As protests against police violence and in support of marginalized communities continue nationwide, 'PW' has put together a list of social justice resources to aid members of the book business and others in their efforts.
Four publishers filed a lawsuit today charging the Internet Archive with copyright infringement and asking for an injunction to prevent the IA’s scanning, public display, and distribution of literary works.
As the book business's much-documented diversity problem continues apace, more and more authors of color are using their own means to push for systemic changes.
The publisher’s new president and CEO, Jonathan Karp, is unfazed about the challenges to come as he takes the reins.
After years of sales growth, manga publishers are doing their best to respond to the pandemic.
Macmillan Publishers will issue promotional terms intended to help independent bookstores recover from what it calls "the significant and calamitous impacts of Covid-19 on the channel."
Backed by Thinkingdom Media Group, Astra Publishing House has launched a new adult division, which will join children's divisions Boyds Mills & Kane and minedition in the new company. Former Holt head Ben Schrank is publisher and COO of Astra.
Diversion Publishing is launching Diversion Podcasts, a new production unit and podcast studio that will develop and release original nonfiction audio series hosted by veteran nonfiction authors.
Hachette Book Group is launching a new program to assist in the reopening of independent bookstores. The program is intended to help stores recover from the impact of Covid-19 on their businesses, as well as to aid them in reopening.
The renewed interest in dystopian tales following the election of Donald Trump seems to be dying down as, with the globe seized by a pandemic and millions of Americans hunkered down because of shelter-at-home orders, editors say they are interested in lighter fare—mostly.
Penguin Random House's efforts to to pivot to a new, digital normal are some of the broadest in the publishing business thus far, and its #BooksConnectUs initiative, which will turn two months old on May 20, is its connective tissue.
Macmillan Learning general manager Susan Winslow explains how the textbook publishers of yesterday are transforming into cutting-edge digital platforms focused on student success, and what the Covid-19 crisis is revealing about the future of learning.
Publishers are facing a new normal when it comes to their events businesses: digital or bust. At Penguin Random House, the efforts to pivot are manifold.
Four publicly held publishers posted decent first quarters, but are bracing for a tough year in which sales are unlikely to hold.
Booksellers are finding that the format is drawing big audiences—albeit with varying degrees of sales success.
Publishers Weekly is joining with a group of independent publishers to launch #ReadIndie, an online campaign launching May 4th designed to highlight the range, importance, and distinctive character of the indie publishing community.
Harlequin is introducing a new size for its mass market paperbacks, the Mass Market Paperback Max. All Max titles will have a larger trim size than standard mass market and premium mass market formats, and will be priced at $9.99.
The University Press of Kentucky has had its state funding restored after losing it in 2018, and in March, Ashley Runyon took over as director of the press.
The Radical Publishers Alliance is an international group of left-wing independent publishers who have joined together with the goal of supporting each other during the coronavirus pandemic.
A Change.org petition has garnered nearly 1,500 signatures asking the Poetry Foundation to dip into its deep pockets to support poets and independent publishers who are struggling economically because of the pandemic.