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  • Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch on Book Sales, Copyright, and More

    In a letter to agents and authors, HBG CEO Michael Pietsch touched on a number of topics, including the sales outlook for trade books, the lawsuit against the Internet Archive, and increasing direct-to-consumer marketing and sales efforts.

  • Authors Sue Alleged ‘Predatory’ Publisher Over Unpaid Royalties

    Coordinated by the Authors Guild, the suit claims that Authors’ Place Press and its predecessor Motivational Press have failed to fulfill their contractual obligations and have refused to pay or properly account for royalties earned.

  • The Future Is Now: Close-Up on BiblioSuite from Virtusales

    PW caught up with Richard Hart, CTO at Virtusales, to talk about the company's BiblioSuite publishing software and why its a vital solution for publishers like Penguin Random House, Hachette, Macmillan, Bonnier, Oxford University Press, and Harvard University Press. (Sponsored)

  • A Publishing Group Grows on Facebook

    Publishers Without Borders, launched on Facebook at the start of the pandemic, helped the global publishing community stay connected during lockdown. The group has grown to 4,800 members and become a hub for international networking and education.

  • January 6th Titles Hit the Market

    The first of what will be a number of print books from commercial trade publishers featuring the text of the Select January 6th Committee Final Report have hit the market, selling more than 46,000 combined copies at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.

  • From the Archive; January 5, 1889

    As 1888 turned to 1889, we reflected on several topics that still resonate today, including a presidential election’s impact on book sales and the importance of copyright protections.

  • How Marvel Reaches Fans of All Ages

    Marvel says the key priorities of its licensed publishing team are preserving the brand’s history and expanding its presence in the education and library market.

  • Transformative Books: Close-Up on Harvest

    PW spoke with Deb Brody, v-p and editorial director of Harvest, about the imprint's broad-ranging line of books, what sets their titles apart, and the imprint’s aspirations for the future. (Sponsored)

  • The Pandemic Still Made Its Presence Felt in Publishing in 2022

    Fluctuating return-to-work policies, supply chain issues, and shifts in consumer spending were some of the ongoing issues publishing faced in 2022; and then there was the fallout from the decision by Judge Florence Pan that blocked Penguin Random House's purchase of Simon & Schuster.

  • Agate Publishing's 20-Year Commitment to Diversity

    Publisher Doug Seibold’s personal and professional goals haven’t changed since he incorporated his company in Illinois in the fall of 2002: he wants to publish books that he is passionate about and that fill a niche, and he wants to make the industry more inclusive.

  • From the Archive: December 26, 1872

    In the final PW issue of our first year, 1872, we ran an obituary of George Palmer Putnam, a U.S. book industry legend.

  • The PW Publishing Industry Salary Survey 2022

    Our first salary and jobs survey in three years found little improvement despite stated industry-wide efforts to diversify staff and narrow the gender pay gap.

  • HC Union Update: Authors Co-Host Rally at Harper Headquarters; Agents 'Overwhelmingly' Support Strike

    Authors rally with HarperCollins union workers outside the company's headquarters as nearly 80% of literary agents respond to a poll in support of the ongoing strike.

  • Literary Luminaries Debate Diversity, Publishing's Moral Obligations at PEN Town Hall

    Authors Min Jin Lee, Chris Beha, and Roxane Gay and publishing veteran Erroll McDonald weighed in on a central issue in the book business.

  • Authors Guild Urges New York Governor to Sign Freelance Isn’t Free Act into Law

    The bill is a crucial step to protect freelancers based in New York and hired by New York-based companies from wage theft, said Authors Guild CEO Mary Rasenberger in a letter to Governor Kathy Hochul.

  • 'USA Today' Pauses Bestseller List, Lays Off Presiding Editor

    A spokesperson told the Associated Press that the list will go on "hiatus for the remainder of the year.”

  • 'Bookforum' to Cease Publication

    The magazine, launched in 1994 as the literary supplement for 'Artforum,' published five issues a year since 2005. Its most recent issue, published earlier this month, will be its last.

  • How Publishers Make Old Books New Again

    Pluck any classic novel from a bookstore shelf and it will most likely feature an introduction by a contemporary writer. Especially inspired pairing of authors can imbue an old text with new relevance, highlight its enduring influence, or even become a new selling point for a backlist title.

  • From the Archive: December 30, 1899

    PW’s last issue of 1899 featured a cover ad for The Knights of the Cross, the latest from Quo Vadis author Henryk Sienkiewicz.

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