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Simon & Schuster's Year-End Letter

Simon & Schuster ceo Carolyn Reidy wrote to employees on Friday afternoon with her holiday wishes following "another successful year in which we enjoyed outstanding publishing across the board, in every category and from all our publishing imprints and divisions." Much of the letter is a highlights reel, with one…

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Macmillan Resumes Agency, Will Test Subscriptions

Macmillan ceo John Sargent told authors, illustrators and agents in a letter that the company reached their own multiyear deal with Amazon "late last week" for both print books and ebooks, starting January 5, restoring a fuller agency model for ebooks. That agreement comes as Macmillan's consent decree with the government…

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Dohle Looks to Year Ahead

Penguin Random House ceo Markus Dohle's year-end "thank you" letter to employees focuses more on what's coming than what happened -- aggregating "some of the successes that we've been able to achieve together publishing" in a separate highlights video. Dohle congratulates employees on "making sure we have hit every one of…

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Penguin Random and National Book Foundation Launch National Readathon

January 24, 2015 has been proclaimed National Readathon Day, a "marathon reading" session across the country to raise money in order to help fund the National Book Foundation's efforts to promote literacy and reading. The "quixotic new event" was created by Penguin Random House, which brought to the idea to…

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Government Still Pursuing SEAL Author Matt Bissonnette

Former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette, whose 2012 book NO EASY DAY (published under the pseudonym Mark Owen) disclosed details of the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden and who is set to publish a new book, NO HERO, under the same pen name on November 10, is under criminal investigation…

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McSweeney's Becomes a Nonprofit

San Francisco-based publisher McSweeney's announced it will go forward as a nonprofit organization, with the intent of obtaining 501(c)3 status next year. For now McSweeney's, founded in 1998, will run as a fiscally sponsored project of SOMArts, which runs the South of Market Cultural Center in San Francisco. In a telephone…

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Approximately 25 Let Go at Globe Pequot & Lyons Press

Two months after Rowman & Littlefield acquired Globe Pequot Press from Morris Communications, the Guilford, CT-based publisher has let go approximately 25 staffers, including a number of people from editorial and sales. Four Lyons Press editors and a manager were let go, as were the managers of Globe Pequot Press…

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Hachette Promises to "Spare No Effort" In "Exploring All Options" in Dispute with Amazon

Hachette Book Group issued a new statement Friday evening in the wake of Amazon's removal of pre-order capabilities on forthcoming Hachette titles, which itself stemmed from an ongoing dispute over terms. "We are determined to protect the value of our authors' books and our own work in editing, distributing, and…

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Touchstone Cancels Publication of @GSElevator Book

The strange saga of @GSElevator, the satirical Twitter feed purportedly from a Goldman Sachs insider who was "unmasked" by the NYT as 34-year-old Texas-based Citi banker John Lefevre last month, has added another turn, as Touchstone announced it has canceled publication of STRAIGHT TO HELL, the formerly anonymous author's forthcoming…

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Briefs: Penguin India Defends Withdrawal; The Bookseller Drops Author Solutions Ads; and more

Penguin India issued a statement earlier today regarding its decision to pull Wendy Doniger's THE HINDUS from sale in that country after a settlement that ended a four-year court battle. "Penguin Books India believes, and has always believed, in every individual's right to freedom of thought and expression, a right…

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