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DoJ Said to Be Pursuing Criminal Charges Over Bolton Memoir

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S&S officials would neither confirm or deny to 'PW' the receipt of a subpoena, and declined to comment on reports in numerous outlets suggesting that the DoJ has convened a grand jury to consider charging John Bolton for illegally divulging classified or otherwise privileged information in his book 'The Room Where It Happened.'

HBG Releases Diversity and Inclusion Progress Report

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A new diversity and inclusion progress report from Hachette Book Group details internal and external commitments, including goals to increase the number of people of color employed by the company as well as make “measurable improvements” to company culture and community service.

And Other Stories Expands in U.S.

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U.K.-based literary publisher And Other Stories is expanding its footprint in the U.S., hiring former Farrar, Straus and Giroux editor Jeremy M. Davies as senior editor and searching for a U.S. director of publicity & trade marketing.

PRH Releases Workforce Report on Diversity

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An internal report on workforce demographics at Penguin Random House shows that 78% of PRH non-warehouse employees are white. In addressing the report, PRH U.S. CEO Madeline McIntosh said the company is determined to make its workforce "reflect the demographics of American society.”

B&N Knocks Out Defamation Claim by Fired CEO

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Knocking out the defamation claim is a potentially substantial victory for Barnes & Noble, as previous filings suggest that former CEO Demos Parneros was seeking approximately $70 million in damages for the defamation claim alone.

Tony Lyons on Publishing 'Disloyal'

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As 500,000 copies of Michael Cohen's memoir head to stores and other outlets, Skyhorse publisher Tony Lyons said the book is likely to be the bestselling title in the indie publisher's history. He also sees its publication as part of his approach to being what he calls "a free speech publisher."

Abrams Acquires Cameron + Company

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Abrams has acquired Cameron + Company, a family-owned independent house that specializes in books on photography art, lifestyle, children’s titles, and regional topics.

Judge Issues Sweeping Order Against E-book Piracy Operation

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A federal judge in Washington has issued a preliminary injunction against a major e-book piracy operation known as the KISS Library, after the operators of the site failed to show up at a hearing or to file any response to a lawsuit filed in July by the Authors Guild, Amazon Publishing, Penguin Random House, and a number of bestselling authors.

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