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  • PW 2022 Notable: Colleen Hoover

    Colleen Hoover is well on the way to selling more books in 2022 than Stephen King, James Patterson, and John Grisham.

  • PW 2022 Notable: The HarperCollins Union

    In perhaps the most significant organized labor effort at a U.S. publisher in almost 50 years, HarperCollins union members went on a lengthy strike this year.

  • PW 2022 Notable: Jeffrey and Pamela Blair

    Jeffrey Blair and Pamela Blair founded EyeSeeMe Bookstore in St. Louis to provide African-American children with access to books. This past year, they've provided access to banned books for students across Missouri and beyond.

  • PW 2022 Notable: Bodour Al Qasimi

    Outgoing International Publishers Association president Bodour Al Qasimi, who is from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, has been the Arab world’s unofficial publishing ambassador since she came on the international publishing scene in 2007, after launching the Arabic-language children’s publishing house Kalimat.

  • PW’s 2022 People of the Year: The Defenders

    We recognize the librarians, booksellers, authors, publishers, and allies standing tall in the face of unprecedented attacks on the freedom to read.

  • Literary Luminaries Debate Diversity, Publishing's Moral Obligations at PEN Town Hall

    Authors Min Jin Lee, Chris Beha, and Roxane Gay and publishing veteran Erroll McDonald weighed in on a central issue in the book business.

  • Macmillan Picks New COO

    Ajay Roy, a publishing industry outsider with a background in customer, operational, and technology strategy, will become Macmillan's new chief operating officer on December 19.

  • Markus Dohle Steps Down as Penguin Random House CEO

    Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle has relinquished his position at the head of the publisher, “at his own request and on the best of mutual terms,” just weeks after a federal judge blocked the publisher’s attempt to acquire rival Big Five publisher Simon & Schuster. PRH president and COO Nihar Malaviya will succeed Dohle on an interim basis.

  • Traci Lester to Leave the Center for Fiction

    Lester will step down as executive director of the Center for Fiction on January 1, and an interim director will be appointed until a permanent replacement can be found. Lester joined the Center in March 2021.

  • Mary McAveney to Succeed Michael Jacobs at Abrams

    After 19 years at Abrams, Michael Jacobs will step down as president and CEO later this month and will be succeeded by Mary McAveney, currently chief revenue officer and chief marketing officer at Open Road Integrated Media.

  • PW Star Watch 2022: Honorees

    A closer look at the PW Star Watch 2022 honorees.

  • PW Star Watch 2022: Finalists

    A closer look at the five PW Star Watch 2022 finalists.

  • PW Star Watch 2022: Publishing’s Brightest

    Our annual celebration of the rising stars of book publishing features profiles of 36 honorees and five finalists.

  • Harper Horizon’s Andrea Fleck-Nisbet Named CEO of IBPA

    Andrea Fleck-Nisbet, founding v-p and publisher of Nashville-based nonfiction imprint Harper Horizon, will succeed Angela Bole as CEO of the Independent Book Publishers Association, effective November 1.

  • Marshall Karp Rides Solo on NYPD Red

    For many authors, being handed the reins of a bestselling series might seem impossible. But it's exactly what happened to Marshall Karp, who is now the sole writer of the NYPD Red series, which he cocreated with James Patterson.

  • Macmillan Announces Changes as CEO Transition Continues

    Jon Yaged, who will officially succeed Don Weisberg as CEO of Macmillan Publishers US later this year, has taken over day-to-day responsibilities for running the company, among other changes in executive personnel.

  • Florence Pan, Judge in DOJ v. PRH Case, Confirmed to U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C.

    The United States Senate voted on Tuesday to elevate the judge overseeing the lawsuit that will decide the fate of the proposed merger of Penguin Random House with Simon & Schuster to the influential U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, filling the seat that belonged to Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.

  • Kathryn Juergens to Succeed Andrew Beckman at Timber Press

    Beckman will retire effective December 16. Juergens, who joined Timber in 2005, will step into the role of v-p and publisher on December 19.

  • Leadership Changes at HarperCollins Publishers

    Abby West has been named v-p and editorial director at Amistad, with promotions for Tara Parsons and Laina Adler to v-p and deputy publisher of their respective imprints.

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