Book Publishing News: 2
Gwyneth Paltrow Launching Book Imprint With Hachette Called Goop Press (2015-11-11): Gwyneth Paltrow is going into the book publishing business. She is partnering with Grand Central Publishing to create a new imprint called Goop Press.
Amazon Opens Real Bricks-and-Mortar Bookstore in Seattle (2015-11-03): Amazon has opened its first real physical bookstore in Seattle. It is located in Seattle's University Village.
Jonathan Franzen Reads Stephen Colbert a Terrifying Bedtime Story (2015-10-29): Jonathan Franzen read a bedtime story to Stephen Colbert. It was all about giant online bookstore that gobbled up independents. Now who could the Wolf be?
Book Reviewer Harriet Klausner Dead at 63 (2015-10-26): Prolific book reviewer Harriet Klausner has died at the age of 63. The former librarian is Amazon.com's #1 Reviewer in its Hall of Fame from the early Web.
Pew Survey: Fewer Americans Reading Books (2015-10-22): A new Pew Research Center survey reveals that fewer American adults are reading books than in previous years. Young adults now read more than older adults.
Amazon Files Suit Against 1,000+ People Who Wrote Fake Product Reviews (2015-10-19): Amazon.com has filed a lawsuit against more than 1,000 people who were hired to write fake product reviews.
Amazon Committing $10 Million to Grow Literary Translation Imprint AmazonCrossing (2015-10-13): AmazonCrossing is looking for books and translators to expand its line of foreign books to offer to American readers. It is seeking books in several genres.
Cheryl Strayed Named Official Spokesperson for Indies First Celebration (2015-09-17): Cheryl Strayed, bestselling author of Wild, is the official spokesperson for the nationwide celebration of indie bookstores on Small Business Saturday.
University of Akron Press is Back in Business (2015-08-23): After a huge backlash over the gutting of the University of Akron Press' budge and staff, the Trustees have relented and are rehiring all the staff.
Amazon Inks Deal With Penguin Random House (2015-06-19): Amazon finalized a deal with Penguin Random House for the sale of ebooks and print books. But the European Commission wants to know what's in these contracts.
John Scalzi Inks $3.4 Million Publishing Deal With Tor (2015-06-12): SF author John Scalzi has signed a decade long, $3.5 million deal with Tor for 13 books. He discusses the deal.
James Patterson Launching Children's Book Imprint at Little, Brown (2015-05-30): James Patterson is launching a new kids book imprint called jimmy patterson at Little, Brown. He will donate all his profits to children's literacy efforts.
Margaret Atwood Contributes Inaugural Manuscript to the Future Library (2015-05-26): Margaret Atwood is the first author to contribute a book to the Future Library. The books will be printed in 100 years.
Kensington Launches Two New Book Imprints (2015-05-17): Kensignton Publishing has launched two new digital imprints: Lyrical Shine and Lyrical Underground. They are actively looking for new authors.
St. Martin's Press Forming New Military Imprint SOFREP Books (2015-04-30): St. Martin's Press has partnered with Force12 Media to form a new military imprint called SOFREP Books. The first titles will roll out in 2016.
Amazon and HarperCollins Come to Terms, Sign New Deal (2015-04-14): Amazon and HarperCollins have settled their differences and inked a new deal for ebook pricing.
First Annual Independent Bookstore Day is May 2nd (2015-04-04): California Bookstore Day was such a success last year, the event is going nationwide on May 2, 2015.
Ferguson Librarian Wins $10,000 Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity (2015-03-30): Ferguson Public Library's Scott Bonner has won the ALA's second annual Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity.
Simon and Schuster Launches Spirituality Imprint Called Enliven (2015-03-23): Atria has chosen author and Fair Trade entrepreneur Zhena Muzyka as the Publisher at Large of its new spirituality and self-help imprint called Enliven.
James Patterson to Donate $1.25 Million to School Libraries (2015-03-09): Bestselling author James Patterson is donating $1.25 million to school libraries in the U.S. Schools can apply for one of the grants and get bonus points from Scholastic.