Publishers Weekly

Melville House Wants New York to Read 'The Mueller Report'

In an effort to promote more widespread reading of the document, the publisher will send staffers around the city with a video camera, asking people on the street to read segments of the report for broadcast on social media.

PRH Added £25 Million to Pearson's First Half Earnings

As Pearson continues to overhaul its education operations, the company said its stake in Penguin Random House contributed £25 million to its adjusted operating profit, up from £22 million in the first half of 2018.

Mahoney Sets a Broader Course for Chronicle

Since she took over as president of Chronicle Books in January 2017, Tyrrell Mahoney has expanded the San Francisco–based publisher into new subject areas and locations.

Harlequin Creates Two Business Groups

The publisher will now be organized around the Harlequin Trade Publishing Group, headed by Loriana Sacilotto, and the Harlequin Brand Group, led by Brent Lewis. Angela James and Joanne Grant will leave Harlequin on July 19.

Pearson Puts Print Books to Bed

The publisher will shift its U.S. textbook publishing program to a digital first model. Print texts will be available for rental only.

Breaking Down 2019's Bestsellers (So Far)

Of the top 40 bestselling books this year across the adult and children's categories, only eight of them were published in 2019, for a grand total of 1/5 of the list.

Michael Zilkha Launches ZE Books

English entrepreneur and ZE Records cofounder Michael Zilkha has launched ZE Books, a new small press that will publish "literary mix-tapes from visionary writers, artists, and musicians."

Gibbs Smith Publisher at 50

The employee-owned house, best known for books on design, crafts, and cooking, regional-interest titles, and children’s books, is keeping up its late founder's legacy.

'Where the Crawdads Sing' Top Seller So Far in 2019

Delia Owens's novel was the top-selling print book in the first half of 2019 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. The novel, published in August 2018, sold more than 907,000 copies in 2019 and upwards of 1.1 million copies since its release.

Twenty Years in, Minotaur Is Leaner and Broader

After slashing its yearly catalogue in half while roughly tripling its profits over the past decade, the St. Martin’s Press mystery imprint is diversifying its list while still bringing readers "books that make the heart race."

Columbia Global Reports Goes Its Own Way

After five years and 20 titles, Columbia Global Reports has found a successful formula: it allows top authors to take on big, timely subjects in short, accessible books.

New Publishing Director for Amberjack Publishing

Following the June 7 departure of publisher Dayna Anderson and managing editor Cassandra Farrin, the Eagle, Idaho-based company named Justin Mitson publishing director.

Harlequin Unveils New Film/TV Arm

In a move to bring its content to more screens—big and small—Harlequin has launched Harlequin Studios.