- 2015 Jul 07
Egmont's New Global Divisions
The company has detailed a new global set-up for their licensed children’s book and magazine businesses.
- 2015 Jul 06
First Lee Chapter Coming Friday
The 'Guardian' is to publish the first chapter of Harper Lee’s forthcoming novel 'Go Set a Watchman' ahead of its release next week.
- 2015 Jul 02
Martin May Have Finished 'Winter'
Upcoming 'Game of Thrones' director Jack Bender’s recent Reddit AMA has raised further questions about just how complete George R.R. Martin’s latest book 'The Winds of Winter' really is.
Amazon's Per Page Rate
Writers of shorter works could lose out on revenue as the company’s Kindle Owners Lending Library and Kindle Unlimited no longer pay per copy downloaded.
- 2015 Jul 01
Teachers Turn Lockers Into Book Spines
A group of teachers and volunteers are turning a hallway at Biloxi Junior High School in Mississippi into an “Avenue of Literature” by painting the 189 unused lockers to look like the spines of popular books.
- 2015 Jun 29
Why Can't Readers Get Enough 'Grey'?
E.L. James’s reworking of Fifty Shades has been critically panned, but, for some of the millions who will buy it, part of the pleasure comes from ignoring the reviews.
- 2015 Jun 26
Five Artists, Five Book Reviews
In an art-themed issue of the 'New York Times Book Review,' five pathbreaking contemporary artists create visual works of literary criticism.
- 2015 Jun 25
'Watchman' Sends 'Mockingbird' Soaring
The 'Wall Street Journal' looks at how anticipation of Harper Lee's new book has revived interest in the novelist’s classic.
Homespun Publisher with Cult Following
The success story of Persephone Books.
The Top 10 Summers in Fiction
The season provides an ambiguously idyllic setting for many novels. From L.P. Hartley to Tove Jansson, the 'Guardian' lists the best.
- 2015 Jun 24
Qantas Wants Tell-All Book Blocked
Qantas has urged a Supreme Court in Australia to stop the publication of a book by the speechwriter for Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce.
- 2015 Jun 23
Taking the Fiction Out of Nonfiction
Major inaccuracies in some high-profile releases have finally led one publisher to shell out for fact-checking, writes Boris Kachka at Vulture.
Books for Recent Grads
'Time' rounds up 15 good reads for graduates.
- 2015 Jun 22
Trouble with Reynolds' Tell-All
Burt Reynolds has not turned in a complete draft of his memoir, stoking concerns that the actor will miss his publication date.
Tracking Down the Most Banned Book
FiveThirtyEight tried, and failed, to identify the most banned book in America.
PRH Denies 'Grey' Theft Was a Stunt
Penguin Random House has said it is “categorically and absolutely untrue” that it reported a copy of E.L. James' novel Grey stolen as part of a “publicity stunt."
- 2015 Jun 19
James Spends 'Grey' Day with Fans
For Fifty Shades of Grey fans, Thursday belonged to Christian.
Cases of Extreme Writer's Block
Mental Floss lists some of the most extreme cases of the little-understood affliction known as writer's block.
Melville House Sending Out CIA Report
The independent publisher is mailing its edition of the CIA torture report to every candidate standing for the American presidency, in a bid to find out where the politicians “stand on torture."
- 2015 Jun 18
College Won't Remove Graphic Novels
A Crafton Hills College student's request to "eradicate" acclaimed graphic novels from a syllabus due to depictions of sex and violence has been declined.
- 2015 Jun 17
Anticipation Builds for 'Grey'
'USA Today' talks to fans and members of the industry about E.L. James's new book, on sale Thursday.
- 2015 Jun 15
Press's Year of Publishing Women
And Other Stories says men dominate our literary landscape in a completely imbalanced way, and it's time to change that.
- 2015 Jun 12
Chaplain Violated Rules in Book Promo
An active-duty Army chaplain has published a book titled 'Jesus Was an Airborne Ranger,' and appeared in a video in uniform to promote it, raising questions about the service endorsing Christianity as the Pentagon wages wars in Muslim countries.
Can YouTube Stars Save Publishing?
The robust YA market has shown that young readers can be extraordinarily devoted, once they connect to an author. Or, publishing hopes, to a YouTube star.
- 2015 Jun 11
No Men Allowed
Publisher Small press And Other Stories will produce no books by men in 2018 in answer to novelist Kamila Shamsie’s call for direct action to beat gender bias in publishing.
Piece of Gutenberg Bible on the Block
An eight-page fragment from the Gutenberg Bible will go up for sale at Sotheby’s in New York next week, and is expected to fetch at least half a million dollars.
- 2015 Jun 10
Was the New Fifty Shades Book Stolen?
Police have launched an investigation after Random House discovered that a copy of 'Grey' had gone missing on Tuesday, the BBC reports.
Anti-Amazon Campaign Releases Video
The group has created a video calling on the company’s shareholders to learn the “full story” of how warehouse workers are treated, timed to coincide with the company’s annual general meeting.
Elsevier Cracks Down on Piracy
The academic publishing company has filed a complaint at a New York District Court, hoping to shut down the Library Genesis project and the SciHub.org search engine.
- 2015 Jun 09
Two Stories of FSG
Boris Kachka on his book, 'Hothouse,' a cultural history of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and 'Muse,' the new novel from the publisher's head, Jonathan Galassi.
- 2015 Jun 08
S&S Backtracks on 'Primates of Park Ave'
Simon & Schuster announced that it would add a note to future editions of 'Primates of Park Avenue' explaining that some details in the book about the lives of rich Upper East Side women were changed and the order of some events rearranged.
Write an Essay, Get…a Goat Farm?
The bizarre new literary economy that’s matching real estate with gifted writers.
- 2015 Jun 02
J.P. Morgan’s Summer Reading List
The largest U.S. bank by assets is continuing its tradition of offering its wealthy clients a reading list of ten books for the past 16 years.
- 2015 Jun 01
Rare 'Bell Jar' to Be Auctioned
The first edition, published by William Heinemann Ltd. in 1963, contains more than 70 textual variations from the proof, and will be auctioned at Bonhams on June 24.
- 2015 May 29
Northwestern to Settle Copyright Suit
Northwestern University announced Thursday it has agreed to settle a copyright infringement suit against a former employee whom it hired to write a book about Chicago's notorious 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder trial.
- 2015 May 22
Kim Kardashian Is Not Unstoppable
Laura Miller at 'Salon' on how to beat flawless T.V. celebs in the book sales game.
- 2015 May 21
Agatha Christie Memoir to be Republished
'Come, Tell Me How You Live' recounts the author's travels with her archaeologist husband after WWII, and features little-seen photographs.
Obsolete Words to Resurrect
These 20 words have sadly disappeared from modern English, but it’s easy to see how they could be incorporated into everyday conversation.
- 2015 May 20
Wal-Mart Eyes Amazon in E-Commerce War
If the world's largest bricks-and-mortar retailer is serious about competing more directly with Amazon, then it may have to spend well beyond a previously announced investment target on big distribution centers and other costs for its plan.
- 2015 May 18
'Mad Men' Books Show Don's Descent
Matthew Weiner, in his compulsive organization of the 'Mad Men' universe, has always included the books du jour.
For Reviewers, How Close Is Too Close?
'New York Times' public editor Margaret Sullivan writes about how the NYTBR wants readers to trust its writers, but some see conflicts of interest.
- 2015 May 15
Time Inc. Shrinks Books Division
The layoffs, which took place this week, equally impacted the New York and Birmingham, Ala., offices, which in total had employed roughly 80 people.
HC Makes Corrections in 'Clinton Cash'
On Tuesday, Amazon blasted out an alert to purchasers of Peter Schweizer’s book, notifying them that “significant revisions have been made.”
Chekhov’s First Book Published
Anton Chekhov's never-published first book of writings, 'The Prank,' will be published by the New York Review of Books next week.
Living Like a Character from Literature
If you've ever dreamed of living in your favorite book, try the next best thing and travel to the very real places of which these novels are set.
- 2015 May 14
Writing vs. Speaking
A new study shows that writing and speaking are "quasi-independent language systems" in the brain.
- 2015 May 13
Books that have been permanently lost.
Astrid Lindgren's WWII Diaries Published
The 'Pippi Longstocking' author’s personal account of the years from 1939 to 1945 are acclaimed as a "shocking history lesson."
- 2015 May 12
Thinking Outside the Crayon Box
NBC news on adults using coloring books as a stress reducer.
- 2015 May 08
Taunton Eliminates 40 Positions
Almost one month after taking over as CEO on a permanent basis, Dan McCarthy announced via a LinkedIn post today that Taunton Press has eliminated 40 staff positions at the company.
Idaho Parents Push for Steinbeck Ban
After a curriculum review in Coeur d’Alene, a committee has suggested pulling 'Of Mice and Men' from a ninth grade reading list, due to its "profanities."
Like Author, Like Character
Authors may be creating fictional stories, but the fictional characters in them have more than a bit of the creator.
Celebrity Tell-All Fatigue
The latest industry data out of the U.K. suggests that readers' love of the celebrity memoir is cooling.
- 2015 May 05
Are You a Writer? Want a House?
Write A House, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing Detroit’s literary scene, is now accepting applications for its writer-in-residence program.
- 2015 May 01
Doubts About a Spy Memoir
In a new memoir, Jamie Smith claims to have worked for the CIA and to have helped found Blackwater. Even as CIA veterans question his tale, his publisher is doubling down.
- 2015 Apr 29
Kobo Not Battling Publishers
Kobo has said it has “no interest in fighting publishers," after signing its first publishing deal with journalist Kevin Donovan for a book about Canadian radio presenter Jian Ghomeshi.
Thirty of the best horror books, rounded up at 'Paste' magazine.
- 2015 Apr 28
Judge Wants $10M for 'Fifty Shades' Suit
In Texas, a state district judge wants $10 million to be set aside for a potential award after a jury ruled earlier this year that a woman was cheated out of royalties from 'Fifty Shades of Grey.'
Amazon Launches New Marketplace
The retailer is launching a marketplace on Tuesday that will connect individual businesses with suppliers, giving it access to a fast-growing market worth more than $8.2 trillion in the United States.
- 2015 Apr 27
Rock Stars of the Literary World
Romance writing isn’t just a billion-dollar industry. It’s also the nicest meritocracy around.
High Court Backs Hachette in U.K.
Hesperus Press was ordered to halt sales of an English translation of a Jonas Jonasson novel, and to return copies to Hachette Book Group, which owns world English rights.
New Cormoran Strike Novel this Fall
A third Robert Galbraith novel featuring detective Cormoran Strike, 'Career of Evil,' will be published by Little, Brown in the U.K. in autumn.
- 2015 Apr 24
Books to Read Once in Your Lifetime
Business Insider gathered the top 35 responses to a question posed on Reddit: "What is a book that everyone needs to read at least once in their life?"
- 2015 Apr 20
'Clinton Clash' to Make Waves
The book does not hit shelves until May 5, but already the Republican Rand Paul has called its findings “big news” that will “shock people” and make voters “question” the candidacy of Hillary Rodham Clinton.
- 2015 Apr 14
Most Banned and Challenged Books of 2014
The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom released its annual "Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books," based on over 300 reports of community members attempting to have literature removed from libraries and school curricula.
Grumbling, But Not Quitting
A new survey shows what authors really think of publishers.
- 2015 Apr 10
Getting a handle on the new middle ground.
- 2015 Apr 09
Print Books Will Never Die
Joanna Cabot at TeleRead on why some books just need to be in paper.
- 2015 Apr 08
The Most Beautiful Lines in Poetry
Buzzfeed asked members of Buzzfeed Community to share favorite lines of poetry in honor of National Poetry Month. Here are some of their responses.
- 2015 Apr 07
Male Writers Still Dominate Criticism
The continuing bias towards men in the British and American literary establishment has been confirmed by a study released on Tuesday.
- 2015 Apr 06
Reading Options for Opening Day
After a long, cold winter, baseball is finally here, and it’s time to break out the bats, balls and books.
- 2015 Apr 03
The Triumph of Fantasy Fiction
'The Guardian' looks at the moment the genre is having, with the success of George RR Martin and 'Game of Thrones.'
- 2015 Apr 02
Bestselling Used Books
AbeBooks analyzed sales information dating back to 2000 and found 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People' by Stephen R. Covey topped the list, ahead of numerous critically acclaimed examples of classic literature.
- 2015 Apr 01
Another Amazon, Publisher Row?
The contract between HarperCollins and Amazon is about to expire, and the publisher is refusing to sign an agreement with the new terms that Amazon is asking, reports Business Insider.
Early Elmore Leonard Stories Coming
A new collection of short stories from early in the late American crime author's career will be released this summer, publisher William Morrow said on Tuesday.
- 2015 Mar 31
The best outdoor books of early 2015, rounded up at 'Forbes.'
Pin-Sized Book on Little Pleasures
'Life's Lil Pleasures' was created by illustrator and designer Evan Lorenze, who has spent the last year building a library of "micro books" with diverse themes.
- 2015 Mar 27
Publishing House Closes, Donates Books
Little Bahalia Publishing owner Stacey Williams-Ng donated thousands of books to children after making the hard decision to close her company.
- 2015 Mar 24
Book Runs Afoul of Energy Department
A physicist who helped devise the atom bomb more than half a century ago has defied a federal order to cut from his new book material that the government says teems with thermonuclear secrets.
- 2015 Mar 23
A Writer Walks Into a Bank
Facing the financial fallout from a life dedicated to art.
- 2015 Mar 20
The Perils of Re-Reading
"What I’ve learned is that re-reading comes with responsibility if you want to continue enjoying your favorite books," writes Susie Rodarme at Book Riot. "You can overdo it. You can see them in a less flattering light."
- 2015 Mar 19
Pratchett's Final Discworld Novel
Readers will be returning to the fantasy universe of Discworld one more time for 'The Shepherd’s Crown,' which stars headstrong young witch Tiffany Aching.
Pulled from Freshman Reading List
After a parent complaint, 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' has been removed from the reading list at a Connecticut high school.
- 2015 Mar 17
Lottery Puts Bolaño On Stage
A man who pledged last year to give away much of his $153 million Powerball jackpot to support the performing arts has helped an adaptation of Roberto Bolaño’s '2666' come to the stage.
- 2015 Mar 13
Alabama Closes Lee Abuse Investigation
An Alabama official says a state agency closed an inquiry into whether the deal to publish Harper Lee's upcoming novel involved financial fraud.
Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover
At least until you've seen how long it takes to design one.
- 2015 Mar 05
Senator Cruz Book Pub Date Set
HarperCollins will be publishing Sen. Ted Cruz's 'A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Miracle of America' on June 30. Cruz reached a reported seven-figure deal for the book last year.
- 2015 Mar 04
Court Rules on 'Amazon Tax' Challenge
The Supreme Court on Tuesday handed a victory to a trade group challenging a Colorado law seeking to aid state authorities in the collection of sales taxes on out-of-state purchases made online.
- 2015 Mar 03
Small Publisher Says 'Pay What You Want'
Brooklyn Arts Press is selling poet Noah Eli Gordon’s 'The Word Kingdom in the Word Kingdom' via a “pay what you want” model, in the vein of Radiohead and Louis C.K.
- 2015 Feb 26
Publishers Stand By O'Reilly
Book publishers for Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly say they stand behind 'Killing Kennedy,' despite questions that have been raised about O'Reilly's reporting.
- 2015 Feb 24
S&S Faces Unpaid Intern Suits
Simon & Schuster is one of the latest companies to face proposed class actions in New York state court, accusing them of misclassifying their interns as ineligible for minimum wages, according to Friday filings.
- 2015 Feb 23
Deal Reached in Dockworker Dispute
Negotiators reached a tentative contract covering West Coast dockworkers on Friday evening, likely ending a protracted labor dispute that snarled international trade at seaports, which included books imported from Asia.
- 2015 Feb 10
Why Fan Fiction is Publishing's Future
How Fifty Shades of Grey took #FanFic from literary backwater to publishing powerhouse.
Read a Book 100 Times
Author and columnist Stephen Marche, who has perused PG Wodehouse and Hamlet more than 100 times each, extols the virtues of literary repetition.
- 2015 Feb 05
Rare Book Sells for $191K
A rare book sold via AbeBooks for $191,000, smashing all the online bookseller's records. The largest previous sale was for $65,000.
A Book Cover that Judges You
A Dutch artist has created a book that uses facial recognition to decide whether you are worthy of reading it.
- 2015 Feb 04
'To Kill a Mockingjay'
The Internet rushes to re-name Harper Lee's 'Mockingbird' sequel.
- 2015 Jan 30
40 Tiny Tasks For a Richer Reading Life
Book Riot has rounded up little ways to enrich your reading life every day.
Origin of Riches
A rare first edition of Charles Darwin's 'On the Origin of Species' has sold for a whopping £26,000 at auction.
Song of Ice and Fire Fans Have to Wait
George R.R. Martin's publisher confirmed there are no plans for the much-anticipated latest volume from his A Song of Ice and Fire series to appear in 2015.