Publishers Weekly

Publishers See Green in ‘The Green Knight’

A medieval romance in verse by an anonymous author proves a hot publishing property as the long-anticipated adaptation of ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’ screens in theaters nationwide.

Marysue Rucci to Head Eponymous Imprint at Scribner

Marysue Rucci, v-p and editor-in-chief at Simon & Schuster, will join Scribner as v-p, publisher, and editor-in-chief of the newly formed Marysue Rucci Books imprint on September 7.

Hachette Cancels Plan to Reopen for Hybrid Work

Citing the spread of the Delta variant, Hachette Book Group has reversed a decision announced in July to reopen for in-person work at HBG offices this September.

Kensington Cozies Imprint Coming in December

Kensington Publishing will launch a new cozy mystery imprint, Kensington Cozies, later this year. Going forward, all cozies published by Kensington will be folded into the new imprint.

HarperCollins Will Return to the Office in October

Beginning October 4, employees in HarperCollins's New York City and Princeton locations will begin reporting to the office two to three days a week, as part of a hybrid model that CEO Brian Murray called part of a four-month pilot program.

Dick Robinson's Will Delivers a Surprise to Scholastic

A smooth transition of the control of Scholastic following the death of Dick Robinson in June was called into question this past weekend, when a 'Wall Street Journal' story revealed that Robinson's will left his stake in the company to Iole Lucchese, a company executive.

For Liveright, Good Editing Is Good Business

The W.W. Norton imprint, which was relaunched in 2011, attributes much of its success—nearly two dozen bestsellers and a host of award-winning titles—to the excellence of its editors.

Llewellyn Marks 120 Years of Publishing

The St. Paul–based publisher, launched in 1901, celebrates its 120th birthday this year—and its status as one of the largest spirituality publishers in the world.

Authors Guild Diversity Webinar Asks: Can Book Publishing Change?

The Authors Guild's virtual panel "Centering Black Voices: Short-Term Progress or Sustainable Change?," held on July 27, offered a wide-ranging examination of the history and potential of the book industry’s continuing struggle to address diversity.

Reading Time Rose 21% in Second Half of 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor's American Time Use survey found that the time Americans spent reading daily increased 21% in the May-December period in 2020 over the comparable period in 2019, rising to about 20 minutes per day.

New Amanda Gorman Book, 'Call Us What We Carry,' Set for December 7

Penguin Random House announced this morning that the upcoming collection of poetry by Amanda Gorman is now titled 'Call Us What We Carry.' It will be released on December 7, and will feature new works as well as her inauguration poem, 'The Hill We Climb.'

AAPI Voices Lead

Publishers discuss producing books that celebrate the breadth and diversity of Asian American and Pacific Islander experiences.

Fantasy Author Scarlett St. Clair Joins Bloom Books

Dark fantasy author Scarlett St. Clair will join Bloom Books, which will publish her new novel 'King of Battle and Blood,' along with her complete backlist and forthcoming new books.

New and Forthcoming AAPI-Focused Titles

The following is a listing of new and forthcoming titles on the history, culture, and contemporary lives and issues of Asian American and Pacific Islanders.