Publishers Weekly

Bookwire Launches in the U.S.

Bookwire, the international e-book and audiobook distribution platform, is launching its services in the U.S.

AAP Vows to Protect Copyright from All Challengers

At its annual meeting yesterday, AAP chair Brian Napack and association CEO Maria Pallante promised that AAP would continue to fight against forces that seek to erode copyright protection.

At 85, New Directions Celebrates with City Lights

On June 3, New Directions will join with one of its closest partners, City Lights Booksellers, in the first of three celebratory events to honor the 85th year of its founding.

Dohle and Grant ‘Rethink’ the Book Business

Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle and organizational psychologist Adam Grant take a look at the publishing industry as it emerges from the pandemic into an uncertain new economic reality.

Haymarket to Issue New Edition of Angela Davis Autobiography

Haymarket Books has acquired the rights to publish the third edition of Black Liberation activist and scholar Angela Davis's autobiography, originally published in 1974. The book will be released in October with a new introduction by Davis.

In Blood and Ash, Blue Box Press Finds a Big Hit

The fledgling full-length fiction imprint of M.J. Rose and friends' Evil Eye Concepts is spreading its wings, with social media word-of-mouth driving remarkably strong sales for a new fantasy series by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Wattpad Launches Imprint for Adult Books

Canadian online writing platform Wattpad announced the launch of W by Wattpad Books, a new adult imprint focused on commercial fiction. It will publish its first five titles in 2022.

Doubleday Acquires Two New Stacey Abrams Thrillers

Doubleday and Anchor Books have acquired North American rights for two new political thrillers by Georgia politician Stacey Abrams. Both of the new novels will feature Avery Keene, the star of Abrams's latest novel, 'While Justice Sleeps.'

EDC Had Record Fiscal 2021

Sales at Educational Development Corp. jumped 81% in the fiscal year ended February 21, 2021 and earning increased 125%.

The Book Closes on HMH Trade

As HarperCollins prepares to integrate Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's trade division, the group's name—and 150 years of trade publishing history—will fade away.

First Gayl Jones Novel in 20 Years Is Coming This Fall

Gayl Jones has not published a book in 20 years, but her publisher, Beacon Press, is determined to make up for lost time, releasing five books by the influential author over the next two years—including the new novel 'Palmares' this September.

Hachette Book Group Saw Diversity Gains in Staff, Book Acquisitions in 2020

BIPOC employees represented 47.8% of new hires by the Hachette Book Group in 2020, and the percentage of titles acquired from BIPOC authors and illustrators increased to 29%, from 22%. CEO Michael Pietsch acknowledged that despite the improvement, much more work needs to be done.

Book Club Picks for May 2021

Roxane Gay picks Kaitlyn Greenidge's latest, Jenna Bush enters the 'Great Circle,' Barnes & Noble vibes with Chris Bohjalian, and more.

Ten Speed and Stanford Design School Collab on Book Series

Ten Speed Press and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University, better known as the “d.school," are collaborating on a 12-book series focusing on creativity and design. The first title will be published this fall.

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