The chatter is getting louder around the Simon & Schuster sale story, with News Corp arriving as another name associated with the process.
Macmillan: Don Weisberg To Succeed John Sargent as CEO; Susan Winslow Leads Learning
John Sargent departs as CEO of Macmillan on January 1, 2021 because of ‘disagreements regarding the direction of Macmillan,’ says Stefan von Holtzbrinck.
AAP’s StatShot: US Trade Books Up 17.9 Percent in July, Year Over Year
The pandemic summer continues to produce strong book sales results for most US trade publishing sectors, according to AAP StatShot figures.
Report: Germany’s Bertelsmann Interested in Buying Simon & Schuster
ViacomCBS is expected to reactivate the sale process for Simon & Schuster this month, and Bertelsmann’s chief says he’s interested.
Political Releases, Led by Brian Stelter’s ‘Hoax,’ Drive US Nonfiction Book Sales
The publication of Brian Stelter’s examination of Donald Trump and Fox News opens a new season of election-season titles.
Industry Notes: Sony Makes Wattpad Projects; Business Remembers Alice Mayhew
The Sony Pictures Television deal for Wattpad has two projects in development. And a stalwart of nonfiction, Simon & Schuster’s Alice Mayhew, is remembered.
Kuala Lumpur Named 2020 World Book Capital; Political Book Sales in the US; PRH Names New CFO
Kuala Lumpur is the 2020 World Book capital; more political books in the US released and compete with growing sales of Woodward’s ‘Fear’; and PRH has a new CFO.
‘Fear’ Storms the Week: 900,000 Copies at Launch, Largest Pre-Order in Simon’s History
Topping 1.15 million hardcovers in a ninth printing, Bob Woodward’s ‘Fear’ is predicted by some booksellers to surpass sales of other Trump-related titles.
Books Lead the News Cycle: ‘Fear’ Releases, 1 Million Copies in Print
Fueled by media coverage, journalist Bob Woodward’s new book on the Trump administration, Fear, became a No. 1 bestseller in the US before it reached a single customer.
Simon & Schuster’s Woodward Book on Trump Racks Up Rights Sales Ahead of Its Release
Days before it goes on sale, Bob Woodward’s new book from Simon & Schuster tops retail listings, buoyed by an op-ed from inside an embattled Trump White House, and making robust foreign rights sales.