Publishers Weekly

Phishing Scam Seeking Manuscripts Spreads Worldwide

A scam that typically involves a literary agent, scout, or publisher being asked for a manuscript by what appears to be a trusted party—another agent, scout or publisher—via email has continued to spread and was the subject of much discussion during the Frankfurt Book Fair.

PEN America Is Suing President Trump

The writers organization and free speech advocacy group has filed a lawsuit in federal court against President Donald Trump, seeking to stop the president from "using the machinery of government to retaliate or threaten reprisals against journalists and media outlets for coverage he dislikes."

Merkh Forms Hybrid Publisher

After leaving traditional publishing, in which he served in executive roles with Nelson Books and at Simon & Schuster’s Howard Books division, Jonathan Merkh has joined the ranks of hybrid publishers with his new company, Forefront Books.

Blizzard Publishing Powers Up

For more than two decades, Blizzard Entertainment has been known mostly for creating video games: World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Hearthstone. But its publishing division, too, is wizzing along.

Diversion Scores Big with Rick Pitino

Part memoir and part assessment of the evolution of college basketball recruiting, 'My Story,' by the former head basketball coach at the University of Louiville, is a real win for the midsize publisher. Here's how it happened.

Cengage Reaches Deal in Suit Over Subscription Service

The company has reached an agreement with two of its authors who had filed a suit alleging that the educational publisher's Cengage Unlimited subscription service will improperly cost them sales and royalty payments.

HMH Closes Riverside Deal

The educational publishing division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has completed its previously announced divestiture of the clinical and standardized testing business to private equity firm Alpine Investors for $135 million.

Bellevue Literary Press Goes Solo

BLP which was a part of the New York University School of Medicine when its 'Tinkers' by Paul Harding won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, has completed its transition to an independent nonprofit literary house.

Lion Forge Is A New Kind of Comics Publisher

Launched in 2012 as a digital startup, the St. Louis comics publisher is rapidly expanding and looking to take advantage of demographic changes in the North American comics marketplace.

IPG Sees Expansion as Key To Survival

The Independent Publishers Group’s acquisition of Midpoint Trade Books in late August was just the most recent move by CEO Joe Matthews to ensure that the Chicago-based company remains well positioned in a distribution business that continues to consolidate.

Chad Post’s Open Letter Books Turns 10

A decade on, Chad Post’s translation-focused nonprofit publishing house, based at the University of Rochester, has released 103 titles from 44 countries and 26 languages.

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