Publishers are facing a new normal when it comes to their events businesses: digital or bust. At Penguin Random House, the efforts to pivot are manifold.
Four publicly held publishers posted decent first quarters, but are bracing for a tough year in which sales are unlikely to hold.
Booksellers are finding that the format is drawing big audiences—albeit with varying degrees of sales success.
Publishers Weekly is joining with a group of independent publishers to launch #ReadIndie, an online campaign launching May 4th designed to highlight the range, importance, and distinctive character of the indie publishing community.
Harlequin is introducing a new size for its mass market paperbacks, the Mass Market Paperback Max. All Max titles will have a larger trim size than standard mass market and premium mass market formats, and will be priced at $9.99.
The University Press of Kentucky has had its state funding restored after losing it in 2018, and in March, Ashley Runyon took over as director of the press.
The Radical Publishers Alliance is an international group of left-wing independent publishers who have joined together with the goal of supporting each other during the coronavirus pandemic.
A Change.org petition has garnered nearly 1,500 signatures asking the Poetry Foundation to dip into its deep pockets to support poets and independent publishers who are struggling economically because of the pandemic.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, adults have been on the hunt for activities both to while away the hours and to reduce anxiety and stress.
“I’ve never had an overall strategy or a plan, you know? I’ve just always wanted to show off.” On this day, 10 years ago, I was offered my first book deal.…
He wielded his pencil at Random House for more than 50 years, nurturing the writing of Seymour Hersh, Neil Sheehan, Pete Dexter and other authors. Robert Loomis…
Tthe Publishing Certificate Program at the City College of New York has recently found its graduates facing the same problem as everyone else in the book business: dwindling job prospects in an industry reeling from the impact of Covid-19.
Wolfpack Publishing, a genre publisher with more than 90% of its business in digital book sales, is finding success with its direct-to-consumer focus during nationwide shelter-in-place orders—especially considering its emphasis on series.
In a 2-1 ruling released on April 23, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court held that basic literacy is “implicit in the concept of ordered liberty” and central to “the basic exercise of other fundamental rights,” including political participation.
New Rivers Press will shut down in spring 2022 due to budget cuts proposed by its host institution, Minnesota State University-Moorhead.
This bigger mass market paperback will make “for a more comfortable reading experience," said Kensington CEO Steve Zacharius, who noted that, with sales of the traditional format in steady decline, he believes the larger size could revitalize the format.
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted all aspects of book publishing, from putting pressure on sales channels to changing the kinds of books consumers want. A number of independent publishers have pivoted to meet the demand for books in newly-popular categories and formats.
Cinco Puntos Press launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise $250,000, as did Small Press Distribution, which is seeking $100,000. Lambda Literary, the LGBTQ-focused group, is asking for $175,000 to survive.
Educational Development Corporation announced it received a $1.44 million loan under the Paycheck Protection Program. The company has seen a drop in sales in its publishing division, although business in its direct-to-consumer group has increased.
As small businesses around the country await funds from the landmark Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, indie publishers and booksellers are having mixed experiences trying to secure this financial lifeline.