Publishers Weekly

Pearson Puts Print Books to Bed

The publisher will shift its U.S. textbook publishing program to a digital first model. Print texts will be available for rental only.

Breaking Down 2019's Bestsellers (So Far)

Of the top 40 bestselling books this year across the adult and children's categories, only eight of them were published in 2019, for a grand total of 1/5 of the list.

Michael Zilkha Launches ZE Books

English entrepreneur and ZE Records cofounder Michael Zilkha has launched ZE Books, a new small press that will publish "literary mix-tapes from visionary writers, artists, and musicians."

Gibbs Smith Publisher at 50

The employee-owned house, best known for books on design, crafts, and cooking, regional-interest titles, and children’s books, is keeping up its late founder's legacy.

'Where the Crawdads Sing' Top Seller So Far in 2019

Delia Owens's novel was the top-selling print book in the first half of 2019 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. The novel, published in August 2018, sold more than 907,000 copies in 2019 and upwards of 1.1 million copies since its release.

Twenty Years in, Minotaur Is Leaner and Broader

After slashing its yearly catalogue in half while roughly tripling its profits over the past decade, the St. Martin’s Press mystery imprint is diversifying its list while still bringing readers "books that make the heart race."

Columbia Global Reports Goes Its Own Way

After five years and 20 titles, Columbia Global Reports has found a successful formula: it allows top authors to take on big, timely subjects in short, accessible books.

New Publishing Director for Amberjack Publishing

Following the June 7 departure of publisher Dayna Anderson and managing editor Cassandra Farrin, the Eagle, Idaho-based company named Justin Mitson publishing director.

Harlequin Unveils New Film/TV Arm

In a move to bring its content to more screens—big and small—Harlequin has launched Harlequin Studios.

A New Playbook At First Book

The D.C.-based organization is looking for ways to keep up with demand for the books it's been putting into the hands of children in need since 1992.

Dutton Will Drop Linda Fairstein

The PRH imprint and author have terminated their publishing relationship, a representative of the imprint has confirmed.

Viking, Penguin, Pamela Dorman Team to Offer Lifestyle Books

Penguin Random House units Viking, Penguin Books, and Pamela Dorman Books will team up to create a new publishing program across all three imprints that will specialize in inspiration, lifestyle, healthy living, and personal development.