Publishers Weekly

CI2023: Trends in the Children’s Book Market

18 hours 13 minutes ago
Circana's Brenna Connor assessed the “state of the children’s book market” for Children’s Institute 2023 in Milwaukee, speaking about transformations, troubles, and growth opportunities across the children’s, middle grade, and YA sectors.

Panel Mania: The Talk by Darrin Bell

18 hours 13 minutes ago
Darrin Bell’s new graphic memoir ‘The Talk’ is an absorbing, creative examination of the life of a biracial kid told with great honesty, emotional candor, and humor. A nine-page excerpt. The book is out now from Henry Holt.

Licensing Hotline: June 2023

1 day 18 hours ago
Read on for news about collectible figures depicting Nancy Drew, Odd Dot securing publishing rights to the Build-A-Bear brand, Boom! Studios' new four-comic series tied to the Creed franchise, Printers Row Publishing Group's year-round success with Disney's The Nightmare Before Christmas license, and more.

Coalition Sues Over New Arkansas Library Obscenity Law

2 days 18 hours ago
A coalition of 18 plaintiffs—including a powerful alliance of library, publishing, author, and bookseller groups—are suing to strike down a controversial new law that would expose librarians and booksellers to criminal liability for making allegedly inappropriate books accessible to minors.

Celebrating a Dharma Bum's Poetic Centenary

2 days 18 hours ago
Joyfully eccentric Beat poet Nanao Sakaki would be 100 years old this year, and his idealism lives on in the Nanao Global celebration, with new editions in French and Portuguese and a slim new volume published by booksellers called 'Hi Nanao.'

This Week's Bestsellers: June 5, 2023

5 days 18 hours ago
Regional chart-toppers include Nora Roberts's latest, 'Identity,' and Abraham Verghese's 'The Covenant of Water,' which enjoyed its best sales since its May 2 release. Plus the movie adaption of David Grann's 'Killers of the Flower Moon' is one step closer to release.

WME Acquires Ross Yoon Agency

5 days 18 hours ago
By acquiring the Washington, D.C.–based literary agency, WME signals a deepening focus on literary talent and specifically nonfiction, as well as a physical expansion into the D.C. area.