Publishers Weekly

Open Access for All to PW

A letter from PW president George Slowik addressing PW's response to the Covid-19 crisis, and steps on how to access all of PW's assets during this time.

Covid-19 Updates: Special Offers and Discounts

A list of special offers and discounts offered in an effort to mitigate the impact of the new coronavirus on the book publishing industry and related communities.

Hopkins Press Grants Free Access to Journals, E-books

Johns Hopkins University press will make 1,400 books and 97 journals accessible for free for the remainder of the spring semester to both students and the general public via the Project MUSE platform—the latest in a number of university presses making similar arrangements.

Indie Publishers Adapting to Coronavirus Outbreak

The new coronavirus is causing unprecedented disruption for independent publishers, but despite those challenges more than half a dozen indies said this week that they were managing to make a somewhat smooth transition to remote work while rallying in support of independent booksellers.

The Coronavirus Continues to Disrupt the Book Business

For the second time in two weeks, the new coronavirus has forced the cancellation of a major international book publishing conference—and made clear to publishers that these issues aren't going anywhere for a while.

NEA Says 55% of Americans Are Readers

A new report from the National Endowment for the Arts tracking American reading habits in 2017 revealed that more than half of all U.S. adults, 55%, or 132 million people, did some form of book-reading.

PRH Gives NYC Staff Ability to Work from Home

Acknowledging that many people in its New York City headquarters may be uncomfortable commuting to its office, PRH US CEO Madeline McIntosh issued a memo saying the any employees who are able to complete their work from home may do so.

Allessi to Head New Workman Audio Imprint

Workman has formed the Workman Audio imprint and named former HarperCollins Audio v-p and publisher Ana Maria Allessi head of the new unit.

HBG Will Not Publish Woody Allen's Memoir

Hachette Book Group has announced that Grand Central Publishing will not publish Woody Allen’s memoir, 'Apropos of Nothing​,' and will return all rights to the author. The book was originally scheduled for sale in April 2020.

Edelweiss E-mail Hacked

Digital publisher marketing platform Edelweiss was exposed to a phishing scam on March 4 that compromised the company’s Edelweiss+ email list.

HBG Staffers Stage Walkout Over Woody Allen Memoir

Three days after Grand Central Publishing announced that it would publish the director's forthcoming memoir, employees at the imprint and at other Hachette Book Group divisions have staged a walkout in protest of the acquisition.

ViacomCBS Is Looking to Sell S&S

Nearly three months to the day after the completion of the ViacomCBS merger, the mass media company has indicated its intentions to sell Simon & Schuster, one of the U.S.'s Big Five publishers.

Lil’ Libros Lands Bilingual Children’s Cookbook

The Los Angeles–based, Latina-led indie publisher will publish a children’s cookbook by celebrity chef and bestselling author Marcela Valladolid. PW spoke with Valladolid and press founders Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Steim about the partnership.

New Directions Launches New Classics Club

New Directions Publishing has unveiled a subscription program it hopes will link readers to current publications the press believes are destined for classic status.

Riverdale Avenue Books Acquires Circlet Press

Independent publisher Riverdale Avenue Books has acquired the assets of Circlet Press, an independent small press focused on science-fiction and fantasy works with sex-positive erotic themes.