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  • Behind the Authors Guild's New Proactive Approach

    A membership survey, contract initiative, and a dues hike are part of the organization's new program.

  • Publishing News Briefs: Week of September 14, 2015

    The sale of Perseus Books Group leads this week's publishing news briefs.

  • New Guild Survey Reveals Majority of Authors Earn Below Poverty Line

    In its first study on author income since 2009, the Authors Guild delivers some jarring, if unsurprising, data.

  • Tarcher, Perigee to Combine

    Penguin Publishing Group president Madeline McIntosh announced that Tarcher Books and Perigee will be merging into a newly combined imprint, to be headed by current Tarcher publisher Joel Fotinos.

  • Ellora’s Cave, Dear Author Blogger File Counter Claims

    The two parties, which are locked in a libel and defamation suit, have each filed counter motions asking the court to rule immediately in their favor.

  • Sales of 'Rabbit' Rise Again

    'The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep' sold about 35,000 copies in outlets that report to Nielsen BookScan last week, a 20% increase over the week that ended August 23.

  • Controversy Dogs Red Hen Press After HuffPo Article

    Controversy continues to dog Red Hen Press after managing editor Kate Gale's HuffPo article last week: three prominent members of its advisory board have resigned, and authors publishing with Red Hen are speaking out.

  • News Briefs: Week of August 31, 2015

    Second quarter sales dip at BAM and more in this week's publishing news briefs.

  • A Surge of Bernie Sanders Books Are Coming

    With the 2016 U.S. Presidential race heating up, publishers are rushing to get out books on the candidates ahead of the primaries next year. Here, a spate of titles on presidential hopeful, Bernie Sanders.

  • Minneapolis's Loft Literary Center Celebrates 40 Years

    While the Twin Cities marked the anniversary with a full schedule of events, literary nonprofits elsewhere saluted the Loft's longevity.

  • Torrey House Press Becomes Nonprofit

    Utah’s Torrey House Press, started by Mark Bailey and Kirsten Johanna Allen in 2010 to publish books about the environment and conservation, is becoming a nonprofit.

  • Sales of Self-Published 'Rabbit' Sleep Book Top 29,000

    After selling roughly 300 copies prior to last week, self-published picture book 'The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep' moved more than 29,000 print copies in the week ended August 23. It's also rumored that the book were acquired by Random House for seven figures.

  • News Briefs: Week of August 24, 2015

    ‘NYT’ changes kids’ bestseller lists and more in this week's publishing news briefs.

  • U. of Akron Press Gets Support, Staff Back

    Authors, staff, and other supporters of the University of Akron Press expressed relief after UA president Scott Scarborough affirmed his commitment to maintaining the press' viability and rehired laid-off employees.

  • S&S Partners with to Get E-Books into Travelers Hands

    In the partnership, customers who book a minimum two-night stay in select U.S. destinations will have the opportunity to download one of seven free e-books from S&S.

  • News Briefs: Week of August 17, 2015

    June bookstore sales up 3.9% and more in this week's publishing news briefs.

  • Adaptive Books Ramps Up

    Adaptive Studios, an unusual new venture that repurposes abandoned movie scripts into books, graphic novels and other media projects, plans to rev up its book program with three new releases in the fall and as many as 16 titles in 2016.

  • Better Together: SparkPoint, She Writes Press

    Almost one year after SparkPoint Studio acquired the hybrid publisher She Writes Press, the purchase is providing the type of synergy that SparkPoint CEO Crystal Patriarche had hoped for.

  • HarperCollins Keeps Humming Along

    With the considerable help of HarperCollins’s acquisition of Thomas Nelson in 2012 and Harlequin last year, revenue in the three-fiscal-year period ended June 30, 2015, rose 21.8%, while EBITDA jumped 55.6% at the publisher.

  • Protests Continue As U of Akron Press Interim Director Named

    As protests by authors and others continue, the University of Akron has named an interim director to oversee the transition of its university press into the school's division of libraries.

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