'PW' Named Official 'Show Daily' Publisher
BEA organizer Reed Exhibitions and PWxyz have agreed on a deal making Publishers Weekly the official Show Daily publisher for BookExpo America. Under the three-year deal, PW will publish the Show Daily each day the exhibition floor is open.
ABC to Merge With ABA
Members of the Association of Booksellers for Children voted overwhelmingly to approve a merger with the American Booksellers Association. The process began nearly two years ago. The ABA welcomes the merger of the two organizations, which have more than a 95% membership overlap.
Yaged to Head Macmillan Kids' Group
Jonathan Yaged has been named president of the Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, succeeding Dan Farley, who is stepping down. Yaged, who starts January 3, had been with the Disney Book Group for about 10 years and most recently with Home Party.
Skyhorse Buys Allworth Press
Skyhorse Publishing, which earlier this year purchased the assets of Arcade Publishing, has added Allworth Press, acquiring the New York City indie for an undisclosed price. Founded in 1989 by Tad Crawford, Allworth has a backlist of more than 300 titles focusing on business and self-help books for artists, photographers, graphic designers, and interior designers as well as for filmmakers, performing artists, and authors. Allworth Press publishes about 18 books a year and will publish 40 next year.
Libraries Protest CCC Support for Lawsuit
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has sent a letter to the Copyright Clearance Center protesting its role in funding an ongoing publisher lawsuit against four individuals at Georgia State University over the use of electronic course content. In its reply, CCC stressed that no monetary damages were at stake, only an injunction, which could clarify fair use.
Icelandic author Yrsa Sigurdardóttir, covered in last week's Mystery feature, now does have a U.S. publisher for her new novel. Minotaur has bought rights to Ashes to Dust.