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  • After Controversy, ReadTribe Becomes ReadClubHub

    ReadTribe, the name of a new venture matching readers with book clubs, has become ReadClubHub, after a controversy erupted over the use of the word 'tribe' for marketing purposes, with some calling it racist.

  • Oakes to Step Down as OR Books Copublisher

    OR Books cofounder John Oakes is stepping down as copublisher of the left-leaning independent publishing house in May.

  • Dreamspinner Press Restructures as Authors Cry Foul

    The Florida-based LGBTQ romance publisher retained a law firm in mid-December to help with a restructuring of the company following mounting complaints from authors about unpaid royalties.

  • Putting the Media in HMH Trade Group

    Upping its efforts to become a multichannel publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media is throwing its energy behind big-name franchises and licensing.

  • In Filing, Former B&N CEO Claims Malicious Firing Destroyed His Career

    In an opposition memo filed this week, fired B&N CEO Demos Parneros insists that the reasons for his firing were misrepresented to the B&N board and that the vagueness of the press release announcing his firing implied serious misconduct, shattering his reputation.

  • Orbit Books Tosses 500,000 Copies to Its Witcher Fans

    In order to meet the soaring demand for books in the Witcher series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, Orbit Books will go back to press with all titles in the series, printing 500,000 additional copies.

  • Harlequin’s Carina Press to Launch LGBTQ Romance Line

    Harlequin’s digital-first romance imprint Carina Press plans to launch Carina Adores, a line of contemporary and classic LGBTQ romance tales, in June 2020 during Pride Month.

  • Allison Hill Outlines Her Plans for the ABA

    Hill assumes the role of CEO of the American Booksellers Association on March 1, taking over from Oren Teicher, who retired in November after 10 years in the job. And as the first woman to head the ABA, she's ready to get to work.

  • RWA President, Executive Director Resign as Publishers Drop Its Annual Conference

    New RWA president Damon Suede has tendered his resignation, effective immediately. Executive director Carol Ritter has also offered her resignation. A number of publishers, including imprints from each of the Big Five, have all pulled support from the RWA's national conference.

  • The Experiment Acquires Appletree Press

    Independent publisher the Experiment has acquired Appletree Press, a publisher of titles on health, food, and lifestyle.

  • In Year-End Note, HBG’s Pietsch Cites New Imprints, Revenue Growth

    In a year end letter to Hachette Book Group staff, HBG CEO Michael Pietsch looked back on a year of growth.

  • PW’s Top News Stories of 2019

    Big changes in the bookselling landscape were the subject of several of the industry’s top stories in 2019, along with publishers’ relationships with different partners.

  • McIntosh Broaches Succession Topic After Mehta's Death

    The news, earlier this week, that Knopf Doubleday chairman Sonny Mehta died has been met with an expected outpouring of remembrances and grief in the industry. It's also caused a fair bit of uncertainty within the publishing division he ran, prompting a letter to Knopf Doubleday Group staffers about the future.

  • B&N, Fired CEO Ready to Talk Settlement in Defamation Case

    In a December 18 letter, lawyers for Barnes & Noble informed the court that the parties “are now prepared to proceed with a settlement conference,” which is scheduled for January 27 before magistrate judge Gabriel Gorenstein.

  • Zuiker Helps Teens Tell Their Stories In Print

    A series of works of graphic memoir by Zuiker Press offers true stories on a range of modern social issues faced by teenagers and told by teens themselves.

  • In Year-End Note, S&S’s Reidy Hails Merger, New Imprints, Bestsellers

    In her annual year-end letter to Simon & Schuster staff, S&S CEO Carolyn Reidy cited the successful launch of new imprints and publishing initiatives and a long list of bestselling S&S titles, and projected a wave of new opportunities as part of ViacomCBS.

  • Pearson Sells Last 25% of PRH to Bertelsmann

    U.K.-based publisher Pearson is selling its last shares in Penguin Random House, representing 25% ownership of the company, to Germany's Bertelsmann, which will now have 100% ownership of the company.

  • Beacon Press to Publish Rediscovered Book by Viktor Frankl

    Beacon Press will publish a recently rediscovered work by Viktor Frankl, author of 'Man’s Search for Meaning.' 'Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything' has never previously been translated into English.

  • 'Convene, Amplify, Solve': PW Talks to BISG Board Chair Andrew Savikas

    In his new role as chair of the Book Industry Study Group, industry vet Andrew Savikas discusses the challenges and opportunities facing publishers in an age of rapidly evolving technology.

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