News & Press

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February 2024

Roger Priddy to Retire from Priddy Books

Roger Priddy will retire from his role as Publisher of Priddy Books, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, on June 30, 2024, after which he will continue to work with Priddy Books as an author and consultant.

Balzer + Bray Moves to Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Jen Besser, President & Publisher, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, announced today that Alessandra Balzer and Donna Bray will bring their celebrated imprint, Balzer + Bray, to MCPG, effective April 15. The duo will be SVP and Co-Publishers and their imprint will pursue vibrant, groundbreaking titles–from picture books to middle grade, to young adult fiction, and graphic novels.

Celadon Books to Publish Cookbook by Stephen Colbert & Evie McGee Colbert

Celadon Books, a division of Macmillan Publishers, announced today the acquisition of a cookbook titled DOES THIS TASTE FUNNY: Recipes Our Family Loves by Stephen Colbert and Evie McGee Colbert to be published on September 17, 2024.

January 2024

The St. Martin’s Publishing Group Launches Pretzl

The St. Martin’s Publishing Group is excited to announce the launch of Pretzl, a new website and email newsletter dedicated to business, leadership, finance and self-help titles.

Tor.com to Become Reactor

Tor Publishing Group announced that Tor.com will become Reactor (www.reactormag.com) on January 23, 2024, coinciding with the launch of a completely redesigned website.

December 2023

Neil Strong Appointed COO, Macmillan Publishers

Neil Strong has been named COO of Macmillan Publishers, effective January 2.

November 2023

Two Macmillan Publishers Titles Win 2023 National Book Awards!

We’re proud to share that among our six impressive finalists, two Macmillan Publishers titles won 2023 National Book Awards, announced at the ceremony last night. A big congratulations to the authors and publishings teams for Fiction winner, Blackouts by Justin Torres (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), and Young People’s Literature winners, A First Time for Everything by Dan Santat (First Second).

Andrew Miller to Become President & Publisher, Henry Holt

Andrew Miller has been named president and publisher of Henry Holt, effective mid-January 2024.

October 2023

Tor Books to Publish Somewhere Beyond the Sea by Queer Fantasy Author TJ Klune

Tor Books and Good Morning America Book Club announced the publication of Somewhere Beyond the Sea, the eagerly anticipated sequel to The House in the Cerulean Sea by New York Times bestselling author queer author TJ Klune, via social this morning. Sold on exclusive submission to Ali Fisher, Executive Editor, at Tor Books by Deidre Knight, President, of the Knight Agency for World English rights (with Tor UK publishing in the UK), in a major deal for English language rights throughout the world.

September 2023

2023 Booker Prize Shortlist Includes Three Titles Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Earlier today in London, the Booker Prize committee announced its shortlist for fiction, including three books published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux: If I Survive You by Jonathan Escoffery (MCD/FSG, 9/6/22; Picador, 9/5/23); Western Lane by Chetna Maroo (FSG, 2/7/23; Picador, 11/21/23); and The Bee Sting by Paul Murray (FSG, 8/15/23). This is an unprecedented number of books chosen by the Booker Prize committee for a single US publisher in the same year.

Reigning WNBA Champion A’ja Wilson Reveals The Cover of Her Book Dear Black Girls: How to Be True to You

Flatiron Books is proud to announce that two-time WNBA MVP, WNBA Champion and gold-medalist A’ja Wilson will publish her first book Dear Black Girls, out February 6, 2024, from Moment of Lift Books, an imprint of Flatiron Books in partnership with Melinda French Gates. Moment of Lift Books is dedicated to publishing original nonfiction by visionaries working to unlock a more equal world for women and girls.

Christine Blasey Ford to Publish Book With St. Martin’s Press

Christine Blasey Ford will publish a book entitled One Way Back: A Memoir with St. Martin’s Press on March 19, 2024, it was announced today by Jennifer Enderlin, President and Publisher of The St. Martin’s Publishing Group. North American publishing rights were acquired by St. Martin’s Press Executive Editor Elisabeth Dyssegaard from Emma Parry of Janklow & Nesbit Associates, who represents the author.

Henry Holt to Publish A Memoir of My Former Self: A Life in Writing, the Final Book from Hilary Mantel

Henry Holt, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers, will publish the final book from Hilary Mantel, A Memoir of My Former Self: A Life in Writing on October 24, 2023. Hilary Mantel is widely known as the bestselling, two-time Booker Prize-winning author of the Wolf Hall trilogy, a critically acclaimed, historical fiction series that tells the captivating tale of Thomas Cromwell in 1500s England. But Mantel’s writing didn’t only explore the past—far from it

May 2023

Statement in Support of PEN America, et al’s Lawsuit Against Escambia County, FL

Macmillan staunchly supports our author, George M. Johnson, PEN America, and all the plaintiffs in their lawsuit against Escambia County School District and Escambia County School Board, FL. As future leaders of our democracy, children need and deserve access to the full breadth of who we are as Americans. The censorship of books is a direct attack on the founding principles of our country and our constitutional rights as citizens.

June 2023

Statement Regarding Little v Llano County, TX

Macmillan is proud to join the amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs in Little v Llano County in Texas. Alongside the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and other member publishers, Macmillan remains unwavering in our commitment to oppose book banning.

Publishers File Amicus Brief Supporting Patrons of the Llano County Library System in Little v. Llano County

On Friday, June 2, the Association of American Publishers (AAP), Penguin Random House, Candlewick Press, Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, Macmillan Publishers, and Simon & Schuster filed an amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs, patrons of the Llano County Library System in Llano County, Texas, in the case of  Little v. Llano County, a suit that challenges the actions taken by members of the Llano County Commissioners Court, members of the Llano County Library Board, and the Llano County Library System Director, to remove 17 books from the shelves of the public library system.

August 2023

Henry Holt to Publish The Fall: The End of Fox News and the Murdoch Dynasty by Michael Wolff

Henry Holt, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers, will publish Michael Wolff’s, The Fall: The End of Fox News and the Murdoch Dynasty on September 26, 2023. Michael Wolff is the author of the international bestselling authoritative trilogy about the Trump presidency including Fire and Fury, Siege, and Landslide, as well as the author of the definitive biography of Rupert Murdoch, The Man Who Owns the News. Wolff’s new book covers Fox’s war with its own talent, Donald Trump’s campaign against the news channel, and the fight for control within the Murdoch family, all against the ever-quickening pace of the collapse of cable television. Wolff forecasts the inevitable end of the network as we know it; sooner, rather than later.

March 2023

Announcing Questlove’s New AUWA Books Imprint at MCD/FSG

MCD, an imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, announces the launch of AUWA Books, an imprint directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, the celebrated Academy Awardwinning filmmaker, musician, DJ, producer, director, culinary entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author.

Leigh Bardugo Signs Multi-Million Dollar Publishing Deal with Macmillan

International bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has signed an eight-figure deal with Macmillan Publishers for a slate of new projects to be published across multiple divisions of the company, in a variety of formats, age categories, and genres.

February 2023

Tor Publishing Group Announces Bramble, a New Romantic Imprint

President and Publisher Devi Pillai announced the creation of Bramble, a new imprint of Tor Publishing Group dedicated to a wide array of romantic stories for the modern reader, on Tor.com. From science fiction and fantasy to contemporary and family saga, romance belongs in every genre and every genre belongs in Bramble.

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

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.