Publishers Weekly

IDW Hires J.P. Morgan To Consider Possible Sale

Prodded by one of its largest shareholders, IDW Media Holdings is reviewing opportunities to monetize its contents via films and TV and has hired J.P. Morgan to assist in the review process which could lead to the sale of the company.

Employees Take Ownership of Chelsea Green

Vermont-based Chelsea Green Publishing is now fully employee-owned, marking the completion of an eight-year transition initiated by founders Margo and Ian Baldwin.

Regnery Posts 7% Sales Gain in ‘Peculiar Year’

Regnery Publishing had a good 2018, which president and publisher Marji Ross considered "peculiar" for one reason: three of its top-selling titles were by well-known political figures who wrote nonpolitical books.

S&S Moves Saga Press to Gallery

In a memo sent to Simon & Schuster employees, Jennifer Bergstrom, senior v-p and publisher of the Gallery Publishing Group, said that effective immediately, the Saga Press imprint, created in 2015, will move from the Children’s Publishing Group to Gallery.

Cambridge to Expand Trade List

Cambridge University Press, the 485-year-old academic publishing house, is expanding its presence in the North American trade book marketplace.

Macmillan Podcasts Takes On True Crime

Looking to add another program to its growing lineup of book-driven podcasts, Macmillan Podcasts is turning to true crime, a longtime specialty at Macmillan’s St Martin’s Press division.

NewSouth to Publish Mark Twain Literary Retrospective

More than 100 years after his death in 1910, Samuel Clemens—better known as Mark Twain—still intrigues literary scholars. That's why a new three-book collection reconstructing Twain’s personal library is on its way.

JIBF Unveils New Programming Under New Format

The Jerusalem International Book Forum, the successor to the Jerusalem International Book Fair, released its line up of speakers and panels for its inaugural event that will take place from May 12-15, 2019.

Schrank Makes Shifts at Holt

Holt's new publisher has announced promotions for Serena Jones, Sara Bershtel, and Maggie Richards.

Diversion to Crash Cohen Testimony

On March 5, Diversion Books will crash a book compiling Michael Cohen's congressional testimony with the court documents from United States of America v. Michael Cohen.

The Plight of Translation In America

Despite mainstream success, production of translated books fell in 2018. What's going on in the world of translation?

McCluggage Out as CEO of IDWM; Replaced by Howard Jonas

Kerry McCluggage has stepped down as CEO of IDW Media Holdings, the parent company of comics publisher IDW Publishing, and Howard Jonas, IDWM board chairman and a controlling stockholder, has succeeded him as CEO.

Macmillan Restructures Sales Division

Macmillan has overhauled its sales operations in what executive v-p of sales Jenn Gonzalez said is a move aimed to more closely align the sales division with the needs of Macmillan’s customers and its publishers.

Scribner in Deal with the 'Post' to Publish the Mueller Report

One day after Skyhorse Publishing announced its plans to publish Robert Mueller's report on the investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 election, Scribner has done the same, and has teamed up with the 'Washington Post' to do so.

NDP Scores with NBA’s New Direction

The National Book Foundation’s new National Book Award for Translated Literature made a real difference for New Directions Publishing, whose book 'The Emissary,' written by Yoko Tawada and translated from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani, won the inaugural prize.