Publishers Weekly

Blizzard Publishing Powers Up

For more than two decades, Blizzard Entertainment has been known mostly for creating video games: World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Hearthstone. But its publishing division, too, is wizzing along.

Diversion Scores Big with Rick Pitino

Part memoir and part assessment of the evolution of college basketball recruiting, 'My Story,' by the former head basketball coach at the University of Louiville, is a real win for the midsize publisher. Here's how it happened.

Cengage Reaches Deal in Suit Over Subscription Service

The company has reached an agreement with two of its authors who had filed a suit alleging that the educational publisher's Cengage Unlimited subscription service will improperly cost them sales and royalty payments.

HMH Closes Riverside Deal

The educational publishing division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has completed its previously announced divestiture of the clinical and standardized testing business to private equity firm Alpine Investors for $135 million.

Bellevue Literary Press Goes Solo

BLP which was a part of the New York University School of Medicine when its 'Tinkers' by Paul Harding won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, has completed its transition to an independent nonprofit literary house.

Lion Forge Is A New Kind of Comics Publisher

Launched in 2012 as a digital startup, the St. Louis comics publisher is rapidly expanding and looking to take advantage of demographic changes in the North American comics marketplace.

IPG Sees Expansion as Key To Survival

The Independent Publishers Group’s acquisition of Midpoint Trade Books in late August was just the most recent move by CEO Joe Matthews to ensure that the Chicago-based company remains well positioned in a distribution business that continues to consolidate.

Chad Post’s Open Letter Books Turns 10

A decade on, Chad Post’s translation-focused nonprofit publishing house, based at the University of Rochester, has released 103 titles from 44 countries and 26 languages.

Global Publishing Leaders 2018: Bertelsmann

With more than 250 imprints, brands on six continents, 70,000 digital and 15,000 print titles published annually as well as more than 100,000 eBooks available worldwide, Penguin Random House is the world’s largest trade book publisher.

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