For the second time in a week, the Crown Publishing Group has confirmed layoffs at one of its imprints. This time the cuts came in Crown’s WaterBrook Multnomah religious book imprint. Sources said five jobs were eliminated, though a Waterbrook spokesperson would only confirm that “a small number of positions have been eliminated, ” adding that “we see these changes as aligning our business with our ongoing strategy here.”

Last week, Crown confirmed that it made some cuts in its illustrated book program.