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Yiannopoulos Drops Lawsuit Against S&S
February 20, 2018

In a very brief filing made late last week in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Milo Yiannopoulos withdrew his lawsuit against his former publisher, Simon & Schuster, with prejudice.

Peer-To-Peer Power at PubWest
February 18, 2018 at 11:00 pm

Publishing professionals gathered at the PubWest conference last weekend in Pasadena, California. With the theme of “Raising Voices: Creating a Vibrant Publishing Future,” the conference put panelists and participants on equal footing.

PEN Brings the Resistance to Its 2018 World Voices Festival
February 14, 2018 at 11:00 pm

The theme of this year's PEN World Voices Festival, "Resist and Reimagine," brings writers including Colson Whitehead, Roxane Gay, Eileen Myles, Jhumpa Lahiri, Dave Eggers, and Masha Gessen together in New York for six days in April.

Sexual Harassment In Children's Publishing Reaches a Crisis Point
February 13, 2018

Jay Asher, David Díaz, and others have been accused of sexual harassment and abuse in the comments section of a January 'School Library Journal' article as the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators deals with an unfolding controversy.

Pallante Stresses Copyright Protection at IPA
February 12, 2018 at 11:00 pm

Maria Pallante, the CEO of the Association of American Publishers, gave a speech to the 32nd International Publishers Association Congress in New Delhi, urging publishers to fight for their rights.

Grand Central Charges into Its Second Decade
February 9, 2018

Following a big year for the publisher, which saw a change of leadership and an unexpected hit, the former Warner Books heads into 2018 with a handful of big books in the works.

Is Regan Arts Pivoting or Sputtering?
February 9, 2018

When it launched in 2013, Regan Arts, backed by industry veteran Judith Regan, got off to a promising start. But, after rounds of staff reductions, softening print book sales, and a number of canceled projects, publishing insiders claim something is wrong. Regan, through her lawyer, claimed it's business as usual.

AAP Approves New Mission Statement
February 6, 2018

The AAP's new mission statement emphasizes that it represents its membership on "matters of law and policy, advocating for outcomes that incentivize the publication of creative expression, professional content, and learning solutions."

Enderlin, Martin Promoted at SMP
February 6, 2018

Jen Enderlin has been named the sole publisher of St. Martin's Press. Sally Richardson, who had been sharing the role with Enderlin, has been appointed chairman of the Macmillan division. Andrew Martin has also been promoted, and is now senior v-p, executive publishing director.

Can Instagram Make Poems Sell Again?
February 2, 2018

Internet-famous inspirational verse is selling big, thanks to Rupi Kaur and others like her. But is other poetry seeing a bump too?

ICM Partners Acquires Sagalyn Agency
January 26, 2018

ICM Partners has acquired the Sagalyn Agency, a Washington, D.C.–based literary agency, following a four-year partnership between the two firms.