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.
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.
In the US, biography and memoir ebooks sold more than 3 million units in the second quarter of 2020, up 59 percent over Q1.
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.’
John Sargent departs as CEO of Macmillan on January 1, 2021 because of ‘disagreements regarding the direction of Macmillan,’ says Stefan von Holtzbrinck.
Two Big Five US publishing houses independently announce new directorial appointments focused on workplace diversity and inclusion.
The pandemic summer continues to produce strong book sales results for most US trade publishing sectors, according to AAP StatShot figures.
An advocate for ‘authors and readers,’ Carolyn Reidy will be the first to receive the National Book Foundation’s Literarian Award posthumously
In a straightforward discussion, even the concept of inclusivity was called out for assumptions about diversity.