August 16, 2021

In backlash to racial reckoning, conservative publishers see gold

Aug 15 2021 Since George Floyd’s murder last year, books on race and racism have driven the publishing industry in ways that have been both eye-popping and profitable. But as the national conversation about racism has become a ferocious battle, conservative publishers see gold in titles catering to the backlash... “People are looking at these racial questions in completely different ways,” says Thomas Spence, president and publisher of Regnery. “I think the conservative side is starting to push back, trying to reassert its view of America and race in America. We’re a little late to the game but catching up.”...

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Hachette to Buy Workman, as Publishing Continues Consolidation Push

Aug 16 2021 Hachette Book Group said on Monday that it had agreed to buy Workman Publishing, an independent company known for titles like “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and the “Brain Quest” workbooks, the latest expected acquisition in an industry whose power is increasingly concentrated in a handful of major companies. Hachette and Workman declined to disclose the price of the deal, but Michael Pietsch, Hachette’s chief executive, said in an interview Monday morning that Workman marked his company’s biggest acquisition in the past eight years. It was also the biggest investment its parent company, Hachette Livre, has...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for August 16, 2021

Today's Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday's Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert for $1.99 The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty for $2.99 The Diplomat's Daughter by Karin Tanabe for $1.99 Lobizona by Romina Garber for $2.99 All Adults Here by Emma Straub for $1.99 A Dream So Dark by L.L. McKinney for $2.99 Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman for $1.99 The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert for $1.99 Originals by Adam Grant for $1.99 When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Cullors and asha bandele for...

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