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    Powell's Employee Union Files Grievances Over Rehires

    The labor union which has represented the employees of Powell's Books in Portland, Ore., has filed several grievances with store management over rehiring practices, which force former employees to reapply for their previous jobs and are stripping them of seniority and benefits.

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    Richard Warren Baron, Former Owner of the Dial Press, Dies at 98

    Richard Warren Baron, former owner and publisher of the Dial Press, died of natural causes on May 9 at his home in Manhattan.

  • Business Deals

    HarperCollins Completes Purchase of HMH Trade

    The second largest trade publisher in the U.S. has completed its acquisition of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media, for $349 million.

  • Bookselling

    This Week's Bestsellers: May 10, 2021

    The latest Murderbot installment, 'Fugitive Telemetry,' debuts at #12 in hardcover fiction. Plus Jhumpa Lahiri makes her 'Whereabouts' known, and the Netflix series 'Shadow and Bone,' based on two Leigh Bardugo novels, boosts the author's sales.

  • Bookselling

    Print Unit Sales Had Double-Digit Gain at April’s End

    Unit sales of print books increased 12.4% in the week ended May 1, 2021, over the comparable period in 2020, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • Financial Reporting

    Big Trade Publishers Have a Good Start to 2021

    First quarter financial reports from five major trade publishers showed the sales momentum that built up through 2020 has carried over into this year.

  • Bookselling

    The Rise of Virtual Foreign Author Tours

    The shift to virtual author events during the pandemic has prompted booksellers and publishers to put together events for overseas authors who would not traditionally tour the U.S.

  • Publisher News

    Barnes & Noble Reshapes Its Publishing Division

    With a new publisher at the helm, B&N plans to reinvent Sterling Publishing.

  • Comics

    Streaming Anime, Binge-Readers Lift Manga Sales

    A combination of streaming anime tied to popular manga titles and binge-reading fans trapped at home by the pandemic is driving record increases in manga sales.

  • Book Deals

    Book Deals: Week of May 10, 2021

    Jeffery Deaver sells two thrillers to Putnam, Penguin buys a debut by the founder of the Brown Girl Therapy Instagram account, and more.

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