Publishers Weekly

LGBTQ Books Removed from Target.com

On March 25, word started to spread on Twitter that a multitude of LGBTQ books—many of them by debut authors—were inexplicably missing from Target’s website, despite a number of the titles having previously been listed for pre-order.

From the Archive: March 30, 1998

This summer, the courts will rule on Bertelsmann subsidiary PRH’s planned purchase of Simon & Schuster. But 24 years ago, the industry was agape over Bertelsmann’s acquisition of Random House.

PM Press Decamps for Binghamton

Radical independent publisher PM Press has bought a 17,000-square-foot warehouse in Binghamton, N.Y., and no longer calls Oakland, Calif., its home base.

HarperWave Rides Wellness Surge

A decade ago, health, wellness, and lifestyle publishing veterans Karen Rinaldi and Julie Will set out to disrupt “the old paradigm of diet-and-workout books”—and offered HarperCollins something it was missing in the process.

HBG Diversity Efforts Continue in Hiring and New Partnerships

In its annual update on its diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, Hachette Book Group reported that BIPOC employees comprised 35.4% of its workforce last year, up from 32.9% in 2020. The company also announced four new partnerships it has signed to support writers and publishing professionals from underrepresented backgrounds.

What Happened to Marilyn Monroe?: PW Talks with Anthony Summers

We spoke with investigative journalist Anthony Summers about the revised edition of his book 'Goddess: the Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe,' what new things the public will learn about Monroe and the Kennedys from its Netflix adaptation, and more.

Grady Named to Expanded Role at Chronicle

Chronicle Books has appointed Lynn Grady group publisher for a newly formed division that will encompass Princeton Architectural Press alongside the recently launched imprints Chronicle Prism and Chronicle Chroma.

Celebrating 75 Years: Close-up Globe Pequot

Globe Pequot publisher Judith Schnell spoke to PW about the company’s longevity, what’s new across the company’s numerous imprints, and how Globe is celebrating its 75th. (Sponsored)

Ben Okri, Booker Winner, Comes to Other Press

For over 30 years, Nigerian writer Ben Okri has been at the forefront of international literature, but has not attained widespread name recognition in the United States. Other Press wants that to change.

New and Forthcoming AAPI-Focused Titles

A listing of new and forthcoming adult, YA, and children's fiction and nonfiction titles on the storytelling, history, achievements, and the diversity and complexity of the Asian American and Pacific Islander global diaspora.

Unparalleled Publishing Partnerships: Spotlight on EBL

PW sat down with Lantia CEO Enrique Parrilla to talk about the EBL platform’s nuts and bolts, book distribution, what makes the company stand out from the pack, and a whole lot more. (Sponsored)

It's All About Branding: Spotlight on Lulu

The veteran self-publishing platform offers authors time-tested tools to publish quality books, build their brands, and reach readers. (Sponsored)

From the Archive: March 30, 2020

In March 2020, PW was racing to keep up with the changes to the industry unleashed by the start of the Covid pandemic.

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