Two Big Five US publishing houses independently announce new directorial appointments focused on workplace diversity and inclusion.
Unit sales of romance ebooks ‘increased 17 percentage points from January through May 2020’ in the US market, NPD Books reports.
Author Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney and Ecco set up a five-year publishing diversity fellowship with the Columbia Publishing Course.
From the leadership of PEN America, a HarperCollins release enters the summer’s fray of free-speech debates amid charges of ‘cancel culture.’
Industry Notes: Timely moves as the coronavirus pandemic propels interest in e-formats and audio in particular: Yale opens its own audio shop and HarperCollins issues digital Caedmon classics.
BISG surveys the impact on publishing of the COVID-19 emergency, and Hachette, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins withdraw from BookExpo.
The publication date moves to May for the controversial White House memoir of Donald Trump’s former national security advisor John Bolton.
Italian football, Formula One, and heroes and heroines of mountaineering catastrophes are the subject of the 2020 Polish Sport Book Awards, just released.
Finland and Germany were the first markets added Nextory, the Stockholm-based unlimited-subscription service for ebooks and audiobooks.
Publishers, journalists, business leaders, and policy makers are part of the first group of speakers announced for the IPA’s world congress in Norway.