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  • Blizzard Causes NY Publishers to Close Offices

    Although the blizzard bearing down on the Northeast was not as intense as meteorologists had predicted, the Big Five are taking the tack of many companies: shutting down offices and encouraging employees to work from home.

  • S&S Unveils New Imprint with Clegg Novel

    Simon & Schuster has launched a new literary fiction imprint called Scout Press, debuting it with the first novel by literary agent Bill Clegg.

  • Blue Rider Pushes Up Stuart Scott Memoir

    'Every Day I Fight,' originally slated for a May publication, will now go on sale March 10.

  • Publishers Urge Reversal on Syrian Publishing Ban

    In a letter, attorneys for the publishers claim that new sanctions violate federal law and the First Amendment.

  • Egmont USA to Close After Sale Attempt Falls Through

    Egmont Publishing, which put its U.S. division up for sale in October, has announced plans to close the unit.

  • Je Suis Charlie Campaign Raises $40,000

    PW’s Je Suis Charlie campaign to support free expression has raised $40,000 in contributions that will be donated to five organizations that support free speech.

  • Memorial Held for Coffee House's Allan Kornblum

    Approximately 250 people--a mix of Minnesota’s book publishing community, Coffee House Press authors, and others--celebrated the life of CHP's founding publisher, Allan Kornblum, in a memorial service in Minneapolis on January 17.

  • DK Launches Online Encyclopedia for Kids

    This week the illustrated book publisher launched the beta version of DKfindout!, a free website aimed at students, parents, and teachers.

  • Zuckerberg Selects Pinker's 'Better Angels' for Second Book Club Pick

    The second pick in the online group, which the Facebook CEO unveiled at the start of the new year, is Steven Pinker's 'The Better Angels of Our Nature.'

  • News Briefs: Week of January 19, 2015

    Macmillan, Springer to merge and more in this week's publishing news briefs.

  • Big Changes at Penguin Publishing Group

    Madeline McIntosh, who was named president of the Penguin Publishing Group last September, put her own stamp on the division last week.

  • New Generation Revives Cameron + Company

    In 1964, Robert Cameron became well known in San Francisco when he published The Drinking Man’s Diet, the original low-carb diet allowing ample booze consumption.

  • S&S and Harper Grow Direct-to-Consumer Programs

    Simon and Schuster and Harper both announced two new, but very different, direct-to-consumer sales initiatives.

  • Zuckerberg Pick Sells Over 13K Copies

    Since word first broke right after New Year’s day that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg started a book club, Perseus Books Group has sold about 10,000 copies of the e-book edition of 'The End of Power' and more than 3,000 trade paperback copies.

  • Viking, Dutton Get New Leadership in Penguin Reorg

    Madeline McIntosh has implemented a wide-ranging restructuring of the division. Among the changes, Brian Tart is being given the reins at Viking, succeeding Clare Ferraro, who is leaving the company. Additionally, the Hudson Street Press and Gotham Books imprints are being folded.

  • S&S Unveils Online Video Course Platform

    Simon & Schuster has launched a new series of online courses starring S&S authors, who will "expand on and complement" their published work in video tutorials.

  • Publishing Thrived on Kickstarter in 2014

    Successful publishing campaigns on Kickstarter raised nearly $22 million in 2014, despite a change that removed journalism projects from the publishing category.

  • News Briefs: Week of January 12, 2015

    Authors Guild drops Hathi-Trust Case and more in this week's publishing news briefs.

  • Independent Booksellers Enjoy Strong Finish to Good Year

    A mild winter in many parts of the country, combined with the lowest unemployment in six years and significantly reduced gas prices, resulted in a strong holiday season at most independent bookstores.

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