Publishers Weekly

John Murray Forms Basic Books UK

Basic Books UK will be overseen by John Murray managing director Nick Davies, who will work with Basic Books in New York to jointly acquire eight to 12 titles annually.

Dover Cutting Jobs as Part of Restructuring

Dover's decision to restructure its frontlist is being accompanied by layoffs that parent company LSC Communications said are needed to align its costs structure.

Make E-books Accessible Now

The European Union recently took a significant step to require e-books to be born accessible—and it probably won't mean anything until 2025, which is too little too late, writes Bill Kasdorf.

Translations Pay Off for Amazon

Amazon Crossing, Amazon’s publishing imprint focused on literary translation, is the most prolific publisher of translated literature in the U.S.

Henry Holt to Launch Andy Cohen Books in 2020

Celebrity reality TV producer Andy Cohen is teaming up with Henry Holt to launch Andy Cohen Books, a new book imprint that will release nonfiction books by Mariah Carey, Jackie Walter, and Bevy Smith in 2020.

B&N Pursues 'Risky' Move Against Fired CEO

At a brief conference on Monday, B&N attorneys said the company will move for summary judgment on the most contentious and potentially costly claims in the wrongful termination suit filed against the retailer by former CEO Demos Parneros.

Bellow in Joint Venture with Post Hill Press

Veteran New York City trade book editor Adam Bellow has entered into a joint venture with Tennessee-based Post Hill Press to launch several new lines focused on conservative issues.

PRH to Open Western U.S. Distribution Center

Penguin Random House will add a third distribution and fulfillment center to its network after entering into an agreement to take over the Reno, Nev., facility currently occupied by Baker & Taylor.

‘Flowers In the Attic’ Is Still In Bloom at 40

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of V.C. Andrews’s series-launching blockbuster this year, Gallery Books is planning a social media campaign and a new trilogy by Andrew Neiderman, who continued the series after Andrews’s death in 1986.

Is Publishing Too Top-Heavy?

As megabestsellers command more of publishers’ marketing budgets and retailers’ shelf space, breaking out the next crop of hit makers has become a challenge.

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