In May 1997, Amazon went public with a stock price of $18 per share. Weeks earlier, we reported on its prospectus, detailing its 1996 performance.
Sales rose at three major trade publishers in the first quarter, but uncertainty over the future remains.
In her ruling, Federal judge Barbara Rothstein eviscerated claims that a letter Senator Elizabeth Warren sent to Amazon expressing concern over the e-tailer’s role in spreading Covid-19 misinformation constituted a government attack on the First Amendment rights of the case's plaintiffs, publisher Chelsea Green and its authors.
While much is going right for the book business, HBG CEO and AAP chair Michael Pietsch said that, in the current moment, publishing is dealing with “the biggest set of simultaneous challenges our industry has faced in a generation," which include "outrageous book bans" and "unrelenting" efforts to weaken copyright.
Panelists on Ingram's recent webinar said that global supply chain challenges will persist until 2023 and, with consumer behavior changing, predicting demand—and, accordingly, supply—for a book will remain difficult.
More than a century ago, with a new copyright code set to go into effect on July 1, 1909, 'The Publishers Weekly' devoted nearly four pages to describing the intricacies of the updated plan.
The pending departure of Unnamed Press executive editor Olivia Taylor Smith for Simon & Schuster is just the latest development for the edgy Los Angeles independent press.
A book by Australian academic Dr. Holly Lawford-Smith, 'Gender-Critical Feminism,' has led a group of authors to mount a campaign criticizing Oxford University Press's decision to publish a title they say encourages anti-trans rhetoric.
Kalani Pickhart's debut novel, set in Ukraine in 2013 and 2014 amid protests against its corrupt then-president, is experiencing strong sales and media attention, leading its publisher, Two Dollar Radio, to push up print runs.
As it celebrates 20 years of championing unconventional, entertaining, and high-concept titles that ignite readers’ imaginations, the team at Quirk Books talked with PW about the company's first two decades, what’s in store for the future, and what makes the Quirk brand tick. (Sponsored)
Bolotin helmed Workman Publishing for 22 years, after being recruited by Peter Workman in 2000 to be editorial director. She has retired as of May 1.
Introducing Ye Zhaoyan’s Nanjing: The Story of a Chinese City and other unique Nanjing-specific titles from Phoenix Publishing and Media Group. (Sponsored)
Silvia Matute, president of Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial’s U.S. division, discusses the company’s growth and the Spanish-language book market in the U.S.
In April 1890, the planned merger of four school book publishers into the American Book Co. was stirring debate over the risks and benefits of consolidation.
Record sales growth in the category in the U.S. has been tempered by supply chain delays.
The combination of professional and trade publishing keeps one of the country's largest independent publishers moving forward.
This year, 'The White House: An Historic Guide,' coedited by first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, celebrates its 60th year in print and, with it, the WHHA’s 60th year in publishing.
Insight Editions is teaming with author and pop-up paper engineer Matthew Reinhart to form a new imprint, Reinhart Pop-Up Studio. It will publish eight to 10 titles per year in a list that will ultimately include about half new content and about half titles based on licensed properties.
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