News & Press

Follow Norman Reedus On His Book Launch Tour of The Ravaged

The highly anticipated debut novel from Norman Reedus, acclaimed star of The Walking Dead...

May 5, 2022

Former Hachette SVP and Publisher Anthony Goff Joins Blackstone As President

Anthony Goff, former Senior Vice President and Publisher at Hachette, joins Blackstone Publishing as President, beginning May 2, 2022. Goff will report to CEO Josh Stanton, together leading the company as it continues to thrive as one of the nation’s leading privately owned independent publishing houses...

May 2, 2022

Robert Downey, Jr. and Thomas Kostigen to publish cool food with Blackstone Publishing

Celebrated actor, producer, and activist Robert Downey, Jr. and New York Times bestselling environmental author Thomas Kostigen’s forthcoming book, COOL FOOD: Erasing Your Carbon Footprint One Bite at a Time, has been acquired by Blackstone Publishing...
April 5, 2022

Craig Morgan Pens Memoir About His Time in the Military and Loss of Son Jerry

Morgan partnered with Jim DeFelice, one of the co-writers of Chris Kyle's bestselling autobiography American Sniper, to pen his own book. The result is Morgan's powerful memoir...

March 11, 2022

Former Senior Vice President at Penguin Random House John Lawton Joins Blackstone Publishing

John Lawton, former Senior Vice President at PRH, joins Blackstone Publishing as Director of National Accounts, specifically handling Retail and Wholesale channels...

March 7, 2022

PLA & Pacific Northwest Spotlight: Publishing in the Pacific Northwest

From its modest roots selling audiobook cassettes out of a garage in Southern Oregon in the 1980s, Blackstone publishing has grown into one of the most respected and formidable indie publishers in the nation...

March 4, 2022

Weird Tales Partners with Blackstone Publishing

Blackstone Publishing has inked a deal with horror, sci-fi, and fantasy brand Weird Tales and its flagship publication of the same name. Under the agreement, Blackstone will publish 50 books under the Weird Tales Presents brand over the course of five years, including original novels ...

November 16, 2021

Aaron Magnani Options Laura Munson Novel ‘Willa’s Grove’ For Film

Aaron Magnani has optioned Laura Munson’s bestselling novel Willa’s Grove for film, setting screenwriter Sarah Hopkins to adapt it for the screen. The story revolves around four women, each adrift in their own way, who discover the power of sisterhood as they converge in the wilds of ...

November 1, 2021

The Strand Magazine’s Publisher of the Year Award recognizes excellence in publishing

Josh Stanton of Blackstone Publishing received the Publisher of the Year Award. Stanton took the helm at Blackstone ten years ago, and during his tenure sales have more than tripled. He has also overseen the evolution of Blackstone not only as one of the largest audiobook publishers ...

October 5, 2021

Blackstone Publishing Taps Brendan Deneen To Run New Film-TV Division

Oregon-based Blackstone Publishing has brought on former Miramax and Macmillan executive Brendan Deneen as the company’s Director of Media, TV & Film. Deneen will spearhead this new multimedia division, mining Blackstone’s backlist and creating new IP for both publishing ...

July 9, 2021

Norman Reedus Partners with Blackstone Publishing

Less than a week after it was announced that The Walking Dead star would be fronting his own spinoff of the cabler’s zombie apocalypse series with Melissa McBride, Reedus has now signed a first look development deal with AMC Studios. Set to run for two years, the agreement with …

September 15, 2020

Blackstone Publishing to Manufacture, Sell, and Distribute Audiobook CDs Published by Recorded Books

Blackstone Publishing today announced it has signed an agreement with Recorded Books to exclusively manufacture and distribute the company’s audiobook CDs in North America beginning on Oct. 1, 2020. Recorded Books is the flagship publishing brand of RBmedia, the largest ...

August 20, 2020

Blackstone Publishing Celebrates the Centenary of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down

Celebrate the centenary of Richard Adams’ birth, on May 9th, 2020, by listening to the incredible audiobook production of Adams’ classic novel, WATERSHIP DOWN [Blackstone Publishing; May 7, 2019; audiobook], narrated by award-winning actor, director and screenwriter Peter Capaldi ...

May 6, 2020

Blackstone to Publish Bestselling Australian author Sara Foster

Blackstone Publishing has announced they are to publish several titles by one of Australia’s rising stars and bestselling psychological suspense authors, Sara Foster. A six-figure deal was brokered for North American rights to publish You Don’t Know Me, which they will release in March 2020 ....

October 7, 2019

Blackstone and Story Factory Deal Pulls Bestselling Authors from Penguin Random House

In a surprise deal that could represent a shift within the publishing industry, Blackstone Publishing — the largest independent publisher in the multi-billion dollar audiobook business — has set up a partnership with The Story Factory to expand in the print and e-book markets...

April 1, 2019

Blackstone Signs Six More Novels By Irish Author Catherine Ryan Howard

Haila Williams of Blackstone Publishing has bought North American rights to six more titles by Edgar® Best Novel nominee Catherine Ryan Howard in a major six-figure deal by Jane Gregory for David Higham Associates. Catherine’s debut, "Distress Signals" (2016), was shortlisted ...

March 18, 2019

Blackstone Publishing to Be the Exclusive Manufacturer and Distributor for Naxos AudioBooks

Blackstone Publishing is pleased to announce that they are now the exclusive North America manufacturer and distributor of physical audio content for Naxos AudioBooks. Beginning in early 2019, they will manufacture-on-demand, sell, and distribute new releases in addition to the  ...

January 16, 2019

Blackstone Acquires Publishing Rights to James Clavell Catalog

In a near-seven-figure deal, Blackstone Publishing acquired North American unabridged rights for print/e-book and world rights for audio to all but two of #1 New York Times bestselling author James Clavell's catalog, in an eight-book deal made by Blackstone Head of New Business Development ...

June 7, 2018