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Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly November 11, 2019

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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51 Numéros


1 min.
the week in publishing

Penguin Random House, in a move aimed at providing quick resupply to booksellers in the West, has entered into an agreement to take over the Reno, Nev., facility that Baker & Taylor is leaving following its decision to exit the trade retail business. Suzanne Herz, executive v-p and executive director of publishing at Doubleday, will replace Anne Messitte as publisher of Vintage/Anchor; Messitte is leaving the company in December. Todd Doughty has been promoted to senior v-p and deputy publisher at Doubleday. Eric Carle LLC, the asset holder of the IP rights for picture book creator Eric Carle, is being acquired by Penguin Young Readers. The deal includes the global publishing rights to Carle’s more than 70 children’s books. The Department of Justice has cautioned Hachette Book Group that its planned publication of…

2 min.
publishers weekly

President George Slowik Jr. Executive V-P, Publisher Cevin Bryerman V-P, Editorial Director Jim Milliot V-P, General Manager Carl Pritzkat V-P, Children’s Book Editor Diane Roback V-P, Executive Editor Jonathan Segura Associate Publisher Joe Murray Art Director Clive Chiu Managing Editor Daniel Berchenko News Director Rachel Deahl Senior News Editor Calvin Reid News and Digital Editor John Maher Features Editor Carolyn Juris Deputy Reviews Editor Gabe Habash Senior Editors Peter Cannon, Mark Rotella Reviews Editors David Adams, Everett Jones, Meg Lemke, Maya C. Popa, Seth Satterlee Associate Reviews Editor Phoebe Cramer Children’s Reviews Editor Amanda Bruns Senior Writer Andrew R. Albanese Bookselling & International Editor Ed Nawotka Religion Editor Emma Koonse Wenner Associate Editor, Children’s Books Emma Kantor Editorial Assistant, Children’s Books Sarah Yung Assistant Editor Drucilla Shultz Associate Art Director Nicole Cadavid Copy Editor Robby Ritacco Director of Marketing Krista Rafanello Marketing Manager Stacey Gill Sales Coordinator Deena Ali Licensing Director Christi Cassidy Director of Special Editorial Projects Adam Boretz Director…

4 min.
meet printers row publishing group

Last month’s promotion of Simon Tasker, executive v-p, general manager, and group publisher of ReaderLink’s publishing operation, to the company’s executive team reflected the increased importance publishing is playing at the distributor. Operating under the Printers Row Publishing Group banner, ReaderLink’s publishing division had sales of about $150 million in the fiscal year that ended this September. Tasker has been with ReaderLink since 2015, when he joined as v-p and publisher of Silver Dolphin Books, and since that time, PRPG has expanded through a series of acquisitions, as well as through organic growth. SOURCE: PRINTERS ROW Based in San Diego, Calif., with a staff of about 60 full-time employees, PRPG now has a backlist of about 1,200 titles divided across five imprints: the Portable Press and Thunder Bay adult imprints, Silver…

1 min.
prints units fell 3% at the end of october

Despite gains in nonfiction, total unit sales of print books fell 3% in the week ended Nov. 2, 2019, compared to the similar week in 2018, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. The juvenile fiction segment had a double-digit sales decline. Last year at this time, The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13) by Jeff Kinney sold more than 234,000 copies in its first week. Last week’s top juvenile fiction seller was For Whom the Ball Rolls (Dog Man #7) by Dav Pilkey, which sold more than 24,000 copies. Adult fiction sales fell 5.7% compared to the week ended Nov. 3, 2018. A new book by Lee Child, Blue Moon, topped the adult fiction bestseller chart, selling nearly 74,000 copies. Several new titles gave the adult nonfiction segment…

5 min.
translations pay off for amazon

Amazon Crossing, Amazon’s publishing imprint focused on literary translation, was first announced in May 2010 and published its first book, The King of Kahel by French author Tierno Monenembo, that November. Since the release of that first title, the imprint has published more than 400 books, from 42 countries and in 26 languages, and become the most prolific publisher of translated literature in the U.S. Crossing has also produced some of the bestselling titles to emerge from Amazon’s publishing platform, including The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch, which has reached more than 800,000 readers according to the company, and Petra Durst-Benning’s The Glassblower, which has reached 329,000 readers—both translated from German. (Amazon opts to quantify the success of its books in terms of “reaching readers,” which encompasses sales for the book…

5 min.

MOVIE DEALS ● After a bidding war, Amazon Studios won the option to Leigh Bardugo’s Ninth House (Flatiron), an adult fantasy debut that PW starred and called “excellent.” Amazon said the book is “set at an alternative Yale, where the secret societies guard dangerous, magical secrets and ghosts haunt the campus.” ● The Red Ribbon by Lucy Adlington (Candlewick) has been optioned by Will Smith’s production company, Overbrook Entertainment. A release about the option said the book was “inspired by the women who sewed to save their lives within the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.” INTERNATIONAL DEALS ● U.K.-based Legend Press acquired Jemma Wayne’s third novel, To Dare. According to the Bookseller, the title from the Women’s Prize–longlisted author is about three women whose “lives collide in a modern story of power, inequality, love, and revenge.”…