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Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly October 26, 2020

Publishers Weekly magazine is the definitive professional resource covering every aspect of book publishing and book selling. Over 20,000 book and media professionals turn to Publishers Weekly each week for news and information. Publishers Weekly covers the creation, production, marketing and sale of the written word in book, audio, video and electronic formats.

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United States
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English
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1 min
the week in publishing

Former Crown publisher Molly Stern has launched Zando, an independent publisher that will develop its own list and partner with “influential people, platforms and institutions” to publish titles under their own imprints. The Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group is closing Imprint, the unit formed in late 2014 to focus on branded publishing. The closure will eliminate six editorial jobs. In addition, MCPG is cutting three marketing positions. Jimmy Patterson Books has been restructured. The imprint will publish only children’s titles written or cowritten by James Patterson. No other authors will have their books released under the imprint, and all books already acquired will be published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. One Jimmy Patterson staff position will be cut. Online & On-Air The Week Ahead PW senior writer Andrew Albanese breaks down this year’s virtual…

5 min
book buzz without a book fair?

There are many hallmarks of the Frankfurt Book Fair. The early-evening drinks at the Hessischer Hof, the late-night drinks at the Frankfurter Hof, the painful early morning meetings in the rights center. And, inevitably, there are the big books—the ones that fetch huge advances and sell in a flurry of foreign rights deals, becoming the toasts of the show. Some years there’s only one, but most years there are several. In 2020, though, many are wondering if there will be any. Because, for all the ways business was able to continue unabated at this year’s virtual Frankfurt Book Fair, which wrapped up October 17, creating buzz around big books has been quite tricky. It raises the question, can there be a big fair book if no one is attending the…

1 min
print unit sales rose 13.4% in early october

Editor’s note: Because NPD received a partial file from a major supplier (and wasn’t aware of it until after PW’s deadline), unit sales of print books were undercounted for the week ended Oct. 10, 2020, at outlets that report to BookScan. Below are the correct totals. Unit sales of print books increased 13.4% in the week ended Oct. 10, 2020, over the comparable week in 2019, with three new titles topping the bestseller list. The two biggest bestsellers were in adult nonfiction, helping to lift unit sales 10.9% over the week ended Oct. 12, 2019. Ina Gartner’s Modern Comfort Food sold more than 130,000 copies in its first week, while Humans by Brandon Stanton followed, selling almost 103,000 copies. Juvenile fiction sales rose 17.1%, led by The Tower of Nero by…

4 min
update your nightstand.

Black Family Reunions Finding the Rest of Me Dr. Ione D. Vargus Dr. Ione Vargus has long been convinced of the value of family reunions, especially among black families. She traveled around the country to visit various black family reunions to observe what families did. This book delves into the social and psychological benefits of having reunions and gives advice and guidance on the nuts and bolts of planning and holding a reunion. $17.99 paperback 978-1-6641-2175-1 also available in hardcover & ebook www.xlibris.com Down From the Mountain The Path of a Baby Boomer Brian Vickery This biography takes a glimpse into the life of one man who unexpectedly found himself drafted into an Army that he had no interest in joining. $17.99 paperback 978-1-9845-0653-5 also available in hardcover & ebook www.xlibris.com.au What’s In Your Box? Designing the Life You Want Dr. Linda L. Singh This self-improvement book uses the…

3 min
deals

DEAL OF THE WEEK Berry Moves to GCP In what is rumored to be a seven-figure deal, Grand Central Publishing’s Ben Sevier and Wes Miller signed bestseller Steve Berry, who is leaving his current publisher, Minotaur Books. Berry was represented by Simon Lipskar at Writers House in the North American rights agreement, which includes three thrillers written under his own name and three coauthored with Grant Blackwood. The first book is a standalone international suspense thriller set for summer 2022 featuring, GCP said, the author’s “trademark historical hook.” Berry (the Cotton Malone series) has, according to the publisher, sold more than 25 million copies of his books worldwide and is published in 40 languages. Graydon Wins Two by Winstead For six figures, Cat Clyne at Graydon House won two books by Ashley…

5 min
booksellers see hybrid show future

The cancellation of all but a few of the country’s biggest bookselling and publishing events this year has meant that the slate of regional bookseller conferences this fall charted largely new territory by going totally virtual. Now, organizers and participants are looking ahead, and while their experiences suggest that in-person gatherings will make a return someday, they will likely be part of a hybrid model that includes enhanced virtual programming. Perhaps no other regional conference was more fortunate to have a digital option this fall than the California Independent Booksellers Alliance. Beset by unprecedented fires and seven months of pandemic disruption, the virtual setup allowed California booksellers to participate without having to attempt near-impossible travel. “They could drop in as their schedules allowed,” said CALIBA executive director Calvin Crosby. “Depending on…