- Workers are hurting after the Houghton Mifflin/Harcourt merger: 200 layoffs
- Random restructuring at Random House? 10% layoffs
- Doubleday ahead of the game: laid off 10% of its staff in October while purposefully not blaming Dan Brown (Da Vinci Code) for being late on the delivery of his new book, and also not blaming themselves.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Publishing Fall Out
Despite the fact that publishing was considered a repression-proof industry pre-1990, everyone in the shaky book biz felt the hit this week on what book professionals are calling "Black Wednesday." Hold on to your hats, people; this is just the beginning: