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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.
Wednesday Books is pleased to announce today that authors Maureen Johnson and Tim Federle have teamed up to edit and contribute to an all-star collection of essays called 'How I Resist: Activism and Hope for the Next Generation.'
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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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.