MACMILLAN IN THE NEWS
Read more about updates, press releases and industry news from Macmillan and our various publishers.
Pronoun annouces a better royalty rate, significantly increasing self-published author earnings
Pronoun, a self-publishing platform for easy book design, distribution, and marketing, now offers authors 70% earnings on all ebooks priced under $9.99 and sold in the US and Canada.
From The New York Times: Flatiron Books to Publish Pantsuit Nation
"Pantsuit Nation began in late October as a secret Facebook group for supporters of Hillary Clinton (and pansuit enthusiasts). After the election, it became a place for members to commiserate over their shock and disappointment. Now Pantsuit Nation is becoming a book."
Press Release: Oprah Winfrey Announces A Second 'An Oprah Book' Imprint Title
Flatiron Books announced today that Oprah Winfrey's book imprint, 'An Oprah Book,' has selected its second title: Maria Smilios's The Black Angels: The Untold Story of the Nurses Who Helped Cure Tuberculosis, the true story of 300 black nurses who changed the course of history, which will be published in 2018.
Press Release: New York Public Library and Macmillan to Launch a Publishing Partnership
The New York Public Library and Macmillan Publishers have announced a new agreement to create and publish a wide variety of print and e-books for adults and for children drawing from and inspired by the Library’s world-renowned collections of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, artifacts, and more.
Press Release: Adam Bellow to Launch New Line of Political and Current Affairs Books at St. Martin’s Press
St. Martin’s Press is pleased to announce that Adam Bellow will join the company, as the editorial director of a new, to-be-named imprint of political and current affairs books.
Press Release: Elton John to Publish Memoir with Henry Holt in the U.S. and Pan Macmillan in the U.K.
Henry Holt announced today that the company has acquired Elton John's autobiography alongside sister company Pan Macmillan in London, for publication worldwide in 2019. Stephen Rubin, President and Publisher, and Gillian Blake, Editor in Chief, at Holt, and MD Anthony Forbes Watson and Publisher Jeremy Trevathan at Pan Macmillan, jointly acquired World English Rights from Andrew Wylie of the Wylie Agency.
Press Release: St. Martin’s Press Launches New Crossover, Coming-Of-Age Imprint Wednesday Books
St. Martin’s Press is proud to announce the launch of Wednesday Books, a new crossover, coming-of-age imprint that will publish books for both the adult and young adult audiences. This new imprint will focus on bold, diverse, and commercial voices in fiction and non-fiction who speak to readers looking for stories in and beyond the YA category.
Press Release: Oprah’s Book Club Announces Newest Selection, ‘Love Warrior’ By Glennon Doyle Melton
Oprah Winfrey Network and O, The Oprah Magazine announce the newest Oprah's Book Club selection, Love Warrior, by Glennon Doyle Melton, available on Amazon and in bookstores nationwide.
Press Release: Presidential Candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders to Publish New Book OUR REVOLUTION: A Future To Believe In
It was announced today that U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will publish a new book entitled OUR REVOLUTION: A Future To Believe In with the Thomas Dunne Books imprint of St. Martin's Press on November 15, 2016.
Press Release: Andy Cohen to Launch Book Imprint with Henry Holt
Best-selling author Andy Cohen will expand his roster of curated storytelling with a new book imprint, Andy Cohen Books, it was announced by Gillian Blake, editor in chief of Henry Holt.
Press Release: Enderlin Promoted to EVP & Publisher, St. Martin's Press
Jennifer Enderlin has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Publisher of St. Martin’s Press, effective immediately.
Press Release: Macmillan Publishers to Acquire Pronoun, Inc.
Macmillan Publishers announces the acquisition of Pronoun, Inc., a New York City–based technology company that provides digital book publishing tools, analytics, and services for authors and media companies.
Press Release: Sean McDonald to Head New Imprint at FSG
Farrar, Straus and Giroux announces the creation of MCD/FSG, a new imprint at FSG spearheaded by Sean McDonald, who has been appointed Publisher.
Press Release: Leslie Gelbman Named Executive Editor-at-Large at St. Martin’s Press
Leslie Gelbman has been named Executive Editor-at-Large at St. Martin’s Press, it was announced by Sally Richardson, President & Publisher of St. Martin’s Press. Her appointment is effective immediately.
Letters to a Young Muslim by United Arab Emirates Ambassador to Russia Omar Saif Ghobash will see simultaneous transatlantic publication January 3, 2017. The book, being edited by Karen Wolny of St. Martin’s Press, will be published in hardcover in the U.S. by Picador USA, Picador UK and Rowohlt in Germany. An indispensable book for our time, Letters to a Young Muslim will be a bold, personal narrative exploring what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st century.
From NCTE: Four MCPG Titles Have Been Included on the 2016 NCTE Notable Poetry List
The 2016 Notable Poetry List includes 19 books published in 2015 to share with children of all ages. These titles demonstrate the diversity of poetry books in terms of topic and format, ranging from a single illustrated poem and 18 anthologies—edited and individually authored collections as well as those focused on specific themes or curricular connections and poetic forms.
Press Release: Macmillan Audio Titles Included in the Audio Publishers Association Audie Awards Finalists
Macmillan Audio has 11 finalists in the Audie Awards, the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment, hosted by the Audio Publishers Association. The winners will be announced on May 11th at the Audies Gala, hosted by Paula Poundstone.
From Publishers Weekly: Farrar, Straus and Giroux and Graywolf Press Win NBCC Awards
Paul Beatty's, The Sellout (FSG), was awarded the prize for fiction and Maggie Nelson's, The Argonauts (Graywolf Press), was awarded the prize for criticism.
Press Release: ABC News to Interview St. Martin's Press Author Ron Miscavige on Memoir, Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me
The Former Scientologist Sits Down with ABC News Anchor Dan Harris to Discuss His Revealing Memoir Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me.
Press Release: St. Martin's Press Acquires #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Nora Roberts
#1 New York Times international bestselling author Nora Roberts has signed a six-book deal with St. Martin’s Press. Brokered by Amy Berkower, Chairman of Writers House, the deal places North American rights to one stand-alone novel, one trilogy, and two J.D. Robb books with Jennifer Enderlin, Senior Vice President and Publisher, and Sally Richardson, President and Publisher of St. Martin’s Press.
From Publishers Weekly: Scribd, After Pivoting, Adds 6,000 Macmillan Titles
Scribd, which recently changed its business model, is adding more than 6,000 titles from Macmillan to its subscription e-book service. The addition of the Macmillan titles come on the heels of Scribd's move to a hybrid subscription model.
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From Publishers Weekly: BEA 2016 Adult Author Breakfast Speakers Announced
Louise Penny, author of A Great Reckoning (Minotaur) announced as BEA speaker.
From Publishers Weekly: Flatiron Books to Publisher YA
Macmillan’s Flatiron Books is expanding into the young adult arena with a new publishing program spearheaded by senior editor Sarah Dotts Barley.
Tor Books Senior Editor David G. Hartwell, 1941-2016
It is with profound regret that we confirm that David Hartwell, award-winning editor and anthologist, and a vital part of Tor for over three decades, has passed away.
From Publishers Weekly: BEA 2016 Children's Breakfast Speakers Announced
Gene Luen Yang (Secret Coders: Secrets & Sequences, First Second) announced as a speaker at BEA.
Press Release: Oprah Winfrey Announces Inspirational Memoir and Book Imprint
Flatiron Books announced it will publish an exclusive memoir from global media leader and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey titled "THE LIFE YOU WANT," a book that uses her own story as the source of inspirational advice. Winfrey said, "All of my experiences, even the painful ones, have been there to teach me something about life. I'm still learning and I hope my story inspires other people to live the highest, fullest expression of themselves."
Press Release: Don Weisberg Appointed President of Macmillan Publishers U.S.
Macmillan announces the appointment of Don Weisberg as President of Macmillan Publishers US. In this role, Weisberg will manage the U.S. trade publishing houses of Macmillan, the audio and podcast businesses, and the trade sales organization. He will report to Macmillan CEO John Sargent. The appointment will have no effect on the reporting responsibilities of Andrew Weber, Macmillan's COO, or Ken Michaels, the CEO of Macmillan Learning, who continue to report to Sargent. Weisberg will join Macmillan at the beginning of January 2016.
Press Release: Picador and Dalkey Archive Press Congratulate Svetlana Alexievich Author of Voices from Chernobyl on Winning the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature
The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2015 has been awarded to the Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich, who becomes just the fourteenth woman to receive the honor since the prize was established in 1901. The Swedish Academy’s announcement, made by permanent secretary Sara Danius, praised Alexievich “for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time.” Picador is proud to publish Alexievich’s VOICES FROM CHERNOBYL: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster. The book, translated by Keith Gessen, was originally published in the US in 2005 by Dalkey Archive Press and won the 2005 National Book Critics Circle Award (presented in early 2006). Picador published the US trade paperback edition in April 2006.
Press Release: Alan Stern, NASA’s Principal Investigator On New Horizons Probe, and Award-Winning Science Writer and Planetary Scientist David Grinspoon To Write Book On Pluto Mission
Alan Stern, Principal Investigator for NASA’s New Horizons Pluto probe, will write a book with David Grinspoon that goes behind the scenes of the entire mission, it was announced today by Stephen Morrison, publisher of Picador. (Dr. Stern’s work on this book is separate from his duties as Principal Investigator on New Horizons.) Worldwide rights to CHASING NEW HORIZONS: Inside Humankind’s First Mission to Pluto were acquired by James Meader, who will edit the book, from Josh Getzler and Carrie Hannigan of Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency. Publication isplanned for Spring 2017.
Press Release: Paris Review Editor Lorin Stein Will Now Also Edit Books for FSG
Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review, is taking on an additional role in book publishing–as editor-at-large at Farrar, Straus and Giroux–while maintaining his full-time position at the helm of the magazine. Stein will edit four to eight titles a year for FSG, by such authors as Ben Lerner, Richard Price, Lydia Davis, and Donald Antrim. This represents a return for Stein, who first joined FSG as an editorial assistant in 1998 and left in 2010 to become editor of The Paris Review.
Press Release: Picador to Publish Soccer Without Borders: Jurgen Klinsmann, Coaching the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team and the Quest for the World Cup
Erik Kirschbaum, a veteran American foreign correspondent based in Berlin, will collaborate with the renowned and decorated coach Jürgen Klinsmann on a book about his experiences playing for and coaching the dominant German National Soccer Team, his philosophies on how to build a powerful and lasting soccer team, and his plans to help the U.S. Men’s National Team become a contender to one day win the World Cup. Picador editor PJ Horoszko preempted World English Rights to the book from Stephen Barbara of Inkwell Management.
Press Release: Henry Holt to Publish U.S. Edition of 'Merchants in the Temple'
Henry Holt has acquired the U.S. rights to the worldwide publication of “Merchants in the Temple: Inside Pope Francis’ Battle Against Corruption in the Vatican,” by Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi, it was announced today by Stephen Rubin, president and publisher of Holt. It will be edited by Serena Jones. Publication is set for Nov.10, 2015.
Hugo Award Winners Announced
The winners of the 2015 Hugo Awards were announced at Worldcon in Spokane, WA. Tor Books announces the following:
The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu won Best Novel.
Wesley Chu (Time Salvager) won the Campbell Award for Best New Writer.
Thomas Olde Heuvelt, whose novel Hex will be coming out from Tor Books in 2016, won Best Novelette for "The Day the World Turned Upside Down" from Lightspeed Magazine.
Press Release: New Management Structure at Holtzbrinck Publishing Group
After the formation of Springer Nature, the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group has reorganized the management structure of its other three major business areas: global trade publishing (Macmillan Publishers and Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage), higher education (Macmillan Higher Education and Macmillan New Ventures), and the digital business units (Holtzbrinck Digital, Digital Science, Digital Education, et al.).
From the Today Show: Dangerous When Wet Recommended as Late Summer Beach Read
Jamie Brickhouse's Dangerous When Wet (St. Martin's Press).
From BuzzFeed: Humans of New York in Pakistan
BuzFeed shares some of Brandon Stanton's images from Pakistan.
From Vogue Magazine: Everybody Rise Included in Roundup of "Books People Are Talking About"
Stephanie Clifford's Everybody Rise (St. Martin's Press).
From Salon: Jonathan Galassi On His New Novel
Salon shares an interview with the publisher.
From The Hollywood Reporter: Scientology Leader David Miscavige's Father to Pen Tell-All Book
Ronald Miscavige Sr., the father of Scientology leader David Miscavige , has signed a deal to write his memoir, If He Dies, He Dies, with St. Martin's Press.
From USA Today: Feast On 10 Great Summer Cookbooks
USA Today includes St. Martin's Press title Tomatomania! on its list of the season's best cookbooks.
From NPR: Four Books to Get Your Heart Pounding
Minotaur's Run You Down by Julia Dahl makes it onto the list.
From WIRED: Scribd Adds New Macmillan Titles
There will be more than 1,000 new titles added to nonfiction and fiction categories, as well as over 300 titles to the children's catalog.
From Publishers Weekly: Is Children's Nonfiction Having Its Moment?
Angus Killick, VP Associate Publisher, Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, is quoted about nonfiction children's books.
Press Release: Macmillan Publishers USA and MallforAfrica Partner to Distribute The Next Africa Book
Macmillan Publishers USA has reached an agreement with e-commerce platform MallforAfrica to distribute The Next Africa: An Emerging Continent Becomes a Global Powerhouse in Sub-Saharan Africa.
From Tor/Forge Blog: Tor Books Announces Programming For San Diego Comic-Con 2015
Tor Books is heading to San Diego Comic-Con July 8-12.
From the London Evening Standard: Tech Businesses Get Backing From Macmillan Owner Holtzbrinck
Holtzbrinck, the owner of publishing house Macmillan, has thrown its weight behind a network for tech entrepreneurs set up by lastminute.com founder Brent Hoberman.
From The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America: Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation Wins 2014 Nebula Award
Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation has won the 2014 Nebula Award for best novel, presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.Founded in 1965 by the late Damon Knight, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America brings together the most successful and daring writers of speculative fiction throughout the world.
From Tor.com: Tor and Tor.com Among Nominees at 2014 Nebula Awards
See the full list of winners and nominees.
From Publishers Weekly: BEA and BookCon 2015 in Photos
Check out this photo roundup which includes Macmillan employees and the Macmillan Booth!
From The Washington Post: Every Candidate an Author: The Ceaseless Boom in Books By Politicians
The Washington Post discusses the effect that writing a book has on potential candidates including those who are Macmillan authors
From The New York Times: Tor Books Lands $3.4 Million Deal
John Scalzi, a best-selling author of science fiction, has signed a $3.4 million, 10-year deal with Tor that will cover his next 13 books.
From The Wall Street Journal: BookCon in Preview
Macmillan Chief Operating Officer Andrew Weber is quoted in The Wall Street Journal about BookCon.
Press Release: McKenna Jordan, Award Winning Independent Bookstore Owner, Joins Minotaur Books As Publishing Consultant
McKenna Jordan, owner of one of the most revered mystery bookstores in the country, Murder By the Book in Houston, has joined Minotaur Books as a dedicated outside publishing consultant to the imprint, it was announced today by Andrew Martin, VP and Publisher. This newly created position is in addition to her daily role as owner of the bookstore.
From Publishers Weekly: Macmillan's Newest "Imprint"
Erin Stein's, Imprint, focused on commercial, branded publishing is up and running!
Press Release: Pan Macmillan named "Publisher of the Year"
At The Bookseller Industry Awards this May, Pan Macmillan (The UK Division) received the Publisher of the Year Award. Judges commented on Pan Macmillan's ability to use its mid-sized positioning as an advantage, its response to new opportunities and challenges, as well as its "sparkling editorial, imaginative marketing, energetic publicity, and dynamic digital work".
In addition, the Australian division of Pan Macmillan won Publisher of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards in Sydney. They also walked away with Biography of the Year (A Bone of Fact by David Walsh), Book of the Year for Younger Children (52-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton), and overall Book of the Year (52-Storey Treehouse, which was the first time ever that a children's book has won the overall award).
Press Release: Macmillan Audio Joins hoopla digital
Macmillan Audio President and Publisher Mary Beth Roche and Jeff Jankowski, Founder and Vice President of Midwest Tape and hoopla digital, have reached a deal to begin a pilot to distribute Macmillan's audiobooks to public libraries and their patrons via hoopla digital.
Press Release: Springer Nature Created Following Merger Completion
New company combines Springer Science+Business Media and the majority of Macmillan Science and Education
From Publishers Weekly: New E-Book Bundling Service BitLit Adds Macmillan
Macmillan is the second Big Five publishing house to be added to the start-up BitLit. The app allows consumers to purchase e-book editions of titles they already own.
From Library Journal: Macmillan Author Events Featured
Library Journal shares an article on the impact of author events, featuring quotes from Melissa Bullock-Campion, Senior Manager, Author Events at Macmillan.