Publishers Weekly

Nonpartisan Nonprofits Fight For Free Expression

The literary nonprofit world is ramping up for a protracted campaign in favor of free speech in the wake of President Donald J. Trump's call for the elimination of the NEA and NEH.

'1984' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' Get Hardcover Reissues

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will publish new hardcover editions the classic dystopian novels next month. The move is an attempt to capitalize on the cultural zeitgeist, as well as a recent surge in sales.

HMH Restructuring Begins

Suffering from a downturn in the educational market, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has confirmed that it began a series of organizational changes last week that have resulted in, among other things, layoffs in its educational division as well as its trade division.

In Face of NEA Cuts, Small Presses Worry About Their Futures

The elimination of the NEA, which is proposed in President Trump's just-released budget plan, could have a severe ripple effect on independent publishing, as hundreds of small presses depend on funding from the NEA to stay afloat.

Abrams Press's First Title Due in May

The first book to be released under Abrams Press, the new text-driven nonfiction imprint at Abrams Books, is 'Grocery' by food writer Michael Ruhlman. The title is scheduled to hit shelves on May 16.

John Parsley Named EIC At Dutton, Among Other Changes

John Parsley, formerly v-p and executive editor at Little Brown, has been named v-p and editor-in-chief of Dutton. Berkley executive editor Brent Howard and the Caliber line will also move to Dutton.

Harlequin Launches Hanover Square Press

Harlequin has announced the upcoming launch of Hanover Square Press, a new imprint publishing general fiction, narrative history, journalism, and memoir starting in January 2018.

Obamas' Books to Be Published By Crown

Less than a week after it was announced that Penguin Random House had acquired books by former president and first lady Barack and Michelle Obama for a rumored $65 million, Crown Publishing Group has been named as the PRH unit that will release the titles in the U.S. and Canada.

At Media Conference, Murray Details HC's International Growth

At Deutsche Bank’s 25th Annual Media & Telecom conference, HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray told investors he expects foreign language market sales to account for 10% of the publisher's revenue this year. That figure is up significantly from 2014, when this segment accounted for less than 1% of revenue.

HarperCollins Marks Its 200th Anniversary

Since its beginnings in 1817 in New York as J&J Harper, Printers, HarperCollins has become a worldwide publishing behemoth. We look back at highlights and milestones from the publisher's two centuries of business.

Changes In 'New York Times' Books Coverage, Explained

At a luncheon in Manhattan yesterday, 'New York Times Book Review' editor Pamela Paul, who oversees all books coverage at the 'New York Times,' laid out the newspaper's vision for the future of its newly-unified books desk.

Catalyst Press Debuts with Four Titles from Africa

The indie venture, backed by Cinco Puntos editor and publicist Jessica Powers, will focus on contemporary African literature, as well as graphic novels based on African historical events and figures.