Sourcebooks, which is the largest women-owned book publisher in North America, is launching a new innovative imprint with author, E. L. James. James, who is the author of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, will have her backlist moved to Sourcebooks as part of the deal, effective April 1, 2021. The new imprint is said to focus on entrepreneurial female authors, such as James herself, that have taken a hands on approach to publishing.
Following the unrest in the capitol on Wednesday, Simon & Schuster has announced that it will no longer be publishing Senator Josh Hawley's upcoming book.
Publishers Weekly has announced the launch of the U.S. Book Show, showcasing booksellers, librarians, publishers and literary agents.
I think we can all agree that 2020 was nothing but news. Books and the publishing industries were no exception to this. Some news were great, some of them bad, some others were just unexpected. If you missed any of them on the whirlwind that was 2020, here is a quick recap of the biggest literary news of the year.
BookExpo, one of the most important annual events in the publishing industry, and BookCon, an annual fan convention, have cancelled their 2021 events due to rising Covid-19 cases around the country.