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  • 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.

  • Western Great Lakes: Publishers Make the Heartland Vibrant

    Between Chicago and the Twin Cities, there's a lot of important publishing going on in the heartland, where publishers take risks that the big houses in New York City might not.

  • Hachette U.K. Creates Unified Children's Division

    Hachette U.K. has consolidated all of its children's publishing into a single division, to be headed by Hilary Murray Hill, who will join in January from Egmont as Hachette Children's Group CEO.

  • Little, Brown to Release Authorized Nick Drake Book

    'Remembered For A While' will go on sale December 9, timed with the fortieth anniversary of Drake's death.

  • Big Big History, Small Press

    A wave of mainstream media attention shines a spotlight on David Christian, a leading proponent of "big history" and author published by academic press Berkshire Publishing.

  • Penguin Random House Canada Merges Distribution

    As a part of the merger, Penguin Canada's books will migrate south to be distributed from Penguin Random House of Canada's facilities in the U.S.

  • Perseus Restructures International Sales Teams

    The Perseus Books Group is integrating its London and New York sales teams, placing them under the control of someone who will take over the newly created role of v-p of international sales and marketing.

  • BISG Annual Meeting Looks Beyond the Book

    The Book Industry Study Group Annual Meeting highlighted the growing benefits of data capture and feedback, among other trends.

  • Christian Self-Publisher Xulon Launches New Conservative Imprint

    The new unit, Liberty Hill Publishing, is being launched in partnership with Salem Communications, a conservative media company which owns, among other properties, Regnery Publishing.

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