Publishers Weekly

Portfolio to Launch New Imprint

Author Simon Sinek will launch a new imprint, Optimism Press, under the auspices of his longtime publisher, Portfolio.

PRH 'Sunsets' Two Consumer Web Verticals

Penguin Random House will migrate content from its 'Signature Reads' and 'Unbound Worlds' sites to its company website, which will feature an "enhanced sci-fi category section," and shutter the sites by year's end.

The PW Publishing Industry Salary Survey, 2018

The industry made small improvements on such hot-button issues as pay disparity and workforce diversification in 2017—but sexual harassment remains an issue.

Square One Stays True to Its Mission

Since the launch of Square One Publishers nearly 20 years ago, the house has released 206 health titles, most of which are still in print.

Prima Games to Shutter Next Spring

The U.S.-based DK imprint, which publishes strategy guides to video games, will stop commissioning new titles immediately, and will be discontinued in spring 2019.

F+W Creates Standalone Book Group

F+W Media has established a new standalone book group, naming Heidi Sachner as its chief. Sachner, in her new role, will be responsible for all book publishing in F+W's various communities.

Amazon May Split Second Headquarters

Speculation swirled yesterday that Amazon intends to select two sites for its second headquarters, splitting the new HQ2 between Crystal City, Virginia, and the Long Island City section of Queens, New York.

NatGeo Debuts an Almanac for Adults

On October 23, National Geographic Books published 'Almanac 2019,' a 400-page trade paperback aimed at adults that is modeled after its successful children’s almanac.

Medallion Press Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Medallion Press, which was formed in 2003 as a mass market publisher before branching out into other media markets, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy October 18.

Ferrari-Adler, Loehnen Launch New Imprint at S&S

Avid Reader Press, a new fiction and nonfiction imprint at Simon & Schuster to be overseen by current S&S editors Jofie Ferrari-Adler and Ben Loehnen, is set to unveil its first list in late 2019 or early 2020.

Books Support Social Services at Goddard Riverside

The Goddard Riverside Book Fair, an annual fund-raising event organized by the New York City book publishing industry, helps support a wide range of social services. Here's how.

Spotlight on José Ignacio Valenzuela

Beloved by YA fantasy readers across the world, Valenzuela's 'To the End of the World' is now available in English. (Sponsored)

The Random House and Crown Publishing Groups Merge

The Crown Publishing Group has joined the Random House Publishing Group in a newly-combined super group reporting to Gina Centrello, who has been named president and publisher. The imprints will retain their distinct editorial identities.

Llewellyn to Close Its Midnight Ink Fiction Imprint

Citing continuing poor sales, Llewellyn Worldwide, best known for its mind/body/spirit offerings, is shutting down its crime fiction imprint, Midnight Ink, in August 2019, after releasing its final list during the spring/summer season.