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  • Wimpy Kid Series to Hit 150M in Print

    With the November 4 publication of the next Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, 'The Long Haul,' Jeff Kinney's series will surpass 150 million copies in print worldwide.

  • AmazonCrossing to Spotlight Finnish Works

    AmazonCrossing, the translation imprint of Amazon Publishing, announced a commitment to publish Finnish crime fiction in English through 2015.

  • Harper Forms HarperCollins Germany

    Moving quickly on its promise to use the Harlequin acquisition to expand its international footprint, HarperCollins has announced the creation of HarperCollins Germany.

  • Columbia Global Reports Sets Inaugural List

    Clay Shirky and Bethany McLean are among the first authors signed up for the inaugural Columbia Global Reports list, which debuts in fall 2015.

  • Akashic Books Launches Lefty Sports Imprint

    Akashic Books is teaming with 'The Nation' sports writer David Zirin, to launch Edge of Sports Books, a new imprint devoted to sports titles with a progressive political slant.

  • News Briefs: Week of October 6, 2014

    Egmont selling U.S. division and more in this week's publishing news briefs.

  • Curtis Brown Ltd. Celebrates 100 Years

    History is something Curtis Brown Ltd. has been reveling in of late, as the agency turns 100 this year.

  • Dover Plans Line of Graphic Novel Reprints

    In spring 2015, Dover Publications, which is best known for paperback reprints of classics and out-of-print titles, is launching Dover Graphic Novel, a new line of graphic novels and nonfiction comics.

  • The Costs of Restructuring at Major Publishers

    A by-the-numbers accounting of what the return has been on spending millions of dollars on restructuring at John Wiley, Scholastic, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

  • Three Million First Printing for Riordan's Finale

    Disney announced a three-million copy first print run for 'The Blood of Olympus' by Rick Riordan, the fifth and final installment in the author's Heroes of Olympus series.

  • PRH Completes Objetiva Buy

    Penguin Random House has finalized its acquisition of Editora Objetiva in Brazil, first announced in March.

  • PRH Completes Sales Group Buyout

    In another step in the integration of Penguin and Random House, the company has completed the buyout process of eligible members within the PRH sales group.

  • Ellora’s Cave Files Libel Suit Against Dear Author Blog

    Erotic romance publisher Ellora’s Cave has filed suit in Summit County, Ohio, against Jennifer Gerrish-Lampe, aka Jane Litte, and her blog Dear Author, claiming libel and defamation and asking for "no less than" $25,000 in damages.

  • Lee Child On Why He Signed with Authors United

    The reason the author of the Jack Reacher novels weighs in on Amazon-Hachette dispute has nothing to do with the "protection money" that Amazon is demanding from publishers. Child signed with thriller writer Douglas Preston's Authors United, a group of writers who want to take authors out of the middle of Amazon-Hachette negotiations,he explains, not because of the "so-called" Amazon-Hachette contract. He doesn't believe there is one.

  • News Briefs: Week of September 29, 2014

    Amazon, Perseus reach new e-book deal and more in this week's publishing news briefs.

  • Aperture Revives the Masters of Photography Series

    The Masters of Photography series was first published in 1976 by Aperture, the nonprofit photography resource center and publisher based in New York, but it’s been out of print since the early 1990s.

  • Literacy Partners Turns 40

    Dianne Kangisser opened the New York City chapter of Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA), a nonprofit that provides free literacy services to adults, in 1973, using $500 in federal grant money.

  • Western Great Lakes: Regional Publishing Takes Its Place

    Billing itself as the oldest publisher in the state and the largest historical society press in the country, Minnesota Historical Society Press has been publishing regional titles since 1859, while Wisconsin Historical Society Press has been doing it since 1855.

  • Western Great Lakes: Plenty of Room for Publishers in the City of the Big Shoulders

    Chicago might be known for its burly swagger,” says the Chicago Tribune literary editor-at-large Elizabeth Taylor, “but it’s also a supportive place” for publishers and other literary folk to do business.

  • Western Great Lakes: Land of 10,000 Presses

    Minnesota license plates proclaim that the state is the Land of 10,000 Lakes. It could just as well be called the land of 10,000 presses.

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