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  • New Works by Writers with Disabilities Hit Publisher Lists

    For the first time, a spate of new and forthcoming titles written by people with disabilities across the United States suggests that the publishing industry may finally be amplifying their voices and stories.

  • Coronavirus Concerns Prompt Cost Cuts

    The steady erosion of book sales is impacting all parts of publishing as the Covid-19 pandemic tightens its grip of the U.S.

  • Fast-Growing Independent Publishers, 2020

    Mango Publishing tops the list for the second year in a row, while other presses are finding their own paths to move ahead.

  • New Releases Struggle to Find an Audience

    Last week, six new adult fiction titles were among NPD BookScan's top 50 print bestsellers. Three weeks ago, 15 new releases made the top 50 list. The situation was similar for new adult nonfiction titles.

  • Macmillan Lays Off Some Staff, Temporarily Cuts Some Salaries

    Macmillan Publishers has laid off an undisclosed number of employees across all divisions, temporarily reduced pay for select employees, and implemented a hiring freeze, effective April 2. As a result of the layoffs, the Thomas Dunne imprint has been shuttered.

  • Bertelsmann Now Owns 100% of PRH

    Bertelsmann has completed the acquisition of Pearson's remaining 25% stake in Penguin Random House, making it the sole owner of the world's largest trade publisher.

  • Turner Unveils New Imprint, Keylight Books

    In what it's calling a "prestige imprint," Turner Publishing has announced the launch of Keylight Books, which will release 12 titles annually and focus on publishing fiction that can be adapted into TV, film, and streaming content.

  • S&S Partners with Bookshop.org

    Simon & Schuster has launched a company-wide effort to support the newly established independent bookseller–focused online bookstore Bookshop.org and its affiliate network of independent booksellers.

  • PubWest to Amazon: Publishing Needs Your Help

    PubWest has published an open letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos asking him to support independent publishers by placing a moratorium on certain fees and by making books more of a priority for shipping as soon as possible.

  • The Coronavirus Takes Its Toll on Publishing

    As the virus’s spread continues, another conference is canceled, more stores close, and disruptions ripple across the industry.

  • A New Look for a New DK

    DK is one of the few publishing brands that is recognized by consumers, so when the company set out to give a new look to its logo as part of a brand redesign, executives didn’t want to stray too far. Here's what they did.

  • Scholastic Starts Temporary Staffing Reductions

    The publisher is looking to reduce labor costs by temporarily closing some distribution centers and implementing measures including a combination of furloughs, shortened work weeks, and voluntary unpaid leave.

  • Judge Allows PEN America Suit Against Trump to Proceed

    The suit was first filed in October of 2018, after President Trump made numerous threats against journalists and organizations whose coverage he disliked.

  • As Coronavirus Spreads, Publishers Struggle with When, and How, to Move Pub Dates

    With the new coronavirus pandemic affecting every part of the book business, now is not a great time to be publishing a book, and many authors with titles scheduled for the coming months might be tempted to a new publication date. But for publishers, moving titles en masse will be tricky.

  • Skyhorse Lays Off Nearly Third of Staff

    A rapid decrease in sales caused by the new coronavirus and the decision to delay the publication of some titles has caused Skyhorse to let go about 30% of its staff.

  • West Coast Publishing Adapts to a New Environment

    Bookstores and indie publishers have been scrambling as state-mandated closures expanded along the West Coast late last week and the new coronavirus outbreak worsened.

  • Arcade Acquires, and Publishes, Abandoned Woody Allen Memoir

    Woody Allen's memoir, acquired and then dropped by Hachette's Grand Central Publishing imprint earlier this month, has been bought by Skyhorse imprint Arcade Publishing, which has released the title today.

  • Firm Behind Apple E-books Case Now Suing Amazon for Price Fixing

    On March 19, lawyers from Hagens Berman filed a class action suit on behalf of consumers in the U.S. District Court in Seattle, accusing Amazon of a massive horizontal price fixing scheme involving its two million third-party sellers.

  • Ingram Vows to Defend Industry Through Crisis

    Executives at Ingram Content Group affirmed their commitment to support the bookselling and publishing trade as best they can through the coronavirus crisis and though in some areas where the company operates government officials have issued shelter-in-place orders, Ingram's businesses have been deemed essential and remain open.

  • How the Book Biz Is Coping with the Coronavirus

    The rapid spread of the Covid-19 pandemic has forced every part of the book industry to make adjustments.

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