The NYT helped tell all your friends and customers that the broader supply chain difficulties apply to book publishing as well as many other industries, and others continue to amplify the issues. Booksellers continue to join in as well, advising patrons to “shop now for the titles you know you’ll want, pre-order titles not yet published” and to be wary of value-priced media which “can be erratic, particularly late in the season.” In a webinar on Tuesday, four publishing executives discussed how labor shortages, plus increased costs for materials and international shipping, have strained the industry, and what publishers are […]
David Ebershoff will be the new editor-in-chief of Hogarth Books, continuing to report to Random House evp publisher Andy Ward.
Giller Prize Shortlist
The finalists for Canada's Scotiabank Giller Prize were announced on Tuesday.
October Book Club Picks
The October Read with Jenna selection is The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles.
Wiley Acquires J&J Editorial
Wiley has acquired J&J Editorial Services, a scholarly publishing services company founded by Jennifer Deyton and Julie Nash in 2008. “Acquiring J&J Editorial underlines our promise to provide our partners with best-in-class solutions, from products and services to specialist expertise, creating more choice in the publishing ecosystem,” Wiley evp & general manager, research Jay Flynn said. “We are very excited to join Wiley,” Deyton said. “This was a strategic decision that was made with two clear and long-standing goals in mind – to help us continue to deliver the high standard of service that our clients expect, while simultaneously providing […]
National Book Award Shortlists
The National Book Award finalists were announced on Tuesday. The winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony on November 17.