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  • Barnes & Noble's Book Publishing Arm Gets a New Publisher

    The bookseller has hired Emily Meehan as publisher and chief creative officer of Sterling Publishing in what it called part of a relaunch of its publishing division.

  • PW Notable: Jamie and Angela Schwesnedl

    With its deep inventory, large event space, cozy café, and cool vibe, Moon Palace, founded in 2012 by Jamie and Angela Schwesnedl, has long been a popular gathering place for readers and writers.

  • PW Notable: Steve Potash

    OverDrive has donated more than 6.6 million units to libraries and schools since the onset of the Covid-19 crisis. And the company’s efforts have extended beyond the pandemic.

  • PW Notable: David Unger and Retha Powers

    Cofounded in 1998 by bestselling novelist Walter Mosley and founding director David Unger, the Publishing Certificate Program at the City College of New York is designed to take advantage of the school’s diverse student body to recruit and train a new generation of publishing professionals.

  • PW Notable: Adam Lerner

    Adam Lerner has been leading Minneapolis-based Lerner Publishing Group for roughly 20 years, and in 2020 the independent children’s press’s reach has extended far beyond the traditional community of young readers, the book trade, and the school and library market.

  • PW Notable: Varian Johnson and Paula Chase

    For the past 13 years, 'The Brown Bookshelf,' a website launched in 2007 by children’s authors Varian Johnson and Paula Chase, has promoted Black authors and illustrators with such initiatives as 28 Days Later.

  • PW Notable: Pam French

    Pam French, executive director of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc), remembers when the foundation was funded by the modest donations of Borders bookstore employees.

  • Jordan Smith Named Interim NBF Executive Director

    National Book Foundation deputy director Jordan Smith has been appointed interim executive director of the Foundation, succeeding current executive director Lisa Lucas, who is leaving to become senior v-p and publisher of Pantheon and Schocken books.

  • Dickerman Joins Grand Central Publishing

    Colin Dickerman, former v-p and executive editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, has been named v-p and editorial director for nonfiction at Grand Central Publishing, effective January 19, 2021.

  • Zando Finds Its Head of Editorial in FSG's Emily Bell

    FSG's Emily Bell will join Zando, the new independent publishing venture launched in October by Molly Stern, as head of editorial, effective January 4.

  • Meet the Editor: Rakia Clark

    After joining Houghton Mifflin Harcourt last year, Rakia Clark is building a list of authors who take on big ideas about race, gender, class, and feminism.

  • Oprah's Interview with Obama Airs on Publication Day

    Oprah Winfrey's interview with Barack Obama premieres on Apple TV+ on Tuesday morning, just as copies of the hotly anticipated former president's memoir lands on bookstore shelves around the world.

  • BookScan: Patterson Was Decade’s Bestselling Author

    From 2010 to 2019, James Patterson sold 84 million units across print and e-book formats, making him the past decade’s bestselling author at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • Alison Rich Takes Reins on PRH's Author Brand Development

    Alison Rich has been named to the newly created role of senior v-p of author development at Penguin Random House, and is charged with growing authors' platforms in ways that may be tangential to the business of marketing their books.

  • Easing the Path for Black Book Designers

    Since she started in publishing, Dominique Jones has been the only Black designer on her team. Enter Black and Brown Book Designers, which Jones founded this summer as a way to reach other designers who shared her isolation.

  • Agent Albert Zuckerman to Retire

    The legendary literary agent, whose clients included a range of bestselling authors like Michael Lewis and Stephen Hawking, is stepping down from his role at Writers House. In doing so, he is closing the book on a nearly 50-year career in publishing.

  • Political Traits of Adult Book Buyers

    A closer look at the political affiliations of adult book buyers.

  • Children’s Book Begets Online Community for Grieving Kids

    Author and entrepreneur Kristina Bingham Jones is using the release of her first children's book as an opportunity to help bereaved children cope with their losses in a new online forum.

  • PW Star Watch 2020: Finalists

    A closer look at the PW Star Watch finalists.

  • PW Star Watch 2020: Honorees

    A closer look at the PW Staw Watch Honorees

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