees anytime soon.

Crooked Lane Books Launches Alcove Press

Crime fiction house Crooked Lane Books is launching Alcove Press, an imprint that will focus on commercial fiction. Its first list will be released this fall.

Record Preorders for Massive Lead Title at Akashic

This summer, Akashic Books is placing its faith in a 1,000+ page book about Robert Moses not called 'The Power Broker.' And if preorders of Arthur Nerserian's 'The Five Books of (Robert) Moses' are any indication, that faith is well-placed.

NBCC Schedules Meeting to Vote for Board Member Removal

In an email to its members on Wednesday, the National Book Critics Circle's board of directors announced that its members have called for a meeting to remove v-p of grants Carlin Romano from the board.

Ryall Leaves IDW to Launch New Storytelling Venture

IDW Publishing president, publisher, and chief creative officer Chris Ryall is stepping down from his current positions to join the World of Syzygy, a new storytelling venture formed by Ryall and comics artist Ashley Wood.

His Book Is a Bestseller, But John Bolton's Legal Fight Continues

John Bolton's book 'The Room Where It Happened' is a bestseller, but the author's legal fight against the government is not over. In a July 16 motion, the former U.S. National Security Adviser, who still faces an effort to seize his royalties, has asked a federal court in Washington, D.C., to dismiss the remaining legal case against him.

How #PublishingPaidMe Exposed Racial Inequities

Many authors and agents say that lower advances for authors of color highlight institutional racism in publishing—but some white industry insiders say it’s more complicated.

Bestseller, Comedian Robinson Gets Imprint at Plume

Multihyphenate Phoebe Robinson is launching her own imprint, Tiny Reparations Books, with her publisher, Plume. The bestselling author, actress, and comedian will, PRH said, publish fiction and nonfiction titles "that highlight and amplify unique and diverse voices."

Wayne State U Press Appoints New Director

Wayne State University Press, which endured three weeks of internal chaos in February after three senior employees were fired but later reinstated, announced that Stephanie Williams has been appointed director.

Doubleday's Nan A. Talese to Retire at End of 2020

Nan A. Talese is retiring after more than 60 years working in the publishing business. Talese has run her eponymous imprint at Doubleday since 1990, where she published a long roster of award-winning authors.