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Here is the detail and thinking behind the announcement that John just made. We need to change as a company. We need more diversity in the titles we publish, more committed positioning and marketing of these titles, more hiring and promotion of diverse staff, more inclusivity in the decision-making process, and more open dialogue throughout the organization.
Last fall Don, Andrew, and I started discussing how we might run Macmillan Publishers differently. In the last four weeks those discussions have taken on a greater urgency and scale. It is clear that we have to change who occupies the seats at the table when the important decisions are being made. It can no longer be Don, Andrew and me.
Macmillan Publishers announced today that it will be implementing a temporary reduction in pay for employees, as part of a larger Holtzbrinck cost-saving initiative, and in response to anticipated impact to the businesses as related to COVID-19. The reductions will last for three months—April through June and are structured according to salary-level. Employees with pay at the lower end of the scale remain unaffected [con't].
Born This Way Foundation, the organization co-founded by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta, have signed with Macmillan imprint, Feiwel and Friends, to publish CHANNEL KINDNESS, a collection of inspirational stories written by young people as well as personal notes of empowerment from Lady Gaga. The authors are all contributors to Born This Way Foundation’s Channel Kindness program, which seeks to elevate youth voices by providing a platform for first-person accounts of everyday acts of bravery and kindness.
In our ongoing effort to communicate progress, we would like to share the following update with you. Macmillan has put in place a task force with representatives from every division at the company to put additional emphasis on diversity in recruitment, retention, and publishing. Below are some areas we will continue to grow.
Today Bob Miller, President of Flatiron Books, announced a new imprint, Stuff You Should Read: An iHeartBook, in partnership with iHeartMedia’s iHeartPodcast Network. The imprint deal will start with four books based on iHeartRadio’s popular slate of curiosity podcasts, with an adult and young reader edition for each. The first book is set to hit shelves September 29, 2020.
Academy Award-winning actress, director, producer and activist Natalie Portman has signed with Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group imprint, Feiwel and Friends, to publish NATALIE PORTMAN’S FABLES, a collection of retellings of three classic fables that emphasize empathy, inclusivity, and humor, gorgeously illustrated by debut artist Janna Mattia. NATALIE PORTMAN’S FABLES will be published on October 20, 2020.
In recent days a backlash arose against American Dirt, a novel published by Flatiron Books. When we began the journey of supporting this book, it quickly spawned as much excitement and anticipation as any book I can remember in my forty years working in the publishing business. During the lead-up to publication, we heard praise from major authors; Barnes & Noble designated it their book club pick; independent bookstores made it their #1 choice for February; and Oprah Winfrey made it a book club selection. It is a book we continue being proud to have published.
We were therefore surprised by the anger that has emerged from members of the Latinx and publishing communities.
The fact that we were surprised is indicative of a problem, which is that in positioning this novel, we failed to acknowledge our own limits [con't].
Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, is excited to announce that Radicalized, by bestselling and critically acclaimed author Cory Doctorow, has been shortlisted for the Canada Reads prize. In celebration, Tor Books will be releasing a special Canadian paperback edition of RADICALIZED with a Canada Reads logo. The first story from RADICALIZED, titled “Unauthorized Bread,” is also available as a special serialization by Ars Technica as of today. First Second Books, an imprint of Macmillan, will also publish a young adult graphic novel adaptation of Unauthorized Bread, with a target publication season of Fall 2022.
Oprah's Book Club announced today that American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins would be its newest pick. Said Winfrey "...I have been a news reporter, watched the news, seen the stories every day, seen the children at the border and my heart is wrenched by that. And nothing has done more (than ‘American Dirt’) to make me feel the pain and desperation of what it means to be on the run. It’s changed the way I see the whole issue and I was already empathetic.”
Stacey Abrams, the Atlanta-based politician who rose to national prominence when she ran for governor of Georgia in 2018, will write “Our Time is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America,” about ending voter suppression, it was announced today by Holt, the publisher of her previous nonfiction best-selling book, “Lead From the Outside” (published in hardcover as “Minority Leader”).
You flew on the wings of dragons, now soar into a sea of stars. Tor Vice President and Publisher Devi Pillai announced the acquisition of To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, a new science fiction novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christopher Paolini via Simon Lipskar of Writers House Literary Agency in a seven-figure deal. The book will be jointly edited by Devi Pillai and Executive Editor William Hinton.
Slate.com exclusively revealed on Friday that Tor has acquired the rights to republish New York Times bestselling and award-winning author John M. “Mike” Ford’s backlist and never-before-published novel.
Tor Vice President and Publisher Devi Pillai announced the acquisition of Moon Fall, a new fantasy series from #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins via Russell Galen of Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency, Inc. in a seven-figure deal. The series will be edited by Executive Editor William Hinton.
The inaugural list of titles from Andy Cohen Books, his new eponymous imprint at Henry Holt, will launch in 2020 featuring three nonfiction works by women, including global superstar Mariah Carey’s much-anticipated and yet untitled memoir; “The Queen V” by Dr. Walters (coming in February) who is featured on Bravo’s TV hit “Married to Medicine”; and “Bodacious Dreams and Bevelations,” by Bevy Smith, a former co-host of “Page Six TV” and host of “Bevelations” on Sirius XM’s channel Radio Andy, it was announced today by Henry Holt and Company.
Dear Librarians, Many of you have written to me over the last weeks about our terms change announcement.
Bob Miller, president of Flatiron Books, announced today that Megan Lynch will join Flatiron Books as Senior Vice President, Publisher, starting on November 4.
Today, Robin Roberts will announce Angie Cruz's Dominicana as the inaugural pick for ABC's Good Morning America Cover to Cover Book Club.
Celadon Books, a division of Macmillan Publishers, announced today the acquisition of a memoir by the #1 New York Times bestselling author, Emmy Award winner, and James Beard Award recipient, Ina Garten.
Celadon Books, a division of Macmillan Publishers, announced today the acquisition of a new book by iconic comedian, actor, director, and producer, Chris Rock. Currently titled MY FIRST BLACK BOYFRIEND, the book is scheduled for release in Fall 2020 and is comprised of funny essays about relationships and race.
Macmillan Publishers announced today that Amy Einhorn has been appointed to the position of President and Publisher of Henry Holt, effective immediately. Einhorn will report to Don Weisberg, President, Macmillan Publishers.
It was announced today that former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will publish a memoir about her life and experiences in the Trump Administration. St. Martin’s Press Editor-in-Chief George Witte acquired World Rights from literary agent David Limbaugh. Publication for the as-yet-untitled book is planned for fall 2020.
For the third year, nine booksellers from communities across the United States will attend independent booksellers’ association trade shows with scholarships provided by Macmillan Publishers through the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation. These Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarships provide opportunities to diverse booksellers who are traditionally underrepresented within the industry.
Flatiron Books’ President and Publisher, Bob Miller, and Amy Einhorn, Executive Vice President and Publisher, announced today that the Macmillan division has acquired World rights to CNN’s East Wing reporter Kate Bennett’s book, FREE, MELANIA: The Unauthorized Biography, the first behind-the-scenes look at the life of the most enigmatic first lady in United States history. FREE, MELANIA will be published on December 3, 2019 with Einhorn editing.
Jemele Hill, the former chief correspondent and columnist for ESPN’S “The Undefeated,” will write a memoir to be published by Henry Holt, it was announced today. Hill is currently a staff writer for The Atlantic, where she covers issues related to sports, race, politics, and culture, and has recently written about subjects such as Kamala Harris, Megan Rapinoe, and Colin Kaepernick.
Edward Snowden’s memoir “Permanent Record” will be published globally by Macmillan Publishers on September 17, 2019. In the United States the memoir will be published by Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt; in the U.K. by Pan Macmillan; and in Germany by S. Fischer Verlag. The book was edited by Metropolitan Books under the leadership of Sara Bershtel, senior vice-president and publisher.
Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation and Macmillan Publishers announced today that they would be offering the Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarship for the third year in a row.
Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum powerhouse trio Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas, and Nick Jonas, of the Jonas Brothers have signed a book deal with Macmillan imprint Feiwel and Friends. The book, BLOOD, is a memoir that will detail the incredible true story of the Jonas Brothers, from the band’s creation, phenomenal rise to superstardom, break up at the height of their fame, and now reunification. Written with Neil Strauss, author of The Dirt, BLOOD will publish November 12, 2019.
Hilary Mantel concludes her epic, prize-winning series of novels about Thomas Cromwell – the son of a blacksmith from Putney who rose to the height of power in the Tudor court of Henry VIII – in “The Mirror & the Light,” to be published March 10, 2020, it was announced today by Henry Holt and Company, her publisher in the United States. Holt also published “Wolf Hall” (2009) and its sequel “Bring Up the Bodies” (2012). Both books were New York Times best sellers, and both won the Man Booker Prize for fiction in the U.K. “Wolf Hall” won the National Book Critics Circle award for fiction in 2009.
Henry Holt will publish Michael Wolff’s new book “Siege: Trump Under Fire” on June 4, it was announced today. Wolff is the author of the number-one international bestseller “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” widely considered the first book to reveal the inner workings of the most controversial presidency in American history. Stephen Rubin, Holt’s Chairman, bought the book from Andrew Wylie of The Wylie Agency. John Sterling, the editor of “Fire and Fury,” will edit the new book. The book is embargoed until publication.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux announced today that it will publish Chelsea Manning’s memoir. The book will be published in Winter 2020. Colin Dickerman, Vice President and Executive Editor, acquired the memoir. Luke Janklow and PJ Mark of Janklow & Nesbit represented the author in the negotiations.
TDA President and Publisher Fritz Foy announced today the creation of Nightfire, a new horror imprint that will join Tor, Forge, Tor Teen & Starscape, and Tor.com as part of Tom Doherty Associates. Foy will be Publisher, and TDA will add dedicated staff in editorial, as well as supplemental staff in marketing and publicity.
Nikki Haley, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations and Governor of South Carolina, will publish a new book about her life and leadership with St. Martin’s Press. SMP editor in chief George Witte acquired world rights from Robert B. Barnett of Williams & Connolly. Publication for the as-yet-untitled book is planned for fall 2019.
Flatiron Books’ President and Publisher, Bob Miller, and Executive Vice President and Publisher, Amy Einhorn, announced today that Oprah Winfrey’s book imprint, ‘An Oprah Book,’ has acquired North American and audio rights for MORE MYSELF, a personal narrative by global superstar Alicia Keys.
Macmillan Publishers announce today that Chip Cheek’s debut novel, Cape May, (April 30, 2019; Celadon Books; $26.99) is its Winter 2019 Book Brag selection. The novel is a part of Celadon Books’ inaugural list of titles. Cape May has also been selected as an Indies Introduce title, and was called one of Parade Magazine’s 12 Big Fiction Reads Every Book Club Will Love in 2019.
Swoon Reads, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers, has signed a two-year exclusive overall development and production deal with A+E Studios, it was announced today by Jean Feiwel, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Swoon Reads, and Barry Jossen, Head of A+E Studios. Described by Mashable as “the X-Factor of book publishing,” Swoon Reads is a crowd-sourced young-adult imprint that uses the power of its online community of readers to help select the next bestseller.
Tom Doherty, Tor Books Chairman and Founder, has acquired WARRIOR OF THE ALTAII, the never-before-seen first novel by epic fantasy titan Robert Jordan, for the second time. WARRIOR OF THE ALTAII is a fascinating formative work by the Wheel of Time creator, offering an abundance of the epic themes that Jordan would continue to develop in The Wheel of Time itself.
Macmillan Publishers announced today that Maya Mavjee will be joining the company on March 1 as President, Publishing Strategy, reporting to John Sargent, CEO of Macmillan.
Celadon Books, a division of Macmillan Publishers, has acquired the publishing rights to a memoir from former Director of the CIA, John Brennan. The memoir will cover Brennan's diverse and distinguished career, spanning over 33 years in government, 29 at the CIA and four at the White House, during which he served under six presidential administrations, three Republicans and three Democrats, beginning with Presidents Carter and Reagan and ending with President Obama.
Cliff Sims, former Special Assistant to the President and Director of White House Message Strategy, will publish the first honest insider’s account of the Trump Administration with his book, TEAM OF VIPERS: My 500 Extraordinary Days In the Trump White House, to be published by the Thomas Dunne Books imprint of St. Martin’s Press on January 29, 2019.
#1 New York Times Bestselling author Marie Lu has signed a multi-book deal with Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. Lu is best known for the LEGEND trilogy which has sold over 3 million copies and been optioned for film by BCDF Pictures, and the Young Elites series, the film rights for which are currently optioned by 20th Century Fox.
Andrew McCabe will publish a book entitled THE THREAT: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump with St. Martin’s Press on December 4, 2018, it was announced today by Jennifer Enderlin, Executive Vice President and Publisher of St. Martin’s. North American publishing rights were acquired by St. Martin’s Press Vice President and Editor in Chief, George Witte, from literary agents David Granger and Todd Shuster of Aevitas Creative Management, who represent the author.
It was announced today that Stormy Daniels will publish a memoir entitled FULL DISCLOSURE with St. Martin’s Press on October 2, 2018. World publishing rights were acquired by SMP Chairman Sally Richardson and Executive Editor Elizabeth Beier from Luke Janklow of Janklow & Nesbit Associates, who represented the author.
Florian Illies will become Publisher of the traditional German publishing house ROWOHLT starting January 1st, 2019, succeeding Barbara Laugwitz. Florian Illies has a background as a journalist and has published two major bestsellers “Generation Golf” and “1913”.
For the second year, nine booksellers from communities across the United States will attend independent booksellers’ association trade shows with scholarships supplied by Macmillan Publishers through the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation. These Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarships provide professional development opportunities to booksellers traditionally underrepresented within the industry.
It was announced today that a new investigative biography of Mike Pence, entitled THE SHADOW PRESIDENT: The Truth About Mike Pence, by Michael D’Antonio and Peter Eisner will be published by the Thomas Dunne Books imprint of St. Martin’s Press on August 28, 2018. World publishing rights were acquired by Thomas Dunne, with Stephen S. Power editing, from the authors. The book will be available in hardcover, ebook, and audio formats.
Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group announced today the name of its new imprint centered around imaginative and innovative books that inspire kids to explore, learn, and have fun while helping them develop the skills to do so. “I’m so happy to announce Odd Dot...
The Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarship, a program sponsored by the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation and Macmillan Publishers to provide professional development to booksellers traditionally underrepresented within the industry, is returning for 2018. The application period will begin on June 1, 2018 and will end on July 1.
Macmillan is marking its 175th anniversary in 2018 with a number of publishing projects and a celebratory toast at this year’s BookExpo at the Javits Center in New York City. The global publishing powerhouse, which today publishes books in more than 120 countries, was founded in London in 1843 by two brothers, Daniel and Alexander Macmillan. The company grew to become one of the largest publishing houses in the world by the turn of the 20th century, with offices in the United States, Australia, and India.
Premium Podcast Network Panoply Media, and Macmillan Podcasts, announced today that they will partner to host Macmillan’s Steal the Stars podcast on Panoply’s Megaphone platform as well as utilize the Megaphone Targeted Marketplace (MTM) for additional monetization. Steal the Stars is a scripted audio drama that premiered August 2017 and was produced jointly by Gideon Media and Tor Labs, the new experimental storytelling imprint from Tor Books, renowned publisher of sci-fi/fantasy books.
Macmillan Podcasts announced a new partnership with Literary Hub today. Beginning tomorrow, LitHub will feature all transcripts of Macmillan's new podcast But That's Another Story, hosted by Will Schwalbe, bestselling author of THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB and BOOKS FOR LIVING. On his podcast, Will invites notable guests—writers, podcasts, comedians—to tell stories of the books and the moments that have shaped their lives.
Macmillan Audio announced today that it will begin publishing the audiobooks of Nora Roberts and her pseudonym J. D. Robb in the winter of 2019. St. Martin’s Press publishes the print and e-book editions of Nora Roberts’ novels. Starting with this acquisition, all formats of new Nora Roberts and J. D. Robb novels will be published by Macmillan companies.
I’m pleased to announce Amy Einhorn’s promotion to Executive Vice President and Publisher of Flatiron Books. Amy has been critical to our growth and early successes, bringing her years of experience and her clear-eyed vision to every aspect of our publishing process, from hiring staff to selecting titles to publishing those titles as thoroughly and passionately as possible.
It was announced today that St. Martin’s Press will publish a new book by His Holiness Pope Francis entitled A FUTURE OF FAITH: The Path of Change in Politics and Society, co-authored by Dominique Wolton. North American publishing rights were acquired by SMP Chairman Sally Richardson with VP Editorial Director Joel Fotinos from Maria Vlachou at Humensis as part of a simultaneous global publication with Bluebird, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, who will publish the title in the UK & Commonwealth.
Jennifer Gonzalez is being promoted to Senior Vice President, Trade Sales. Tom Stouras is being promoted to Senior Vice President, Online and Digital Sales, Sales Operations and Analysis. Leslie Padgett has been promoted to SVP, Technology.
Mitzi Angel will be rejoining Farrar, Straus and Giroux as Senior Vice President and Publisher later this year. She will oversee all of FSG’s editorial and marketing functions and will report to Jonathan Galassi. Sean McDonald, Publisher of FSG’s MCD imprint, will continue to report to Galassi.
Fritz Foy, Senior Vice President of Strategic Technology at Macmillan and Publisher of Tor.com, will join Tom Doherty Associates as President and Publisher, with all the Tom Doherty Associates publishing units reporting to him.
Flatiron Books’ President Bob Miller and Publisher Amy Einhorn announced today that the imprint has acquired World English and translation rights for a book by Melinda Gates. WALKING EACH OTHER HOME: How to Empower Women and Change the World will be published in April 2019.
It was announced today that U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will publish a new book entitled WHERE WE GO FROM HERE with the Thomas Dunne Books imprint of St. Martin’s Press on November 13, 2018. World publishing rights were acquired by Thomas Dunne, with Stephen S. Power editing, from Washington D.C. literary agent and attorney Ronald Goldfarb, who represented the author.
John Delaney, the U. S. Representative for Maryland’s 6th Congressional district, will publish his first book, “The Right Answer: How We Can Unify Our Divided Nation,” with Henry Holt, it was announced today by the company. Delaney, a Democrat, is the first declared candidate for president in 2020.
Today we are making a change at St. Martin's Press. Sally Richardson will take on a new role as Chairman. Jen Enderlin will be the publisher, with day to day operating responsibility for the company.
St. Martin's Press is on the brink of change, growth, and new opportunities and it's such an exciting time for us. The business of book publishing today demands constant dedication to excellence as well as a proactive and flexible publishing program and a highly effective team. I'm eager to share our plans for realignment and growth as we seek to be the best and most competitive St. Martin's Press we can be.
Effective immediately, Laura Clark is named Vice President in her role as Associate Publisher, Non-Fiction, reporting to me. Laura burst on the scene here in the marketing department in 2011 and quickly made an impression as a creative, hard-working, passionate advocate for the books to which she was assigned. That hasn't changed. I am eager to work with her in her new executive role as she takes our authors and books to even greater heights.
I'm pleased to announce that Paul Hochman has been promoted to Vice President, Marketing. Paul joined SMP from Barnes & Noble in 2010. He's made important, positive contributions to our success ever since and he does it with poise, humor and great publishing instincts.
Macmillan Podcasts released trailers today for two new shows premiering in February, continuing its mission to attract consumers, including large literary audiences, to the world of podcasts.
"Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," by journalist Michael Wolff, has set a new record for the publisher Henry Holt, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers, with an historic rate of sales velocity driven by consumer demand for books across all formats, including physical hardcovers, eBooks and audiobooks, it was announced today by Stephen Rubin, Holt's president and publisher. The book is already in its eleventh printing in less than one week of publication, with more printings scheduled.
Dear Mr. Harder: I write as counsel to Henry Holt and Company, Inc. ("Henry Holt") and Mr. Michael Wolff in response to your letter dated January 4, 2018, concerning your client, President Donald J. Trump.
Last Thursday, shortly after 7:00 a.m., we received a demand from the President of the United States to "immediately cease and desist from any further publication, release or dissemination" of Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury. On Thursday afternoon we responded with a short statement saying that we would publish the book, and we moved the pub date forward to the next day. Later today we will send our legal response to President Trump.
Henry Holt will publish on Jan.9, 2018, the first inside account of the most controversial presidency in U.S. history with “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” by Michael Wolff, the best-selling author, columnist and media critic, it was announced today by Stephen Rubin, Holt’s president and publisher. John Sterling, editor at large for Macmillan, will edit the book.
Joel Fotinos has been named Vice President, Editorial Director of a new mind/body/spirit line of books at St. Martin’s Press. The announcement was made today by Sally Richardson, President & Publisher of St. Martin’s Press.
Flatiron Books President Bob Miller and Publisher Amy Einhorn announced today that Noah Eaker will join Flatiron Books as Editorial Director on November 13th, reporting to Einhorn.
Jon Yaged, President and Publisher of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group announced today the launch of a new imprint centered around imaginative and innovative books that inspire kids to explore, learn, and have fun while helping them develop the skills to do so. Publisher Daniel Nayeri, Editorial Director Nathalie Le Du, and Creative Director Colleen AF Venable will lead the to-be-named imprint. All three join MCPG from Workman Publishing.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux announces the publication of Leonard Cohen’s final book, THE FLAME, which was completed in the months before his death in November 2016.
Macmillan Podcasts, a network which offers readers a new way to engage with the publisher’s diverse community of authors, is introducing a range of serialized audio content for its fall 2017 season. Three new trailers have just been released, giving listeners a sneak peek behind the forthcoming series.
Lamont "U-God" Hawkins, a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, will write a memoir detailing his difficult childhood and revealing the untold story of the rise of the Wu-Tang Clan.
Jennifer Besser to join Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group as Senior Vice President and Publishing Director for FSG Books for Young Readers, Roaring Brook Press, and First Second.
Nine booksellers from communities across the United States will attend independent booksellers’ association trade shows with scholarships provided by Macmillan Publishers through the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation.
Ryan Doherty will be joining Celadon Books, Macmillan's new trade book division, on September 12, 2017. Doherty has been a vice president of literary development at Sony Pictures Entertainment where he worked on a wide range of book to film and television projects.
St. Martin's Press will publish the autobiography of 19-year old Yusra Mardini, the Olympic Syrian refugee who famously fled her country and became a member of the first-ever Refugee Olympic Athletes Team that competed under the Olympic flag at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. World rights to the as-yet untitled memoir were acquired together by St. Martin's Press in the U.S. along with Dromer Knaur in Germany and Bluebird in the U.K.
Bob Miller, President and Publisher of Flatiron Books, announced today that the Macmillan division has acquired World English and German rights to the first book by former Director of the FBI, James Comey. The highly-anticipated book, yet untitled, will be published in Spring 2018 with Editorial Director Colin Dickerman editing; Matt Latimer and Keith Urbahn of Javelin represented Comey in the deal.
Silverstein Properties announced today that Macmillan Publishers has signed a 20-year lease to occupy 261,000 square feet at 120 Broadway, the 40-story, 1.9 million-square-foot Downtown office tower.
This fall, Vice President Joe Biden will travel the nation for his American Promise Tour, a series of conversations that will go beyond the 24-hour news cycle and 140-character arguments to connect friends and neighbors around the topics that matter most.
Jamie Raab and Deb Futter are joining Macmillan Publishers on September 12, 2017, to form their own division, Celadon Books. Raab will be President and Publisher and Futter Senior Vice President and Co-Publisher.
The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation and Macmillan Publishers are taking action to promote diversity in the book industry. The Foundation announced today the start of the Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarship, a pilot program that will provide professional development to booksellers traditionally underrepresented within the industry.
Tor Books, a leading global publisher of science fiction and fantasy, announced today that it is launching TOR LABS, a new imprint emphasizing experimental approaches to genre publishing, beginning with original dramatic podcasts.
Laura Ingraham’s new book Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump was announced today as the first major acquisition by Adam Bellow at All Points Books, the new political and current affairs imprint at St. Martin’s Press.
Bob Miller, president and publisher of Flatiron Books, announced today that the Macmillan division will publish two non-fiction works by Vice President Joe Biden, as well as one title with Dr. Jill Biden.
Bob Miller and Amy Einhorn announced today that Elizabeth Keenan has been promoted to Vice President, Associate Publisher for Flatiron Books, effective immediately.
Senator Elizabeth Warren is writing a new book about how we can win the fight to revive and expand America’s struggling middle class, it was announced today by Stephen Rubin, president and publisher of Henry Holt and Company. Entitled This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class, the book will be published by the company’s Metropolitan Books imprint on April 18, 2017, and edited by John Sterling, editor at large for Macmillan.
It was announced today that Ohio Governor John Kasich will publish a new book entitled TWO PATHS: America Divided or United with the Thomas Dunne Books imprint of St. Martin’s Press on April 25, 2017.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jennifer Enderlin has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Publisher of St. Martin’s Press, effective immediately.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux announces the creation of MCD/FSG, a new imprint at FSG spearheaded by Sean McDonald, who has been appointed Publisher.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Former Scientologist Sits Down with ABC News Anchor Dan Harris to Discuss His Revealing Memoir Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me.
#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.
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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Louise Penny, author of A Great Reckoning (Minotaur) announced as BEA speaker.
Macmillan’s Flatiron Books is expanding into the young adult arena with a new publishing program spearheaded by senior editor Sarah Dotts Barley.
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.
Gene Luen Yang (Secret Coders: Secrets & Sequences, First Second) announced as a speaker at BEA.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.).
Jamie Brickhouse's Dangerous When Wet (St. Martin's Press).
Stephanie Clifford's Everybody Rise (St. Martin's Press).
Salon shares an interview with the publisher.
USA Today includes St. Martin's Press title Tomatomania! on its list of the season's best cookbooks.
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.
Angus Killick, VP Associate Publisher, Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, is quoted about nonfiction children's books.
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.
Tor Books is heading to San Diego Comic-Con July 8-12.
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.
See the full list of winners and nominees.
The Washington Post discusses the effect that writing a book has on potential candidates including those who are Macmillan authors
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.
Macmillan Chief Operating Officer Andrew Weber is quoted in The Wall Street Journal about BookCon.
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.
Erin Stein's, Imprint, focused on commercial, branded publishing is up and running!
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".
PEN has announced the winners of the 2015 PEN Literary Awards, which includes multiple Macmillan titles!
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.
New company combines Springer Science+Business Media and the majority of Macmillan Science and Education
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.
Library Journal shares an article on the impact of author events, featuring quotes from Melissa Bullock-Campion, Senior Manager, Author Events at Macmillan.