Dear Reader,

I am reaching out to you today on behalf of Publishers Weekly to extend our concern and to send a message of support as we manage what’s in front of us.

As we are all aware, we are facing unprecedented challenges, but Publishers Weekly is committed to continuing to serve you, our readers, and the industry at large as we navigate through uncharted territory. In these rapidly changing times, we understand the need for timely, accurate updates as well as for the typical news and information PW delivers daily.

We also understand the shifting landscape will inevitably cause business disruption and unforeseen challenges. In an effort to minimize disruption, support daily operations and instill as much normalcy as possible in our shared goal of maintaining the industry’s health and continued productivity, effective today, I am pleased to offer free access to Publishers Weekly’s assets.

We will make the digital magazine available to everyone regardless of whether you subscribe starting with the current issue (March 16, 2020).

Everyone can now access the digital edition of PW from or from the PW app on iOS and Android.

Additionally, articles, past bestsellers lists and the reviews database, which includes a search feature and the reviews listed by genre, will be made available to all.

And last, I am very pleased to share access to our recently launched archive database. The archive includes 7,597 past issues, 676,133 pages, 400,000 book reviews, 5,000 author profiles and interviews and, beginning in 1895, bestseller lists.

Important links:

It is our hope to stay closely connected to you and our readers and to continue to support publishers, booksellers, librarians, industry stakeholders and book lovers.

By staying connected to you, we’re hoping to aid the industry in staying connected to each other.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with urgent matters or questions.

For news, contact Jim Milliot, VP and Editorial Director:

For all business matters, contact Cevin Bryerman, EVP and Publisher:

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Last week as we took the recommended measures to prevent the spread of the virus, our staff began telecommuting. Working remotely this dedicated Publishers Weekly team produced the issue and all of our newsletters on schedule. As we continue to operate remotely, we ask that all correspondence whether galleys, invoices or payments be sent electronically. A small staff will remain in the office to accept mail and book submissions, but the best form of communication at this time is electronic.

Feel free to share this information with your colleagues, friends, fellow readers and anyone you think will benefit.

In health and solidarity,

George Slowik Jr., President, Publishers Weekly

Because this program ended on September 14, 2020, this article was modified to remove sign up forms.