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  • Random House Is buying Boom! Studios July 10, 2024
    Penguin Random House continues its renewed emphasis of making strategic acquisitions with a new agreement to acquire comic book and graphic novel publisher Boom! Studios. The agreement, between the Random House Publishing Group and Boom! founder and chairman Ross Richie, is expected to close later this summer, at which point Boom! will become part of […]
  • Attack on Ukrainian printing plant disrupts publishing industry July 8, 2024
    On May 23, Russian missiles targeted the Factor Druk printing plant, one of the largest such plants in Europe and a crucial printer for the Ukrainian publishing industry. The attack killed seven employees at the plant and rendered one shop of the factory inoperable, with heavy damage throughout the building, forcing the plant to suspend […]
  • 'It's a snowball effect': the gen Z niche reading event making waves in New York July 5, 2024
    Reading nights and avant-garde literary groups are rapidly emerging as platforms for younger generations to foster community and creatively share personal narratives – and one new series is making waves in New York. Literary events are on the rise across the US, with CNN citing that book club listings have grown 24% in 2023 from […]
  • Small press community slowly builds back after SPD failure July 2, 2024
    A little more than three months after Small Press Distribution abruptly closed, leaving some 400 independent presses without a trade distributor, publishers and distributors alike are moving forward even as damage assessment continues. Approximately 25% of the stranded publishers have found new distributors: Asterism Books has signed about 80 presses, Itasca Books has onboarded 21, […]