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  • Educational Publishing Execs at HMH, Cengage Leaving

    As educational publishers continue to deal with dramatic changes in the college and school markets, two high-placed executives at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Cengage will leave their roles later this year.

  • Arcadia and History Press Acquire Palmetto, Launch Vertel

    Arcadia Publishing and The History Press, publishers of books on local and regional history and interests, have acquired Palmetto Publishing Group and launched a new "hybrid" imprint, Vertel.

  • Publisher Jason Pinter Goes DIY Route for His New Novel

    The Polis Books publisherhas opted to self-publish his new novel, a prescient tale about a businessman-turned-President with a secret past, keeping the title entirely separate from his house's list.

  • Harlequin Closing Five Lines

    The publisher said it is ending five of its mass market original series due to a shift in the “retail landscape and readership preferences” in the series market.

  • Dover Publications Launches Ixia Press

    The Long Island–based publisher will launch its first new imprint in ten years, Ixia Press, this fall. The imprint is Dover's first move into original frontlist books outside of the graphic novels space.

  • Spotlight on Minotaur Signature Editions

    In September, Minotaur will launch Minotaur Signature Editions, a line of classic Minotaur mysteries and thrillers by bestselling authors, as well as U.S. debuts from overseas sensations, all priced at $9.99 (Sponsored)

  • Bill Clinton, James Patterson Team Up for Novel

    'The President Is Missing,' slated for June 2018, was sold in a joint deal to Knopf and Little, Brown.

  • Pearson Plans More Cuts, May Sell School Group

    Pearson said it has plans to further reduce costs by $300 million, and it is also reviewing its strategic options for the K-12 courseware business.

  • Teaching Writing At the Writers Studio

    The non-MFA writing school, run by Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Philip Schultz, turns 30 this year, and marks the milestone with a new anthology.

  • LSU: Elsevier Is Blocking Campus IP Addresses, Dodging Lawsuit

    LSU has filed a lawsuit against Elsevier, claiming the publisher is wrongly blocking students in its veterinary school from accessing the library’s Elsevier subscriptions. Elsevier officials, meanwhile, are characterizing the contract dispute as a negotiation, and say they hope to settle it commercially.

  • Proposed Spending Bill Would Up NEA, NEH Budgets

    As part of an agreement to avoid a government shutdown, the new funding deal would add about $2 million to the budgets at both agencies through September 2017.

  • New Tor Imprint to Focus on Experimental Genre Publishing

    Tor Labs will launch this summer with a 14-episode podcast called 'Steal the Stars' about two government employees guarding a crashed UFO.

  • HarperCollins Launches Literacy Campaign #WhyIRead

    The social media and charity initiative is timed to the publisher's 200th anniversary. It aims to stress the importance of literacy, and will donate $200,000 to literacy-related charities.

  • What's New for Books In Spanish

    Ray Loriga wins the Premio Alfaguara literary award, Barcelona's Ediciones B adjusts to Penguin Random House rule, and more.

  • Women Rule in Indie Publishing

    Mainstream publishing, despite its heavily female workforce, has serious gender pay gap issues—but at independent houses, it's a woman's woman's woman's world.

  • Waterhouse Press Prepares for Misadventures

    The fledgling press, still not even five years old, prepares to launch a new series it hopes will prove to be as successful as the two that came before.

  • New Spanish Language Imprint Launches at Quarto Group

    Quarto Iberoamericana will be overseen with Quarto Group's longtime partner, the Argentina-based Catapulta Editores. It will publish 20 books a year, starting in fall 2017.

  • HMH Makes Another Round of Layoffs

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ramped up its cost cutting initiatives yesterday, laying off approximately 20 people in its trade division. The company would not comment on the number of job cuts, but admitted that "organizational changes" had been made.

  • Quirks Work At Quirk Books

    For the Philadelphia-based indie with more than a few surprise bestsellers in its tanks, Quirk's the name and quirk's the game.

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