Publishers Weekly

Soft Fourth Quarter Foils Scholastic's Fiscal 2024 Hopes

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After posting lackluster financial results for the first nine months of fiscal 2024, Scholastic’s hopes for a good fourth quarter did not materialize, with the company posting a 10% decline relative to last year’s record quarter and finishing the year down 7% from 2023.

Tim Holman Promoted to Orbit President and Publisher

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Holman launched Orbit, Hachette Book Group's SFF division, in 2007, publishing such authors as N.K. Jemison and Andrzej Sapkowski. In his new role, he will continue to report to HBG CEO David Shelley, who said the division is currently having its "most successful period ever" following "two successive record-breaking years."

The Week in Libraries: July 19, 2024

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Among the week's headlines: ALA welcomes the FCC's decision to allow E-rate funding to be used to purchase and lend Wi-Fi hotspots; parents in Lansing, Mich., are unhappy with plans for two new library-less elementary schools; and Kelly Jensen at 'Book Riot' questions an unusually quiet Pride Month for libraries.

Boris Kachka Joins the 'Atlantic'

2 days 18 hours ago
The veteran books editor was let go by the 'Los Angeles Times' in January in one of the largest workforce reductions in the paper's history. Previously, he had served as books editor at 'New York' magazine.

Always Here Bookstore Shows Up for LGBTQ Readers

2 days 18 hours ago
Always Here Bookstore, a pop-up in Portland, Ore., aims to be a literary oasis for queer, trans, Latinx, and neurodivergent people of all ages. While they search for a bricks-and-mortar home, co-owners Rafael Hart and John Hart want Always Here to be a go-to source for books with LGBTQ authors and queer and trans content.

American Manga Award Nominees Announced

3 days 18 hours ago
Anime NYC and the Japan Society have announced the nominees for the inaugural American Manga Awards, which honor manga creators and the publishing professionals who make their stories accessible to readers in the U.S. and Canada.