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  • Boris Kachka Joins the 'Atlantic'

    The veteran books editor was let go by the 'Los Angeles Times' in January in one of the largest workforce reductions in the paper's history. Previously, he had served as books editor at 'New York' magazine.

  • Hachette Reorgs Workman, Moves Algonquin into Little, Brown

    Hachette Book Group confirmed a realignment that includes layoffs at Workman, as well as several promotions and other changes such as the discontinuation of Algonquin Young Readers—the latest in a string of moves since CEO David Shelley took the reins late last year.

  • Disobedience Press Debuts with Exploration of Book Bans

    The Ann Arbor, Mich.–based small publisher launched this month with 'Trouble in Censorville,' a hard-hitting collection of essays by educators about their firsthand experiences with book bans.

  • Cashing Out and Scaling Up: Publishing M&A in 2024 (So Far)

    At the end of 2023, industry observers told PW they expected 2024 to be an active year for mergers and acquisitions. So far, those predictions have been accurate.

  • How ‘Einstein in Kafkaland’ by Ken Krimstein Got Made

    An inside look at the publication process for the 'New Yorker' cartoonist’s latest graphic novel.

  • Gabrielle Brooks, Jenny Jackson Up at Knopf

    Brooks has been named associate publisher and Jackson has been elevated to editorial director of fiction, among other personnel changes following the May "restructure" of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group that saw the exit of Knopf publisher Reagan Arthur and Pantheon Schocken publisher Lisa Lucas.

  • Unnamed Press Inaugurates Smith & Taylor Classics Imprint

    Los Angeles independent publisher Unnamed Press has unveiled Smith & Taylor Classics, a new imprint helmed by acquiring editors Allison Miriam Woodnutt (née Smith) and Brandon Taylor.

  • How ‘Not Nothing’ by Gayle Forman Got Made

    We take an inside look at the publication process for author Gayle Forman's latest middle grade novel, 'Not Nothing.'

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing Untouched by Namesake Bankruptcy

    After the entertainment company of the same name filed for bankruptcy, some in the book business wondered how the closure would impact the publisher. It won't.

  • Belle Point Press Centers Mid-South Writers and Their Work

    The Fort Smith, Ark.–based small press is committed to publishing books by Mid-South writers that are accessible to readers everywhere. Publisher Casie Dodd hopes that its newly inked distribution deal with IPG will help make this goal a reality.

  • Small Press Community Slowly Builds Back After SPD Failure

    A little more than three months after Small Press Distribution abruptly closed, leaving some 400 indie publishers without a trade distributor, publishers and distributors both are finally moving forward—even as damage assessment continues.

  • 'Braiding Sweetgrass' Author Robin Wall Kimmerer Heads to Scribner

    Kimmerer's 'The Serviceberry: Abundance and Reciprocity in the Natural World' will be published by Scribner on November 19. Her breakout hit 'Braiding Sweetgrass,' which has sold over two million copies, was published in 2013 by Milkweed.

  • Authors Against Book Bans Officially Launches

    The group's 1,500 members from all 50 states aim to provide “support and encouragement for the educators, librarians, parents, and students who are the first line of defense against censorship, and for the authors whose books are under attack.”

  • YA Author Lee Wind Launches Kickstarter to Donate Books to LGBTQ+ Teens

    Wind, who is also chief content officer at the Independent Book Publishers Association, is creating a limited collector's edition of his latest YA novel, initially published this spring by Chicago Review Press, as an incentive for donors to his Kickstarter campaign benefiting LGBTQ+ teens.

  • Lindsay Sagnette Named Editor-in-Chief of Putnam

    Sagnette was most recently VP and editorial director at Atria, where she edited such authors as Jamie Ford and Jennifer Weiner. She will join Putnam as VP and editor-in-chief on July 15, rounding out its executive team following Sally Kim's departure.

  • Five Years of Reading with Jenna Bush Hager

    Over the past half-decade, the Read with Jenna Book Club has become a valuable platform for new literary voices.

  • How ‘Someone Like Us’ by Dinaw Mengestu Got Made

    An inside look at the publication process for the author’s latest novel.

  • Post-SPD, Indie Publishers Consider the Benefits of Distribution Co-ops

    Frustrated by the difficulties of finding and keeping traditional distributors, members of the IBPA came together last week for a webinar led by Microcosm Publishing CEO Joe Biel to discuss the merits of forming their own distribution cooperatives.

  • DK Launches New Adult Imprint, DK Red

    The imprint will focus on lifestyle publishing and narrative nonfiction, and is part of DK’s recently renamed adult division, DK Living. First books are set to be released next spring.

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