Publishers Weekly

Reaching Readers at the Dollar Store

The value channel has been one of the fastest-growing sectors in retail over the past decade in general, if not for books. But opportunities exist—if publishers can make the economics work.

Brooks Sherman, Bent Agency Contract Dispute Lands in Court

In a complaint filed in April, Sherman claims that the Bent Agency is withholding commissions owed him. But in a counterclaim, the Bent Agency is seeking to claw back monies paid to Sherman, alleging gross misconduct.

Publishers Could Get Tariff Refund

A recent decision in a battle over tariffs imposed by the Trump Administration on imports from China may make it possible for publishers to receive a refund on some of those fees—if the lawsuit challenging those tariffs is won by the plaintiffs.

Book Club Picks for July 2021

Barnes & Noble and Reese's Book Club both pick 'The Paper Palace,' BuzzFeed picks the buzzy 'The Atmospherians,' and more in this month's book club picks.

Plaintiffs Oppose Discovery Delay in E-book Price Fixing Case

Lawyers for a potential consumer class alleging an e-book price-fixing conspiracy among Amazon and the Big Five publishers told the court this week that they will oppose an expected bid to delay discovery in the case.

At 50, the Overlook Press Settles in at Abrams

Three years after the death of Overlook cofounder Peter Mayer and Abrams' purchase of the publisher, Abrams is looking to mark the 50th anniversary of the press with a number of new initiatives—just as Mayer would have wanted.

S&S Launches Black Celebrity Imprint

Simon & Schuster's Gallery Book Group has announced the launch of 13A, a new imprint dedicated to "publishing renowned, relevant, Black voices in culture and politics.​" Charles M. Suitt will serve as publisher.

Blackstone Thrives with Physical Audio

The Ashland, Ore.–based independent audiobook publisher is seeing double-digit growth for CDs and MP3-CDs thanks to new
partnerships, even as other publishers abandon the formats.

Mango in Deal with National Baseball Hall of Fame

Mango Publishing has inked a deal with the National Baseball Hall of Fame to publish a series of books under the National Baseball Hall of Fame banner. Three books are set to be released this year, with plans calling for publication of two to three books annually.