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Books for a Clearer Life

Books about conscious living aim to awaken readers to greater spiritual and self-awareness. …read more Source: Publishers

Bookstore News: September 22, 2017

New bookstores planned for Ohio and New York; a California couple launch a mobile bookstore; visiting three of Washington state’s indies; a …

Abrams Parent Company in Merger Talks

La Martinière Groupe, the French parent company of Abrams, is in discussions to merge with fellow French publisher Média‐Participations. The two companies …

Bookstore News: September 20, 2017

New bookstores to open in Massachusetts and Virginia; the Seattle Mystery Bookstore to close, a list of gay bookstores around the world; …

10 Creepy Psychological Thrillers

Jane Robins, author of the engrossing and creepy novel, ‘White Bodies,’ picks 10 of her favorite psychological thrillers. …read more Source: Publishers

Monthly StatShot, April 2017

Sales of adult books dropped 4% in April 2017 compared to April 2016 and declined 4.6% in the children’s/young adult category, according …

Carolina Wren Press Acquires John F. Blair

Durham, N.C.-based Carolina Wren Press is acquiring the trademarks and backlist of Winston-Salem-based publisher John F. Blair. The combined company will function …

Quarto Reorganizes U.K. Imprints

The Quarto Group has reorganized some of its U.K.-based imprints in what the publisher calls “an effort to re-energize its publishing program, …

Canongate Acquires Severn House

Canongate has bought Severn House Publishers, for an undisclosed sum, from owner Edwin Buckhalter. With the acquisition, Buckhalter will retain a consultancy …

Bookstore News: September 13, 2017

New bookstores are opening in Los Angeles, Chicago and Grand Rapids; the beloved Chicago bookstore cat facing unemployment; how books affect the …

By Emma Wenner

Byron Williamson, founder and CEO of Worthy Publishing, has been named the new chair of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. …read more …

10 Epic Page-Turning Novels

Brendan Mathews, author of the ‘The World of Tomorrow,’ picks 10 novels, all over 400 pages, that will pull you in and …

Hearing is Believing

Country singer Doug Seegers and Joel Houston of Hillsong Church are among a chorus of authors with new books on how music …

Bookstore News: September 6, 2017

A new store tries to crowdsource working capital; a Minnesota indie preps for its grand opening; Germany gives $1 million to booksellers; …

Book Deals: Week of September 4, 2017

Putnam splashes the cash for an authorized Dracula sequel, Renée Watson inks a five-book agreement with Bloomsbury, and more in this week’s …

Fall Regional Trade Shows 2017

Bookseller trade associations navigate turbulent times as they gear up for gatherings around the country. …read more Source: Publishers

New ABA President Outlines Priorities

Robert Sindelar, who took over as the president of the American Booksellers Association in June, is streamlining communication with the ABA’s membership. …

Open Book: When A Child Calls

A six-year-old narrator gives voice to a tragedy and its aftermath in Rhiannon Navin’s astonishing debut novel, ‘Only Child.’ …read more Source: …

PW Star Watch 2017

We profile 45 members of the publishing community who have drawn lots of attention early in their careers and from whom much …

The 10 Best Graphic Memoirs

Mimi Pond, author of the new graphic memoir ‘The Customer Is Always Wrong,’ picks her 10 favorite graphic memoirs. …read more Source: …

BISG Changes Governing Structure

Among the proposed changes, which must be approved at the Book Industry Study Group’s annual meeting on September 25, is reducing the …

Bookstore News: August 31, 2017

New bookstores open in Indiana and North Carolina; an Iranian bookstore in Los Angeles closes; a Japanese store in Hawaii expands; and …

Exploring Lonely Planet’s World

Lonely Planet, the world’s number one guidebook publisher, has not only printed over 145 million guidebooks covering 95% of the world’s destinations, …

Exploring the USA With Lonely Planet

In addition to constantly expanding their international offerings, Lonely Planet has a growing commitment to books for travelers who want to explore …

Chicken Soup for the Resistance

A new collection from Chicken Soup for the Soul, ‘My Kind (of) America,’ which published earlier this week, tells stories of kindnesses …

Bookstore News: August 29, 2017

New bookstores opening in Alaska and Michigan; Florida bookstore to close; why Japan lacks bookstores; and more. …read more Source: Publishers

Ingram Realigns Executive Team

Under the restructuring, Shawn Everson will be responsible for all of Ingram’s wholesaling operations and Phil Ollila will focus on the distribution …

Lonely Planet Inspires Adventures

Lonely Planet’s “Explore every day” motto guides everything the company does. “We want people to think of Lonely Planet on a regular …

Printing in Hong Kong & China 2017

This is the 31st annual coverage on the print manufacturing industry in Hong Kong and China. Here, eight major export printing companies …

Bookstore News: August 25, 2017

A new bookstore readies to open in upstate New York; Orlando indie to close; Oakland bookstore changes ownership; Portugal’s chic new bookstore; …

Book Deals: Week of August 28, 2017

The wife of a former NFL star sells a football-themed romance to Berkeley, Scholastic nabs Ally Carter’s first YA standalone, and more …

Global Publishing Leaders 2017: Bonnier

The Bonnier Group is a family-owned international media group active in TV, daily newspapers, business and trade publishing, magazines, film, books, radio …

Diversification Drives Gains at Abrams

A new round of expansion—including the launch last fall of a text-driven imprint—is keeping the publisher vibrant. …read more Source: Publishers

Global Publishing Leaders 2017: WEKA

The Weka Specialist Publishing House for Public Authorities and Industry was founded by Werner and Karin Mützel in 1973. …read more Source: …

Is Poetry the New Adult Coloring Book?

Button Poetry is finding success in publishing and marketing poetry originally written for performance—leading some to believe that the sub-genre has book …

Global Publishing Leaders 2017: Cornelsen

Franz Cornelsen Education Group provides learning services and creates and distributes educational materials for a market ranging from pre-school education to vocational …

Religion Book Deals: August 2017

Bestselling author Steven Waldman is bringing his new book on religion in America to HarperOne, FaithWords signs a parenting blogger’s debut, and …

Bookstore News: August 23, 2017

New bookstores for Texas and Missouri; Amazon’s bricks-and-mortar bookselling lessons; Hawaii’s booming book business; and more. …read more Source: Publishers

How to Be Mindful and Christian

Mindfulness—the increasingly popular practice of being present—is often associated with Buddhism, but three new books are exploring its potential in Christian traditions …

Bookstore News: August 22, 2017

New bookstore opens in Memphis; store planned for Maine; The Strand’s secrets; the Cairo bookstore that delivers; and more. …read more Source: …

How to Build a Digital Classroom

EdTech experts Shannon McClintock Miller and Joyce Valenza discuss favorite tools and methods for bringing technology into the classroom. …read more Source: …

PRH Goes to the Park

Penguin Random House has wed its long-standing partnerships with New York City’s Public Theater and Literacy Partners with a philanthropic book progam …

Bookstore News: August 18, 2017

Plans solidify around new Queens, N.Y. bookstore; Maine gets a new bookstore; Pennsylvania indie to open a second location; Toronto is home …

Nancy Pearl's Next Chapter

In September, ‘America’s librarian’ will publish her debut novel ‘George & Lizzie’ with Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone imprint. …read more Source: Publishers