Publishers Weekly

Rowman and Littlefield Acquires Pineapple Press

The Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group has acquired Pineapple Press, a independent publisher focused on books about Florida, and the art, folklore, history and culture of the state, effective July 13.

Princeton UP Launches PUP Audio

The new audiobooks line from Princeton University Press will publish six frontlist titles in its inaugural season, and will be made available globally across a variety of platforms and libraries.

Inside PRH Company Week 2018

Penguin Random House hosted its second annual Company Week last month, from June 18-22, holding 65 events including talks, panels, workshops, and other activities for its employees.

Publishing Mentorship Program Focuses on Representation

The book business is notoriously difficult to break into without the right connections. It is also notoriously white. And the Representation Matters Mentorship Program is ready to change all that.

S&S Launches New Book Club Initiative

"Book Club Favorites," a new direct-to-consumer program, is intended to promote titles from imprints across the company deemed of particular interest to book clubs.

MIT Press Launches Knowledge Futures Group

MIT Press has created the Knowledge Futures Group, a joint initiative between the press and the MIT Media Lab. The group is intended to spearhead collaborative technology projects that will allow for easier and more widespread publishing and dissemination of digital scholarly and academic works.

Picador and TED-Ed Team for Book Promotions

Macmillan’s literary trade paperback imprint has teamed up with the educational video unit of the renowned ideas conference to create a book recommendation program pairing each of TED-Ed’s educational animated shorts with an appropriate book.

'NYRB' Plummets, 'Paris Review' Creeps Upward On 2017 VIDA Count

According to the annual VIDA Count, which analyzes gender parity at literary magazines, only 23.3% of pieces published in the 'New York Review of Books' last year were written by women, while representation at the 'Paris Review' crept up by 8 percentage points in the year.

New Lit Hub Project Aims To Make Critics Vital Again

With Book Marks, the Literary Hub vertical and newly-circulated book reviewing widget, Morgan Entrekin, Andy Hunter, and company make a push to restore the vitality of book critics.

Akashic Books to Launch Grief Imprint

Ann Hood, author of the critically acclaimed 2008 memoir 'Comfort: A Journey Through Grief,' will head Gracie Bell, a new imprint focused on books about grief and loss, which launches this fall.