Publishers Weekly

From the Archive: July 30, 2007

Fifteen years ago, we reported on the publication of the final installment in J.K. Rowling’s megaselling Harry Potter series, which sold 8.3 million copies in the first day after its release.

David Lott Sees His Stories Published

The late author's story collection 'Back in Brookford' was released through his self-publishing imprint, Nichols Street Press, in June. The stories use details common to late-20th-century life as anchors for eerie and unsettling events.

In Final Briefs, DOJ, PRH Flesh Out Arguments Ahead of Trial

Attorneys for both parties filed a host of final briefs on July 22, including their individual pre-trial statements and briefs on a handful of lingering (but potentially significant) evidentiary question likely to be settled early this week. Oral arguments in the case are set to begin on August 1.

From the Archive: March 5, 2001

We look back at the liquidation of Crown Books, which was once the third-largest bookstore chain in the U.S. before its closure in 2001.

PEN America Marks 100 Years

The literary advocacy and human rights organization marks the occasion with a museum exhibit, its first Congress of Writers in nearly a century, and more.

HarperCollins Union Workers Hit the Picket Line

Roughly 100 unionized HarperCollins workers picketed the publisher's New York headquarters on July 20 as part of a one-day strike in their fight for a new contract.

Dana Canedy to Step Down at Simon & Schuster

On July 27, exactly two years to the date since she took over S&S's flagship imprint, Dana Canedy will step down from her position as senior v-p and publisher. Her predecessor, S&S president and CEO Jonathan Karp, will lead the imprint "for the foreseeable future."

Noemi Press Readies for a New Era

The Blacksburg, Va.-based press has named two staff members copublishers after its cofounder and publisher, Carmen Giménez, was hired to run Graywolf Press.

Spiegel & Grau Do It Again

Two high-profile veterans of corporate publishing enjoy the independent press life.