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  • HarperCollins to Host Second New to Publishing Networking Event

    HarperCollins has opened applications for its second “New to Publishing Information Session and Networking Event,” which aims to attract people outside of publishing's usual orbit to the company.

  • Merkh Forms Hybrid Publisher

    After leaving traditional publishing, in which he served in executive roles with Nelson Books and at Simon & Schuster’s Howard Books division, Jonathan Merkh has joined the ranks of hybrid publishers with his new company, Forefront Books.

  • PEN America Is Suing President Trump

    The writers organization and free speech advocacy group has filed a lawsuit in federal court against President Donald Trump, seeking to stop the president from "using the machinery of government to retaliate or threaten reprisals against journalists and media outlets for coverage he dislikes."

  • Phishing Scam Seeking Manuscripts Spreads Worldwide

    A scam that typically involves a literary agent, scout, or publisher being asked for a manuscript by what appears to be a trusted party—another agent, scout or publisher—via email has continued to spread and was the subject of much discussion during the Frankfurt Book Fair.

  • The Number of Self-Published Titles Cracked 1 Million in 2017

    A big gain in the number of self-published print ISBNs issued in 2017 offset a drop in the number of ISBNs issued for e-books by self-published authors.

  • PRH to Expand in Southeast Asia

    Penguin Random House South East Asia will be based in Singapore.

  • Diversion Scores Big with Rick Pitino

    Part memoir and part assessment of the evolution of college basketball recruiting, 'My Story,' by the former head basketball coach at the University of Louiville, is a real win for the midsize publisher. Here's how it happened.

  • Coates’s ‘We Were Eight Years in Power’ to Be Published by Historic Black Press in France

    In a gesture of support for independent black publishing in France, National Book Award–winner Ta-Nehisi Coates and his U.S. publisher, One World, have released the French edition of his latest bestseller through Editions Présence Africaine.

  • Blizzard Publishing Powers Up

    For more than two decades, Blizzard Entertainment has been known mostly for creating video games: World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Hearthstone. But its publishing division, too, is wizzing along.

  • Cengage Reaches Deal in Suit Over Subscription Service

    The company has reached an agreement with two of its authors who had filed a suit alleging that the educational publisher's Cengage Unlimited subscription service will improperly cost them sales and royalty payments.

  • HMH Closes Riverside Deal

    The educational publishing division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has completed its previously announced divestiture of the clinical and standardized testing business to private equity firm Alpine Investors for $135 million.

  • Bellevue Literary Press Goes Solo

    BLP, which was a part of the New York University School of Medicine when its 'Tinkers' by Paul Harding won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, has completed its transition to an independent nonprofit literary house.

  • Lion Forge Is A New Kind of Comics Publisher

    Launched in 2012 as a digital startup, the St. Louis comics publisher is rapidly expanding and looking to take advantage of demographic changes in the North American comics marketplace.

  • Hamilcar Publications, New Boxing Book Imprint, Launches This Fall

    Hannibal Boxing, a Boston-based, boxing-focused media company founded by book business veteran Kyle Sarofeen and partner Andy Komack, will launch a boxing book imprint this fall.

  • PRH Holiday Shipping Offer Ready; McIntosh Optimistic About the Season

    Penguin Random House is gearing up for the upcoming holiday season with the announcement of its now annual seasonal rapid-shipping program for independent booksellers.

  • PRH Bolsters We Need Diverse Books for Banned Books Week

    Penguin Random House has partnered with the publishing diversity group on a social media campaign as a part of its support for Banned Books Week, held this year September 23-29.

  • Two Years Post-merger, Catapult, Counterpoint, and Soft Skull Are Going Strong

    The three presses—and a fourth, the imprint Black Balloon—operate more like a confederation of presses than a publisher and its imprints. Here's a look behind the curtain.

  • The New AAP Makes Its Debut

    At its annual meeting last week, the association touted its shift in focus.

  • IPG Sees Expansion as Key To Survival

    The Independent Publishers Group’s acquisition of Midpoint Trade Books in late August was just the most recent move by CEO Joe Matthews to ensure that the Chicago-based company remains well positioned in a distribution business that continues to consolidate.

  • Chad Post’s Open Letter Books Turns 10

    A decade on, Chad Post’s translation-focused nonprofit publishing house, based at the University of Rochester, has released 103 titles from 44 countries and 26 languages.

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