On Tuesday, Penguin Random House released their social impact report, their “global commitment to serving our communities beyond the books we publish,” which shares programming highlights and data between January 1, 2021 – July 1, 2022. The initiative has three pillars: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Environment & Sustainability, and Free Expression & Joy of Reading. […]
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Employees at Bloomsbury UK have unionized and are seeking recognition from management. The Bookseller reports that the union has over 70 members. A rep for the union said, “We have requested that management recognize us as a union chapel which represents colleagues across the UK offices, but they have so far stated that union recognition […]
While reporting earnings on Thursday, Vivendi disclosed that it is prepared to spin off the Editis publishing group into its own separate, publicly-traded company in order to win approval from EU and French regulators to acquire Lagardere as a whole. The company said, “To avoid any potential antitrust problems due to its combination with Lagardère […]
The New York Times announced that Gilbert Cruz will be the new books editor, succeeding Pamela Paul who left for the opinion section in March. Cruz moves over from the culture department. The announcement states that he’ll focus his energy on “three pillars” of coverage: “The first is to reimagine The New York Times Book […]
At Sourcebooks, Alexis Banyon has been promoted to senior director content development, custom & proprietary sales.
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