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South Korea Comes to 'PW'
September 29, 2017

In September, 'Publishers Weekly' partnered with the Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea to bring a group of South Korean editors and marketers to New York for an overview of how the U.S. book industry works.

Sales of Bill O'Reilly's Latest 'Killing' Book Down Significantly
September 28, 2017

'Killing England,' the first book released by Bill O'Reilly since his ouster from Fox News this spring, sold about 65,000 copies in its first week on sale, a 55% decline from week one sales of 'Killing the Rising Sun,' which was published last year.

Amazon Buy Buttons Among Big Topics at BISG Meeting
September 26, 2017

The Book Industry Study Group devoted a large portion of its annual meeting held Monday to supply chain issues, with the relatively new phenomenon of third party resellers on Amazon being able to win buy buttons an issue panelists expressed particular concern about.

Abrams Parent Company in Merger Talks
September 22, 2017

La Martinière Groupe, the French parent company of Abrams, is in discussions to merge with fellow French publisher Média‐Participations. The two companies said that they expect to come to an agreement "in the coming months."

Brooklyn Book Festival 2017 In Photos
September 18, 2017

On a sweaty but sunny Sunday afternoon in downtown Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Book Festival held its largest event yet, pictured here in a photo-essay.

Carolina Wren Press Acquires John F. Blair
September 15, 2017

Durham, N.C.-based Carolina Wren Press is acquiring the trademarks and backlist of Winston-Salem-based publisher John F. Blair. The combined company will function as a non-profit publisher and will be renamed Blair.

Quarto Reorganizes U.K. Imprints
September 15, 2017

The Quarto Group has reorganized some of its U.K.-based imprints in what the publisher calls "an effort to re-energize its publishing program, and keep it relevant to readers and customers in an ever-changing market."

Laurence King to Grow its European Presence
September 15, 2017

British publisher Laurence King has created a new German subsidiary and acquired an Amsterdam-based publisher in an effort to expand into the European market.

Comics in Libraries and Schools at the New York Public Library
September 15, 2017

NYPL and New York Comic Con are partnering to offer a day of professional programming on graphic novels for librarians and teachers on October 5, at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue. Here is a preview of the schedule, which will be finalized closer to NYCC. Admittance requires a NYCC badge (professional badges…

DC Entertainment at New York Comic Con
September 15, 2017

Rounding up the biggest draws for DC fans at this year's New York Comic Con, including sneak peeks of the company's new comics series.

Canongate Acquires Severn House
September 13, 2017

Canongate has bought Severn House Publishers, for an undisclosed sum, from owner Edwin Buckhalter. With the acquisition, Buckhalter will retain a consultancy role, while Severn publisher Kate Gibb has been promoted to COO of Canongate.

BISG Looks at Rights In a Global, Digital Book Market
September 8, 2017

A half-day seminar organized by the Book Industry Study Group focused on the increasing importance of publishing rights—and examined the industry’s longtime problem of poor rights management.

PW to Do Texas Book Festival Supplement
September 6, 2017

PW will publish a special supplement about the Texas Book Festival, set for November 4-5 in Austin, featuring all the information needed to navigate the show. The Texas Book Festival Spotlight will be published in PW and distributed, for free, at the show.

Claiming Liberal Bias, Pub Drops Association with 'NYT' Bestseller Lists
September 5, 2017

Marji Ross, president of the conservative press Regnery Publishing, sent a letter to her authors saying the paper "prioritizes liberal-themed books over conservative books." For this reason, the bonus structure in her house's contracts will now rely on a different list.