Publishers Weekly

Book Deals: Week of February 18, 2019

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Little, Brown nabs Katie Couric’s memoir, S&S ponies up six figures for Naomi Klein’s green new deal manifest, Maggie Stiefvater takes a new series to Scholastic, and more in this week's notable book deals.

This Week's Bestsellers: February 18, 2019

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‘On the Come Up,’ Angie Thomas’s follow up to ‘The Hate U Give,’ debuts at #2 in children’s frontlist fiction. Plus ‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’ by Marlon James lands at #3 in hardcover fiction, and new nonfiction titles merge self-help and success.

Religion & Spirituality Announcements: Spring 2019

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This season, many books from religion and spirituality publishers deal with trauma—particularly relating to gun violence, as the nation continues to grapple with issues surrounding gun control. Also on the list are titles that exhibit reality TV’s ever-increasing influence on religious publishing.

The Week in Libraries: February 15, 2019

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Why a controversial copyright reform bill in Europe just might sway the EU parliamentary elections this spring; drag queen story hours continue to draw cowardly threats, and enormous support; and Kevin Kelly offers a mindblowing take on our AR-driven future.

Amazon Scraps HQ2 Plans for LIC

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Amazon will no longer build a headquarters in Long Island City, Queens, following grassroots resistance from New Yorkers and adverse reactions from some lawmakers and unions.

November Bookstore Sales See Big Gain

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Bookstore sales in November jumped to $729 million, up from $663 million a year ago. The jump marks an increase of 9.9%, and is culled from preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.