Publishers Weekly

Arcadia Readies for Second Year Under New Ownership

In the new fiscal year, CEO David Steinberger has made a number of new hires and promotions, set in motion plans to outsource Arcadia's warehousing operation, and will continue to seek acquisitions of regional publishers.

PRH Creates Reader Loyalty Program

Under the program, readers who buy PRH books in any format will be able to collect points for purchases made at online or physical stores. After they collect 120 points, customers are eligible to receive a free book.

S&S Forms New Nonfiction Imprint

Tiller Press will publish books on wellness, self-expression, empathy, food and cooking, diet, parenting, home, workplace, play, creativity, travel, fan culture, and civic engagement.

Publishers Rush to Release Mueller Report

Following news that the U.S. Department of Justice is due to release a redacted version of the Mueller report, publishers are preparing to race to the presses to get their versions of the book on the shelves.

Washington Partially Rescinds Prison Book Ban

Facing public criticism over a ban on sending free books to prison inmates, the Washington Department of Corrections has backed down and partially rescinded the ban. Advocates for prison inmates call the new policy "insufficient" and continue to negotiate with DOC officials.

Tom Doherty Associates Forms Horror Imprint

Nightfire is the name of a new horror imprint coming from Tom Doherty Associates in early 2021.The imprint will publish across all areas of horror and in a range of formats.

MIT Book Explores Ties Between Books and Podcasts

In the expanding world of podcasting there may yet be space for the printed word. That’s the hypothesis of a team of podcasting and publishing professionals who came together to produce the podcast Ways of Hearing in 2017 and then transformed it into a book with the same name.

Banned Books Week Coalition Debuts 2019 Anti-Censorship Plans

The Banned Books Week Coalition, an alliance of institutions in support of the annual anti-censorship event, has announced plans for this year’s Banned Books Week, subtitled "Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark," to be held September 22–28.

Curbside Splendor Under Fire by Authors, Goes On Publishing Hiatus

Curbside Splendor has gone on a publishing hiatus this year as the 10-year-old literary press responds to author complaints of not receiving royalties by terminating contracts and reverting rights to books to their authors. Publisher Victor Giron hopes to resume publishing books in 2020.

Independent Publishers Launch Indie Playlist Program

A consortium of independent publishers led by Seven Stories Press has launched Indie Playlist, a program that provides discounts and cash rewards for independent booksellers who order from a rotating list of titles.

IPG Realigns Executives, Announces Expansion

Amid a series of promotions, Independent Publishers Group announced a strategic expansion of its marketing and publicity services, including its publisher development team.