Publishers Weekly

From the Archive: February 21, 1953

In February 1953, PW devoted seven pages to advising booksellers on how to create displays to promote books about Queen Elizabeth II.

Making Books After Music: On Rockers-Turned-Publishers

Being an independent publisher requires certain traits: passion, yes, but also tenacity, obsession, business cunning, and marketing prowess. It's likely one explanation for why a significant number of artists, particularly musicians, found their way into the world of letters.

IPG Expands Its Publishing Business

IPG, the 51-year-old Chicago-based distribution company, has launched a third imprint, IPG Publishing, which will focus on copublishing and licensing projects, as well as proprietary and customized publishing.

Henry Holt Lays Off Metropolitan Books Staff

Holt said Metropolitan Books publisher Sara Bershtel and the rest of the Metropolitan staff will be leaving the company, with Bershtel’s departure set for October 14. The future of the imprint will be announced soon, Holt said.

Verso Books Guild Ratifies Union Contract

The Verso Books Guild US has ratified its union contract, the group announced this week on Twitter. The contract includes wage increases and better protections and benefits for its staffers, among other stipulations.

Queen Elizabeth II: A Life in Book Reviews

On the occasion of the death of the Queen of England, we've rounded up a handful of reviews of books on the queen and her court that we've run over the years.

Samiya Bashir to Lead Lambda Literary as Executive Director

Poet, associate professor at Reed College, and two-time Lambda Literary Award honoree Samiya Bashir has been selected as Lambda Literary's next leader. She spoke with 'PW' about her hopes for the organization.

Hybrid Publishing Spreads Its Wings

With new models, creative business deals, higher royalties, tailored editorial support, traditional distribution, and a whole lot more, hybrid publishing is offering authors something they can’t find at traditional houses. (Sponsored)

The Radical Flexibility of Girl Friday Productions

The publisher offers traditional-quality end-to-end editorial, design, production, and marketing services, while also tailoring its services to meet the specific needs of its many authors. (Sponsored)

Greenleaf: Stewards of Storytelling for 25 Years

With its stellar track record of retail success—including more than 50 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers—Greenleaf has been a proven innovator within the hybrid publishing world for 25 years and counting. (Sponsored)

Ideapress: Where Quality Meets Innovation

When it comes to publishing a business book, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and publisher Rohit Bhargava knows quality when he sees it. Alongside his wife, Chhavi Arya, he’s the cofounder of Ideapress, a hybrid publisher that specializes in out-of-the-box business titles. (Sponsored)

“Copublishing” with Köehler Books

John Köehler, author, graphic artist, and founder of Köehler Books Publishing, understands the frustrations of authors who, despite the quality of their writing, have found that there isn’t a place for their work within the limited landscape of traditional publishing. (Sponsored)