Publishers Weekly

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.

Latinx in Publishing Debuts Writers Mentorship Program

Literary nonprofit Latinx in Publishing has launched a new initiative, the Writers Mentorship Program, which is aimed at providing unpublished and/or unagented writers who identify as Latinx with professional mentorship opportunities.

Three Fired Employees Return to Work at Wayne State U Press

The three senior employees recently fired from their jobs at Wayne State University Press have been re-hired, but their attorney is not ruling out litigation against the university for discrimination, retaliation, and due process claims.

Disney and HBG Go Their Own Way

After a big deal earlier this month, the two companies discuss their strategies for the children’s market.

Gallery Books Marks 10 Years

The imprint, born the “love child of the merger of Pocket Books and Simon Spotlight Entertainment” in 2010, marked a decade in the business this January.

Big House on the Prairie

At 50, Andrews McMeel is a multifaceted media company with a worldwide reach.

Brash Books Releases Lost Hardman Novel

Indie crime press Brash Books recently released 'All Kinds of Ugly' by Ralph Dennis, the 13th installment in his Jim Hardman series.

Wayne State U President Assumes Oversight of Embattled Press

Wayne State University president M. Roy Wilson informed his colleagues Friday that the press' interim director, Tara Reeser, will now report to WSU's chief of staff in the president's office rather than to the dean of libraries.

B&N Lawyers Offer Rebuttal to Fired CEO’s Defamation Claims

In a short reply filing, B&N lawyers argue that Demos Parneros’s defamation claim against the retailer should be knocked out for one “overarching” reason: that B&N’s “purportedly defamatory statements” are “entirely true.”