- 2016 Aug 17
'When We Was Fierce' Gets Pulled
Controversy around author E.E. Charlton-Trujillo’s use of a made-up dialect and stereotypical characters has delayed its publication.
- 2016 Aug 11
The Limitlessness of International Lit
The founders of nonprofit publisher Transit Books on the power of literary translation to bridge cultural divides.
- 2016 Aug 04
Anger As Turkey Shutters Publishers
Organizations including PEN International have spoken out about the ‘grave impact on democracy’ caused by major crackdown on book trade.
- 2016 Aug 03
How to Judge a Book
On publishers' dilemma: do you judge a book by its data, or do you trust its editor's gut instincts?
- 2016 Aug 01
The Plight of the University Press
Amid declining book sales, university presses search for new ways to measure success.
Indies On the Man Book Shortlist
A year after Oneworld beat publishing giants to win the Man Booker, three indies have made the 2016 longlist.
- 2016 Jul 19
Farewell to Microsoft Press
Microsoft waves goodbye to the Microsoft Press Editorial Team as it lets all of its staff go.
- 2016 Jul 18
America Needs Its Indies
As books from major publishers get bigger and pricier, smaller houses are taking risks on more experimental works.
- 2016 Jul 13
Lost My Name Lays Off Staff
The publishing startup has laid off nine members of its staff as part of plans to improve performance and invest more money in the product.
- 2016 Jul 11
Thalia Sold Into Family Ownership
U.S. buyout firm Advent has sold its stake in German book retailer Thalia to a family of publishers.
- 2016 Jul 06
Will Emily Books 'Disrupt' Publishing?
The new imprint's books about witches and sex work, pregnancy and abortion feel "more like a secret handshake than a business plan."
- 2016 Jul 05
Writing Books on Donald Trump
The meteoric rise of the outsider political candidate has inspired a rush to publish (and exhume) books about him.
- 2016 Jul 01
Publishers Snubbed in Canada
Book publishers have been shut out of the Department of Canadian Heritage’s cultural-policy expert advisory committee.
- 2016 Jun 29
Lewandowski Denied Book Deal
Trump’s ousted campaign manager had an offer from HarperCollins, but declined to provide a copy of his non-disclosure agreement.
- 2016 Jun 28
Publishing Ireland Supports U.K. Trade
The board of Publishing Ireland has called for the European book trade to "reaffirm its commitment" to its U.K. trading relationships.
- 2016 Jun 27
'Kaharlyk' to Get English Translation
The Ukrainian author Oleh Shynkarenko's dystopian novel was written on Facebook during protests.
A Toast to 'The Toast'
The humorous literary feminist website, known for its courteous comments section and Medieval art and lit jokes, shutters July 1.
- 2016 Jun 23
Publishers Embrace Video
Book publishers are stepping up their YouTube game at a time when online video has never been more influential.
HarperCollins's Faridabad Garage Sale
The publisher will sell more than 1,000 books at discounted prices at their warehouse in India on June 24 and 25.
- 2016 Jun 20
Why Indie Presses Are Opening Bookstores
Minneapolis's Milkweed Editions and Chicago's Curbside Splendor have both opened storefronts. Will it help?
- 2016 Jun 15
Gail Rebuck on Women in Publishing
The chair of Penguin Random House's British operations calls the pipeline of women executives in FTSE 100 companies “woefully low.”
- 2016 Jun 09
Xerox Sues Tate Publishing
In its lawsuit, the company claims the self-publishing house owes it $1.7 million.
- 2016 Jun 07
Native American and Indigenous Lit
In an era seeing a blooming of diversity in publishing, indigenous peoples are still hoping for representation beyond Sherman Alexie.
- 2016 Jun 06
HarperCollins Joins Facebook Live
The publisher will launch a daily program enabling readers to interact with its writers through real-time video and written questions.
- 2016 May 31
Israel's "Book Law" Repealed
The controversial law designed to protect literature and writers but prohibiting discounts on new titles will expire in August.
- 2016 May 26
Macmillan May Leave the Flatiron
The sole office tenant of the iconic Flatiron Building is considering relocating its headquarters when its lease expires.
German Pub to Reissue 'Mein Kampf'
A far-right publisher is planning to release a new edition of Hitler’s memoir in German without critical notes for the first time since WWII.
- 2016 May 24
How Faulkner Foreshadowed Trump
On Flem Snopes's "dirty, cheating American dream" and Trump as the heir of his vision.
- 2016 May 23
The Coloring Book Tax
Publishers and retailers could owe Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs millions in uncollected value-added tax on adult coloring books.
Waterstone's Transfers E-books to Kobo
The Waterstone’s eBook Store is closing and all of the digital content is being transferred over to Kobo.
- 2016 May 20
Mandelson to U.K. Pubs: Stick with E.U.
Labour life peer Lord Peter Mandelson urges publishers to vote "with sense and realism in their heads" in the EU Referendum on June 23.
- 2016 May 17
Norton Wary of Trump Bio Reissue
Harry Hurt III's unauthorized 1993 biography, 'Lost Tycoon,' would be "a very dangerous book" for the publisher without significant revisions.
- 2016 May 16
Lady Writers Sweep Nebulas
The awards are voted on by Science Fiction Writers of America members, and every prose award this year went to a woman.
In Memory of Inkpop
Examining how Inkpop inspired a digital community of would-be writers—and then went bust.
- 2016 May 10
Amazon to Launch YouTube Competitor
Amazon Video Direct will be a "self-service" program allowing video creators to earn money from royalties and advertising.
- 2016 May 06
Penguin Fined for Fake Cancer Cookbook
Penguin Australia has been fined $30,000 by Consumer Affairs Victoria for publishing Belle Gibson’s book 'The Whole Pantry.'
- 2016 May 04
Jessa Crispin Talks Shuttering Bookslut
In the wake of the long-running blog's last issue, its founder discusses why she stopped: "I just don’t find American literature interesting."
- 2016 May 02
HMH Struggles With 'Mein Kampf' Earnings
The publisher has donated some profits from Hitler's memoir to pro-Jewish causes, but now pivots toward other tolerance programs.
Rowling Offers Lupin Apology
The Harry Potter author admits to fans that she never intended to off popular werewolf character Remus Lupin.
- 2016 Apr 20
African vs. Western Publishers
When American Sarah Ladipo Manyika went looking for a publisher, she chose a less traditional option than she might have expected.
- 2016 Apr 13
PRH May Sell DK
The "illustrated reference" publishing imprint Dorling Kindersley may soon find a new home.
- 2016 Apr 12
Michael Mann Joins HarperCollins
The publisher has acquired worldwide rights to the writer and director's publishing imprint, Michael Mann Books, in a multimillion dollar deal.
- 2016 Apr 06
Bezos: "Best Place in the World to Fail"
The Amazon CEO touts his company's most recent experiments in his latest letter to shareholders.
- 2016 Apr 05
Dummies Turns 25
The popular black and yellow self-help series celebrates 25 years of making people smarter.
- 2016 Mar 31
Tracking A Nazi Diary
A new book reveals the decades-long hunt for the diary of Alfred Rosenberg, a member of Adolf Hitler’s inner circle.
- 2016 Mar 30
A Rise in Exercise Memoirs
Here is a rundown of the latest books that blend creativity with action, including Catriona Menzies-Pike's 'The Long Run.'
Amazon's Move Into K-12 Publishing
Find out what Amazon's Open Educational Resources platform means for educational publishers.
- 2016 Mar 17
Ferrante Turns to Children's Books
The Italian author's U.S. publisher, Europa, announced that her children’s book, ‘The Beach At Night,' will arrive this fall.
- 2016 Mar 15
Moneyball for Publishers
Andrew Rhomberg, the founder of a London-based analytics company, wants to use data to reshape publishing.
- 2016 Mar 14
'To Kill A Mockingbird' Paperback Ended
Harper Lee’s estate will no longer allow the publication of the mass-market edition that was popular with schools.
- 2016 Mar 11
A Crusade Against Book Piracy
Author Rhonda Rees describes her experience with book piracy in order to raise awareness and prevention of the crime.
- 2016 Mar 09
What Investors Want from Publishers
Four industry leaders discussed the importance of content and audience engagement during a panel at Digital Book World.
- 2016 Mar 07
Obama Pays Tribute to 'Peanuts'
The president introduced the 25th volume of 'The Complete Peanuts,' calling the comics "an American treasure."
'American Psycho' 25 Years Later
Check out the publishing story behind Brett Easton Ellis' violent book and how it's still taking the world by storm today.
- 2016 Feb 25
Publisher Sues Tommy Mottola
The music mogul is facing a $150K lawsuit filed by Hachette for failing to deliver a book on business.
French Publishers Protest Comics Fest
Over 40 publishers in France are threatening to boycott next year’s Angouleme International Comics Festival unless it changes significantly.
- 2016 Feb 18
How Apt Are Apps?
Three specialists speculate on the future of apps, including how they fit in with the business model of traditional publishing.
- 2016 Feb 03
A Black Literary Movement
Chris Jackson, one of the few black editors in the publishing industry, wants to "protect writers, of any race, from the dishonesty of racism."
- 2016 Jan 22
France Lands Short-Story Vending Machine
Short Edition, a publishing start-up, is testing eight of its first models of short-story vending machines in Grenoble, France.
- 2016 Jan 21
Pearson to Slash 4,000 Jobs
As it focuses on its international education business, Pearson said it is cutting 4,000 jobs.
- 2016 Jan 20
Amazon is Closing Shelfari
The virtual bookshelf company is closing and merging with GoodReads, according to GoodEreader.
- 2016 Jan 19
Penguin Drops Degree Requirement
In an attempt to increase diversity in publishing, Penguin Random House employment candidates will no longer need a university degree.
Top Publishing Trends for 2016
Check out the industry issues to watch for in 2016 and how you can make the most of them.
'Happy Slaves' Book Pulled
Scholastic Press pulled the children's book from distribution because it "may give a false impression of the reality of the lives of slaves."
- 2016 Jan 12
Book Business Closing Down Print
Book Business announced that it will no longer exist as a periodical print magazine, but that its editorial brand will expand into digital and live events.
'New Republic' Up for Sale
Chris Hughes, who purchased the magazine in 2012 and tried to digitize it, said it's time for "new leadership."
- 2016 Jan 07
21 Books with Similar Titles
Check out a list of book titles that will give you a sense of déjà vu, including 'Sweetbitter' by Stephanie Danler and 'Sweetgirl' by Travis Mulhauser.
Book to Honor 'Charlie Hebdo'
Open Book Publishers released an e-book about freedom of expression on the one-year anniversary of the attacks on ‘Charlie Hebdo’ in Paris.
Pearson Focuses on Education
Pearson launched its rebrand on Monday with intentions to roll out a global redesign over the next two years.
- 2015 Dec 21
First Foer Novel in a Decade Coming
Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish Jonathan Safran Foer's first novel in 11 years, 'Here I Am,' next Fall.
- 2015 Dec 16
The New Yorker's Top 2015 Books
Critics at the magazine unveiled their favorite books of the year, including 'Voices from Chernobyl' and 'Just Mercy.'
- 2015 Dec 14
Taylor Swift Book Gets A Publisher
Simon & Schuster will publish the crowdsourced book on Swift that fans will help create.
- 2015 Dec 11
'Printers Row Journal' Dropped
'The Chicago Tribune' will cease publication of the journal at the end of the year, continuing it as digital-only.
Fiell Blasts U.K. Copyright Law
Charlotte Fiell, editor at London design publisher Laurence King, said the new law will "wipe out" design book publishing.
- 2015 Dec 10
Are Books Getting Longer?
A survey conducted at Vervesearch revealed that the average number of book pages has grown by 25% over the last 15 years.
- 2015 Dec 09
Are Books the New Business Cards?
Check out a list of striking similarities between books and business cards, including that both can set you apart.
- 2015 Dec 08
Donald Trump Blasts Bezos, Amazon
The Republican presidential candidate targeted Amazon founder Jeff Bezos over taxes in a flurry of tweets this week.
- 2015 Dec 07
PRH to Close U.K. Distribution Center
Penguin Random House, Britain's biggest publisher, will cut more then 250 jobs with the closure.
- 2015 Dec 04
Why to #GiveaBook This Season
Check out a list of 11 reasons why books are the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season.
Globe Reading: 49 Books From 49 Nations
Philanthropist Ann Morgan talks about her year of reading books from around the world at TEDGlobal in London.
- 2015 Dec 03
Poetry by Donald Trump On Sale
HarperCollins is turning Trump's speeches, tweets, and interviews into a book of poetry scheduled to be published on December 15.
Educational Development Corp. Expands
Having outgrown its current offices, EDC has acquired the building that houses its Tulsa headquarters. The company will use the additional space for offices and a warehouse.
- 2015 Dec 02
Amazon Warehouse Gridlocks N.J. Traffic
Robbinsville residents have been ensnared in gridlocked traffic due to the 4,000 employees at Amazon's 1.2 million-square-foot warehouse.
YA Tech Book Series Announced
Girls Who Code and Viking Children's Books announced a line of at least 11 planned works about computer science and coding on Wednesday.
- 2015 Dec 01
'Iterating Grace' Gets A Publisher
Farrar, Straus & Giroux is publishing the anonymous satire about the Silicon Valley as a small paperback edition.
Employees to Own Gibbs Smith, Publisher
The founder and president of Gibbs Smith, Publisher, explains why the company adopted an Employment Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).
- 2015 Nov 25
Nine Truths From Nonfiction Books
Find out nine things that every nonfiction lover knows to be true, including #1, 'people are strange.'
More Tension Over Anne Frank's Diary
The copyright battle over Anne Frank's diary is reaching fever pitch as a French MP and an academic struggle to publish the texts online.
WaPo Embraces Self-Published Books
The Washington Post finally broke its strict rule against self-published books with a romance novel on this year's best-of list.
- 2015 Nov 24
Bertelsmann Seeks Partner to Buy Penguin
Reuters reported that Bertelsmann is talking to outside firms to gauge their interest in helping the company buy the 47% stake that Pearson owns in Penguin Random House.
2015's Best Indie Press Books
Check out a list of 50 books from independent publishers that dominated 2015, from 'Binary Star' to 'At Least Two Seconds.'
- 2015 Nov 20
Critics Divided On Top 2015 Books
There is a huge disparity between critics' reviews of leading books such as 'Fates and Furies' this year.
- 2015 Nov 18
Margo Baldwin Named Trustee
Sterling College named president and publisher of Chelsea Green Publishing Margo Baldwin to its Board of Trustees on Tuesday.
- 2015 Nov 17
Guild Takes on Contract Provisions
In the latest installment of its Fair Contract Initiative, the Authors Guild is calling out publishers for using contract provisions to "slash authors’ royalties to mere pennies per copy sold."
- 2015 Nov 13
Six Books for Entrepreneurs
Check out these resources for entrepreneurs that include books 'The Lean Start-Up' and 'Zero to One.'
- 2015 Nov 11
Kate Hudson Penning a Book
The latest celebrity to get a book deal, Hudson aims to inspire readers through Dey Street Books, an imprint of William Morrow.
- 2015 Nov 10
A Copyright Review Hearing in Hollywood
House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) is holding a hearing at UCLA on Tuesday that is aimed, in part, at Hollywood.
What Open-Access Publishing Costs
Open-access advocates say academic research should be free, but publishing costs money, which creates a disagreement over the amount.
- 2015 Nov 09
Twitter Hot for Self Publishers
More authors are turning to Twitter to publish and distribute stories, making for a unique reading experience.
Reading with Eli Horowitz
Enjoy an in-depth profile on Horowitz, the central force behind McSweeney's who wants to teach you how to read.