Publishers Weekly

Coffee House Press Names New Publisher

Anitra Budd, who has been affiliated with the Minneapolis-based indie publisher for 20 years, is the new executive director and publisher of Coffee House Press, effective October 1.

Indie Publishers Embrace Success

Like the big trade publishers, many independent publishers had surprisingly good years last year—and they were particularly well-poised to quickly adapt to market conditions.

Serialized Books Are a Burgeoning Business at Substack

The subscription e-newsletter platform Substack has already made its mark on the media business, but will it do the same for book publishing? Author Anand Giridharadas is helping to test the waters by serializing the first two chapters of his 2014 book, 'The True American,' in his newsletter, 'The.Ink.'

Quarto Restructures Top Leadership

The global publisher of illustrated books will reorganize parts of its management team as COO Ken Fund prepares to retire.

Book Club Picks for August 2021

The summer months may be slowly drawing to a close, but there are loads of books still to read. We’ve rounded up more than August book club selections, ranging from escapist fiction to deep dives into serious issues.

Publishers See Green in ‘The Green Knight’

A medieval romance in verse by an anonymous author proves a hot publishing property as the long-anticipated adaptation of ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’ screens in theaters nationwide.

Marysue Rucci to Head Eponymous Imprint at Scribner

Marysue Rucci, v-p and editor-in-chief at Simon & Schuster, will join Scribner as v-p, publisher, and editor-in-chief of the newly formed Marysue Rucci Books imprint on September 7.

Hachette Cancels Plan to Reopen for Hybrid Work

Citing the spread of the Delta variant, Hachette Book Group has reversed a decision announced in July to reopen for in-person work at HBG offices this September.

Kensington Cozies Imprint Coming in December

Kensington Publishing will launch a new cozy mystery imprint, Kensington Cozies, later this year. Going forward, all cozies published by Kensington will be folded into the new imprint.

HarperCollins Will Return to the Office in October

Beginning October 4, employees in HarperCollins's New York City and Princeton locations will begin reporting to the office two to three days a week, as part of a hybrid model that CEO Brian Murray called part of a four-month pilot program.

Dick Robinson's Will Delivers a Surprise to Scholastic

A smooth transition of the control of Scholastic following the death of Dick Robinson in June was called into question this past weekend, when a 'Wall Street Journal' story revealed that Robinson's will left his stake in the company to Iole Lucchese, a company executive.

For Liveright, Good Editing Is Good Business

The W.W. Norton imprint, which was relaunched in 2011, attributes much of its success—nearly two dozen bestsellers and a host of award-winning titles—to the excellence of its editors.