Publishers Weekly

ALA Reports Shocking Increase in Attempted Book Bans in 2022

16 hours 24 minutes ago
With book banning and legislative attacks on the freedom to read continuing to surge across the country, the American Library Association tracked a stunning 1,269 demands to censor library books and resources in 2022, nearly double the record-shattering 729 challenges recorded in 2021.

Print Book Sales Rose 2.9% Last Week

16 hours 24 minutes ago
With sales of print books in all categories but adult nonfiction increasing last week, unit sales rose 2.9% over the week ended March 19, 2022, at outlets that report to Circana BookScan. It was the second consecutive week sales rose over last year.

EIBF Bookselling Conference Showcases Innovation, Inspiration

1 day 16 hours ago
The second day of the inaugural RISE bookselling conference, organized by the European & International Book Federation, in Prague offered an idea exchange with booksellers and authors on best practices for the industry, ranging from how to deal with curation in an age of disinformation to handselling as a form of bibliotherapy.

New Leaf Publishing Gets New Owners

1 day 16 hours ago
New Leaf Publishing Group, a Green Forest, Ark .-based Christian publisher of homeschool curriculum as well as print, digital, audio books for the trade, has been acquired by a group of investors.

Licensing Hotline: March 2023

2 days 16 hours ago
Read on for news about Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing's Transformers books, HarperCollins's Magic Mixies books, Mango's inaugural Fay and Fluffy title, Scholastic joining the global Learn with Peppa program, a new licensing agent for Anboran, and more.

The Week in Libraries: March 17, 2023

6 days 16 hours ago
Among the week's headlines: Federal library funding hangs in the balance as the 2024 budget process ramps up; Arkansas passes a controversial bill aimed at restricting libraries; a Michigan prosecutor threatens to charge a local library director for refusing to pull Maia Kobabe's 'Gender Queer' from the collection; and the Copyright Office weighs in again on AI authored works.