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  • News Briefs: Week of August 24, 2015

    ‘NYT’ changes kids’ bestseller lists and more in this week's publishing news briefs.

  • U. of Akron Press Gets Support, Staff Back

    Authors, staff, and other supporters of the University of Akron Press expressed relief after UA president Scott Scarborough affirmed his commitment to maintaining the press' viability and rehired laid-off employees.

  • S&S Partners with to Get E-Books into Travelers Hands

    In the partnership, customers who book a minimum two-night stay in select U.S. destinations will have the opportunity to download one of seven free e-books from S&S.

  • News Briefs: Week of August 17, 2015

    June bookstore sales up 3.9% and more in this week's publishing news briefs.

  • Adaptive Books Ramps Up

    Adaptive Studios, an unusual new venture that repurposes abandoned movie scripts into books, graphic novels and other media projects, plans to rev up its book program with three new releases in the fall and as many as 16 titles in 2016.

  • Better Together: SparkPoint, She Writes Press

    Almost one year after SparkPoint Studio acquired the hybrid publisher She Writes Press, the purchase is providing the type of synergy that SparkPoint CEO Crystal Patriarche had hoped for.

  • HarperCollins Keeps Humming Along

    With the considerable help of HarperCollins’s acquisition of Thomas Nelson in 2012 and Harlequin last year, revenue in the three-fiscal-year period ended June 30, 2015, rose 21.8%, while EBITDA jumped 55.6% at the publisher.

  • Protests Continue As U of Akron Press Interim Director Named

    As protests by authors and others continue, the University of Akron has named an interim director to oversee the transition of its university press into the school's division of libraries.

  • Sargent Up in Holtzbrinck Reorg

    John Sargent has taken on broader responsibilities as part of the reorganization of the management structure of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group.

  • News Briefs: Week of August 10, 2015

    Hamilton lands new deal at Putnam and more in this week's publishing news briefs.

  • Building a Badass Bestseller

    A surprise bestseller can give a nice boost to any publisher, and the Perseus Books Group is currently enjoying one of those unexpected hits—and working to keep the sales momentum going.

  • Hamilton Ends Deal with SMP Claiming Lack of Support

    Thriller author Steve Hamilton's decision to abruptly pull his October novel from his longtime publisher underscores a growing issue in the business: Are traditional publishers doing enough to support established authors?

  • HarperCollins Launches Brazilian Subsidiary

    HarperCollins Brasil will feature titles from HarperCollins' global list of authors in addition to publishing local Brazilian authors.

  • Harvard Business Review Group: Collaboration Between Press and Periodical

    Early next year the Harvard Business Review Group will move, along with parent company Harvard Business Publishing, into a new space at Boston Landing in Brighton, Mass. with the goal of increasing collaboration.

  • National Geographic Rolls Out Big Pope Book, Timed with U.S. Visit

    In September, Pope Francis will make his first papal visit to the US and National Geographic will publish 'Pope Francis and the New Vatican' as part of the buildup to the event.

  • The Challenges of Translating Harper Lee

    PW talks with Marián Belmonte, translator of the Spanish edition of 'Go Set a Watchman.'

  • Andrew Nurnberg Opening Warsaw Office

    The London-based literary agency expects the new location to open up shop on September 1.

  • University of Akron Press In Limbo

    The University of Akron states that it is transferring UA Press operations to its libraries division, after informing employees that their positions are being eliminated.

  • 'Watchman' Sells 220K in Week Two, Stays Put at #1

    After its historic first week of sales last week, Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman' sold roughly 220,000 print copies for the week ended July 29, according to the outlets that report to Nielsen Bookscan

  • Authors Guild Urges More Book Contract Changes

    The Guild addresses time limited book contracts, subrights, and the out-of-print clause in the latest installment of its Fair Contract Initiative.

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