Publishers Weekly

PRH Goes to the Park

Penguin Random House has wed its long-standing partnerships with New York City's Public Theater and Literacy Partners with a philanthropic book progam tied to Shakespeare in the Park's production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.'

TitleTown Adds Two Imprints

The small press in Green Bay, Wisc., which specializes in true crime and survivor stories, is moving in new directions with the launches of a children’s imprint and an imprint focusing on books with religious themes.

Australian Authors Start Online Marketplace

The Australian Society of Authors has launched a digital marketplace, showcasing and selling the work of writers to publishers, agents, and literary scouts throughout the world.

HarperCollins Get Global and Physical

In a flat market, the publisher looks beyond e-books toward expanding its role in the global market and in physical distribution.

Moppet Books Moves Forward With KinderGuides Line

In spite of a ruling in which the publisher was held liable for nine counts of copyright infringement, the Los Angeles–based press will launch a new line of books this October.

NPD Top 10 Publishers Ranked by Print & Digital Unit Sales, 2016

In February, we ran a listing of the country’s largest publishers ranked by print units sold through outlets that report to NPD BookScan. While that approach has its limitations (it doesn’t include e-book sales or sales at outlets that don’t report to BookScan), it does provide a look at how the largest trade publishers below the Big Five stack up. Now, NPD has put together a list that includes e-book sales from its PubTrack Digital service, which aggregates e-book unit sales supplied by more than 450 publishers, including the Big Five.

Open Book: The Magnificent Adrienne Sharp

Over drinks with 'PW' adult books director and Open Book columnist Louisa Ermelino, HarperCollins editor Sara Nelson shares news of a spring novel.

On the Road with the Hachette Book Group

HBG charters a private bus for a 280-mile day trip, taking 26 editors and publishers (plus one reporter) on a sojourn from New York to bookstores in Rhode Island and Connecticut.

Pearson to Cut 3,000 More Jobs

The worldwide educational publisher hopes to save 300 million pounds over the next three years by reducing headcount. Pearson also reported that sales at PRH fell slightly in the first half of 2017, but that profits rose.

B&NE Steps Up Fight Against Counterfeiters

Barnes & Noble Education has agreed to implement a program developed earlier this year in an attempt to stop the spread of counterfeit of print textbooks.

S&S Asks Court to Dismiss Yiannopoulos Suit

In a July 28 filing, S&S claims that Yiannopoulos legally "accepted" termination of the contract, and asked the court to "put an end to Yiannopoulos’s self-promotional misuse of judicial resources."

S&S Announces Title for Forthcoming Clinton Memoir

Hillary Clinton's anticipated new memoir, due out September 12, has been given a title. Simon & Schuster said the book, which will focus on Clinton's defeat in the recent presidential election, will be called 'What Happened.'

S&S Launches New Imprint with Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment

Skybound Books, a co-publishing agreement between Atria and The Walking Dead creator's multi-platform entertainment company Skybound Entertainment, will focus on science fiction, fantasy, and horror. It will be overseen by Michael Braff, who is based in L.A.

Hot Topic: World War II Books

In the spirit of Christopher Nolan's new film, 'Dunkirk,' here are three new titles in which everyday people fight to survive and commit unsung acts of heroism.

Scholastic Aims to Improve Profits

Scholastic has started Scholastic 2020, a companywide initiative to reduce operating costs and expand revenue opportunities.

Cover Story: ‘Yesterday’

Felicia Yap’s debut crosses several genres, which made the job of Gregg Kulick, the senior art director in charge of the cover, all the trickier.

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