Industry Leadership

Amazon Publishing Turns 10
May 17, 2019

Since its launch in 2009, Amazon’s publishing group has developed a backlist of 10,000 titles, and 40 of its authors have reached more than one million readers each.

'Mueller Report' Has Third Bestseller
May 17, 2019

Melville House’s mass market paperback edition of 'The Mueller Report' sold 13,538 copies in its first week on sale at outlets that report to NPD BookScan, easily making it BookScan’s top-selling mass market paperback last week.

FSG Nabs Chelsea Manning's Memoir
May 14, 2019

Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish Chelsea Manning's memoir in winter 2020. Acquiring editor Colin Dickerman said the memoir “will, for the first time, allow readers to experience the full depth, breadth, and weight of her journey."

Patreon Looks to Satisfy Creators and Investors
May 10, 2019

The membership-powered crowdfunding website has added new service tiers and pricing beginning this month for new members, including new pro and premium levels designed for high-volume creative projects.

Rhode Island ACLU Sues Over Tax Law that Discriminates Against Nonfiction Authors
May 10, 2019

The suit revolves around a 2013 law designed to help creative workers in the state by offering authors, composers and artists in Rhode Island a sales tax exemption. But in a bizarre twist, the state’s tax officials have ruled that the tax break applies only to authors of fiction, because nonfiction is not “creative and…

New Owner and Management Team for David R. Godine
May 9, 2019

Longtime Boston publisher David R. Godine is stepping down at the end of the year from his eponymous publishing house, and new owner William N. Thorndike is already beginning to shape the press.

Mayo Clinic Launches Publishing Imprint
May 6, 2019

After working for decades with multiple publishers to publish health books for consumers, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is launching its own publishing imprint, Mayo Clinic Press. Its debut title will be released this fall.