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  • 11 Words to Spice Up Your Book Blurbs and Reviews

    The editors at Merriam-Webster and the hosts of its 'Word Matters' podcast have rounded up 11 lesser-known words for book blurbers and critics to put to good use.

  • It's Time for the Book Business to Change

    The killing of George Floyd by members of the Minneapolis Police Department and the enormous reaction it set off is the strongest signal yet that it is past time for all aspects of the publishing industry to truly embrace the urgency to bring people of color into the book world, both as authors and in the publishing ranks.

  • Letter to the Editor: Why These Agents Argue Books Aren't Essential

    Two literary agents explain why they believe the "Books Are Essential" tagline misses the mark.

  • Letter from the Editor: The Book Biz Is In This Together

    Book publishing has long been a collaborative business, and that aspect of the industry is now more important than ever, writes 'PW' editorial director Jim Milliot.

  • 'PW' Book Reviews Go Digital First

    Reviews for adult titles are now a digital-first proposition, so you'll see them first on the website, and they'll be included in a later issue of PW in print. It means reviews will be available at least two weeks earlier than they were previously.

  • Libraries Are Better Stewards of Taxpayer Dollars Than Corporations

    ALA president Loida Garcia-Febo responds to the controversial (and recently retracted) 'Forbes' article, 'Amazon Should Replace Local Libraries to Save Taxpayers Money.'

  • From the Archives: On the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    In the April 15, 1968, issue of 'Publishers Weekly,' then editor-in-chief Chandler B. Grannis wrote an editorial called "Can Violence Be Denied Its Victory?," in response to the April 4, 1968, assassination of Dr. King.

  • Editorial: It’s Time for Publishers to Join the Fight for Net Neutrality

    If American publishers, as widely recognized champions of free speech, offer a unified statement on net neutrality, they can make a critical difference in the fight for an open Internet.

  • Standing Up to President Trump

    There never has been a president whose election has caused as much widespread alarm among so many people in all segments of the publishing industry as Donald Trump.

  • Standing Up for Free Expression: A PW Tribute to Free Speech

    Threats and attacks against freedom of expression are, unfortunately, nothing new, but two major international events in recent months have brought the issue of free speech to worldwide attention.

  • Feedback: Penguin Random House Logo

    This week Penguin Random House unveiled its newly designed logo, and the immediate response was loud and strongly divided.

  • Feedback: Books Bought but Rarely Read

    The unexpected popularity of Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty has got us thinking about aspirational books--those titles we’ve only just cracked and will probably never finish.

  • Feedback: Books in Translation

    This week we asked our readers about the scarcity of books in translation. The overwhelming sentiment is that Americans simply don’t have the appetite for foreign books.

  • Feedback: Aspirational Books and 'Capital in the 21st Century'

    Everyone's buying "Capital in the 21st Century," but are they reading it? Or is it the latest hit aspirational read -- a book frequently bought if rarely read, often due to its sheer difficulty.

  • Feedback: Books in Translation

    What can be done to get more translated books into the U.S. market?

  • Feedback: Political Memoirs

    Do political memoirs matter to you, or are they just more cultural noise?

  • Feedback: Which Book Prizes Matter?

    Last week we asked our readers "Which major book prize -- the NBA, NBCC or the Pulitzer -- matters most to you? Why?" Here are some highlights from the discussion.

  • Feedback: The Pulitzers and American Book Prizes

    Welcome to a new regular feature called Feedback. Each week, we'll ask a question to get your perspective on a publishing-world issue. This week, we ask about the Pulitzers and American book prizes.

  • Feedback: The Value of Political Memoirs

    Do political memoirs resonate with voters? We asked our readers, and the results are anything but unanimous.

  • Close Cover Before Striking

    It has oft been said—and oft despairingly—that the book business has become more and more like the TV and movie biz, what with the corporate ownership, the philistine sensibilities, the blockbuster mentality and the focus on the bottom line. Books these days are supposed to “open” like Brad Pitt films and run like Law & Order.

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