- 2017 Jun 13
'LA Times' to Release Anti-Trump Book
The paper's editorial board will publish 'Our Dishonest President' on July 5 with Berkeley-based nonprofit publisher Heyday.
- 2017 Jun 12
When a Publisher Changes Hands
A look at the making of a recent history of the esteemed Canadian publishing house McClelland & Stewart.
Book Industry Courts James Comey
Publishers are reportedly offering big sums of money to sign a book deal with the former FBI director.
- 2017 Jun 07
Freight Books Prepares Sell-Offs
Dozens of authors face deepening uncertainty over their future after Scottish publisher Freight Books revealed plans to sell the company.
- 2017 Jun 06
A Discussion of University Presses
A roundtable discusses an often-asked question: What is the biggest challenge in university press publishing?
- 2017 May 31
Audible's Emerging Playwright Fund
The digital audiobook giant will create a $5 million fund to commission new works from emerging playwrights—which will go straight to audio.
- 2017 May 22
Indie Publishing Thrives in N.M.
Stalking Horse Press and Called Back Books are two new publishers that have recently joined the Santa Fe literary community.
- 2017 May 15
A New U.K. Little, Brown Imprint
Dialogue Books will be led by Sharmaine Lovegrove, co-founder of Dialogue Scouting and literary editor at 'Elle,' and focus on "inclusivity."
- 2017 May 05
Tate Publishing Continues to Tumble
Charges have been filed against Ryan and Richard Tate for fraudulent business practices.
- 2017 May 04
Tate Publishing Reopens
The Oklahoma-based publishing house facing at least $4 million in judgments from federal and state courts reopened for business this week.
- 2017 May 03
Charkin After His IPA Stint
Citing robust international publishing output and efforts to tackle problems, Bloomsbury’s Richard Charkin gives an overview at Abu Dhabi.
- 2017 Apr 25
A Publisher of One's Own
A century after Virginia and Leonard Woolf took delivery of their own printing equipment, their legacy, Hogarth Press, lives on.
- 2017 Apr 19
A Small Town Publisher's Achievement
Quixote Press, a tiny, "niche" publisher in Wever, Iowa, is nearing two million books sold.
- 2017 Apr 18
IBJ Book Publishing Goes to Court
Attorneys for the publisher have asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by three women who claimed they were falsely portrayed in a book.
- 2017 Apr 13
Tate Publishing Loses Second Major Case
A printing services vendor was awarded a summary judgment on March 31 that could cost Tate more than $2 million.
- 2017 Apr 10
Adam Bellow's Bipartisan Pivot
The conservative publisher left his post as editorial director of Broadside last fall to start a new, bipartisan imprint at St. Martin’s Press.
- 2017 Apr 03
Now Batting: 14 New Baseball Books
It’s time to play ball, so publishers have filled out a new lineup card of biographies, team histories, and other baseball scholarship.
- 2017 Mar 31
New Owner for the 'Believer'
The proudly off-beat literary magazine is changing ownership from McSweeney's to the Black Mountain Institute.
- 2017 Mar 23
The Merriam-Webster Word Factory
America's oldest dictionary publisher has become a social media powerhouse—yet it remains very much a bricks-and-mortar operation.
- 2017 Mar 15
Cara Delevingne Announces a Novel
'Mirror, Mirror,' the British model's writing debut, is a "twisty coming-of-age story" publishing in the U.K. in October 2017.
- 2017 Mar 13
Bertelsmann to Raise Stake in PRH
The German media group, which currently owns 53% of Penguin Random House, expects to increase its stake to 70%-75%.
'The Outsiders' Turns 50
First published in 1967, S.E. Hinton's YA novel has sold over 15 million copies and continues to influence readers today.
- 2017 Feb 28
N.M. Publisher Settles Suit
LPD Press/Rio Grande Books has settled its lawsuit against the state's public education department.
- 2017 Feb 22
Lion Hudson Goes On the Market
The Oxford, U.K.-based Christian publisher is seeking new investment as part of the new restructuring plans that may include a sale.
- 2017 Feb 13
Duquesne Press to Close
The 90-year-old university press will close its doors this year after the school decided to cut its funding.
Canada Turns to Self-Publishing
A new wave of Canadian publishers is looking to tap into the popularity of self-publishing and help authors do it in a more professional way.
- 2017 Feb 10
Workman Publishing Reads Indie
The publisher has launched the #IReadIndie hashtag to highlight titles from independent publishing community.
- 2017 Jan 20
More Trouble for Tate Publishing
Lightning Source sued Tate Publishing for $1.8 million this week, according to court documents.
- 2017 Jan 18
How the Far Right is Changing Publishing
Right-wing writers have long been a lucrative part of the U.S. book market. Will the new era see it grow?
Ivanka Trump's Book Pushed Back
Citing “momentous changes” in her life, Trump and her publisher will delay the release of 'Women Who Work' from early March to early May.
- 2017 Jan 13
Publishers Grapple with Censorship
Amid controversy over Milo Yiannopoulos's book deal, PEN America is co-sponsoring a protest against threats to free expression.
- 2017 Jan 10
Publishers Face Political Storms
Publishers courting an emerging market of young conservatives who hold extreme right-wing stances are entering an ideological minefield.
Doubleday's History, On An Auction Block
The estate of Nelson Doubleday Jr., the third and last of the Doubledays to run the publishing company, is headed to auction.
- 2017 Jan 05
Yiannopoulos Deal Is Business as Usual
The controversial editor's significant advance shows how the publishing world reflects, and plays to, many of the divides in our culture.
- 2017 Jan 04
Carrie Fisher's Books Go Back to Press
Simon & Schuster has confirmed that they are working to reprint the actor's literary work to meet sales demands in the wake of her death.
- 2016 Dec 22
N.M. Book Publisher Seeks More in Suit
A New Mexico book publisher who filed a lawsuit against the state earlier this year has increased the amount she is seeking in the case.
- 2016 Dec 20
Authors to PRH: Undo Break With Unions
An open letter from writers calls on the U.K. publisher to reverse its decision to derecognize unions.
Lemony Snicket's Poetry Press
Daniel Handler has launched Per Diem Press, a small press dedicated to poetry, and its $1,000 poetry prize.
- 2016 Dec 19
PRH U.K. Derecognizes Staff Unions
Workers from the unions Unite and NUJ fear the move heralds industrial strife at a company that publishes one in four books sold globally.
- 2016 Dec 15
An Oprah Book, An Imprint
Flatiron Books has announced the name of Oprah Winfrey's new publishing imprint, as well as some of its first titles.
Why Forbes is Backing Book Publishing
Forbes has launched the ForbesBooks imprint as a new revenue generator in a world dominated by digital products and digital entrepreneurs.
- 2016 Dec 12
PRH London Hunts for New HQ
Penguin Random House has begun a search for a new London headquarters in a move that could see it consolidate London staff.
- 2016 Dec 09
Blizzard Announces Book Publishing Label
Blizzard Publishing will develop and release new publications and reissue out-of-print Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo titles.
- 2016 Dec 07
Sticker Books for Grown-Ups
How Workman is making Beyoncé, Madonna, and the Mona Lisa into paint-by-number sticker books.
- 2016 Nov 28
Nebraska's 75 Years of Publishing
This month the University of Nebraska Press concluded a yearlong celebration, marking its 75 years, with an open house and reception.
- 2016 Nov 22
J.K. Rowling's Pottermore Plans
Pottermore, J.K. Rowling's digital publishing company, expects to turn an audio- and e-book–driven profit in its current fiscal year.
- 2016 Nov 18
Publishing in the Age of Trump
Publishers are reeling from Trump's win, but the news is not all bad.
- 2016 Nov 09
Writers Publishing Writers
Chicago's Curbside Splendor Publishing, founded in 2009, has found growth in a familial, cozy environment.
- 2016 Nov 07
Hong Kong Publishing is Shrinking
PEN America report says the future of free expression on the island and its status as the regional publishing hub is in question.
- 2016 Nov 04
Publishers Campaign for Obama Books
President Obama could match the $15 million paid to Bill Clinton for ‘My Life,’ and books from Joe Biden and others are also likely.
America’s Test Kitchen Sues a Founder
A legal food fight between America's Test Kitchen and Christopher Kimball is about to get a lot messier.
What’s Driving the Surge in Art Books?
In the specialty world of art book publishing, the old academic phrase "publish or perish" is becoming the new norm.
- 2016 Nov 02
UNM Looks to Cut Costs at Press
In an attempt to stanch financial bleeding, the University of New Mexico will move its press from its academic branch to the administrative side.
- 2016 Oct 21
Sarah Jessica Parker on Her New Imprint
The actress speaks about her new imprint at Hogarth, SJP, where she plans to find and publish three to four new novels per year.
- 2016 Oct 19
United Methodist Lays Off 40
The United Methodist Publishing House will close a distribution center in March, a move that will idle roughly 40 employees.
How Open Road Uses Agile Marketing
Open Road’s Julie Blattberg and Mary McAveney explain how content and data-driven marketing have spurred growth.
- 2016 Oct 11
Does Publishing Risk Irrelevance?
Tom Welson, chief executive of Penguin Random House U.K., says the industry’s lack of diversity "is a real issue, and we have been slow."
- 2016 Oct 05
Queens's Only Indie Publisher
An Astoria resident runs the only independent book publishing company in Queens out of his home.
- 2016 Sep 30
Bloomsbury Celebrates Its 30th
Bloomsbury staffers old and new joined authors, agents, and booksellers to celebrate the publishing house's birthday last night in London.
- 2016 Sep 27
Canada's Publishing Hive
At the offices of Penguin Random House Canada, curling up with a good book is encouraged.
- 2016 Sep 15
'Game of Thrones,' Illustrated
Ten exclusive images and behind-the-scenes stories from the illustrated volume of 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'
- 2016 Aug 31
Balancing the Books at Yale UP in London
The departure of highly respected editors has led to a "sense of shock" at the restructuring of Yale University Press in London.
- 2016 Aug 17
'When We Was Fierce' Gets Pulled
Controversy around author E.E. Charlton-Trujillo’s use of a made-up dialect and stereotypical characters has delayed its publication.
- 2016 Aug 11
The Limitlessness of International Lit
The founders of nonprofit publisher Transit Books on the power of literary translation to bridge cultural divides.
- 2016 Aug 04
Anger As Turkey Shutters Publishers
Organizations including PEN International have spoken out about the ‘grave impact on democracy’ caused by major crackdown on book trade.
- 2016 Aug 03
How to Judge a Book
On publishers' dilemma: do you judge a book by its data, or do you trust its editor's gut instincts?
- 2016 Aug 01
The Plight of the University Press
Amid declining book sales, university presses search for new ways to measure success.
Indies On the Man Book Shortlist
A year after Oneworld beat publishing giants to win the Man Booker, three indies have made the 2016 longlist.
- 2016 Jul 19
Farewell to Microsoft Press
Microsoft waves goodbye to the Microsoft Press Editorial Team as it lets all of its staff go.
- 2016 Jul 18
America Needs Its Indies
As books from major publishers get bigger and pricier, smaller houses are taking risks on more experimental works.
- 2016 Jul 13
Lost My Name Lays Off Staff
The publishing startup has laid off nine members of its staff as part of plans to improve performance and invest more money in the product.
- 2016 Jul 11
Thalia Sold Into Family Ownership
U.S. buyout firm Advent has sold its stake in German book retailer Thalia to a family of publishers.
- 2016 Jul 06
Will Emily Books 'Disrupt' Publishing?
The new imprint's books about witches and sex work, pregnancy and abortion feel "more like a secret handshake than a business plan."
- 2016 Jul 05
Writing Books on Donald Trump
The meteoric rise of the outsider political candidate has inspired a rush to publish (and exhume) books about him.
- 2016 Jul 01
Publishers Snubbed in Canada
Book publishers have been shut out of the Department of Canadian Heritage’s cultural-policy expert advisory committee.
- 2016 Jun 29
Lewandowski Denied Book Deal
Trump’s ousted campaign manager had an offer from HarperCollins, but declined to provide a copy of his non-disclosure agreement.
- 2016 Jun 28
Publishing Ireland Supports U.K. Trade
The board of Publishing Ireland has called for the European book trade to "reaffirm its commitment" to its U.K. trading relationships.
- 2016 Jun 27
'Kaharlyk' to Get English Translation
The Ukrainian author Oleh Shynkarenko's dystopian novel was written on Facebook during protests.
A Toast to 'The Toast'
The humorous literary feminist website, known for its courteous comments section and Medieval art and lit jokes, shutters July 1.
- 2016 Jun 23
Publishers Embrace Video
Book publishers are stepping up their YouTube game at a time when online video has never been more influential.
HarperCollins's Faridabad Garage Sale
The publisher will sell more than 1,000 books at discounted prices at their warehouse in India on June 24 and 25.
- 2016 Jun 20
Why Indie Presses Are Opening Bookstores
Minneapolis's Milkweed Editions and Chicago's Curbside Splendor have both opened storefronts. Will it help?
- 2016 Jun 15
Gail Rebuck on Women in Publishing
The chair of Penguin Random House's British operations calls the pipeline of women executives in FTSE 100 companies “woefully low.”
- 2016 Jun 09
Xerox Sues Tate Publishing
In its lawsuit, the company claims the self-publishing house owes it $1.7 million.
- 2016 Jun 07
Native American and Indigenous Lit
In an era seeing a blooming of diversity in publishing, indigenous peoples are still hoping for representation beyond Sherman Alexie.
- 2016 Jun 06
HarperCollins Joins Facebook Live
The publisher will launch a daily program enabling readers to interact with its writers through real-time video and written questions.
- 2016 May 31
Israel's "Book Law" Repealed
The controversial law designed to protect literature and writers but prohibiting discounts on new titles will expire in August.
- 2016 May 26
Macmillan May Leave the Flatiron
The sole office tenant of the iconic Flatiron Building is considering relocating its headquarters when its lease expires.
German Pub to Reissue 'Mein Kampf'
A far-right publisher is planning to release a new edition of Hitler’s memoir in German without critical notes for the first time since WWII.
- 2016 May 24
How Faulkner Foreshadowed Trump
On Flem Snopes's "dirty, cheating American dream" and Trump as the heir of his vision.
- 2016 May 23
The Coloring Book Tax
Publishers and retailers could owe Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs millions in uncollected value-added tax on adult coloring books.
Waterstone's Transfers E-books to Kobo
The Waterstone’s eBook Store is closing and all of the digital content is being transferred over to Kobo.
- 2016 May 20
Mandelson to U.K. Pubs: Stick with E.U.
Labour life peer Lord Peter Mandelson urges publishers to vote "with sense and realism in their heads" in the EU Referendum on June 23.
- 2016 May 17
Norton Wary of Trump Bio Reissue
Harry Hurt III's unauthorized 1993 biography, 'Lost Tycoon,' would be "a very dangerous book" for the publisher without significant revisions.
- 2016 May 16
Lady Writers Sweep Nebulas
The awards are voted on by Science Fiction Writers of America members, and every prose award this year went to a woman.
In Memory of Inkpop
Examining how Inkpop inspired a digital community of would-be writers—and then went bust.
- 2016 May 10
Amazon to Launch YouTube Competitor
Amazon Video Direct will be a "self-service" program allowing video creators to earn money from royalties and advertising.
- 2016 May 06
Penguin Fined for Fake Cancer Cookbook
Penguin Australia has been fined $30,000 by Consumer Affairs Victoria for publishing Belle Gibson’s book 'The Whole Pantry.'
- 2016 May 04
Jessa Crispin Talks Shuttering Bookslut
In the wake of the long-running blog's last issue, its founder discusses why she stopped: "I just don’t find American literature interesting."
- 2016 May 02
HMH Struggles With 'Mein Kampf' Earnings
The publisher has donated some profits from Hitler's memoir to pro-Jewish causes, but now pivots toward other tolerance programs.