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 week of November 14 kicks off holiday shopping in the US. NPD reports the highest week of book sales so far this year.
The chatter is getting louder around the Simon & Schuster sale story, with News Corp arriving as another name associated with the process.
The Aspen Words Literary Prize is focused on authors whose work deals in cultural relevance and contemporary conditions.
The United States market is on track for ‘one of the highest volume years for US trade book sales in NPD BookScan history.’
Headquartered in Miami, Penguin Random House Español dedicates more than 20 employees to PRH’s Spanish-language content.
The daughter of a Welsh mother and Jamaican father, Hazel Carby wins the Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for her treatment of her family’s story.
The award for ‘Black-led presses and other presses that champion the work of BIPOC authors’ names its first winners in the spring.
Adrienne Tang, longtime rights director with Kids Can Press, moves to Penguin Random House Canada to create ‘an entirely new in-house rights operation,’ says CEO Kristin Cochrane.
In the US, biography and memoir ebooks sold more than 3 million units in the second quarter of 2020, up 59 percent over Q1.