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  • CAA to Acquire ICM

    In a deal that will see two of Hollywood's most powerful talent agencies come together, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has agreed to purchase ICM Partners. Both companies have significant outposts in New York book publishing, with CAA having 11 literary agents on staff and ICM having 17.

  • Simon & Schuster Takes a New Recruiting Program Online

    Simon & Schuster's Publishing Prologue program, which launched this summer, is aimed at reaching and recruiting young people interested in publishing.

  • Karl Ove Knausgaard's 'The Morning Star' Reaches the U.S.

    The My Struggle series author's first full novel since 2004’s 'A Time for Everything' has hit American shelves—and Knausgaard, his translator, and his publisher are all hoping it'll make a splash.

  • Print Book Sales Fell 3.6% Last Week

    Unit sales of print books fell 3.6% last week compared to 2020. The pattern was a familiar one—higher fiction sales offset by declines in nonfiction.

  • HBG Delays Office Return Until 2022

    Hachette Book Group CEO Michael Pietsch told employees yesterday that employees will not be required to return to its offices until 2022. No official return date has been chosen.

  • Zando Taps First 'Publishing Partners'

    'Gone Girl' author Gillian Flynn and screenwriter/producer Lena Waithe have agreed to work on their own imprints for former Crown publisher Molly Stern's new Zando publishing house.

  • Dohle Promises Competitive Bidding Between PRH, S&S

    In a Zoom chat with agents, Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle said that, following the approval of PRH's purchase of Simon & Schuster, editors at the two houses will be able to bid for the same book—even if they are the only publishers interested in the title.

  • Chuck Palahniuk to Serialize a Novel on Substack

    The 'Fight Club' author will serialize a new novel, 'Greener Pastures,' in addition to short-form content exclusive to his newsletter, via the platform.

  • Publishers, Amazon Ask Court to Dismiss ‘Illogical’ E-book Price-Fixing Suit

    In separate filings, lawyers for Amazon and the Big Five publishers insist that there is no evidence of any coordination or agreement to fix prices, and, more to the point, that the alleged conspiracy itself—in which the five largest American trade publishers are alleged to have banded together to give Amazon monopoly power—simply makes no sense.

  • Will ‘The Quiet Tenant’ Make a Loud Noise?

    Though Knopf is renowned for publishing literary fiction, the publisher has a long tradition of publishing commercial fiction and crime novels—and the publisher believes it has another bestseller in a recently acquired novel about a serial killer, the English-language debut of journalist Clémence Michallon.

  • UTA Publishing Builds Its Client List

    The New York-based publishing division of Hollywood's United Talent Agency is adding agents and making hits.

  • Univ. of Nebraska Press Launches LGBTQ+ Fiction Series

    The University of Nebraska Press is launching Zero Street, a series dedicated to novels and short story collections written by LGBTQ+ authors and featuring LGBTQ+ characters and/or themes.

  • How HarperCollins Will Integrate HMH Trade

    As part of the integration of the former HMH trade divisions, the new organization will place adult properties in the William Morrow group under Liate Stehlik, while the two children’s imprints, as well as HarperCollins Productions, will become part of HarperCollins Children’s Books. HC confirmed the integration involved "some" layoffs.

  • Book Influencer Zibby Owens Launches Zibby Books

    'Moms Don't Have Time to Read' podcaster Zibby Owens forms a publishing house to "help move publishing into the 21st century."

  • Book Publishing's Rousing First Half of 2021

    The first half of 2021 was a good period for trade book publishing in general, and especially good for its biggest players.

  • Redhook Finds a Groove in Speculative Fiction

    In the eight years since Orbit, Hachette’s science fiction and fantasy publishing division, launched Redhook, a lot has changed for the imprint, but one thing remains a constant: Redhook’s mission to publish books with bestseller potential.

  • Publishers, Amazon Move to Dismiss Booksellers’ Antitrust Suit

    In separate motions this week, lawyers for both Amazon and the Big Five publishers asked a federal court to dismiss the latest iteration of a potential class-action price-fixing claim filed on behalf of indie booksellers involving print trade books.

  • Book Club Picks for September 2021

    Rounding up this month's book club picks from 'Good Morning America,' Oprah's Book Club, Reese's Book Club, and more.

  • The Book Biz Tries to Avoid Supply Chain Disruptions

    Shortages of truck drivers and trailers, congestion at ports, and escalating transportation costs have put more pressure on the supply chain than any time in recent memory.

  • Salman Rushdie to Serialize New Novella on Substack

    Salman Rushdie will serialize a new novella, 'The Seventh Wave,' on a new Substack e-newsletter, 'Salman's Sea of Stories,' in addition to releasing new short stories via the platform.

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