- 2017 Jan 13
Publishers Grapple with Censorship
Amid controversy over Milo Yiannopoulos's book deal, PEN America is co-sponsoring a protest against threats to free expression.
- 2017 Jan 10
Publishers Face Political Storms
Publishers courting an emerging market of young conservatives who hold extreme right-wing stances are entering an ideological minefield.
Doubleday's History, On An Auction Block
The estate of Nelson Doubleday Jr., the third and last of the Doubledays to run the publishing company, is headed to auction.
- 2017 Jan 05
Yiannopoulos Deal Is Business as Usual
The controversial editor's significant advance shows how the publishing world reflects, and plays to, many of the divides in our culture.
- 2017 Jan 04
Carrie Fisher's Books Go Back to Press
Simon & Schuster has confirmed that they are working to reprint the actor's literary work to meet sales demands in the wake of her death.
- 2016 Dec 22
N.M. Book Publisher Seeks More in Suit
A New Mexico book publisher who filed a lawsuit against the state earlier this year has increased the amount she is seeking in the case.
- 2016 Dec 20
Authors to PRH: Undo Break With Unions
An open letter from writers calls on the U.K. publisher to reverse its decision to derecognize unions.
Lemony Snicket's Poetry Press
Daniel Handler has launched Per Diem Press, a small press dedicated to poetry, and its $1,000 poetry prize.
- 2016 Dec 19
PRH U.K. Derecognizes Staff Unions
Workers from the unions Unite and NUJ fear the move heralds industrial strife at a company that publishes one in four books sold globally.
- 2016 Dec 15
An Oprah Book, An Imprint
Flatiron Books has announced the name of Oprah Winfrey's new publishing imprint, as well as some of its first titles.
Why Forbes is Backing Book Publishing
Forbes has launched the ForbesBooks imprint as a new revenue generator in a world dominated by digital products and digital entrepreneurs.
- 2016 Dec 12
PRH London Hunts for New HQ
Penguin Random House has begun a search for a new London headquarters in a move that could see it consolidate London staff.
- 2016 Dec 09
Blizzard Announces Book Publishing Label
Blizzard Publishing will develop and release new publications and reissue out-of-print Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo titles.
- 2016 Dec 07
Sticker Books for Grown-Ups
How Workman is making Beyoncé, Madonna, and the Mona Lisa into paint-by-number sticker books.
- 2016 Nov 28
Nebraska's 75 Years of Publishing
This month the University of Nebraska Press concluded a yearlong celebration, marking its 75 years, with an open house and reception.
- 2016 Nov 22
J.K. Rowling's Pottermore Plans
Pottermore, J.K. Rowling's digital publishing company, expects to turn an audio- and e-book–driven profit in its current fiscal year.
- 2016 Nov 18
Publishing in the Age of Trump
Publishers are reeling from Trump's win, but the news is not all bad.
- 2016 Nov 09
Writers Publishing Writers
Chicago's Curbside Splendor Publishing, founded in 2009, has found growth in a familial, cozy environment.
- 2016 Nov 07
Hong Kong Publishing is Shrinking
PEN America report says the future of free expression on the island and its status as the regional publishing hub is in question.
- 2016 Nov 04
Publishers Campaign for Obama Books
President Obama could match the $15 million paid to Bill Clinton for ‘My Life,’ and books from Joe Biden and others are also likely.
America’s Test Kitchen Sues a Founder
A legal food fight between America's Test Kitchen and Christopher Kimball is about to get a lot messier.
What’s Driving the Surge in Art Books?
In the specialty world of art book publishing, the old academic phrase "publish or perish" is becoming the new norm.
- 2016 Nov 02
UNM Looks to Cut Costs at Press
In an attempt to stanch financial bleeding, the University of New Mexico will move its press from its academic branch to the administrative side.
- 2016 Oct 21
Sarah Jessica Parker on Her New Imprint
The actress speaks about her new imprint at Hogarth, SJP, where she plans to find and publish three to four new novels per year.
- 2016 Oct 19
United Methodist Lays Off 40
The United Methodist Publishing House will close a distribution center in March, a move that will idle roughly 40 employees.
How Open Road Uses Agile Marketing
Open Road’s Julie Blattberg and Mary McAveney explain how content and data-driven marketing have spurred growth.
- 2016 Oct 11
Does Publishing Risk Irrelevance?
Tom Welson, chief executive of Penguin Random House U.K., says the industry’s lack of diversity "is a real issue, and we have been slow."
- 2016 Oct 05
Queens's Only Indie Publisher
An Astoria resident runs the only independent book publishing company in Queens out of his home.
- 2016 Sep 30
Bloomsbury Celebrates Its 30th
Bloomsbury staffers old and new joined authors, agents, and booksellers to celebrate the publishing house's birthday last night in London.
- 2016 Sep 27
Canada's Publishing Hive
At the offices of Penguin Random House Canada, curling up with a good book is encouraged.
- 2016 Sep 15
'Game of Thrones,' Illustrated
Ten exclusive images and behind-the-scenes stories from the illustrated volume of 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'
- 2016 Aug 31
Balancing the Books at Yale UP in London
The departure of highly respected editors has led to a "sense of shock" at the restructuring of Yale University Press in London.
- 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.