Publishers Weekly

HBG Starts Mystery/Thriller Vertical, Novel Suspects

In a new effort to strengthen its relationship with mystery readers, the Hachette Book Group has launched Novel Suspects, a vertical that features books, movies, and TV shows devoted to the category.

FlatWorld Returns to Its Roots

FlatWorld Knowledge, intended to combat the high cost of college textbooks by publishing low-cost, quality educational materials, began straying from its mission over the years. Now, under new leadership and with a shortened name, it's back on track.

Castillo Comes to Writers House

Johanna Castillo is returning to her roots, leaving her editorial job for a post as a literary agent. The v-p and executive editor of Atria will return to the deal-maker's life on June 6, joining Writers House as a senior literary agent.

Penzler Launches New Company to Publish Mystery Classics

Otto Penzler's newest venture, Penzler Publishers, will publish print editions of classic detective stories from the golden age of of the genre, which ran from the end of World War I through World War II.

Black Classic Press Marks 40 Years

Founder W. Paul Coates looks back at 40 years in independent book publishing, for which he feels a great deal of gratitude.

Pulitzers, MIT Investigate Díaz

MIT and the Pulitzer Prizes have each launched investigations into claims of misconduct against award-winning author Junot Díaz, who has stepped down as chairman of the Pulitzer board.

New Prima Title Celebrates Women in Gaming

The first title in Prima Games’ newly announced Gaming and Pop Culture line is 'Women in Gaming: 100 Pioneers of Play' by Meagan Marie, a 352-page celebration of women who have made a mark in the male-dominated videogame industry.

Center for Fiction Heads to Brooklyn

After almost 200 years in Manhattan, The Center for Fiction is heading to the borough next door, where it will open a bookstore and café on its new premises.

Junot Diaz #MeToo Accusations Surface

A number of authors have taken to Twitter to accuse Junot Díaz, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel 'The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,' of sexual harassment and other misconduct.

Egan's 'Manhattan Beach' Wins 'One Book, One New York' Vote

Jennifer Egan's novel 'Manhattan Beach,' the story of a female diver at Brooklyn’s Navy Yard during WWII, has been chosen as the book for "One Book, One New York," an annual contest to decide on a book that will be read by the entire city.