Publishers Weekly

Macmillan Restructures Sales Division

Macmillan has overhauled its sales operations in what executive v-p of sales Jenn Gonzalez said is a move aimed to more closely align the sales division with the needs of Macmillan’s customers and its publishers.

Scribner in Deal with the 'Post' to Publish the Mueller Report

One day after Skyhorse Publishing announced its plans to publish Robert Mueller's report on the investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 election, Scribner has done the same, and has teamed up with the 'Washington Post' to do so.

NDP Scores with NBA’s New Direction

The National Book Foundation’s new National Book Award for Translated Literature made a real difference for New Directions Publishing, whose book 'The Emissary,' written by Yoko Tawada and translated from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani, won the inaugural prize.

HMH Trade Forms Audiobook Unit

The newly formed HMH Audio will release its first titles this fall and plans to release 75 titles annually drawn from its adult and young reader lists.

Lethem Teams with Bill Henderson for Reprint Series

Bill Henderson, founder of the Pushcart Press and the Pushcart Prize, has teamed with novelist Jonathan Lethem to start Lethem’s Legends, a series that will reprint selected out-of-print works.

Amazon Scraps HQ2 Plans for LIC

Amazon will no longer build a headquarters in Long Island City, Queens, following grassroots resistance from New Yorkers and adverse reactions from some lawmakers and unions.

Baseball Hall Swings for the Bookshelves

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., has partnered with Valerie Tomaselli and MTM Publishing "to develop its own books and place them in the publishing marketplace."

Verso to Debut New Fiction Line in Fall 2019

Verso Books, an independent publisher of works on radical politics, is launching Verso Fiction, a new imprint focused on translated fiction that will release its first two titles in the fall of 2019.

Open Road Finds A New Path

Many startups launched during the beginning of publishing’s digital transformation pivoted to find a way to actually earn a profit. That's exactly what Open Road Integrated Media is up to by devoting more resources to promoting e-book editions of backlist titles from other publishers.

Callaway Makes Sure You'll Remember Its Books

Remember Madonna’s 'Sex,' the 1992 succès de scandale that shook the publishing world? Or the Miss Spider books, TV series, and app? Both, and more, are the brainchildren of Nicholas Callaway, founder and CEO of Callaway Arts & Entertainment, which turns 40 this year.

Vivendi Buys Editis

The French media giant adds the second-largest French-language publishing group to its portfolio.

What Will Happen to Dan Mallory?

William Morrow is standing by Dan Mallory, author of the bestseller 'The Woman in the Window,' after a 'New Yorker' article detailed how he repeatedly lied to colleagues and superiors for years as he rose up the ranks in publishing.

Vintage Español Is Bringing Basque Noir to the U.S.

Eva García Sáenz de Urturi, born in Victoria, Spain, burst onto the crime fiction scene with the publication of "El silencio de la ciudad blanca" (The silence of the white city) in 2016.

HMH Trade in Realignment

An HMH spokesperson said the realignment included "a limited set of position eliminations, as well as the creation of new roles to meet our business goals."

RH Names Combined Teams in Several Departments

Random House took more steps to streamline its operations since its merger with Crown, naming new combined teams for the public relations and marketing; art; and finance, subsidiary rights, and publishing operations departments.

PRH Closing Spiegel & Grau Imprint

After nearly 14 years of publishing, Spiegel & Grau, the celebrated imprint launched by successful editors Cindy Spiegel & Julie Grau, is being shuttered. With the closure, the imprint's eponymous founders are leaving Penguin Random House.