The Millions Is Joining Publishers Weekly

January 3, 2019 | 4

Today we are making a big announcement about the future of this project: The Millions has been acquired by Publishers Weekly.

The Millions has grown over time into a vibrant and necessary project, and in recent years I have spent a lot of time trying to figure out how the project might live beyond my stewardship. In Publishers Weekly, The Millions will gain a partner that is devoted to the site’s mission and we hope will make the site a lasting institution. We at The Millions uniformly believe this is a great outcome for the site and for its writers and readers.

My longtime associate editor, Adam Boretz, who has also been an editor at Publishers Weekly, will become the editor of The Millions. Departing editor Lydia Kiesling will continue to be involved in the site as a staff writer and in various capacities. We expect our writing and editing staff to remain unchanged. I will no longer be formally involved with The Millions and am happy and relieved to pass the site along to such capable hands.

The Millions will remain at URL for the forseeable future, and under Publishers Weekly, The Millions will continue the same literary coverage that it is known for while bringing new resources that will allow for the site to try new things.

Thank you for joining me on this journey,

C. Max Magee, Founder,

created The Millions and is its publisher. He and his family live in New Jersey.


  1. Congratulations! Thank God it wasn’t Amazon.
    FYI: Tuesdays part of my viewing routine is seeing your New This Tuesday listing of books.

  2. I am so glad it isn’t Amazon as well. Since your links went to Amazon (like The Literary Saloon), it was a disgrace you had to ask your readers for donations. I truly hope Publisher’s Weekly keeps the spirit of The Millions, and keeps the conversation going. I haven’t posted in a long time because, sadly, I found the new design a bit clumsy. All the best Lydia and dear, dear C. Max Magee.

  3. Congratulations Max and all those associated with making The Millions a success over these years! All the best into the future. I look forward to continued great content under Publishers Weekly.

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