- 2013 Apr 01
Sustainable Erotica Imprint
Launched by Chelsea Green.
- 2013 Mar 26
Penguin Sues Oregon Nonprofit
For posting whole books online.
- 2013 Mar 13
HC Sued by Former Death Row Prisoner
Nick Yarris, who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death for murder, has sued his publisher over his abandoned life story.
- 2013 Mar 01
Scotland's Mainstream Publishing Closes
Mainstream Publishing's founders Bill Campbell and Peter MacKenzie said its office would shut by the end of December, with the loss of ten jobs.
- 2013 Feb 27
Cengage Poised to Pick Alvarez
Cengage Learning Inc is poised to hire Alvarez & Marsal Inc. to advise on restructuring options as deadlines approach to repay or refinance maturing debt, said people with knowledge of the matter.
- 2013 Feb 15
Harvard Press Celebrates Centennial
Harvard got into the book-publishing business in the 1640s.
- 2013 Jan 18
Matthew Bender Shutters Albany Office
Cuts 220 jobs.
- 2013 Jan 10
Joe Simpson Dumps 'Bullying' RH
Mountaineer Joe Simpson, author of a bestselling memoir, Touching the Void, has dumped his "bullying" publisher Random House after failing to reach agreement with them over over e-book royalties.
- 2013 Jan 07
D&M Publishers Gets Creditor Extension
D&M Publishers Inc., which filed for bankruptcy protection in October, has been granted a second extension for creditor protection. The Supreme Court of British Columbia has given the Vancouver-based publishing house until Feb. 18 to file a proposal to creditors.
- 2013 Jan 04
The Big Disruption Opportunity
"What this points to is a huge disruption opportunity for a new generation publisher with the attitude that books should not be loss leaders for authors."
New Year's Resolutions for Publishing
Including: In 2013, publishers should resolve to find new ways to develop more of the intellectual property they own.
- 2013 Jan 03
HC Eyes Downtown Office Space
The publisher is in negotiations to take a roughly 200,000-square-foot lease at 195 Broadway, between Dey and Fulton streets.
- 2012 Dec 19
Hachette Sues Author for $550,000
Author Richard Ben Cramer was paid by the publisher to write a book about Alex Rodriguez.
- 2012 Dec 10
Publishers Go Hyper-Local in S.C.
The story behind the flourishing local publishing happening in South Carolina.
- 2012 Nov 26
HC Launches HarperTeen Impulse
The young adult category is perhaps the hottest market in publishing, so it is no surprise that industry executives are looking for every possible entry point. HarperCollins’s latest effort, to be announced Monday, is a digital imprint focusing on young adult short stories and novellas.
- 2012 Nov 19
Penguin Expands E-book Lending
The Penguin Group plans to announce on Monday that it is expanding its e-book lending program to libraries in Los Angeles and Cleveland and surrounding areas though Baker & Taylor.
- 2012 Oct 22
Santa Gets a PC Update
He doesn't smoke a pipe in new version of 'A Visit from St. Nicholas.'
- 2012 Oct 18
Amazon Pub's Bumpy Start
The WSJ looks at the tepid start Amazon has had for its much-discussed publishing unit, Amazon Publishing.
- 2012 Oct 17
Why Depp Is Into Print
The WSJ examines why Johnny Depp would want to get into something old fashioned like print books with his new HC imprint.
- 2012 Oct 16
HC Gives Johnny Depp an Imprint
The actor is putting his name behind an imprint at HarperCollins called Infinitum Nihil (also the name of his production company).
- 2012 Sep 24
Quarto Braced For Showdown
One of Britain’s most prominent non-fiction publishers is poised to bow to shareholder pressure and convene a meeting aimed at ousting the company’s founder and chairman.
- 2012 Aug 13
Dennis Lehane Books Launches
The first title is "The Cutting Season" by Attica Locke.
- 2012 Jul 16
AAUP on Univ. of Missouri Press Closing
"Whatever the merits of these plans, neither seems likely to inspire a renewed sense of intellectual vigor and grand purpose."
- 2012 Jul 03
S&S Adds QR Codes
The publisher is adding to all its print books.
- 2012 Jun 13
Phaidon Press Seeks New Owner
Richard Schlagman has owned the business since 1990 when he bought it after seeing it advertised in the Financial Times. He has now placed it on the market so that a new owner can lead it from print to digital books readable on devices including Kindles and iPads.
- 2012 May 25
Univ. of Missouri Press Closing
Ten employees will be affected. Clair Willcox, editor in chief, declined to comment but did note that neither he nor any of the staff knew about the change before a midmorning meeting.
- 2012 May 09
AAR's Simon Lipskar Pens Letter to DoJ
In an open letter to the DoJ published on Digital Book World, agent Simon Lipskar says the government has "a fatally flawed understanding of the economics and history of the emerging e-book industry."
- 2012 May 04
Hachette Livre Drops 2,000 E-book Prices
The publisher has reduced the retail prices of e-books to the level of the paperback equivalents of about 2,000 literary titles published in hardback.
- 2012 Apr 03
The Heart of Baseball is Nebraska
Inside University of Nebraska's Bison Books, which publishes four to eight hardcore baseball books per year.
- 2012 Mar 21
HMH Hires Restructuring Advisers
The publisher is trying to handle its debt load.
- 2012 Feb 24
Hachette UK Blocks Pirate E-books
Hachette UK is moving to have its e-books taken off Mobiles24, and has issued a letter before action to the site's owner.
- 2012 Feb 07
Best Publishing Companies to Work For
Digital Book World ranks the publishers based on Glassdoor ratings, which measure employee reviews.
Is Amazon Building a Bookstore Near You?
The Financial Post on Amazon's new bricks and mortar venture.
- 2012 Feb 03
The NY Times speculates on whether Amazon retail stores could be around the corner.
- 2012 Jan 30
Why Entrepreneurs Should Self-Publish
A tale of how one author's two self-published books have far outsold his five traditionally published books.
- 2012 Jan 27
Melville House Makes Colbert's Day
The publisher has offered a massive $500 advance to unknown children's book author Stephen Colbert.
- 2012 Jan 20
What's Going on at Rodale?
Behind the company's "tipping point."
- 2012 Jan 18
USC Partners with Kaya Press
"The five-year contract with the university means students can become involved with a fully operational literary publishing company with the actual processes of acquiring, putting together and publicizing books."
- 2012 Jan 09
Safari Books Acquires Threepress, Ibis
The on-demand digital library developer Safari Books has acquired web developer and e-reading consultancy firm Threepress Consulting, makers of the Ibis Reader, an HTML5 e-book platform.
- 2012 Jan 05
Chris Columbus To Write Fantasy Series
EW: "Harry Potter" director Chris Columbus will write three books for HarperCollins.
- 2012 Jan 04
Franco Sells His First Novel to Amazon
Amazon Publishing has acquired James Franco's first novel, "Actors Anonymous."
- 2011 Dec 15
Publisher Recalls Pink Bibles
The Southern Baptist Convention's publishing division is recalling pink Bibles it sold to support breast cancer research, after finding out some of the money went to Planned Parenthood.
- 2011 Dec 08
St. Martin's Disputes Plagiarism Claim
The publisher is defending Lenore Hart and her book "The Raven's Bride."
- 2011 Nov 30
Penguin Sees Dark Clouds After Xmas
John Makinson: "We don't expect publishing performance in the fourth quarter to be quite as strong as in the fourth quarter of 2010, but it won't be bad."
UGA Press Seeks New Director
The largest book publisher in Georgia expects to name a new director by the end of spring.
Dalkey Starts Korean Literature Series
Dalkey Archive Press will publish 25 works in a Korean translation series.
- 2011 Nov 23
Coronel Leaving Bookseller + Publisher
The publisher of Bookseller + Publisher, the trade journal of the Australian book business, Tim Coronel, is leaving the magazine.
- 2011 Nov 21
Book Country Decried by Self-Pub Authors
Self-published authors are criticizing Penguin's Book Country, calling it "overpriced, royalty-grabbing and truly-awful."
- 2011 Nov 11
Harper Exploring Interactive Ads
The publisher is looking into the "untapped" ad market of interactive and contextual formats.
- 2011 Nov 07
Amazon Lands Chopra Book
Deepak Chopra will publish a book, said to be a memoir, for Amazon Publishing, despite his relationship with Crown.
- 2011 Oct 18
Cornell Univ. Press Sales Drop
Books in the humanities have fallen off the most, declining by approximately 15 to 20 percent.
- 2011 Oct 17
Amazon Cuts Publishers Out
Will Amazon's full slate of 122 books for the fall signal a sea change in the industry?
Can Harper Reinvent Publishing?
How Harper Perennial is using cool young writers, low advances and sharp design to great effect.
- 2011 Oct 11
Campain to Oust Murdoch Grows
A call has been made to vote 13 of 15 directors off the board.
- 2011 Sep 30
Hay House TV Shops Anthology
Hay House, known for self-help books, is branching out into TV and movies.
- 2011 Aug 24
Are There Too Many Books?
The Atlantic on why traditional publishing's upswing doesn't necessarily mean an increase in print quality.
Digital Kills Japan's Best Books
Two publishers in Japan, Kodansha International and TokyoPop, have closed their doors.
- 2011 Aug 23
McGraw-Hill Shareholders Seek Split
Shareholders have proposed to separate the company into four units: S&P, the S&P index business, information & media, and education.
- 2011 Aug 01
Scholastic Backs Off From Corporate Ties
Publisher will retreat from corporate and industry-sponsored programs after being criticized for coal-sponsored curriculum.
- 2011 Jul 28
Unbound is Customer Friendly
The publisher's new book is funded by their website users toward a target goal; the more money you donate, the more likely the book will be published.
- 2011 Jul 26
Dorchester Says It's Back on Track
Dorchester Publishing, which startedlast summer to pay its authors after nearly going out of business amid a decision to transition from a mass market/e-book publisher to a trade/e-book publisher, sent a note to agents and others on Friday announcing, among other things, that it is working on "bringing royalties up to date" and that it's new royalty rate on e-books will be 25-35% of net sales.
- 2011 Jul 08
W.W. Norton's Changes
Will Norton's notoriously difficult-to-please editorial board still be in place? Yes.
- 2011 Jul 05
ABA Calls For Pearson Investigation
Pearson acquisition of Borders and Angus & Robertson's websites is being challenged by the Australian Booksellers Association. From TheBookseller.
- 2011 Jul 01
Oxford University seemed like it was dropping support for its famous Oxford/ Serial comma, but it turns out it's not, sorta. From Salon.
- 2011 Jun 28
HuffPost Readers' Top Indie Publishers
In the spirit of Independence Day, Huffington Post and their readers list their favorite Independent Publishers.
- 2011 Jun 27
Politico To Publish 4 Books Through RH
Politico will publish four books on the 2012 presidential campaign through Random House, the NY Times reports. First will release at Christmas.
- 2011 Jun 24
The Huge Success of Self-Publishing
The Guardian tells you how self-publishing "is fast becoming the most successful trend in writing."
- 2011 Jun 22
A library in Hood River County, OR, will re-open after a year-long closure. From Library Journal