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  • For Publishers, 2018 Is Off to a Decent Start

    Strong digital audiobook and backlist sales have countered softer e-book and frontlist sales in this year's first financial quarter.

  • FlatWorld Returns to Its Roots

    FlatWorld Knowledge, intended to combat the high cost of college textbooks by publishing low-cost, quality educational materials, began straying from its mission over the years. Now, under new leadership and with a shortened name, it's back on track.

  • After Board Coup, Orbach Retakes Reins at Quarto

    After being ousted as chairman from the Quarto Group in 2012, Laurence Orbach has engineered a returned to the illustrated book publisher where he is now chairman.

  • Castillo Comes to Writers House

    Johanna Castillo is returning to her roots, leaving her editorial job for a post as a literary agent. The v-p and executive editor of Atria will return to the deal-maker's life on June 6, joining Writers House as a senior literary agent.

  • Penzler Launches New Company to Publish Mystery Classics

    Otto Penzler's newest venture, Penzler Publishers, will publish print editions of classic detective stories from the golden age of of the genre, which ran from the end of World War I through World War II.

  • Textbook Authors Sue Cengage Over Subscription Service

    Two authors have filed a federal lawsuit against the educational publisher, alleging that the company’s new subscription platform will improperly cost them sales and royalty payments.

  • Black Classic Press Marks 40 Years

    Founder W. Paul Coates looks back at 40 years in independent book publishing, for which he feels a great deal of gratitude.

  • Pulitzers, MIT Investigate Díaz

    MIT and the Pulitzer Prizes have each launched investigations into claims of misconduct against award-winning author Junot Díaz, who has stepped down as chairman of the Pulitzer board.

  • New Prima Title Celebrates Women in Gaming

    The first title in Prima Games’ newly announced Gaming and Pop Culture line is 'Women in Gaming: 100 Pioneers of Play' by Meagan Marie, a 352-page celebration of women who have made a mark in the male-dominated video game industry.

  • Center for Fiction Heads to Brooklyn

    After almost 200 years in Manhattan, The Center for Fiction is heading to the borough next door, where it will open a bookstore and café on its new premises.

  • Will Judith Curr Kick HarperCollins's Spanish-Language Program Into Gear?

    The former Atria Publishing Group head Curr oversaw its successful Atria Español unit. She's now planning to remake Rayo, one of the country’s oldest Spanish-language imprints, to help increase HC’s presence in the Spanish-language market.

  • De Marque Adds Libranda to Its Distribution Business

    Canadian digital content distributor De Marque has acquired Libranda, the large distributor of Spanish-language digital content.

  • Díaz Accused of Harassment, 'Bullying'

    Junot Díaz, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel 'The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,' has been accused of sexual harassment and other misconduct.

  • Egan's 'Manhattan Beach' Wins 'One Book, One New York' Vote

    Jennifer Egan's novel 'Manhattan Beach,' the story of a female diver at Brooklyn’s Navy Yard during WWII, has been chosen as the book for "One Book, One New York," an annual contest to decide on a book that will be read by the entire city.

  • BISG Annual Meeting Focuses on Returns, POD, Indie Retail, Millennials

    In a series of panels held at its annual meeting in New York City, the Book Industry Study Group looked at the biggest issues facing the publishing supply chain today, including returns, POD technology, and millennial consumers.

  • HBG Makes Strides in Hitting Environmental Goals

    Hachette Book Group only reduced its carbon footprint by 2% last year—but every sheet of paper it used came from certified sources.

  • In the #MeToo Moment, Publishers Turn to Morality Clauses

    Once an anomaly in author contracts, morality clauses are becoming a standard tool for publishers in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against authors.

  • Prima Games Takes Travel Publishing to Virtual Worlds

    The 25-year-old imprint at Penguin Random House’s DK division has adopted a hybrid publishing model to evolve along with the video game industry.

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