Publishers Weekly

Barnes & Noble, Former CEO Abruptly End Litigation

The sudden end to the case comes after Barnes & Noble attorneys in September succeeded in knocking out Demos Parneros's claim of defamation, and just days before a scheduled pretrial conference on the parties' remaining claims.

As Key Decision Looms, Bolton Demands Jury Trial

In his long-awaited answer to the government's civil complaint, former national security adviser John Bolton denied that he broke any laws in publishing his bestselling memoir 'The Room Where It Happened.' But with a DoJ motion for Summary Judgment now pending before the court, it's unclear whether a jury will get the case any time soon.

Meet the Publicist: Fauzia Burke

When the internet was in its infancy, Fauzia Burke, a tech-savvy publicity and marketing professional, quit her publishing job and launch FSB Associates, a book publicity firm. 25 years later, it's clear she made the right call.

Arcadia Expands Wildsam Offerings

A little more than one year after it acquired Wildsam Field Guides, Arcadia Publishing has expanded the series through several initiatives, including the addition of new editors and the launch of new lines.

DoJ Sues Author of Melania Trump Tell-All

The Department of Justice this week filed suit against Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former friend of first lady Melania Trump, alleging that she violated a nondisclosure agreement by publishing a tell-all book, 'Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady.'

NYRB Revisits Two Big Books by William Gaddis

This fall, New York Review Books will publish new editions of two major works by the late postmodernist author William Gaddis, 'JR' and 'The Recognitions.'

PRH Launches Book the Vote Initiative

Penguin Random House has partnered up with PEN America, Out of Print, and When We All Vote to launch Book the Vote, which the publisher describes as a "nonpartisan initiative to protect free speech and ensure every voter’s right to participate in elections."

The State of Book Producing in 2020

In its 40th year, the American Book Producers Association has turned to virtual events to keep up with members and keep the industry informed.

How One Book Biz Insider Is Getting Books to Prisoners

W.W. Norton's Liveright imprint publicity director Peter Miller moonlights as a bookstore owner in Brooklyn—and he's working with Books Through Bars to get books into the hands of the imprisoned.

Chelsea Green Prepares Naomi Wolf Release

As Chelsea Green prepares to release Naomi Wolf's previously canceled 'Outrages,' it’s the politics of American publishing that worry publisher Margo Baldwin. "You can disagree with me. But you don’t get to tell me what I can publish or not publish," Baldwin said.

Bringing Michelangelo to the Page

In December, Callaway Arts and Entertainment will publish The Sistine Chapel, an oversize three-volume set with detailed full-scale reproductions of the frescoes in the chapel. Its price tag? $22,000,

Court Rules the DoJ's Case Against Bolton Can Go Forward

A federal judge this week denied former national security adviser John Bolton’s motion to dismiss the government's case against him, finding that the government has presented sufficient evidence to support its claim that Bolton breached his confidentiality agreements by publishing his memoir 'The Room Where It Happened' without proper clearance.

HMH Reorganization Will Cut 525 Jobs

As Houghton Mifflin Harcourt shifts more of its education publishing business to the creation of digital products, the company said it has implemented a restructuring program that will cut its workforce by 22% in order to save between $95 million to $100 million annually.

Beacon Press Increases Entry-Level Wages to $44.6K

Beacon Press has increased its entry-level salaries to $44,600 a year, an increase of $9,000, making it the highest baseline wage in publishing to have been publicly announced thus far.

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