Publishers Weekly

Twenty Years in, Minotaur Is Leaner and Broader

After slashing its yearly catalogue in half while roughly tripling its profits over the past decade, the St. Martin’s Press mystery imprint is diversifying its list while still bringing readers "books that make the heart race."

Columbia Global Reports Goes Its Own Way

After five years and 20 titles, Columbia Global Reports has found a successful formula: it allows top authors to take on big, timely subjects in short, accessible books.

New Publishing Director for Amberjack Publishing

Following the June 7 departure of publisher Dayna Anderson and managing editor Cassandra Farrin, the Eagle, Idaho-based company named Justin Mitson publishing director.

Harlequin Unveils New Film/TV Arm

In a move to bring its content to more screens—big and small—Harlequin has launched Harlequin Studios.

A New Playbook At First Book

The D.C.-based organization is looking for ways to keep up with demand for the books it's been putting into the hands of children in need since 1992.

Dutton Will Drop Linda Fairstein

The PRH imprint and author have terminated their publishing relationship, a representative of the imprint has confirmed.

Viking, Penguin, Pamela Dorman Team to Offer Lifestyle Books

Penguin Random House units Viking, Penguin Books, and Pamela Dorman Books will team up to create a new publishing program across all three imprints that will specialize in inspiration, lifestyle, healthy living, and personal development.

Kickstarter Campaign for Book on Abortion Surpasses Goal

Haymarket Books will publish an anthology of fiction, poetry, and literary essays in 2020 after a successful Kickstarter campaign enabled its editor to pay the permission fees required to reprint iconic writings about abortion.

Chronicle Books Forms Chronicle Chroma

Beginning this fall, Chronicle Chroma will publish books on the visual arts and pop culture, and will be headed by Steve Crist and Gloria Fowler.

Amazon Publishing Turns 10

Since its launch in 2009, Amazon’s publishing group has developed a backlist of 10,000 titles, and 40 of its authors have reached more than one million readers each.

'Mueller Report' Has Third Bestseller

Melville House’s mass market paperback edition of 'The Mueller Report' sold 13,538 copies in its first week on sale at outlets that report to NPD BookScan, easily making it BookScan’s top-selling mass market paperback last week.

FSG Nabs Chelsea Manning's Memoir

Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish Chelsea Manning's memoir in winter 2020. Acquiring editor Colin Dickerman said the memoir “will, for the first time, allow readers to experience the full depth, breadth, and weight of her journey."

Publishers Turn to Chapbooks to Create Buzz

In an increasingly digital era, a handful of publishers are opting for a decidedly analog marketing tool for some of their bigger titles: the chapbook.