Publishers Weekly

The Week in Libraries: October 19, 2018

16 hours 24 minutes ago
Among the week's headlines: On library e-books, the world is watching; how some university presses are taking control of their e-book sales; and RIP Todd Bol, founder of the Little Free Library movement.

Trade Segments Had Good August

2 days 16 hours ago
Sales of adult books rose 5.2% in August over August 2017 and sales in the children's/young adult category increased 7.5% over last August, according to AAP's StatShot program.

Obituary: Kate Dopirak

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Mary Kathleen "Kate" Dopirak, a rising children’s book author, died on October 10 of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a rare degenerative brain disorder; she was 43.

PEN America Is Suing President Trump

3 days 16 hours ago
The writers organization and free speech advocacy group has filed a lawsuit in federal court against President Donald Trump, seeking to stop the president from "using the machinery of government to retaliate or threaten reprisals against journalists and media outlets for coverage he dislikes."

Merkh Forms Hybrid Publisher

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After leaving traditional publishing, in which he served in executive roles with Nelson Books and at Simon & Schuster’s Howard Books division, Jonathan Merkh has joined the ranks of hybrid publishers with his new company, Forefront Books.

Phishing Scam Seeking Manuscripts Spreads Worldwide

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A scam that typically involves a literary agent, scout, or publisher being asked for a manuscript by what appears to be a trusted party—another agent, scout or publisher—via email has continued to spread and was the subject of much discussion during the Frankfurt Book Fair.