Publishers Weekly

PRH Sees Sales of Spanish-Language Books Surge

Silvia Matute, president of Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial’s U.S. division, discusses the company’s growth and the Spanish-language book market in the U.S.

From the Archive: April 26, 1890

In April 1890, the planned merger of four school book publishers into the American Book Co. was stirring debate over the risks and benefits of consolidation.

Manga Is Booming

Record sales growth in the category in the U.S. has been tempered by supply chain delays.

Insight Editions Creates Reinhart Pop-Up Studio

Insight Editions is teaming with author and pop-up paper engineer Matthew Reinhart to form a new imprint, Reinhart Pop-Up Studio. It will publish eight to 10 titles per year in a list that will ultimately include about half new content and about half titles based on licensed properties.

From the Archive: April 27, 1970

Fifty-two years ago, the American Book Publishers Council and the American Educational Publishers Institute finalized plans for the merger that created the Association of American Publishers.

Fast-Growing Independent Publishers, 2022

Microcosm Publishing, of Portland, Ore., makes its debut on our list of fast-growing independent publishers, landing with a bang at #1: net revenue spiked 106% in 2021 over 2020 and was up 207% over 2019.

Authors Guild Launches a Banned Book Club

In response to the surge in book-banning efforts across the country, the Authors Guild has teamed with the book club app Fable to launch the virtual monthly Banned Books Club.

Macmillan Learning Lands Funding for New Equity Research

Macmillan Learning has announced receipt of a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to research and test how digital courseware can help close equity gaps in course completion for underserved students.

Conservative Publishing in America Today

Former Regnery Publishing president Marji Ross argues that conservative publishers, after finding their voice and audience, now face challenges to being heard.

Black Publishing in High Cotton

Tracy Sherrod, the former v-p and editorial director of Amistad, on Black books, discourse, commerce, and the American racial reckoning.

How Free Is Free Expression?

For 150 years, publishing has been the site where this question is vigorously debated, writes ‘PW’ veteran Gayle Feldman.