Kingsbury, whose novels including the Baxter Family series have sold more than 22 million copies, is entering the middle grade market with a new series coming from Simon & Schuster’s Paula Wiseman imprint.
Lutheran pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber’s critique of Christian teachings on sexuality and a dystopian thriller by bestselling author Tosca Lee are among the religion and spirituality books publishing this January.
In his new book, religion professor Michael Muhammad Knight presents 40 views of the prophet Muhammad, painting him in an unexpected light and demonstrating the wide-ranging diversity within the Muslim world.
Questions over the changing religious beliefs of millennials, a defamation suit filed by the subject of 2010’s bestseller ‘The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven,’ and reports of sexual misconduct at Christian writing conferences make up some of PW’s top religion and spirituality stories of 2018.
Effective January 1, Nation Books, a joint project of the Nation Institute and Hachette Book Group, will be known as Bold Type Books. The move comes on the heels of the Nation Institute changing its name.
Ryall, who left IDW earlier this year, has been named president, publisher, and chief creative officer of the comics and graphic novel publisher. Former IDW president and publisher Greg Goldstein is stepping down.
The Scottish Granny creates another viral hit with ‘I Need a New Butt!’ Plus QVC host David Venable’s latest cookbook is the second bestselling title in the country, and ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ heads to the big screen.
NBA finalist Téa Obreht sells a novel to Random House, Beach Lane buys an Amy Cherrix picture book for six figures, Avery picks up a title on gut health for a rumored high-six-figure sum, and more in this week's notable book deals.
At this year's FutureBook conference in London, attendees from across the U.K. discussed trends in downloadable audiobooks, voice technology, and podcasts, and how publishers could compete with rivaling forms of entertainment.
Among the week's headlines: The 2018 'I Love my Librarian' award winners are honored at a reception in New York; ALA offers a legislative update as the 115th Congress enters its final weeks; and what does Tumblr's decision to police its platform for pornography say about the future of the internet?
The newly combined Random House and Crown publishing groups will be known as Random House. David Drake, Aaron Wehner, and Tina Constable have been given prominent roles in the new Crown, while Crown publisher Molly Stern will leave the company.