Book Club Picks for August 2022

The latest from Jamie Ford, a debut novel by Anthony Marra, and two Jane Austen classics are among the many lucky titles selected by book clubs across the country for the month of August. To submit titles for inclusion in this roundup, email us. Amerie’s Book Club and Read with Jenna, the Jenna Bush Hager … Read more

Mass Market Paperback Sales Wither

No matter which way you look at it, sales of mass market paperbacks have been in steady decline since 2017. NPD BookScan data shows that unit sales fell 31.5% in 2021 compared to 2017, while the Association of American Publishers put the decline in dollar sales at a more disturbing 42.7% in 2020. Both data … Read more

Jonathan Karp and Stephen King Take the Stand

The second day of the DOJ’s trial to block Penguin Random House from acquiring rival Big Five publisher Simon & Schuster featured little star power: bestselling author Stephen King took the stand, telling the court about his rise from struggling freelance writer to mega-bestselling author , and bemoaning the continued consolidation of the publishing industry—which, … Read more