You may be stuck at home, but you can still expand your literary horizons. It's a golden age for small, independent presses working to cultivate great writers and to push our literary boundaries. PW rounds up some of the best new and forthcoming books published by a range of standout small presses.
The National Endowment for the Arts is now taking applications for $75 million in grants to nonprofit arts organizations to combat job losses related to Covid-19. Grants are fixed at $50,000 for individual nonprofits.
Penguin Random House UK is the latest U.K. publisher to take cost out of the business in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mango Publishing tops the list for the second year in a row, while other presses are finding their own paths to move ahead.
The steady erosion of book sales is impacting all parts of publishing as the Covid-19 pandemic tightens its grip of the U.S.
For the first time, a spate of new and forthcoming titles written by people with disabilities across the United States suggests that the publishing industry may finally be amplifying their voices and stories.
Last week, six new adult fiction titles were among NPD BookScan's top 50 print bestsellers. Three weeks ago, 15 new releases made the top 50 list. The situation was similar for new adult nonfiction titles.
Macmillan Publishers has laid off an undisclosed number of employees across all divisions, temporarily reduced pay for select employees, and implemented a hiring freeze, effective April 2. As a result of the layoffs, the Thomas Dunne imprint has been shuttered.
Bertelsmann has completed the acquisition of Pearson's remaining 25% stake in Penguin Random House, making it the sole owner of the world's largest trade publisher.
In what it's calling a "prestige imprint," Turner Publishing has announced the launch of Keylight Books, which will release 12 titles annually and focus on publishing fiction that can be adapted into TV, film, and streaming content.
Simon & Schuster has launched a company-wide effort to support the newly established independent bookseller–focused online bookstore Bookshop.org and its affiliate network of independent booksellers.
PubWest has published an open letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos asking him to support independent publishers by placing a moratorium on certain fees and by making books more of a priority for shipping as soon as possible.
DK is one of the few publishing brands that is recognized by consumers, so when the company set out to give a new look to its logo as part of a brand redesign, executives didn’t want to stray too far. Here's what they did.
As the virus’s spread continues, another conference is canceled, more stores close, and disruptions ripple across the industry.
The publisher is looking to reduce labor costs by temporarily closing some distribution centers and implementing measures including a combination of furloughs, shortened work weeks, and voluntary unpaid leave.
The suit was first filed in October of 2018, after President Trump made numerous threats against journalists and organizations whose coverage he disliked.
With the new coronavirus pandemic affecting every part of the book business, now is not a great time to be publishing a book, and many authors with titles scheduled for the coming months might be tempted to a new publication date. But for publishers, moving titles en masse will be tricky.
Bookstores and indie publishers have been scrambling as state-mandated closures expanded along the West Coast late last week and the new coronavirus outbreak worsened.
A rapid decrease in sales caused by the new coronavirus and the decision to delay the publication of some titles has caused Skyhorse to let go about 30% of its staff.
Woody Allen's memoir, acquired and then dropped by Hachette's Grand Central Publishing imprint earlier this month, has been bought by Skyhorse imprint Arcade Publishing, which has released the title today.