Awards

19 Sep

BTW News Briefs

FedEx waiving residential surcharges this holiday season; Binc’s Bank on Booksellers raises $21,723; Ed Several to leave Reed; PW Star Watch winners named; B&N opens another concept store; Baker & Taylor signs new sales and distribution clients; Macmillan to distribute Sounds True; Beacon renews distribution agreement with PRH; Kaplan to acquire Barron’s; Staff changes at HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Chronicle Books, University Press Group, Sourcebooks, DK; Print book sales trending up, NPD says; Business Book of the Year shortlist announced; Conroy Legacy Award, Literarian Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize winners announced

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17 Sep

2018 National Book Awards Longlists Revealed

This year, the National Book Awards honor a new, fifth category: Translated Literature.

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12 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Dubruille to leave EIBF; New and improved Pubnet goes live; Waterstones to buy Foyles; National Book Awards announces Young People’s Literature longlist; Canongate to launch Black Thorn; James Johnston named PRH CFO; B&N stock jumps after sale rumors; B&N CEO search delayed; Algonquin promotes two; November premiere set for HBO’s Elena Ferrante adaptation; National Book Foundation announces NBF Presents

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05 Sep

BTW News Briefs

PRH to launch Book the Vote; NYT publishes article on retail innovation; Students invited to design 2019 National Poetry Month poster; Staff changes at HMH, DK, S&S, Sourcebooks, Milkweed; IPG acquires Midpoint; Gaiman, Murakami shortlisted for substitute Nobel; Nominations open for Reading the West Book Awards; Voice of the Heartland winner announced; Center for Fiction announces First Novel finalists

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05 Sep

Around Indies

Element of Fun Books & Toys opens in New York; Bogan Books to open in Maine; Bronx River Books plans soft opening in New York; Macdonald Book Shop, Abraham Lincoln Bookshop to celebrate milestone anniversaries; Scout and Morgan’s Judith Kissner named MIBA’s Bookseller of the Year; Ivy Bookshop, Greedy Reads, Foggy Pine Books featured by local news; Her Bookshop becomes The Bookshop

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04 Sep

Publishers Weekly Names BookPeople CEO One of Five PW Star Watch Finalists

Elizabeth Jordan, CEO of BookPeople since Steve Bercu’s retirement in June, was one of six ABA member booksellers who made the original list of 47 honorees, from which the finalists were chosen.

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29 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Former B&N CEO sues company; Sargent to speak at Frankfurt CEO Talk; Bumbalo to join Bloomsbury; Sourcebooks announces promotions; Barblan joins AAP; Taschen appoints new COO; The Bookshop premieres; Carle Honors auction opens; Rona Jaffe winners announced

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21 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Frankfurt Book Fair launches Bookfest; Obama posts summer reading list; Amazon plans Denver store; Seven Stories launches promotion for indies; Chronicle Books, Trustbridge Global Media partner on new imprint; Amphorae acquires Goldminds; Nebraska Book Company partners with Follett; Hopkins Fulfillment Services to distribute Wesleyan University Press; Ingram to distribute Grim Oak Press, adds three new technical publisher clients; PGW to distribute Heyday; Tyndale House CFO to retire; Phoenix International Publications named top Licensee; Ink Spell Books’ Find Waldo Local nominated; Alissa duBois wins Handseller of the Year; Hugo winners announced

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15 Aug

Six ABA Member Booksellers Make Publishers Weekly’s Star Watch List

PW will announce the five “Top Honorees” in its September 3 issue, and a “Superstar” winner will be announced on September 12.

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15 Aug

BTW News Briefs

The Great American Read announces top 40 titles so far; CBC creates activity kit; Bala Kids to debut in spring 2019; V.S. Naipaul dies; Cheryl A. Young leaving MacDowell Colony; Todd McGarity promoted at Hachette; Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalists, American Book Awards winners, and Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature winners announced

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08 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Ben LeRoy to head IPC; UKIP suspends three over Bookmarks incident; Ingram to distribute new clients; CBC calls for bilingual books for immigrant children; UMass partners with Tagus Press; Prelude acquires Duckworth; AAUP announces personnel changes; Women’s Media Group announces fellowship recipients; Midwest Book Award winners, Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction shortlist announced

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01 Aug

BTW News Briefs

BookExpo, NY Rights Fair to run concurrently at Javits; Abrams buys Overlook Press; Kerry McCluggage named IDW Media CEO; Jennifer Crewe assumes AUPresses presidency; MPIBA hires two; Leading Edge Review to distribute digitally; Now Read This chooses August book; Library Lions honorees, World Fantasy Award finalists, Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award for Young Adult Fiction winner announced

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25 Jul

BTW News Briefs

S&S to distribute Skyhorse; Investment group acquires stake in B&N; Promotions and new hires at PRH, Random House, Ingram, Atria; 2018 Man Booker longlist announced; 2018 New England Book Awards, RITA Awards, Arthur C. Clarke Award, Chosen Payments contest winners announced

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18 Jul

BTW News Briefs

New CBC diversity award plans fall launch; Noodlephant illustrator pens blog post on Ci6; Amazon Prime Day encounters problems; Casemate to distribute Gremese Editore; Rowman & Littlefield acquires Pineapple Press; HMH to close Eamon Dolan Books; CEO to leave Bonnier Zaffre; Promotions at HC Children’s Books; Quarto appoints Andy Cumming; Penny Candy Books visiting indies; Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award winner, Pinckley Prizes for Fiction winners announced

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11 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Independent We Stand announces Independent Retailer Month; Barnes & Noble fires CEO; EU copyright law rejected; Promotions at Random House Children’s Books; John Wiley & Sons appoints new CSO; S&S to distribute Zuiker Press; “Now Read This” Book Club chooses Pachinko for July; Golden Man Booker Prize winner announced

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