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Rallying Around #BooksAreEssential

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Are books essential items? Many in the industry, including 'PW,' think that the role they play in the well-being of American culture makes it clear that they are. These industry figures agreed.

15 New and Forthcoming Indie Press Gems

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You may be stuck at home, but you can still expand your literary horizons. It's a golden age for small, independent presses working to cultivate great writers and to push our literary boundaries. PW rounds up some of the best new and forthcoming books published by a range of standout small presses.

New Releases Struggle to Find an Audience

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Last week, six new adult fiction titles were among NPD BookScan's top 50 print bestsellers. Three weeks ago, 15 new releases made the top 50 list. The situation was similar for new adult nonfiction titles.

Turner Unveils New Imprint, Keylight Books

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In what it's calling a "prestige imprint," Turner Publishing has announced the launch of Keylight Books, which will release 12 titles annually and focus on publishing fiction that can be adapted into TV, film, and streaming content.

S&S Partners with Bookshop.org

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Simon & Schuster has launched a company-wide effort to support the newly established independent bookseller–focused online bookstore Bookshop.org and its affiliate network of independent booksellers.

PubWest to Amazon: Publishing Needs Your Help

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PubWest has published an open letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos asking him to support independent publishers by placing a moratorium on certain fees and by making books more of a priority for shipping as soon as possible.

A New Look for a New DK

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DK is one of the few publishing brands that is recognized by consumers, so when the company set out to give a new look to its logo as part of a brand redesign, executives didn’t want to stray too far. Here's what they did.

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