Publishers Weekly

Spending on College Materials Dipped in 2019-20

A new report from the National Association of College Stores found a small decline in student total spending on required course materials in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Enderlin Tapped as Prez at SMPG

Jennifer Enderlin has been promoted to president of St. Martin's Publishing Group, in addition to her role as publisher.

PRH Announces Early Launch for 2-Day Shipping Program

Penguin Random House is hoping to alleviate a significant source of stress for independent booksellers by launching its annual 2-Day Transit Program on July 1, two months ahead of schedule.

Trump Family Sues to Block Publication of Tell-All Memoir

The suit, filed in Queens County (NY) Surrogate’s Court, seeks to enjoin Trump’s niece Mary L. Trump and her publisher, Simon & Schuster, from proceeding with the publication of 'Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man', citing a sweeping confidentiality clause signed in 2001 when the estate of the president’s father, Fred Trump Sr., was settled.

Zondervan Leadership Team Moves to Nashville

HCCP has named two Nashville-based Nelson executives to head the company's Zondervan Books and Zondervan Thrive imprints, which had been located in Grand Rapids, Mich. Webster Younce is now v-p and publisher of the imprints, and Paul Fisher is v-p of marketing.

Court Refuses to Block Publication of Bolton Memoir

A federal judge on Saturday swiftly rejected the Department of Justice's motion for a temporary restraining order blocking publication of former national security adviser John Bolton's memoir 'The Room Where it Happened,' but suggested that Bolton still faces stiff penalties for his "unilateral" decision to push ahead with publication without a formal release from government reviewers.

LMBPN Feeds “Whale Readers”

After just a few years in business, LMBPN Publishing has more than 700 titles in its backlist and has expanded into new genres, formats, and languages—and its aggressive publishing model is keeping e-book readers happy.

Indie Publishers Cope with Covid

A survey 'PW' conducted with indies found no plan for immediate return to offices and a trend of strong backlist sales.

Bolton Accuses Trump Administration of Seeking to Suppress His Book

In a response filed ahead of a hearing set for today, former national security adviser John Bolton accused the Trump administration of using the government’s prepublication review process to suppress his memoir, 'The Room Where It Happened.'

NBCC Board, Down to Nine Members, Begins 'Difficult Internal Work'

One week after the National Book Critics Circle released an anti-racism pledge following the publication, on Twitter, of an email critical of certain phrases in that pledge, a now-gutted NBCC board of directors has released a statement addressing how it intends to move forward.

Graywolf Press Gives Back to Twin Cities Community

Graywolf Press, located five miles from where George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, is donating $25,000 from the sales of its books that address racism to five local organizations selected by junior staff.

NBCC Names Temporary President, Will Delay Awards Deliberations

At a meeting yesterday, the remaining members of the National Book Critics Circle's board of directors named a new temporary president and decided to put deliberations for its annual awards on hold as the organization regroups following a week of infighting and the exodus of more than half of its board members.

In Escalation, DoJ Is Now Seeking to Block Bolton Memoir

Citing irreparable injury, the Department of Justice on Wednesday filed an emergency motion in federal court seeking a temporary restraining order to block publication of former national security adviser John Bolton's memoir 'The Room Where It Happened.'

Six Publishers Plan Indie Shindig

The new program is aimed at promoting new books to independent booksellers in the absence of the numerous trade shows that have been postponed because of the coronavirus.

DoJ Sues John Bolton Over Forthcoming Memoir

In a statement, Bolton's publisher, Simon & Schuster, said the suit was "the latest in a long-running series of efforts by the Administration to quash publication of a book it deems unflattering to the President."

NBCC Board Gutted as Fallout Over Leaked Emails, Race Issues Widens

The turmoil that roiled the National Book Critics Circle last week continued throughout the weekend and into Monday morning as concerns over matters of race and privacy continue to split the organization's board of directors. As of press time, at least 13 members have resigned from the typically 24-member board.

Amistad Launches #BlackoutBestsellerList on Social Media

Looking to showcase the popularity of Black literature, Amistad Press has launched the hashtag campaign #BlackoutBestsellerList and #BlackPublishingPower in an effort to support the work of Black authors and Black book professionals.