Wiley reported third quarter earnings for the period ended January 31, with sales down 5 percent to $491 million. They showed an operating loss — of ($67.1) million — compared to profit of $46 million last year, mostly due to a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $100 million. Adjusted EBITDA fell 2 percent (or 3 […]
Forthcoming: Paolini’s MURTAGH
Announced in line with the Bologna Book Fair underway now, Knopf Children’s will publish MURTAGH by Christopher Paolini, a new standalone novel in the Eragon universe, on November 7. Paolini says, “Murtagh is the novel I’ve been waiting to write for over 13 years.” The publisher says the book will have a first printing of […]
Obituary: Ian Falconer
Author and illustrator of the Olivia series of picture books Ian Falconer, 63, died on Tuesday in Rowayton, CT after a short illness. Olivia won a Caldecott Medal in 2001 and Falconer published seven more books in the series. He also illustrated more than 30 New Yorker covers.
Jenny Fry is promoted to publisher and commercial director at Canongate, allowing CEO Jamie Byng to focus on commissioning books and selling North American, film and tv rights.
New Books Publishing March 7
Jenny Jackson, Margaret Atwood, and Claire Jimenez have new fiction publishing this week, while nonfiction includes new work from Dina Nayeri, Debra Lee, and Dan Egan. Marie Lu, Kalynn Bayron, Elizabeth Wein, and Garth Nix all publish new YA titles this month. We also have a wealth of excerpts of today’s notable releases in our […]