Publishers Weekly

S&S Shuts Crimson Romance

The digital imprint, acquired as part of Simon & Schuster’s purchase of Adams Media in 2016, is being closed, the publisher said, due to “changing consumer reading habits."

A Cozy Home for Cozies at Kensington

Kensington is making a huge commitment to the cozy mystery genre, with 140 books planned for 2018 along with a series of miniconventions for cozy lovers. (Sponsored)

Fritz Foy to Take Over at Tor, Forge

Fritz Foy will take over the leadership of Tom Doherty Associates, the parent company of the science fiction/fantasy imprints Tor Books and Forge Books. With the appointment, Doherty will transition to chairman of the company.

Alexie Addresses Charges in Statement

Author Sherman Alexie has claimed no recollection "of physically or verbally threatenening anybody or their careers" even as he apologized for "things that have harmed other people."

Parragon Faces Closure

Parragon, the U.K.-based publisher with a substantial U.S. office, announced Tuesday morning it may be forced to close before the end of the year.

Amazon Publishing Debuts Topple Books Imprint

Jill Soloway, LGBTQ activist and creator of the Amazon TV shows 'Transparent' and 'I Love Dick,' has been named head of Topple Books. The new Amazon Publishing unit will focus on works by women of color, as well as writers who identify as queer and/or gender nonconforming.

IPG Consolidates Chicago Review Press, Triumph Books Personnel

Independent Publishing Group, parent company of Chicago Review Press and Triumph Books, is consolidating the marketing, publicity and production departments of the publishers. Eight people have left the company in the move.

Skybound Books Gets Ready For Liftoff

Six months after unveiling Skybound Books, a joint partnership between the media company Skybound Entertainment and Simon & Schuster’s Atria imprint, three new publishing projects are in the works at the Los Angeles–based imprint.

IBPA Develops Standards for Hybrid Publishers

As hybrid publishing becomes a bigger part of the publishing business, the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) has developed a nine-point list of criteria defining what it means to be a reputable hybrid publisher.

Yiannopoulos Drops Lawsuit Against S&S

In a very brief filing made late last week in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Milo Yiannopoulos withdrew his lawsuit against his former publisher, Simon & Schuster, with prejudice.

Sexual Harassment In Children's Publishing Reaches a Crisis Point

Jay Asher, David Díaz, and others have been accused of sexual harassment and abuse in the comments section of a January 'School Library Journal' article as the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators deals with an unfolding controversy.

Grand Central Charges into Its Second Decade

Following a big year for the publisher, which saw a change of leadership and an unexpected hit, the former Warner Books heads into 2018 with a handful of big books in the works.

Is Regan Arts Pivoting or Sputtering?

When it launched in 2013, Regan Arts, backed by industry veteran Judith Regan, got off to a promising start. But, after rounds of staff reductions, softening print book sales, and a number of canceled projects, publishing insiders claim something is wrong. Regan, through her lawyer, claimed it's business as usual.

Enderlin, Martin Promoted at SMP

Jen Enderlin has been named the sole publisher of St. Martin's Press. Sally Richardson, who had been sharing the role with Enderlin, has been appointed chairman of the Macmillan division. Andrew Martin has also been promoted, and is now senior v-p, executive publishing director.

AAP Approves New Mission Statement

The AAP's new mission statement emphasizes that it represents its membership on "matters of law and policy, advocating for outcomes that incentivize the publication of creative expression, professional content, and learning solutions."