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  • Speculation Begins on Amazon, S&S Deal

    A raft of stories speculate on what the new terms deal between Amazon and Simon & Schuster means for authors, other publishers and, of course, Hachette.

  • Four Questions for...McSweeney's Jordan Bass

    PW spoke to the McSweeney's executive editor about how the company's recent shift to nonprofit status will affect its brand, and output, moving forward.

  • 'PW' Panel Warns Industry, Lack of Diversity Threatens Publishing

    At a panel about the lack of diversity in the book publishing industry, hosted by PW, a number of publishing warned that the overwhlemingly white makeup of the industry threatens its longterm viability.

  • News Briefs: Week of October 20, 2014

    Bookstore sales rose in August and more in this week's publishing news briefs.

  • Margolin’s Heyday Turns 40

    Heyday Books is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Malcolm Margolin—who founded the company in Berkeley, Calif., at the beginning of the small-press movement—said that one reason for Heyday’s survival has been its willingness to adapt to changes in the industry, such as the growth of e-books.

  • Hal Leonard Expands Its Niche

    The Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group (HLPAPG) has long been the book division of Hal Leonard Corp., the largest music publisher in the U.S.

  • Editorial Assistant Turns Blog Post into Multibook Deal

    What’s every blogger’s dream? A book deal. Even better: a multibook deal from a single blog post.

  • Perseus Regroups

    Last week's announcement from Perseus CEO David Steinberger about a widespeard restructuring at the company dashed speculation that a new would make a bid for the company (which was almost acquired in August). Among other changes at the new Perseus, Susan Weinberg is now senior v-p and group publisher, while Mark Suchomel has been named president of client services.

  • KDP Star, Barbara Freethy, Creates Print Imprint

    Amazon KDP's top selling author of all time, Barbara Freethy, has started a new imprint to oversee publication of her works in print formats. Hyde Street Press, part of Freethy’s Fog City Publishing company, will have its titles distributed by Ingram Publisher Services.

  • News Briefs: Week of October 13, 2014

    Patrick Modiano wins Nobel Prize in literature and more in this week's publishing news briefs.

  • Looking to Move Beyond the 11%

    Eighty-nine percent of respondents to PW’s recently concluded salary survey identified themselves as white—a finding that, while hardly surprising, underscores the challenges the industry faces in producing books that appeal to minorities.

  • Dunham Sells 38K in First Week

    Lena Dunham's much-talked about essay collection, 'Not That Kind of Girl,' sold about 38,000 print copies in its first week on sale, according to Nielsen BookScan.

  • Hachette Launches Author & Agent Portal

    The portal will provide self-service, updated information for agents on authors, including confidential sales data, for all titles published by HBG.

  • Wimpy Kid Series to Hit 150M in Print

    With the November 4 publication of the next Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, 'The Long Haul,' Jeff Kinney's series will surpass 150 million copies in print worldwide.

  • AmazonCrossing to Spotlight Finnish Works

    AmazonCrossing, the translation imprint of Amazon Publishing, announced a commitment to publish Finnish crime fiction in English through 2015.

  • Harper Forms HarperCollins Germany

    Moving quickly on its promise to use the Harlequin acquisition to expand its international footprint, HarperCollins has announced the creation of HarperCollins Germany.

  • Columbia Global Reports Sets Inaugural List

    Clay Shirky and Bethany McLean are among the first authors signed up for the inaugural Columbia Global Reports list, which debuts in fall 2015.

  • Akashic Books Launches Lefty Sports Imprint

    Akashic Books is teaming with 'The Nation' sports writer David Zirin, to launch Edge of Sports Books, a new imprint devoted to sports titles with a progressive political slant.

  • News Briefs: Week of October 6, 2014

    Egmont selling U.S. division and more in this week's publishing news briefs.

  • Curtis Brown Ltd. Celebrates 100 Years

    History is something Curtis Brown Ltd. has been reveling in of late, as the agency turns 100 this year.

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