Press

Read more about updates, press releases, and industry news from Macmillan and our various publishers.

February 2023

An Oral History of Airplane!, the Cult Comedy Classic, to be Published by St. Martin’s Press October 2023

Surely You Can’t Be Serious: The True Story of Airplane!, the inside story of the hit 1980 film Airplane!, will be published by St. Martin’s Press on October 3, 2023. David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker, the legendary trio (also known as ZAZ) who wrote and directed the film share behind-the-scenes stories of the making of one of the most beloved and enduring comedies of all time.

January 2023

Macmillan to Take on Sales & Distribution Within the US for Pan Macmillan UK

Macmillan Publishers announced that it will take over the US sales and distribution of the Pan Macmillan UK Adult and Childrens’ Trade imprints. The UK imprints are currently distributed in the US by Trafalgar Square Publishing, part of IPG. The launch titles for the new arrangement will be published in July 2023.

December 2022

Ajay Roy Named COO, Macmillan Publishers

Ajay Roy joins Macmillan Publishers as Chief Operating Officer (COO) reporting to Jon Yaged, incoming CEO, Macmillan Publishers.

November 2022

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar to Publish Memoir with St. Martin’s Press

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will publish a book with St. Martin’s Press entitled The Joy of Politics: Surviving Campaigns, Cancer, the Pandemic, an Insurrection, and Life’s Other Unexpected Curveballs. St. Martin’s Publishing Group VP, editor in chief George Witte acquired world rights from Robert B. Barnett of Williams & Connolly. The book will be published on May 9, 2023 and will be available in hardcover, ebook and audio.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Greta Caruso Partner with Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat for Debut Picture Book

Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, will publish The Secret Society of Aunts and Uncles, a picture book collaboration between Academy Award and Tony nominated actor and producer Jake Gyllenhaal, his writing partner (and longtime friend) Greta Caruso, and Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Dan Santat, on September 5th, 2023.

October 2022

The Unauthorized, Unvarnished Story of Billionaire Ray Dalio to be Published by St. Martin’s Press

The unauthorized, unvarnished story of famed Wall Street hedge-fund manager Ray Dalio will be published by St. Martin’s Press in Fall 2023 it was announced today by Jennifer Enderlin, President and Publisher of the St. Martin’s Publishing Group. THE FUND: Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates and the Unraveling of a Wall Street Legend will be written by Wall Street Journal investigative reporter Rob Copeland, who is represented by David Larabell at CAA.

Hayley Kiyoko Announces Debut Novel

Trailblazing pop star, actor and director, Hayley Kiyoko will debut her first novel, a coming-of-age romance based on her breakthrough hit song and viral video, Girls Like Girls, this coming summer from Wednesday Books, the young adult imprint of The St. Martin’s Publishing Group.

September 2022

‘The Breach: The Untold Story of the Investigation into January 6th’ by Denver Riggleman, Former Congressman and Adviser to the House Select Committee Published by Holt on Sept. 27

Henry Holt will publish Denver Riggleman’s “The Breach: The Untold Story of the Investigation into January 6th,” [Holt, 9781250866769, 268 pages, $29.99] on Sept. 27, 2022, it was announced today. Riggleman is a former Republican congressman from Virginia who served as the senior technical adviser to the U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.

Henry Holt to Publish John Stamos’ Memoir, If You Would Have Told Me

Henry Holt, a division of Macmillan Publishers, announced today the acquisition of actor John Stamos’s memoir, If You Would Have Told Me. Stamos is the critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated actor who’s multifaceted career spans four decades. Executive Editor James Melia acquired the book from Esther Newberg and Kristyn Keene Benton at ICM Partners. The publication is scheduled for Fall 2023.

Macmillan Wins Global Deal to Publish Merkel’s Autobiography in Fall 2024

Former German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel will publish her political memoirs, written together with her longtime political advisor Beate Baumann, in the fall of 2024. St. Martin’s Press will publish in the U.S. and Canada simultaneously with Kiepenheuer & Witsch in Germany, Pan Macmillan in the U.K., as well as in many other countries around the world.

August 2022

Announcing the First Recipient of the FSG Writer’s Fellowship

Farrar, Straus and Giroux is proud to announce that the inaugural FSG Writer’s Fellowship has been awarded to the New Orleans–based writer Addie Citchens. Citchens, a graduate of Jackson State University, studied at the Florida State Writing Program and the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop. Her writing, which examines themes such as Black womanhood, the blues, and the South, has appeared in Oxford American: The Best of the South, Midnight & Indigo’s speculative fiction anthology, Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters, and Columbia Journal.

Tom Doherty Associates to Become Tor Publishing Group

President and Publisher Devi Pillai announced that Tom Doherty Associates will be rebranded as Tor Publishing Group, effective immediately. With more than 40 years of publishing experience, Tor Publishing Group has been at the forefront of the science fiction and fantasy genre for decades and has won every major award in the SFF field. In addition to the eponymous imprint, Tor Publishing Group includes a number of specialty imprints, all driven by the editorial passion that has always been Tor’s signature.

Macmillan to Publish Second Book by Angeline Boulley

Henry Holt Books for Young Readers will publish the second novel from Angeline Boulley, author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Firekeeper’s Daughter. Warrior Girl Unearthed, which will be published in May 2023, is both a fast-paced thriller and a deep dive into current issues and injustices the Native community continues to face.

May 2022

Letter to Government Officials: Work Together and Act Now for Public Safety

Don Weisberg and Jon Yaged sent a letter to our government officials, co-signed by Macmillan Publishers employees, urging them to work together to find an actionable solution for public safety.

Celadon Books to Publish Memoir by Henry Winkler

Celadon Books, a division of Macmillan Publishers, announced today the acquisition of a memoir by iconic American actor, Henry Winkler. In 2023, Winkler will celebrate 50 years of success in Hollywood.

Macmillan Signs ALA’s Unite Against Book Bans Campaign

Macmillan joins 25+ national organizations to fight censorship and protect the freedom to read.

Don Weisberg to step aside at Macmillan Publishers at end of year; Jon Yaged appointed CEO, Macmillan Publishers US

Don Weisberg announced today that he will be stepping aside as CEO, Macmillan Publishers at the end of the year. Jon Yaged has been appointed his successor as CEO, Macmillan Publishers US. Weisberg will continue in an advisory capacity to Stefan von Holtzbrinck starting in January 2023.