A New Hampshire college and its former director are locked in lawsuits related to the creation of a new master's program at Drew University in New Jersey.
Macmillan U.S. today announced that it will curtail salary increases, effective January 1, 2009, for staff earning fifty thousand dollars or more. HarperCollins and Penguin Group (USA) announced similar measures last week.
Random House Publishing Group announced yesterday its partnership with Lexcycle, Inc., owners of the Stanza eBook reader for iPhone and iPod Touch, to make full-length eBook titles available to Stanza users at no cost.
John Krasinski, best known as the character Jim Halpert on the NBC sitcom The Office, will make his directorial debut at the Sundance Film Festival next month with a film adaptation of Brief Interviews With Hideous Men (Little, Brown 1999) by the late David Foster Wallace.
On Wednesday the New York Times unveiled its list of the ten best books of 2008. Divided evenly between the categories of fiction and nonfiction, the list has drawn an unusually strong response from readers and bloggers alike.
Becky Saletan, senior vice president and publisher of adult trade books at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) since January, has resigned. Her last day will be December 10. The resignation was confirmed yesterday by Josef Blumenfeld, vice president of communications for HMH.
Last night, the Mercantile Library Center for Fiction awarded the 2008 John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize to Hannah Tinti for The Good Thief (Dial Press).