Publishers Weekly

Publishers Call Out Target for 'Censoring' Book Descriptions

A number of publishers say Target, on its retail website, is redacting certain keywords from the product descriptions of their books. They say the site has removed words like "transgender" and "queer," as well as the name "Hitler."

NEA Study Finds Small Dip in Adult Reading

The newest NEA survey of public participation in the arts found that adults reading novels fell between 2012 and 2017, but that reading poetry rose.

S&S Restructures Sales Group

In a memo to employees, Simon & Schuster senior v-p of sales Gary Urda outlined a new structure for the sales division that he said “will add a number of new positions to our selling efforts and leave us better positioned to accomplish our ambitious goals.”

Rebecca Smart Named DK Managing Director

Rebecca Smart will join DK as its managing director in January after spending the last four years in the same position at Ebury Publishing, a nonfiction imprint of Penguin Random House UK.

The Big Indie Books of Fall 2018

We took a long, hard look at the season’s offerings from independent and university presses, and, after consulting with PW’s reviews editors and booksellers, came up with a list of 20 books that readers won’t want to miss.

Broader List Spurs Growth at Belt Publishing

Five years after its launch as a regional press specializing in nonfiction books about the industrial Midwest, Belt Publishing is growing rapidly and diversifying its list.

PRH, HeadCount Team to Launch Book the Vote

Penguin Random House and HeadCount, a nonpartisan voter registration organization, will launch Book the Vote, a companywide effort to encourage voter registration by using PRH authors and a variety of support materials.

Former 'NYRB' Editor Launches 'Book Post'

Ann Kjellberg, a longtime former contributing editor at the 'New York Review of Books,' has launched 'Book Post,' a subscription-based book review.

Running Press Continues on Its Own Path

As the Hachette division continues to grow, the publisher has announced a new imprint, RP Studio, which will focus on producing a range of gift items, including journals, notebooks, and postcard books, all drawn from bestselling RP books.

Omarosa's 'Unhinged' Moves 33,483 Print Copies In First Week

Omarosa Manigault Newman's 'Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House'—the second White House tell-all this year whose publication President Donald Trump has attempted to stymie—sold 33,484 copies in its first week on sale at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

NCAC, Authors Guild Slam Trump's S&S Litigation Threats

Following one more threat of litigation from President Donald Trump against a major book publisher, free speech and book industry organizations have condemned the president's attempts to cease publication of books unfavorable to his administration.

Trump, Fighting Omarosa, Fixes His Gaze on S&S

Months after President Donald Trump's lawyers slapped Macmillan with a cease-and-desist letter in advance of the publication of Michael Wolff's 'Fire and Fury,' the president has done the same to Simon & Schuster and Omarosa Manigault Newman's 'Unhinged.'

BenBella Partners with Bestselling Author on E-Series

Author Gwen Cooper has teamed up with BenBella Books to launch a subscription series of Cooper’s cat-centric short stories that will culminate with BenBella publishing a print edition of the collection in November.