About Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly is the international journal of book publishing and bookselling, including business news, reviews and bestseller lists targeted at publishers, booksellers, librarians, the media and literary agents.
Published continuously for the past 142 years, it carries the tagline "The International News Magazine of Book Publishing and Bookselling." With 51 issues a year, the emphasis today is on book reviews.
First published in 1872, the magazine began as The Publishers' Weekly, a collective catalogue for publishers to pool their resources. That listing of books enabled booksellers to learn about forthcoming titles, and eventually the publication expanded to include features and articles.
Publishers Weekly attempts to serve all involved in the creation, production, marketing and sale of the written word in book, audio, video and electronic formats.