Publishers Weekly

Jay Asher Sues SCBWI for Defamation

The 'Thirteen Reasons Why' author has filed a lawsuit against the Society of Children’s Book Writers, as well as the group’s executive director, Lin Oliver, over their allegations of sexual harassment.

Wattpad Launches Publishing Division

Wattpad Books will be headed by Ashleigh Gardner and its first list, to be released this fall, will feature six young adult titles.

Graphic Arts Books Rebrands as West Margin Press

The new name for the indie press signals a new direction for the company. “We want to make room for more voices, increasingly engaging visuals, and an expansive view of the world within our house,” said publishing director Jennifer Newens.

Breaking Down Financial Woes for Writers

The recent Authors Guild survey showed that median income for fulltime writers in 2017 was $20,300. The numbers get worse from there.

Deb Futter and Jamie Raab Unveil Celadon

A second chance. A final act. A rebirth. For its founders, Jamie Raab and Deb Futter, Celadon Books is a chance to close out their careers on their own terms.

Uniting Penguin and Random House: PW Talks with Madeline McIntosh

Penguin Random House completed moving its Penguin staff members that had been working on Hudson St. to 1745 Broadway, where Random House has long had its headquarters, on January 2. PW talked with PRH US CEO Madeline McIntosh about the move.

Cheiffetz's New Imprint at S&S to be Called Signal Press

Julia Cheiffetz joined Atria Books last year to head a then-unnamed imprint. Since that time she has acquired a slate of new titles for the line, called Signal Press, that will address the current public debate around feminism, politics and social justice.

MWPA Saves Local Book Reviews with Boost from Stephen King

Backed by social media support from author and Maine resident Stephen King, a petition and lobbying effort by the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance has successfully persuaded the 'Portland Press Herald' to reinstate its local book review coverage.

S&S Set to Debut Masters at Work Series

A new series helmed by Jonathan Karp will commission experienced journalists to cover different careers and report on how people made it to the top of their chosen profession.

Europa Launches Compass, a New Nonfiction Imprint

Europa Editions has launched Europa Compass, a new nonfiction imprint featuring titles on travel, contemporary culture, popular science, history, philosophy, and politics.

'Becoming' Remains 2018's Hottest Title

Michelle Obama's memoir sold more than 712,000 copies in the last full week before Christmas, according to NPD BookScan, and the book will finish as the top seller in 2018.