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15 Fiction Books By BIPOC Authors For Your Summer Reading List

Thanks to one of the few minority-owned publishing companies around, we now have proof on how much of a cultural shift needs to happen in the book industry. read more

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Black authors are on all the bestseller lists right now. But publishing doesn’t pay them enough.

And it comes at a moment in which it is clearer than ever how ... When publishers think a book is likely to have soft sales, they’ll pay the author a small advance and put less money into ... read more

Putting a Value on Author Events at the Library

28%), and nearly all said they most often worked directly with authors when booking them for events, with less than half saying ... the reading ecosystem. Publishers need to know as well. read more

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How the 1st Black head of a major publishing house wants to change the industry

In the wake of protests against systemic racism in the U.S., many industries are reexamining past practices and facing questions about their own racial biases. One new effort puts a spotlight on the ... read more


'Larger Than Life' Author Maria Sherman on Boy Band Lingo and The Ten Boy Band Commandments

In her first book, the fully illustrated LARGER THAN LIFE: A History of Boy Bands from NKOTB to BTS (out July 21 on Black Dog & Leventhal, a Hachette imprint), author Maria Sherman ... Online, there ... read more

Authors, Customers Demand Borderlands Books Owner Divest from Store

As calls continue for embattled Borderlands Books owner Alan Beatts to divest from the store after allegations of violent assault and attempted rape surfaced two weeks ago, authors are canceling ... read more

Are Authors and Publishers Getting Scroogled?

This case, however, involves potentially millions of books owned by millions of different authors and publishers. There does not appear to ever have ... character than the use of the copyrighted work, ... read more

Why The Immortal for NES Was More Difficult Than Dark Souls Will Ever Be

Nintendo will add The Immortal to Nintendo Switch Online’s ever-growing collection of retro games. As a free game (outside of the subscription price of Nintendo Switch Online, of course) that ... read more

Why isolating the older population won’t work, and would do more harm than good

An idea is gaining traction among some economists and scholars to deal with the pandemic in America: Isolate and lock down older Americans, possibly until there is a vaccine. Everyone else gets to go ... read more

#PublishingPaidMe puts book publishing's diversity in the spotlight

LL McKinney, an author who created the #PublishingPaidMe hashtag last week, wrote about the “not-so-secret secret of publishing ... Black writers — less established than he is. read more

How COVID is changing the game plan for booksellers, publishers

“They need ... authors and new brands." Can digital replace the real McCoy? Jha says store sales for print are the bread and butter for all publishing houses, with e-books being less than ... read more

Covid-19 Shows That Scientific Journals Need to Open Up

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- One big change brought on by Covid-19 is that virtually all the scientific research being produced about it is free to read. Anyone can access the many preliminary findings that ... read more



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