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10 Jul

BTW News Briefs

NCIBA launches new online marketplace website, considers merging with SCIBA; Amazon workers in Minnesota to strike; PRHPS to distribute America’s Test Kitchen Kids; Michael Zikha launches ZE Books; Hachette Audio offers deal at Libro.fm; Personnel changes at Gallery Publishing Group, Algonquin, William Morrow, Macmillan Children’s; George Washington Prize finalists announced; Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award winner announced

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27 Jun

James Patterson Honored at Children’s Institute

The author received a plaque in appreciation of his support of independent bookstores through his annual Holiday Bookstore Bonus program and other initiatives.

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19 Jun

BTW News Briefs

Ingram considers West Coast fulfillment options; Harry Potter augmented reality game set for launch; Joy Harjo named U.S. Poet Laureate; Patterson and Follett partner for “All Books for All Kids”; Lerner Publishing to distribute Zest Books; Personnel changes at Longleaf Services, Crown and Tim Duggan Books; Children’s and Teen Choice Book Award, NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award, CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Award, and International Dublin Literary Award winners announced

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11 Jun

BTW News Briefs

PRH to acquire F+W publishing assets; Harlequin Studios launched; S&S to distribute Mrs Wordsmith, Tanglewood; Personnel changes at Simon & Schuster, Harper, Little, Brown; CLMP Firecracker Awards, PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story, Women’s Prize for Fiction winners announced; Orwell Prize shortlist announced

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05 Jun
UC Santa Cruz's mascot, Sammy the Slug.

Around Indies

Reads & Company to open; Bookshop Santa Cruz opens mini shop; Bookends & Beginnings celebrates 5th anniversary; Books & Company wins IBD window contest; M and M, Purple Crow featured in local news.

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05 Jun

BTW News Briefs

Two Rivers Distribution adds five publishers; Andrews McMeel to publish Epic Originals; Personnel changes at Brandeis University Press, Avid Reader Press, Scholastic, Granta, Ingram Content Group; Lambda Literary Awards, PEN Pinter Prize winners announced

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31 May
The Golden Fig is now open.

Around Indies

Golden Fig opens; Turning Page, Alibi to open; Penn Book Center to stay open; Green Arcade, Changing Hands celebrate anniversaries; Writer’s Block to move; Brookline Booksmith, Rediscovered named best bookstores; Jospeh-Beth bookseller to judge Kentucky Bluegrass Award; Bookmarks announces employee of the month; BookBar, The Lit. Bar, Bookends & Beginnings, The Book Worm, Mil Mundos, Roundabout, Classic Lines, Well-Read Moose featured in local news; and more. 

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31 May

Authors Honored at 2019 Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards

Independent booksellers gathered at the Choice Stage at BookExpo 2019 for the 19th annual Indies Choice Book Awards ceremony.

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31 May

BTW News Briefs

PRH acquires minority stake in Sourcebooks; S&S to distribute Waterhouse Press; Nationals pitcher supporting indies; Former RH publisher Robert L. Bernstein dies; Plum Bay Publishing launches; PRH imprints create new publishing program; Candlewick announces terms for indies; Personnel changes at Penguin Press, Macmillan Children’s, Europa Editions, Welbeck Publishing, Holiday House, Random Children’s Books, Hachette; Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing winner announced

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22 May

BTW News Briefs

PRHPS, SEA sign multi-year sales and distribution agreement; McFarland & Co. launches Toplight Books; Charco Press to be distributed by Consortium; Chronicle launches Chronicle Chroma; Personnel changes at MIBA, IPG, APA Publishing, Fabled Films Press, National Book Foundation; Buzz Books available for booksellers; Man Book International, Innovations in Reading, O. Henry Prize, Nebula Awards, Library of Congress Award for American Fiction, International Dylan Thomas Prize, Jeanne Córdova Prize for Lesbian/Queer Nonfiction, Plutarch Award for Best Biography, New England Society Book Awards winners announced; Strand Critics Awards nominees announced

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14 May

BTW News Briefs

Booksellers New Zealand CEO to retire; Binc announces Author Leadership Circle chair; Milkweed launches fellowship; U.K. Poet Laureate, Young People’s Poet Laureate named; Ohio University Press director announced; Personnel changes at Chronicle Books, Doubleday, Sourcebooks, William Morrow, Soho Press, PRH; British Book Award, Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize winners announced; Shirley Jackson Award, Desmond Elliott Prize, Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlists announced 

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13 May

Nominations Continue for Reader’s Digest's “Nicest Places in America” Contest

This summer, Reader’s Digest is giving readers the chance to nominate any town, city, organization, or business across the country as the kindest, nicest place in the U.S.

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08 May

BTW News Briefs

Just Kids wins One Book, One New York; PRH Grupo Editorial acquires Ediciones Salamandra; Chronicle Books to launch Chronicle Audio; Obama recommends three books; Highlights for Children sells imprints to Kane Press; Personnel changes at S&S, IPG, Dutton, DK; Helen & Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize winner announced; Chautauqua Prize shortlist announced; Orwell Prize longlists announced 

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01 May

2019 Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Winners Announced

The winning authors and illustrators will be honored at the upcoming ABA Indies Choice Book Awards, taking place on Thursday, May 30, at this year’s BookExpo trade show.

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01 May

ABA Partners With Reader’s Digest to Promote 2019 “Nicest Places in America” Contest

Reader’s Digest is giving readers the chance this summer to nominate any town, city, organization, or business across America as the kindest, nicest place in the country.

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