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  • Follett Settles Counterfeiting Suit with Publishers

    A few months after Follett was sued by three educational publishers charging it with selling counterfeit textbooks, the suit has been dismissed after the company agreed to adopt an anti-counterfeiting best practices program.

  • Spotlight on Kensington's Rebel Base Books

    With its digital-first Rebel Base Books imprint, Kensington is launching into sci-fi and fantasy publishing (Sponsored)

  • Denis Johnson: An Editor’s Love Story

    The editor of Johnson's forthcoming story collection, 'The Largesse of the Sea Maiden,' on his relationship with the author and editing a master.

  • Chronicle Ups Print Run for New 'Playboy' Title

    Following the death of Hugh Hefner last week, Chronicle has gone back to press for its just-released 'Playboy: The Complete Centerfolds 1953-2016.' The title now contains the last foreword the Playboy founder will ever write for a book.

  • HarperCollins Launching a New Business Imprint

    HarperCollins Leadership, which is set to launch October 10, will publish books on leadership in both business and in the community. Nelson Books’ publisher and senior v-p Brian Hampton will helm the new imprint.

  • Judge Says Yiannopoulos’ Lawsuit Against S&S Can Proceed

    After oral arguments on Thursday, a New York State Supreme Court rejected Simon & Schuster’s motion to dismiss Milo Yiannopoulos’ $10 million breach of contract lawsuit over the cancellation of his book, 'Dangerous."

  • South Korea Comes to 'PW'

    In September, 'Publishers Weekly' partnered with the Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea to bring a group of South Korean editors and marketers to New York for an overview of how the U.S. book industry works.

  • Flat Sales Identified as Top Industry Problem

    A survey of publishers put flat sales ahead of competition from other entertainment as the #1 industry challenge.

  • Third World Press's 50 Years of Black Literature and Politics

    Originally founded in Chicago as Third World Press in 1967, the Third World Press Foundation has been challenging the publishing landscape with its African-American literature ever since.

  • Sales of Bill O'Reilly's Latest 'Killing' Book Down Significantly

    'Killing England,' the first book released by Bill O'Reilly since his ouster from Fox News this spring, sold about 65,000 copies in its first week on sale, a 55% decline from week one sales of 'Killing the Rising Sun,' which was published last year.

  • S&S Says 'What Happened' Moved 300,000 Copies in First Week on Sale

    Hillary Clinton's 'What Happened' sold more than 300,000 copies across all formats its first week on sale, publisher Simon & Schuster reported. Over half of those sales were hardcovers, with S&S selling 167,000 print copies.

  • 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.

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