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  • Microcosm Offers ‘A People’s Guide to Publishing’

    When a young intern at Microcosm Publishing asked its founder what she should read to complete her publishing education, he was stumped. Then he wrote the book she needed.

  • Centrello Details Crown Reorg

    The newly combined Random House and Crown publishing groups will be known as Random House. David Drake, Aaron Wehner, and Tina Constable have been given prominent roles in the new Crown, while Crown publisher Molly Stern will leave the company.

  • Grand Central Publishing to Close Life & Style Imprint

    Grand Central Publishing will absorb its Life & Style imprint into the flagship GCP list at the end of 2018. The reorganization will result in a few job cuts.

  • HC Remains in Acquisition Mode

    HarperCollins is one of two subsidiaries where News Corp would consider making another acquisition, News CFO Susan Panuccio said during a presentation to analysts yesterday.

  • A Public Space Branches Into Book Publishing

    The literary magazine, founded in 2006 by former 'Paris Review' editor Brigid Hughes, is launching a book publishing imprint.

  • Polis Books Launches Diversity-Focused Crime Imprint

    In an effort to attract a more diverse roster of writers, Polis Books founder Jason Pinter is launching Agora Books, a diversity-focused imprint specializing in crime and mystery fiction.

  • 'Becoming' Is the Bestselling Book of 2018

    Michelle Obama's 'Becoming,' now in its sixth printing, has sold more than two million units in the the U.S. and Canada in the two weeks following its November 13 publication, Penguin Random House said.

  • The Next Black Publishing Generation Speaks

    Although the book industry remains overwhelmingly white—87% of respondents to PW’s most recent annual salary survey identify as Caucasian—there is undeniably a new and passionate generation of young black professionals working inside publishing houses.

  • With Closure, UPNE's Publishers Move On

    Following University Press of New England’s decision to close its doors at the end of 2018, the distributor has reached an agreement with University of Chicago Press and Chicago Distribution Center to handle distribution for its backlist and select new titles.

  • 'Becoming' Is Becoming 2018's Biggest Adult Book

    Penguin Random House said that first-day sales for Michelle Obama's memoir "represent the largest single-day sales total for any book published in 2018" by the publisher, while Barnes & Noble said 'Becoming' had the biggest first week of sales at the chain so far this year.

  • Kensington Brings U.K. Grip Lit to U.S. Readers

    Britain's domestic and psychological suspense writers offer a dark, edgy take on this mesmerizing genre. (Sponsored)

  • Portfolio to Launch New Imprint

    Author Simon Sinek will launch a new imprint, Optimism Press, under the auspices of his longtime publisher, Portfolio.

  • Lependorf Passes the Torch to Gannon at Annual CLMP Gala

    After 17 years as executive director of CLMP, Jeffrey Lependorf turned over the leadership of the organization to Mary Gannon at its annual gala.

  • PRH 'Sunsets' Two Consumer Web Verticals

    Penguin Random House will migrate content from its 'Signature Reads' and 'Unbound Worlds' sites to its company website, which will feature an "enhanced sci-fi category section," and shutter the sites by year's end.

  • In HBG's Reorg of Nashville Outposts and Flagship Imprint, Publisher DiPreta to Leave

    HBG has moved Hachette Books into the Perseus Books Group and consolidated the publishing teams of FaithWords and Worthy in the company's Nashville division. The moves have resulted in an unspecified number or layoffs, including that of Hachette Books publisher Mauro DiPreta.

  • Letterpress Publisher Arion Press for Sale

    With the retirements of publisher Andrew Hoyem and senior editor Diana Ketcham, Arion Press announced it is looking for a buyer.

  • Square One Stays True to Its Mission

    Since the launch of Square One Publishers nearly 20 years ago, the house has released 206 health titles, most of which are still in print.

  • The PW Publishing Industry Salary Survey, 2018

    The industry made small improvements on such hot-button issues as pay disparity and workforce diversification in 2017—but sexual harassment remains an issue.

  • Prima Games to Shutter Next Spring

    The U.S.-based DK imprint, which publishes strategy guides to video games, will stop commissioning new titles immediately, and will be discontinued in spring 2019.

  • F+W Creates Standalone Book Group

    F+W Media has established a new standalone book group, naming Heidi Sachner as its chief. Sachner, in her new role, will be responsible for all book publishing in F+W's various communities.

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