Publishers Weekly

Peanuts Gang Hits Sourcebooks' Digital Platform

Sourcebooks announced this morning that the Chicago-based publisher is adding the Peanuts gang to its Put Me in the Story digital platform, which allows parents to create personalized versions of children's books as an app or in print format.

Fifty Shades Trilogy Tops 100M Sold

As of this week, E.L. James's Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has sold 100 million copies worldwide, and has spent 100 weeks on the "New York Times" bestseller list.

Court Date Set to Decide Ban On 'Diary of Malcolm X'

A court date of March 6 has been set to decide whether X Legacy LLC, a corporation representing the heirs of Malcolm X, can extend a temporary restraining order banning Third World Press from publishing "The Diary Malcolm X."

Flatiron’s Frick Strengthens Categories

Since joining Flatiron Books, Bob Miller’s new imprint at Macmillan, senior editor Whitney Frick has been aggressively trying to fill various buckets.

Catherine Ryan Hyde Settles Into Hybrid Status

Catherine Ryan Hyde has written 24 novels, most of them published by Big Five houses. One of her works, Pay It Forward (S&S, 1999), was adapted into a (fairly successful) Hollywood film. She’s been invited to the White House to talk about her writing. More recently, she’s dabbled in self-publishing. Her efforts led to a rebound in sales in the U.S., a traditional deal with Amazon Publishing, and places her among the growing ranks of hybrid authors.