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  • 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.

  • Bill O'Reilly's Publisher Standing by Their Man

    Bill O’Reilly has been a mainstay of the Henry Holt list for years and, at the moment, that is not changing. The Macmillan imprint told PW that it has no intention of altering its support of the bestselling author, despite his dismissal from Fox News.

  • 'Communism for Kids' Sparks Conservative Backlash

    A new book that purports to teach children about communism, published by MIT Press, has caused an outcry from a handful of conservative media outlets.

  • PRH Partners with Save the Children on Reading Campaign

    The new initiative. #ProjectReadathon Million Minutes, encourages children to read in communities throughout North America.

  • Like His Publisher, Crime Novelist Alex Segura Wears Many Hats

    This month, Polis books will publish 'Dangerous Ends,' the third novel in the Pete Fernandez mystery series written by Segura, who is also senior v-p of publicity and marketing at Archie Comics.

  • Always in Season: Backlist Backbones 2017

    Publishers are coming up with new ways to promote evergreen titles.

  • Brooklyn Poets Take Center Stage In New Anthology

    A new anthology co-published by a Brooklyn-based nonprofit and a neighboring small press is being billed as the first book to spotlight contemporary poetry written specifically by poets from, or living in, the New York City borough.

  • New Internationalist Surpasses Crowdfunding Goal

    The British employee-owned book and magazine publishing cooperative surpassed the goal of its recent crowdfunding campaign by 40%, receiving over $800,000 from more than 340,000 people.

  • S&S Shuts Down Tyrus Books, Relocates Howard Books

    Tyrus Books, which published crime and literary fiction, is closing six months after S&S acquired its parent company, Adams Media, from F&W. Christian imprint Howard Books is being relocated to the publisher's New York City headquarters and losing its publisher in the move.

  • Is Book Publishing Too Liberal?

    With the country more politically polarized than ever, some are wondering if the business is adequately prepared to hear, and publish, voices on the right.

  • How Small Press Three Rooms Landed William Least Heat-Moon's Debut Novel

    Heat-Moon, author of the bestselling 1982 travel memoir 'Blue Highways,' struck a deal with small New York press Three Rooms to publish his first novel.

  • Fast-Growing Independent Publishers, 2017

    Almost half the companies on our annual ranking of fast-growing independent publishers posted triple-digit gains between 2014 and 2016.

  • UNC Press to Crash Tar Heel Victory Book

    The University of North Carolina Press is touting the home team in a new book commemorating the victory of the UNC Tar Heels in the 2017 NCAA championship over Gonzaga University.

  • Publishers Did Marginally Better in 2016

    Four of the five large publicly held trade publishers managed to improve their operating margins in 2016 over 2015, despite generally weak revenue performances.

  • British Indie Tests New Biz Model with Crowdfunding Campaign

    New Internationalist, a worker-owned publisher based in the U.K., launched a crowdfunding campaign that allows contributors to get a stake in the company.

  • Nonpartisan Nonprofits Fight For Free Expression

    The literary nonprofit world is ramping up for a protracted campaign in favor of free speech and support for the arts in the wake of President Donald J. Trump's call for the elimination of the NEA and NEH.

  • '1984' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' Get Hardcover Reissues

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will publish new hardcover editions of the classic dystopian novels next month. The move is an attempt to capitalize on the cultural zeitgeist, as well as a recent surge in sales.

  • HMH Restructuring Begins

    Suffering from a downturn in the educational market, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has confirmed that it began a series of organizational changes last week that have resulted in, among other things, layoffs in its educational division as well as its trade division.

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