Book publishing has a tight calendar, even in a pandemic

Apr 2, 2020
Publishing can't easily go on hold until the fall — which is when publishers tend to release the year's biggest titles.
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Aimée Felone: Creating books to help children of color see themselves

Jan 7, 2020
"It's extremely powerful to be in a position where the change that you're talking about is actually embodied in who you are."
Knights Of co-founder, Aimée Felone.
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Condé Nast seeks a path to profitability with a global CEO

Nov 27, 2018
Condé Nast CEO Bob Sauerberg announced he is stepping down today after initiating major restructuring that will combine the company’s U.S. and international divisions under a new CEO. The publishing giant has enjoyed robust print and digital circulation for celebrated titles…
Condé Nast CEO Bob Sauerberg
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How the co-CEO of Archie Comics reinvented its namesake

Jul 25, 2018
Riverdale's favorite son was in danger of fading into obscurity when Jon Goldwater breathed some new life into the franchise.
(L-R front row) The cast Ashleigh Murray, Madelaine Petsch, Camila Mendes, KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse and Casey Cott, back row left to right) Jon Goldwater, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Marisol Nichols, Luke Perry, Madchen Amick, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of the "Riverdale" television show speak during the CW portion of the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Langham Hotel on Jan. 8, 2017 in Pasadena, California.
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It's a new era for Rolling Stone

Jul 2, 2018
Rolling Stone's president says, "in today's environment you have to be more than just a magazine."
Gus Wenner attends 'Rolling Stone Stories From The Edge' World Premiere at Florence Gould Hall on October 30, 2017 in New York City. 
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The sci-fi market is shifting, and it's not just "Doctor Who"

Jul 21, 2017
The face of science fiction is changing, and diverse fan communities may be the cause.
Jodie Whittaker has been announced as "Doctor Who's" 13th Time Lord — the first woman to get the role.
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Publisher Cassava Republic is changing the way we read about Nigeria

May 8, 2017
Co-founder Bibi Bakare-Yusuf wants you to see 'the complex, gorgeous realities of the continent' in African books.
“I wanted a brand that was very confident, that still incorporate the colors of Africa on one level, but also branding that suggests a certain cosmopolitanism,” said Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, co-founder of Cassava Republic.
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Textbook publishers in a bind as students go digital

Feb 27, 2017
Pearson, the global education publisher, announced a nearly $3.3 billion loss for 2016. It’s struggling, as many traditional publishers are, with big shifts in the way college kids buy (or don’t buy) textbooks. According to the National Association of College…
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Celebrating 25 years of being a Dummy

Oct 17, 2016
The For Dummies books have been teaching users everything from Windows 95 to golf for years, but what kind of influence do they have in the digital age?
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Retirement isn't in the cards for legendary comedian Carl Reiner

Jun 20, 2016
The 94-year-old is the brains behind "The Dick Van Dyke Show."
Actor Carl Reiner speaks onstage during the TCM Classic Film Festival in Los Angeles, California.
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