Publishers Weekly

Industry Members Unite to Block Trump Administration Book Deals

In an open letter, more than 250 authors, agents, booksellers, and publishers urged publishers not to sign book deals with members of the Trump Administration or anyone "who incited, suborned, instigated, or otherwise supported the January 6, 2021 coup attempt."

Mesjak Assumes Ownership of Abraham Associates Rep Group

Veteran publishers' rep John Mesjak, who entered into a partnership with Abraham Associates founder Stu Abraham almost 10 years ago, has become the head of the Midwestern independent publishers rep group.

Amazon Hit with E-book Price Fixing Suit

The law firm that successfully sued Apple and five major publishers for colluding to fix e-book prices in 2011 has filed a class action suit against Amazon, accusing the company of colluding with the Big Five publishers to eliminate price competition from the e-book market.

Anchor Books to Do Hardcover Line

Anchor Books, the paperback imprint for the Knopf Doubleday Group, will begin publishing a line of hardcovers in spring 2022. The list, to be headed by Edward Kastenmeier, will focus on psychological suspense, mystery, commercial fiction, and popular nonfiction.

Sourcebooks Donates $200K in Justice Ginsburg's Memory

Sourcebooks has donated $200,000 to organizations championed by the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The one-time donations came from profits on sales of the 2021 'The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Wall Calendar.'

S&S Cancels Publication Plans for Book by Sen. Josh Hawley

Simon & Schuster has canceled its planned June publication of 'The Tyranny of Big Tech' by Sen. Josh Hawley, one of the main drivers in the Republican effort to challenge the Electoral College results that led to the attack on the Capitol on Wednesday.

HBG Became Greener in 2019

Hachette Book Group lowered its carbon footprint in 2019 while upping its usage of certified paper and recycled fiber.

Chicago Review Press Acquires Select Fulcrum Titles

Chicago Review Press, a publishing subsidiary of the distributor IPG, has reached an agreement to acquire 126 select backlist titles, as well as a handful of forthcoming books, from Fulcrum Publishing.

Behind the Scenes At the Virtual NBAs

Adapting a major literary awards ceremony to cater to an all-virtual audience is no simple task, as the National Book Foundation team learned in 2020. It is, however, possible to get it done well.

What Abrams Learned In 2020

Like most publishers, Abrams’s initial focus when the pandemic struck was shifting to remote work. But in a year like 2020, more priorities popped up soon enough.

Post Hill Press Creates Jewish Imprint

Post Hill's new Wicked Son imprint focuses on Jewish voices and is headed by Adam Bellow and David S. Bernstein. It will feature history, philosophy and fiction by authors from the U.S., Israel, and Europe.