BISG surveys the impact on publishing of the COVID-19 emergency, and Hachette, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins withdraw from BookExpo.
After Hachette Book Group employees walk out in protest–and Ronan Farrow breaks with the publisher–the Big Five house reverses course on Woody Allen’s memoir.
Between 75 and 100 Hachette Book Group employees in New York City and Boston condemn their publisher’s acquisition of Woody Allen’s autobiography, as Ronan Farrow leaves Hachette in protest.
Use ‘bribery’ or ‘extortion,’ not ‘quid pro quo,’ writes Roxana Robinson to the ‘Times,’ as the Authors Guild slams Justice’s letter to Hachette.
The Justice Department has written to Hachette about ‘A Warning,’ asserting that its anonymous author may be in violation of nondisclosure agreements.
With sales of nonfiction audiobooks reported by the Audio Publishers Association to be growing in the US, Chronicle launches an audio division.
With decades of experience in the offices and cubicles of the business, three publishing veterans are now repping authors as literary agents who hold meetings at 6 a.m.
‘It is the cleanest energy as long as nothing happens,’ says author Serhii Plokhy of nuclear energy, winning the Baillie Gifford for ‘Chernobyl.’
In part for seeing publishers, authors as ‘partners in the publishing process,’ Tim Hely Hutchinson is praised as he retires from the helm of Hachette UK.
Known for agency-publishing innovation and for his mastery of a personality-driven business, literary agent Ed Victor is recalled by publishing leaders.
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