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.
New Insights Emerge Into Bidders for Simon & Schuster
The chatter is getting louder around the Simon & Schuster sale story, with News Corp arriving as another name associated with the process.
As the Vote Nears: High Season for US Political Books
The clamor on the United States market in political books is reaching a pre-election crescendo this week. NPD sees a a record for the genre.
NPD BookScan: US Market sees 6.4 Percent Growth Through Third Quarter
In the US, biography and memoir ebooks sold more than 3 million units in the second quarter of 2020, up 59 percent over Q1.
NPD Book Cites a ‘Switching of Gears’ in the US Market
The week ending September 12, Kristen McLean writes, was the first in 2020 in which ‘every book on the Top 10 list was a frontlist title.’
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.
Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins Announce Diversity Roles
Two Big Five US publishing houses independently announce new directorial appointments focused on workplace diversity and inclusion.
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.
US National Book Awards’ Literarian Award: The Late Carolyn Reidy
An advocate for ‘authors and readers,’ Carolyn Reidy will be the first to receive the National Book Foundation’s Literarian Award posthumously
Aspen Institute: ‘Changing the Narrative’ on Diversity in Publishing
In a straightforward discussion, even the concept of inclusivity was called out for assumptions about diversity.