For generations, America’s major publishers focused almost entirely on white readers. Now a new cadre of executives like Lisa Lucas is trying to open up the industry.
The Argentine capital has always been bookish. When hard times shuttered the big chain shops, book purveyors found a way to keep residents in fresh reading material.
How the pandemic reshaped the careers of design professionals in three different countries.
Urueña, in northwestern Spain, has fought depopulation by reinventing itself as a literary hub. The full-time population is still just 100, but there are 11 shops selling books.
Valerie Biden Owens is one of a handful of presidential sisters who have taken the opportunity to dish on their brothers.
The book “Bad and Boujee” centers on Black women’s experience, but critics said it was written by a white professor and was flawed in its execution.
To independent booksellers, the enormous chain was once a threat. Now it’s vital to their survival. And it’s doing well.
Under various pseudonyms, he wrote adventure novels that sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.
A litigator for 44 years, he was also a novelist; a writer, director and producer of plays and films; and helped establish the independent publishing house Soho Press.
New Yorkers still tell stories of browsing at Harlem’s Liberation Bookstore or spending the afternoon at Scribner’s.
The former chief White House photographer made plans to publish a book of Trump photos. The former president had other plans.
Sales of queer romance novels have surged, with books coming from the biggest publishers and prominently displayed at mainstream retailers.
Two journalists dive into George Floyd’s life and family; Viola Davis reflects on her career; a historian explores the brutal underpinnings of the British Empire; and more.
“Godine at Fifty,” showcasing some 300 of David Godine’s favorite books from his career, is an autobiography of sorts and an elegy for a kind of publishing.
Cristina Rivera Garza wanted to shed light on the life of her sister, killed 30 years ago. Her book, part of a larger call for justice by women in Mexico, helped locate the suspect.
Brandon Sanderson set out to raise $1 million on Kickstarter in 30 days to fund four new books. He blew past it in about 35 minutes.
Each of the new books will be inspired by an unpublished sketch by Dr. Seuss, whose whimsical imagery has drawn new scrutiny since his estate pulled six titles from circulation last year.
In “Index, A History of the,” Dennis Duncan explores the life and times of a practice that’s been dividing readers since Gutenberg.
Young Black Brazilians are publishing on their own terms, achieving the critical and commercial success that eluded past generations of writers from marginalized communities.
Jennifer Croft, who translates the Nobel Prize-winning Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk, is leading a push for her peers and their work to receive more recognition.
Eduardo Arroyo, a Spanish artist who died in 2018, provided drawings, watercolors and collages for an illustrated edition of the James Joyce novel.
His literary and marketing instincts brought quality paperbacks to American readers and led to the creation of The New York Review of Books.
I’m all for undoing racist impulses, but I wonder how useful it is to sit with my daughter and scold myself with clunky prose.
Filippo Bernardini, an Italian citizen who worked in publishing, was charged with wire fraud and identity theft for a scheme that prosecutors said affected hundreds of people over five or more years.
The independent press acquired the title after Random House, the writer’s longtime publisher, declined to make an offer.
He was the longest-tenured bookseller in the history of New York’s most storied bookstore, and he perpetuated its bohemian character.
His “Life’s Little Instruction Book,” which counseled “take someone bowling” and “believe in love at first sight,” has sold over seven million copies.
Iraq is home to literary traditions ancient and modern, and to legions of avid readers who find a new book more meaningful to them than a new government.
The Biden administration has challenged the deal over concerns it would harm authors, but the publisher said that argument is a misunderstanding of how the book industry works.
Mr. Men Little Miss, the children’s book series created by Roger Hargreaves, turns 50 this year.
The decision by HarperCollins comes after the anchor was fired by CNN and exited his daily satellite radio talk show.
Social-media fandom can help authors score book deals and bigger advances, but does it translate to how a new title will sell? Publishers are increasingly skeptical.
A 2011 thriller was supposed to cost $15. One merchant listed it at $987, with a 17th-century publication date. That’s what happens in a marketplace where third-party sellers run wild.
When she’s not at her whimsical secondhand shop, Leigh Altshuler plays board games and visits neighbors.
He succeeded in making French philosophy hip and provoking mainstream American culture, but he couldn’t vanquish his childhood memories of Nazi rule.
In her essay collection “These Precious Days,” the novelist and bookstore owner explores friendship, marriage and mortality.
It’s time to revive the tradition of puttering about in our favorite shops, looking for something that would make a loved one’s eyes light up.
Companies use market power to suppress wages as well as to raise prices. The government is finally paying attention.
Larry Miller has written a book revealing that at age 16, in 1965, he murdered someone. The disclosure blindsided the family of the victim, whose name he never mentioned.
The Biden administration’s rejection of the proposed publishing merger reflects a changing atmosphere in Washington toward consolidation.
Carmen Mola, a novelist publishing under a pen name, seemed to shatter a glass ceiling in the world of Spanish books. But when the author’s true identity was revealed while claiming a big prize, it was a shock.
After Abdulrazak Gurnah was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature, he instantly gained a wider international audience, something publishers are now scrambling to accommodate.
A publisher and editor who has worked with Sally Rooney, Garth Greenwell and Amia Srinivasan, she will be the first woman to lead the 75-year-old publishing house.
Mark McGurl’s “Everything and Less” examines the impact the tech giant has had on literature itself.
Iole Lucchese, a senior executive at the publishing company, said she was just as surprised as everyone else to learn she had been handed control of the business.
The best-selling author, whose new book, “The Judge’s List,” is about a murderous member of the bench, talks about the Supreme Court, wrongful convictions and what it means to be “review-proof.”
The author of “Beautiful World, Where Are You” turned down an offer from an Israeli publisher to translate the novel to Hebrew, citing her support for Palestinians “in their struggle for freedom, justice and equality.”
The comic has a publishing imprint, TV deals, even a primer on leadership she wrote after noting the absence of Black women’s perspectives in business books.
The chef and cookbook author is heading up a new imprint to give chefs of color a leg up in the historically insular publishing industry.
Shipping delays, printer backups and worker shortages are forcing publishers to postpone new titles and leaving booksellers in a lurch for some old ones.