Publishers Weekly

Leftist Indies Put Politics First

In a charged political climate, a few left-wing indie publishers are quietly doing what socialists do best: working together for the sake of all.

Heyday Books, 'L.A. Times' Partner on Anti-Trump Book

California indie Heyday Books, which is best known as a publisher of regional titles, is departing from its standard fare with a new book called 'Our Dishonest President.' The essay collection, which Heyday crashed, is set to hit shelves on July 4.

Rodale Considers a Sale

The media company and publisher, home to such magazines as 'Men's Health' and 'Prevention,' along with Rodale Books, is considering its strategic options, which include the potential sale of the publisher.

How a Small Press Landed a Big Fish in Naomi Klein

After being tapped by the activist and author to handle the U.S. edition of her anti-Trump book 'No Is Not Enough,' Chicago's Haymarket Books collaborated with Knopf Canada and the U.K.'s Allen Lane to crash the title, which hit shelves this month.

University Presses Are More Vital than Ever

The Association of American University Presses annual meeting in Austin emphasized the value of publishing work grounded in research in an era of fake news.

Milkweed Unveils Lit Prize Honoring Young Poet

Milkweed Editions is launching the $10,000 Max Ritvo Poetry Prize for debut collections, in honor of the young poet who died of cancer in 2016, weeks before his debut collection was published by the Minneapolis-based nonprofit press.

Chronicle Books Turns 50

The publisher opened in San Francisco in 1967 with a two-room office and a handful of employees. Now one of the largest publishers in the West, it boasts more than 250 million units sold worldwide.

Penguin Mixes Art, Books for a Cause

Penguin Books and Classics step into the civic participation ring with a new event series benefitting nonprofits and hosted at a local art gallery.

California Publishers Champion Immigrant Stories

California publishers have mounted ambitious and unconventional projects about the immigrant experience, even as the federal government gets tougher on undocumented immigrants.

Yiannopoulos to Self-Publish Book Dropped by S&S

Milo Yiannopoulos, the alt right provocateur who had his book deal with Simon & Schuster canceled in February, is now self-publishing his book. 'Dangerous' is currently available for pre-order ahead of its July 4 release date.

Books In Spanish News Roundup: June 2017

Nicolás Kanellos takes home the Tejano Association for Historical Preservation Award, HCCP expands its Spanish Bible publishing, and more.

Poisoned Pen Press Celebrates 20 Years

An operation that initially launched simply to bring out-of-print authors back into publication has grown into a tiny but powerhouse publisher of books likely to be overlooked by New York industry insiders.

Sales Are Up In Q1

Sales at HMH, S&S, Lagardère, and HarperCollins are up in the first quarter compared to a year ago.

Indie House Rides the Pulitzer Wave

Seattle-based poetry publisher Wave Books is seeing a surge of interest after one of its titles, 'Olio' by Tyehimba Jess, won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry this year.