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  • News Briefs: Week of November 3, 2014

    Vigliano sells agency and more in this week's publishing news briefs.

  • Folio Society Tries To Raise Its Profile

    The London-based publisher, which specializes in artfully designed reissues of modern classics, is looking to make make its brand a household name in the U.S.

  • Triumph Books Marks 25th Anniversary

    Triumph Books, a sports books publisher based in Chicago, is well known for its instant books, such its glossy, fully illustrated tribute to Nascar driver Dale Earnhardt, released just 10 days after his death in a crash in 2001.

  • Bonnier Acquires Igloo Books in the U.K.

    U.K.-based Bonnier Publishing has acquired Igloo Books in a deal that will make Bonnier one of the five largest children’s publishers in the U.K.

  • Doubleday, Vintage Team with Production Company on New Imprint

    The publisher has partnered with Blumhouse Productions, the company behind genre franchises like 'Paranormal Activity' and 'The Purge,' on a new multi-format publishing program, Blumhouse Books.

  • Wylie Backs Hachette in Amazon Dispute

    Agent Andrew Wylie told a Toronto audience that publishers need to stand firm in the battle against Amazon.

  • News Briefs: Week of October 27, 2014

    Amazon, S&S ink sales deal and more in this week's publishing news briefs.

  • Speculation Begins on Amazon, S&S Deal

    A raft of stories speculate on what the new terms deal between Amazon and Simon & Schuster means for authors, other publishers and, of course, Hachette.

  • Four Questions for...McSweeney's Jordan Bass

    PW spoke to the McSweeney's executive editor about how the company's recent shift to nonprofit status will affect its brand, and output, moving forward.

  • 'PW' Panel Warns Industry, Lack of Diversity Threatens Publishing

    At a panel about the lack of diversity in the book publishing industry, hosted by PW, a number of publishing warned that the overwhlemingly white makeup of the industry threatens its longterm viability.

  • News Briefs: Week of October 20, 2014

    Bookstore sales rose in August and more in this week's publishing news briefs.

  • Margolin’s Heyday Turns 40

    Heyday Books is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Malcolm Margolin—who founded the company in Berkeley, Calif., at the beginning of the small-press movement—said that one reason for Heyday’s survival has been its willingness to adapt to changes in the industry, such as the growth of e-books.

  • Hal Leonard Expands Its Niche

    The Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group (HLPAPG) has long been the book division of Hal Leonard Corp., the largest music publisher in the U.S.

  • Editorial Assistant Turns Blog Post into Multibook Deal

    What’s every blogger’s dream? A book deal. Even better: a multibook deal from a single blog post.

  • Perseus Regroups

    Last week's announcement from Perseus CEO David Steinberger about a widespeard restructuring at the company dashed speculation that a new would make a bid for the company (which was almost acquired in August). Among other changes at the new Perseus, Susan Weinberg is now senior v-p and group publisher, while Mark Suchomel has been named president of client services.

  • KDP Star, Barbara Freethy, Creates Print Imprint

    Amazon KDP's top selling author of all time, Barbara Freethy, has started a new imprint to oversee publication of her works in print formats. Hyde Street Press, part of Freethy’s Fog City Publishing company, will have its titles distributed by Ingram Publisher Services.

  • News Briefs: Week of October 13, 2014

    Patrick Modiano wins Nobel Prize in literature and more in this week's publishing news briefs.

  • Looking to Move Beyond the 11%

    Eighty-nine percent of respondents to PW’s recently concluded salary survey identified themselves as white—a finding that, while hardly surprising, underscores the challenges the industry faces in producing books that appeal to minorities.

  • Dunham Sells 38K in First Week

    Lena Dunham's much-talked about essay collection, 'Not That Kind of Girl,' sold about 38,000 print copies in its first week on sale, according to Nielsen BookScan.

  • Hachette Launches Author & Agent Portal

    The portal will provide self-service, updated information for agents on authors, including confidential sales data, for all titles published by HBG.

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