The Big 5 publishers are turning into the Big 4. Penguin Random House has won their bid to purchase Simon and Schuster, beating out Harper Collins. https://bookriot.com/penguin-random-house-to-buy-simon-schuster/ First, let me say that I hope no Pocket Books editor or author loses their job or work opportunities as a result of this M&A event. I am not sure what the effect will be on the publishing lines in general and Star Trek books in particular. If you have information, comments, or speculation based on industry knowledge, please post them here.