Penguin Random House parent company Bertelsmann will acquire Simon & Schuster. If the sale is approved by regulators, the Big Five will become the the Big Four.
The chatter is getting louder around the Simon & Schuster sale story, with News Corp arriving as another name associated with the process.
Two Big Five US publishing houses independently announce new directorial appointments focused on workplace diversity and inclusion.
ViacomCBS is expected to reactivate the sale process for Simon & Schuster this month, and Bertelsmann’s chief says he’s interested.
From Sweden, Denmark, the UK, Australia, the USA, the Netherlands, and Norway, today’s titles include children’s books and an LGBT graphic novel.
Simon & Schuster’s Jonathan Karp notes that the late Carolyn Reidy was a supporter efforts in diversity and of publishing training programs.
The latest step in the next book Donald Trump wants to block: The Big Five publisher accelerates the book’s release, as pre-orders soar.
Simon & Schuster chief Jonathan Karp asserts the right to publish and attests that the house is unaware of impediments to Mary Trump publishing her book.
A Friday afternoon court hearing on the Trump challenge to John Bolton’s book produces no prior restraint, and Simon & Shuster thanks the International Publishers Association for its support.
The news of Jonathan Karp’s promotion to CEO of Simon & Schuster coincides with the conclusion of BookExpo’s US trade show 2020 digital sessions.