Australian retailer Booktopia announced that it would cut 30 to 40 jobs (or 10 to 15 percent of employees) and implement other cost-cutting plans, “to improve shareholder returns and in response to changing consumer sentiment, greater competition online and inflation.” A company spokesperson told the Brisbane Times that the layoffs are predominantly in “administrative roles.” […]
Notable releases this week include new novels from Paul Harding, Aleksandar Hemon, and Brad Taylor, as well as nonfiction by David Graeber and Lisa Guerrero. Also out this week is new work from Iliana Regan, excerpted in our Buzz Books 2022: Fall/Winter anthology, and Kate Clayborn’s Georgie, All Along, available in our Buzz Books 2022: […]
Today is publication day for longtime publisher Stephen Rubin’s memoir, Words and Music: Confessions of an Optimist. As promised, the book is a deliciously candid (sometimes impolitic) account of his illustrious career, covering both his hits and his missteps, and sharing stories about some of the industry’s best-known personalities. The following excerpt, from the chapter […]
Kristen Luby joins Abrams as associate director, school & library marketing. She was previously senior marketing manager, school & library at Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.
Eileen Ahearn, 75, best-known as a former administrator of the James Baldwin Estate, passed away after a short illness on January 6. Ahearn began her career in publishing as a typist at Random House in the early 1970s, alongside the late Carolyn Reidy, with whom she would work and consult over five decades. She served […]
Amazon’s new restrictions on ebook returns will be rolled out in the US by the end of the month, the Authors Guild reports. The policy, encouraged by the Guild and announced in September, will limit automatic returns on books where more than 10 percent has been read. This change to the policy was supposed to […]