Industry Leadership

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.

In Twist, Judge Orders B&N to Help Pay Former CEO's Legal Costs
May 6, 2019

Among three decisions handed down at a May 6 conference, Judge John G. Koeltl ruled that Barnes & Noble's countersuit against former CEO Demos Parneros can proceed. But in a twist, the judge held that an indemnification clause in Parneros's contract called for the company to advance Parneros's costs for defending against the suit.

Sales, Profits Up in Q1 at S&S
May 3, 2019

Sales at Simon & Schuster rose 3% in the first quarter of 2019 over the comparable period in 2018, rising to $164 million from $160 million a year ago. Operating income increased 6%, to $17 million.

Hanover Square Brings Net Force Back
May 2, 2019

The press will relaunch the bestselling series, created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik, this fall. The deal is for four print novels and four e-novellas.

BISG Annual Meeting Examines Paper and Printing Challenges
April 29, 2019

The BISG annual meeting, held April 26 at the Harvard Club in New York City, opened with a panel focused on the challenge of meeting demands for paper and printing after a year of dramatic declines in paper capacity in 2018.

Is the Next Big Idea Club the Next Big Thing?
April 26, 2019

Although serial entrepreneur Rufus Griscom has a background in books, he had no intention of getting into the book business when he launched a new venture, Heleo, in 2015. With the Next Big Idea Club, that's changed.