Karen Lotz, president and publisher of Candlewick Press, is stepping into the role of publishing director-at-large and will continue to work with select authors.
Following a second promised sale (of Gala magazine to Groupe Figaro), Vivendi announced Tuesday that it has officially closed its deal for a controlling interest in Lagardere. Vivendi’s executives say in the announcement, “As we do for all our businesses, while preserving its integrity, we will support Lagardère in its development and the transformation of its businesses. Together, we will strengthen our international presence in the fields of creation, content and distribution. We are delighted to start a fruitful collaboration, bringing all our activities to new heights.” Vivendi owns 60 percent of Lagardere stock, and just over 50 percent of […]
The NYTBR released its list of 100 notable books from 2023.
Nora Roberts publishes a new series opener this week, while nonfiction includes essays on video games from writers including Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Alexander Chee, Hanif Abdurraqib, and editor Carmen Maria Machado. 8 works of fiction https://bookshop.org/lists/new-fiction-publishing-november-21 5 works of nonfiction https://bookshop.org/lists/new-nonfiction-publishing-november-21 We consult a number of sources in compiling our weekly lists and PM members can see our lists for the coming months on Bookshop. Check out November‘s 70 fiction releases; 54 works of nonfiction; and 29 notable children’s titles, plus December‘s 27 fiction releases; 17 works of nonfiction; and 10 children’s titles; and […]
Employees at Barnes & Noble locations in San Jose, CA and Bloomington, IL have voted to form unions. Last week, workers unanimously voted to unionize at the Bloomington store, joining RWDSU. On Nov 8, 90 percent of eligible employees at the Almaden Plaza store in San Jose voted to form a union, joining UFCW Local 5. That makes five retail stores with unions in the US—including Hadley, MA; Union Square; and Park Slope, Brooklyn—as well as the campus store at Rutgers University, owned by Barnes & Noble Education.
At Simon & Schuster, Mike Schmidt has been promoted to director, warehouse operations in Riverside, NJ.