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  • The Publisher with All of Speculative Fiction in Its Orbit

    Orbit Books has won three Hugos since its U.S. branch launched in 2007—and its publisher thinks it's poised to dominate the sci-fi and fantasy publishing world by 2027.

  • Quarto Reorganizes U.K. Imprints

    The Quarto Group has reorganized some of its U.K.-based imprints in what the publisher calls "an effort to re-energize its publishing program, and keep it relevant to readers and customers in an ever-changing market."

  • Carolina Wren Press Acquires John F. Blair

    Durham, N.C.-based Carolina Wren Press is acquiring the trademarks and backlist of Winston-Salem-based publisher John F. Blair. The combined company will function as a non-profit publisher and will be renamed Blair.

  • Laurence King to Grow its European Presence

    British publisher Laurence King has created a new German subsidiary and acquired an Amsterdam-based publisher in an effort to expand into the European market.

  • Indie Publisher to Send Impeachment Guides to Congress

    Through a unique donation program, Melville House plans to provide every U.S. Congress member a copy of its book 'A Citizen's Guide to Impeachment.'

  • Canongate Acquires Severn House

    Canongate has bought Severn House Publishers, for an undisclosed sum, from owner Edwin Buckhalter. With the acquisition, Buckhalter will retain a consultancy role, while Severn publisher Kate Gibb has been promoted to COO of Canongate.

  • BISG Looks at Rights In a Global, Digital Book Market

    A half-day seminar organized by the Book Industry Study Group focused on the increasing importance of publishing rights—and examined the industry’s longtime problem of poor rights management.

  • PW to Do Texas Book Festival Supplement

    PW will publish a special supplement about the Texas Book Festival, set for November 4-5 in Austin, featuring all the information needed to navigate the show. The Texas Book Festival Spotlight will be published in PW and distributed, for free, at the show.

  • Claiming Liberal Bias, Pub Drops Association with 'NYT' Bestseller Lists

    Marji Ross, president of the conservative press Regnery Publishing, sent a letter to her authors saying the paper "prioritizes liberal-themed books over conservative books." For this reason, the bonus structure in her house's contracts will now rely on a different list.

  • Print, Audio Keep Publishers Moving Ahead

    Print and downloadable audio gains countered soft e-book sales in the first half of 2017.

  • The Upstart D.C. Agents Making Waves in New York

    This summer, Javelin Literary Agency’s clients have included sought-after Beltway figures like James Comey and Tucker Carlson. So who's next?

  • Open Book: When A Child Calls

    A six-year-old narrator gives voice to a tragedy and its aftermath in Rhiannon Navin’s astonishing debut novel, 'Only Child.'

  • Transportation Pub Motorbooks Launches Two New Series

    The Minneapolis-based house is hoping to expand beyond hard-core transportation enthusiasts with the new lines, which are aimed at readers who want to know more about cars, motorcycles, and the culture surrounding them.

  • New York Publishers Offer Help to Hurricane Harvey Victims

    Scholastic, Hachette, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Penguin Random House are among the big New York houses who are offering their support—in the form of books and, in some cases, food and shelter—to those in flood-ravaged Southeast Texas.

  • Exploring the USA With Lonely Planet

    In addition to constantly expanding their international offerings, Lonely Planet has a growing commitment to books for travelers who want to explore the United States in all its variety. (Sponsored)

  • Exploring Lonely Planet’s World

    Lonely Planet, the world's number one guidebook publisher, has not only printed over 145 million guidebooks covering 95% of the world’s destinations, Lonely Planet has created content in over fourteen languages, including everything from magazines and TV shows to children’s books, cookbooks, phrasebooks, maps, web resources, apps, and gift books. (Sponsored)

  • Ingram Realigns Executive Team

    Under the restructuring, Shawn Everson will be responsible for all of Ingram's wholesaling operations and Phil Ollila will focus on the distribution business.

  • Chicken Soup for the Resistance

    A new collection from Chicken Soup for the Soul, 'My Kind (of) America,' which published earlier this week, tells stories of kindnesses shared between many diverse people in America.

  • Lonely Planet Inspires Adventures

    Lonely Planet’s “Explore every day” motto guides everything the company does. “We want people to think of Lonely Planet on a regular basis, for local adventures, not just when planning a major international trip,” said Alvarez, the company’s trade marketing manager for the US. (Sponsored)

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