Publishers Weekly

Skyhorse Unionizing Effort Ends in 'No'

An effort to organize Skyhorse Publishing has ended, for now, as pro-union workers at the independent publisher were outvoted in an election to determine whether eligible Skyhorse employees would join Local 2110 of the United Auto Workers.

Bonnier Zaffre Expands Into U.S. Market

The division of Bonnier Publishing UK will expand into the U.S. market next year, with its initial focus on two of its internationally bestselling authors, Wilbur Smith and Lynda La Plante.

Knopf Bets on Another Scandanavian Author

Lars Kepler is the pen name of the Swedish husband-and-wife writing team of Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril and Alexander Ahndoril, who move to Knopf from FSG amid much fanfare.

Rizzoli New York to Launch New Imprint, Rizzoli Electa

The new imprint, which will focus on museum and exhibitions publishing, will launch in collaboration with new Rizzoli parent company Mondadori Electa in January 2018, and will replace the recently dissolved Skira Rizzoli imprint.

Cover Story: 'Neon in Daylight'

New York City looms large for debut novelist Hermione Hoby's main character, and on the Strick&Williams–designed book jacket.

Swipe Right for Black Books

The upsides and downsides of promoting African-American books using social media.

Meet the Editor: Stuart Roberts

Two years after joining Simon & Schuster as the assistant to Alice Mayhew, Roberts made his first acquisition, buying what would become the rap memoir 'The Autobiography of Gucci Mane.' It's now a bestseller.

Not All Book Startups Have Died

The closure of Pronoun prompted some soul-searching about the entrepenurial culture in publishing, but there still are startups creating new ways to reach readers.

D.C. Metro Spotlight: Books for Everyone

The metro Washington, D.C., area is home to an unusual group of publishers, many of which release the works of think tanks, well-known institutions, and universities. That makes for an eclectic mix.

With Selleck Set to Retire, S&S Revamps Sales

Simon & Schuster announced that its executive v-p for sales and marketing, Michael Selleck, will retire at the end of the year. With his departure, a number of changes are being made to the publisher's sales and distribution structure.

What on Earth Brings Wallbooks To the U.S.

Founded in the U.K. in 2010 by a former educational publisher, the nonfiction children’s publishing house specializes in a hybrid format: an accordion-fold, heavily illustrated reference work that can be converted into a poster.

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