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  • Viking, Dutton Get New Leadership in Penguin Reorg

    Madeline McIntosh has implemented a wide-ranging restructuring of the division. Among the changes, Brian Tart is being given the reins at Viking, succeeding Clare Ferraro, who is leaving the company. Additionally, the Hudson Street Press and Gotham Books imprints are being folded.

  • S&S Unveils Online Video Course Platform

    Simon & Schuster has launched a new series of online courses starring S&S authors, who will "expand on and complement" their published work in video tutorials.

  • Publishing Thrived on Kickstarter in 2014

    Successful publishing campaigns on Kickstarter raised nearly $22 million in 2014, despite a change that removed journalism projects from the publishing category.

  • News Briefs: Week of January 12, 2015

    Authors Guild drops Hathi-Trust Case and more in this week's publishing news briefs.

  • Independent Booksellers Enjoy Strong Finish to Good Year

    A mild winter in many parts of the country, combined with the lowest unemployment in six years and significantly reduced gas prices, resulted in a strong holiday season at most independent bookstores.

  • Authors, Literary Orgs Respond to 'Hebdo' Attack in Paris

    After the attack at 'Charlie Hebdo,' PEN called for renewed efforts to protect "those working on the front lines of free expression.”

  • Shandler Lands Top Spot at New Harper Imprint

    Former Little, Brown editor-in-chief Geoff Shandler will be overseeing the nonfiction side of a new line featuring nonfiction and literary fiction under HC's William Morrow division.

  • Zuckerberg Launches Book Club

    The Facebook founder, who has over 30 million followers, has launched a new book club as part of a challenge to himself, for 2015, to read a new book every two weeks.

  • HBG Updates on Environmental Progress

    In its annual environmental progress report, Hachette Book Group detailed the gains it has made in 2013 and 2014 in terms of its various initiatives.

  • Survival Test: Startup Review 2015

    A shakeout took place last year among publishing startups, with a number of companies closing down and others being sold.

  • PW's Top Book Reviews of 2014

    Here are the reviews of adult titles that were read the most on this year—an intriguing mix of backlist titles and contemporary hits.

  • Melville House Sells Out of 'Torture Report'

    Announced earlier this month and officially on sale today, Melville House's edition of the document known as the Senate Torture Report, is going back to press.

  • Publishers Weekly's Top Stories of 2014

    Best books, bestsellers, and the most-anticipated new titles—here are the 10 most popular stories on in 2014.

  • PEN Pushes Sony to Release 'The Interview'

    With questions still lingering about Sony Pictures's release plans for the Seth Rogen comedy 'The Interview,' after the studio suffered a cyber attack and a terrorist threat issued by the North Korean government, the PEN American Center has published an open letter to Sony CEO Michael Lynton, pushing for the film's distribution.

  • Brooklyn Publisher Pushes Cuba Titles

    In the wake of President Obama's announcement that the U.S. will begin to "normalize" relations with Cuba, Restless Books is promoting a group of titles by Cuban writers.

  • Reidy Touts 'Outstanding Publishing'

    In her annual year-end letter Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy thanked employees for contributing to an editorial program that produced a “plethora” of award-winning books in 2014.

  • Peter Booth Wiley to Retire as Company Chairman

    Peter Booth Wiley, chairman of the board of John Wiley & Sons, plans to retire as chair at the end of his current term in September 2015. Matthew S. Kissner has been recommended to succeed him.

  • PRH Expands Donation Campaign

    Penguin Random House pledging to donate up to 10,000 more books for posts and tweets using the #GiveaBook hashtag through December 24.

  • This Week's Bestsellers: December 22, 2014

    Commentary and analysis on this week's PW Bestseller Lists.

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