Publishers Weekly

In Twist, Judge Orders B&N to Help Pay Former CEO's Legal Costs

Among three decisions handed down at a May 6 conference, Judge John G. Koeltl ruled that Barnes & Noble's countersuit against former CEO Demos Parneros can proceed. But in a twist, the judge held that an indemnification clause in Parneros's contract called for the company to advance Parneros's costs for defending against the suit.

Mayo Clinic Launches Publishing Imprint

After working for decades with multiple publishers to publish health books for consumers, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is launching its own publishing imprint, Mayo Clinic Press. Its debut title will be released this fall.

Sales, Profits Up in Q1 at S&S

Sales at Simon & Schuster rose 3% in the first quarter of 2019 over the comparable period in 2018, rising to $164 million from $160 million a year ago. Operating income increased 6%, to $17 million.

Hanover Square Brings Net Force Back

The press will relaunch the bestselling series, created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik, this fall. The deal is for four print novels and four e-novellas.

BISG Annual Meeting Examines Paper and Printing Challenges

The BISG annual meeting, held April 26 at the Harvard Club in New York City, opened with a panel focused on the challenge of meeting demands for paper and printing after a year of dramatic declines in paper capacity in 2018.

Is the Next Big Idea Club the Next Big Thing?

Although serial entrepreneur Rufus Griscom has a background in books, he had no intention of getting into the book business when he launched a new venture, Heleo, in 2015. With the Next Big Idea Club, that's changed.

S&S to Distribute New Law&Crime Publishing Unit

The Law&Crime network, an on demand and live streaming network focused on trials and legal commentary, is launching a publishing unit and has signed with Simon & Schuster for worldwide sales representation and distribution.

Skyhorse Forms Arcade CrimeWise

Skyhorse Publishing is stepping up its presence in crime fiction with the launch of Arcade CrimeWise. The imprint will launch its first titles this fall.

Pushing Diversity Forward in Publishing

People of Color In Publishing and We Need Diverse Books teamed up for a town hall this month that shows how far publishing has come regarding diversity—and how much further it needs to go.

Arcadia Readies for Second Year Under New Ownership

In the new fiscal year, CEO David Steinberger has made a number of new hires and promotions, set in motion plans to outsource Arcadia's warehousing operation, and will continue to seek acquisitions of regional publishers.

PRH Creates Reader Loyalty Program

Under the program, readers who buy PRH books in any format will be able to collect points for purchases made at online or physical stores. After they collect 120 points, customers are eligible to receive a free book.

S&S Forms New Nonfiction Imprint

Tiller Press will publish books on wellness, self-expression, empathy, food and cooking, diet, parenting, home, workplace, play, creativity, travel, fan culture, and civic engagement.

Publishers Rush to Release Mueller Report

Following news that the U.S. Department of Justice is due to release a redacted version of the Mueller report, publishers are preparing to race to the presses to get their versions of the book on the shelves.