KF Literary Scouting has been appointed scout in the US and UK for Achuzat Bayit in Israel.
Archives for August 2021
Former Macmillan global chief operating officer Andrew Weber joined Wiley in July as svp, business management and operations.
Barnes & Noble ceo James Daunt told PW that the chain’s sales are “up about 5% to 6% so far this year, compared to 2019, with book sales up by double digits.” To put that in context, given BN’s long steady decline prior to Daunt’s tenure, sales look to have come back to a point slightly ahead of where they were in 2018, and still well below the levels in 2017 and 2016. That recovery has also lagged the overall market, as the pandemic lifted online book sales and hurt physical outlets. When BN was publicly traded their reporting periods […]
Owners of Greenlight Bookstores and Yours Truly stationery stores in New York have recognized their employees’ union, and the parties will now negotiate a contract. Approximately 40 workers who handle sales, stocking, and information services join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), which represents employees from other New York indie bookstores. “I’m excited to be an RWDSU member, especially during this wave of unionization efforts happening across the country! I’m proud to work alongside people who are committed to supporting each other and our collective well-being. It’s time that Greenlight Bookstore and Yours Truly Brooklyn workers are empowered […]
Earlier this week Viking increased the price of Amanda Gorman’s forthcoming poetry collection CALL US WHAT WE CARRY to $24.99, up from $19.99 when it was first announced. (The ebook and audio prices remained the same.) A month ago, the publisher moved back the publication date from September 21 to December 7, and retitled the book. First announced in January, the collection enjoyed significant preorders and promotional campaigns from retailers at the original price point. Copper Dog Books in Beverly, MA is among the stores that ran a preorder campaign, encouraged by PRH, and co-owner Meg Wasmer was happy to […]
Owner of McNally Jackson Books in New York Sarah McNally has launched a publishing arm, McNally Editions, to be distributed by Simon & Schuster. The line will focus on paperback editions of previously published books, many of which have been out of print. The first titles — Winter Love by Han Suyin, Daddy’s Gone A-Hunting by Penelope Mortimer, and Something to Do With Paying Attention by David Foster Wallace — will publish in January, as $18 trade paperbacks, and preorders have the option of delivering before Christmas 2021. “As any bookseller knows, recommending books is the most rewarding part of […]