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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.

Fall Regional Trade Shows 2017
September 1, 2017

Bookseller trade associations navigate turbulent times as they gear up for gatherings around the country.

Transportation Pub Motorbooks Launches Two New Series
September 1, 2017

The Minneapolis-based house is hoping to expand beyond hard-core transportation enthusiasts with the new lines, which are aimed at readers who want to know more about cars, motorcycles, and the culture surrounding them.

Open Book: When A Child Calls
September 1, 2017

A six-year-old narrator gives voice to a tragedy and its aftermath in Rhiannon Navin’s astonishing debut novel, 'Only Child.'

Exploring Lonely Planet’s World
August 30, 2017

Lonely Planet, the world's number one guidebook publisher, has not only printed over 145 million guidebooks covering 95% of the world’s destinations, Lonely Planet has created content in over fourteen languages, including everything from magazines and TV shows to children’s books, cookbooks, phrasebooks, maps, web resources, apps, and gift books. (Sponsored)

Exploring the USA With Lonely Planet
August 30, 2017

In addition to constantly expanding their international offerings, Lonely Planet has a growing commitment to books for travelers who want to explore the United States in all its variety. (Sponsored)

New York Publishers Offer Help to Hurricane Harvey Victims
August 30, 2017

Scholastic, Hachette, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Penguin Random House are among the big New York houses who are offering their support—in the form of books and, in some cases, food and shelter—to those in flood-ravaged Southeast Texas.

Lonely Planet Inspires Adventures
August 29, 2017

Lonely Planet’s “Explore every day” motto guides everything the company does. “We want people to think of Lonely Planet on a regular basis, for local adventures, not just when planning a major international trip,” said Alvarez, the company’s trade marketing manager for the US. (Sponsored)

Ingram Realigns Executive Team
August 29, 2017

Under the restructuring, Shawn Everson will be responsible for all of Ingram's wholesaling operations and Phil Ollila will focus on the distribution business.

Chicken Soup for the Resistance
August 29, 2017

A new collection from Chicken Soup for the Soul, 'My Kind (of) America,' which published earlier this week, tells stories of kindnesses shared between many diverse people in America.

Is Poetry the New Adult Coloring Book?
August 25, 2017

Button Poetry is finding success in publishing and marketing poetry originally written for performance—leading some to believe that the sub-genre has book industry staying power.