Publishers Weekly

Steerforth Speaks Truth to Power

A new imprint from Steerforth promotes books that offer open, thoughtful explorations of challenging topics and issues. (Sponsored)

Book Workers to Hold Day of Solidarity with Amazon Workers

Book business workers at a number of bookstores, publishers, and literary publicity firms have declared a Book Workers Day of Solidarity on March 26 in support of Amazon workers organizing to form a union in Bessemer, Ala.

University of Toronto's John Yates to Retire

John Yates, president, publisher, and CEO of University of Toronto Press, announced that he will be retiring from the publisher for personal reasons.

Personnel Changes Announced at PRH Canada

Following the splitting of their two imprints in December, Random House Canada publisher Sue Kuruvilla and Knopf Canada publisher Martha Kanya-Forstner have announced a number of roles for their team members.

AAPI Authors, Bookstagrammers Organize Support Campaign

Asian American and Pacific Islander members of the book business have launched a social media campaign, #StandUpforAAPI, intended to raise awareness of the ongoing violence and hate incidents targeting AAPI communities.

Demary Vows to Build Upon Soft Skull Press's Success

Mensah Demary, who worked alongside Yuka Igarashi at Catapult since its early days, vows to broaden Soft Skull Press's reach after being promoted to editor-in-chief. He replaces Igarashi, who moved on to Graywolf Press.

University Presses Are Overwhelmingly White

The Association of University Presses analyzed university press data from the most recent Diversity Baseline Survey of U.S. publishing from Lee & Low and found the university press segment severely lacking in diversity.

Cohen Leaves Quirk Books, Kupihea Moves Up

After 20 years at Quirk Books, Brett Cohen has left the indie publisher, prompting the promotion of Jhanteigh Kupihea to publisher and the return of company owner and founder David Borgenicht as president.

Podium Audio Hit New Milestones in 2020

The surge in digital audiobook sales has helped numerous publishers grow in the last few years, and perhaps none has benefitted more than Podium Audio.

SPD Executive Director Stepping Down

Small Press Distribution announced Monday that executive director Brent Cunningham will step down following an internal investigative report released to employees by the association's board.