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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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01 May

BTW News Briefs

National Antiracist Book Festival launches; McGraw Hill and Cengage to merge; Asmodee launches publishing arm; Personnel changes at Tin House Books, Princeton University Press, HMH, NEIBA; Edgar Awards, Colby Award, Triangle Award, PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, Four Quartets, James Beard award winners announced; Women’s Prize shortlist announced

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24 Apr

Children’s Book Week Kicks Off Monday, April 29

This year’s theme, in honor of the event’s 100th anniversary, is “Read Now. Read Forever,” and looks to the past, present, and future of children’s and young adult books.

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24 Apr

BTW News Briefs

Booksellers print The Mueller Report; S&S to distribute Law&Crime imprint; Skyhorse to launch Arcade CrimeWise; PRH launches reader loyalty program; Consortium to distribute four publishers; Copperfield’s event director debuts column; Personnel changes at WH Smith, Arcadia Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s, Orbit, Harlequin; Anna Dewdney Read Together Award, Hillman Prize, International Prize for Arabic Fiction winners announced; IPA Prix Voltaire shortlist announced 

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24 Apr

Last Chance to Vote for 2019 Indies Choice Book Award, E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Winners

Booksellers have until the end of the day today, April 24, to vote for their favorite titles from a list of finalists chosen by a jury of booksellers.

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23 Apr

Tickets Available to Attend Lambda Literary Awards Following BookExpo 2019

Booksellers who will be in New York City for this year’s BookExpo trade show may also want to attend the 31st Lambda Literary Awards ceremony on Monday, June 3, which celebrates queer literary excellence.

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17 Apr

BTW News Briefs

New ALA president elected; Independent Booksellers Consortium, Association of Writers and Writing Programs name new executive directors; KidLit TV partners with CBC, Every Child a Reader; WNBA launches national membership; S&S to distribute Tra Publishing, launch Tiller Press; TDH announces Nightfire imprint; Personnel changes at HarperOne, HMH; Pulitzer Prize, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, WNBA Award, Aspen Words Literary Prize, Reading the West Book Award winners announced; Young Lions Fiction Award, Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist announced

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15 Apr

Vote for 2019 Indies Choice Book Award, E.B. White Read-Aloud Winners by April 24

ABA member booksellers can go online and vote for their favorite titles from finalists chosen by a jury of booksellers until Wednesday, April 24.

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10 Apr
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Reminder: Vote for 2019 Indies Choice Book Award, E.B. White Read-Aloud Winners

Until Wednesday, April 24, ABA member booksellers will be able to go online and vote for their favorite titles from finalists in nine categories, which were chosen by a jury of booksellers.

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10 Apr

Around Indies

Indie stores highlighted by Voice of America; The Story House, [words], Porter Square, McNally Jackson, Midtown Scholar, Walls of Books to open new locations; Turning Page, Alibi to open; Byrd’s Books owner, Second Star to the Right honored; EyeSeeMe, Main Point, Narberth, Towne Book Center, Papercuts J.P., Talking Leaves, River Dog featured in local news; Karlee Nussbaum joins Women & Children First

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