How ‘The Publishers’ and Stationers’ Weekly Trade Circular’ became ‘Publishers Weekly’—one section at a time, a quarter century at a time.
Occasionally, bestselling books show a remarkable connection to current events. Here's a sampling of some of the most fascinating juxtapositions between title and time since ‘PW’ started tracking bestsellers.
Jack Jensen of Chronicle Books reflects on how midsize publishers must navigate the current trade publishing landscape not just to survive, but to thrive.
Editorial director Jim Milliot introduces the 150th anniversary issue of ‘Publishers Weekly.’
The preeminent publisher of quilting patterns and techniques reflects on nearly 40 successful years, adds titles in different genres, and looks to the future. (Sponsored)
With the only Microsoft-certified publishing software on the planet, knk is helping publishers adapt to a rapidly changing industry. (Sponsored)
After a century of success and growth—and on PW’s 150th anniversary—the imprint looks to the future by leveraging the latest technology and remaining true to its origin. (Sponsored)
With an ever-expanding list of titles, genres, authors, and imprints, the indie publisher is giving writers a path to success and an alternative to larger, more traditional houses. (Sponsored)
In April 1943, Doubleday, Doran announced the publication of a book about the coming Allied invasion of Europe, set to be released that June 4—almost a year to the day before the actual invasion.
Writers for Democratic Action, an organization of some 2,600 authors, is mobilizing its membership in a campaign called Book the Vote. WDA will facilitate nonpartisan voter registration for the 2022 midterm election, working with authors, bookstores, and libraries to educate voters about their home states’ voting procedures.
The entire 10,000-copy print run of cartoonist Jordan Crane’s new graphic novel, 'Keeping Two,' is on board a container ship that has been mired in the Chesapeake Bay for more than three weeks.
Random House has joined with Sugar23, a TV/film and content management and media production house, to launch Sugar23 Books, a co-branded publishing imprint that will develop and release titles in partnership with a variety of imprints at the Random House division.
In April 1973, Grosset & Dunlap, which is now a Penguin children’s imprint, announced the impending publication of a very adult book: Norman Mailer’s biography of Marilyn Monroe.
The publishing industry faces continuing supply chain issues and paper shortages, while another set of challenges has appeared in early 2022, in the form of employee resignations and work-life balance issues.
The publisher saw strong sales across the board over the past two years, with net revenues up more than 25% from 2019.
Following Helene Atwan's retirement, Patnaik has been promoted to director, effective July 30.
Lonely Planet has launched a set of travel guides featuring “pull-out city maps, gatefold maps, and QR codes to unlock additional digital content from the Lonely Planet website.” Guides to Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Portugal, and Scotland roll out this spring.
Twenty years ago, Oprah Winfrey ended the first incarnation of Oprah’s Book Club, which made its authors instant bestsellers.
The four of the Big Five publishers to release their financial results publicly all saw strong increases in earnings in 2022.
The independent graphic novel publisher, which evolved into its current business model in 2019, is forging a different path to market than many of its competitors while sticking closely to the aesthetics that hardcore comic fans know and love.