Publishers Weekly

Move Books Moves Forward

Middle grade books aimed at boys tout adventure, humor, and a dash of mayhem. (Sponsored).

Publishers Raise, Donate Funds to Antiracist Causes

Publishers Quarto Group, Coffee House, and Tin House Books are both committing funding to causes supporting black rights and social justice in response to the civil unrest nationwide following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.

New York's Publishers Won't Reopen Until September

None of the major New York City publishers who took part in a PW survey about their efforts to return employees to their Manhattan headquarters had fixed plans—and none said they expected to begin bringing staff back in a meaningful way before September 1.

Social Justice Resources for the Book Business

As protests against police violence and in support of marginalized communities continue nationwide, 'PW' has put together a list of social justice resources to aid members of the book business and others in their efforts.

S&S Enters the Karp Era

The publisher’s new president and CEO, Jonathan Karp, is unfazed about the challenges to come as he takes the reins.

Macmillan Launches Indie Bookstore Assistance Program

Macmillan Publishers will issue promotional terms intended to help independent bookstores recover from what it calls "the significant and calamitous impacts of Covid-19 on the channel."

Schrank Named to Head Astra Publishing House

Backed by Thinkingdom Media Group, Astra Publishing House has launched a new adult division, which will join children's divisions Boyds Mills & Kane and minedition in the new company. Former Holt head Ben Schrank is publisher and COO of Astra.

Diversion Debuts Nonfiction Podcast Series

Diversion Publishing is launching Diversion Podcasts, a new production unit and podcast studio that will develop and release original nonfiction audio series hosted by veteran nonfiction authors.

HBG Launches Indie Bookstore Assistance Program

Hachette Book Group is launching a new program to assist in the reopening of independent bookstores. The program is intended to help stores recover from the impact of Covid-19 on their businesses, as well as to aid them in reopening.

In Pandemic, Dystopian Fiction Loses Its Luster for Editors

The renewed interest in dystopian tales following the election of Donald Trump seems to be dying down as, with the globe seized by a pandemic and millions of Americans hunkered down because of shelter-at-home orders, editors say they are interested in lighter fare—mostly.

PRH Ups Digital Efforts in the Covid Era

Publishers are facing a new normal when it comes to their events businesses: digital or bust. At Penguin Random House, the efforts to pivot are manifold.

PW, Independent Publishers Launch #ReadIndie Campaign

Publishers Weekly is joining with a group of independent publishers to launch #ReadIndie, an online campaign launching May 4th designed to highlight the range, importance, and distinctive character of the indie publishing community.