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18 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Amy Einhorn named Henry Holt publisher; Barnes & Noble’s Tim Mantel let go; Personnel changes at Skyhorse, National Book Foundation, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Children’s Books; Chicago Review Press and University of Chicago Press to distribute new publisher clients; Kirkus Prize finalists, Financial Times and McKinsey & Company Business Book of the Year Award shortlist announced; National Book Foundation’s 2019 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, Klaus Flugge Prize, SIBA Conroy Legacy Award, Great Lakes Great Reads Award winners announced 

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18 Sep

Reminder: Applications Open for ABA’s Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

ABA’s new award celebrates booksellers whose ideas, creativity, and execution have improved operations, fostered community relationships, inspired new efficiencies, created a more inclusive environment, and/or increased sales.  

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11 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Reed reboots BookExpo again; NYT reports on Amazon delivery driver crashes; Random House’s Susan Kamil dies; Oasis Family Media launches Paperback Classics; Abrams to publish Magic Cat in North America; Personnel changes at Shelf Awareness, Parallax Press, Random House Children’s Books, Penguin Young Readers, Simon & Schuster; National Translation Awards longlists announced; American Poets Prizes winners announced

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04 Sep

Application Process Ongoing for ABA’s Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

The award recognizes the achievements of booksellers whose ideas, creativity, and execution have improved store operations, fostered community relationships, inspired new efficiencies, and more. 

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04 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Audible to wait on Captions program; Baen Books and RBmedia partner; Personnel changes at Sourcebooks, Atria, Chronicle, Baker & Taylor; Booker Prize, Dagger Award shortlists announced; Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships winners announced; John W. Campbell Award changes name

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28 Aug

Reminder: Application Period Open for ABA’s New Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

Monday, October 21, is the deadline to apply for the award, which recognizes and celebrates the achievements borne of booksellers’ creativity and ingenuity.

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28 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Op-ed in New York Times lauds indie bookstores; ProPublica reports on book tariffs; Bustle covers Ripped Bodice’s Great Big Romance Read; AAP sues Audible; Baker & Taylor to distribute McSweeney’s; Arcadia acquires Wildsam; Personnel changes at Macmillan, Penguin Press, Twenty Summers, Random House Children’s Books, Booksellers NZ; Dayton Literary Peace Prize, New American Voices Award, SCIBA Book Awards finalists announced; Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards, Midwest Booksellers Choice Awards, Carla Cohen Free Speech Award winners announced  

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21 Aug

BTW News Briefs

NYT article claims counterfeit books proliferate at Amazon; State attorneys general prepare antitrust investigation; Arcadia completes Pelican acquisition, director of sales to scale down role; Skyhorse and Start partner for new crime imprint; Lonely Planet to transfer sales and distribution to Hachette; President Obama releases summer reading list; Personnel changes at University of Pennsylvania Press, Knopf, Chronicle Books; Kirkus Prize judges announced; Hugo Award, American Book Award, NAIBA Legacy Award winners announced

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14 Aug

American Booksellers Association Launches Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

This new award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of booksellers whose creativity and ideas have helped improve their bookstore’s operations and/or foster relationships within the local community.

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14 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Authors file second suit against Cengage; Coalition for Books launches in New Zealand; Libro.fm expands ALC program; IPG, Ingram announce distribution deals with new publishers; Personnel changes at Scholastic, Flatiron, Welbeck, Equinox Books; We Need Diverse Books summer fundraiser ongoing; Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year longlist announced; Kristin Keith Sales Rep of the Year, Massachusetts Book Award winners announced

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13 Aug

Binc Announces Winners of 2019 Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarships

“It is heartening to see the passion our applicants have for bookselling and spreading acceptance and tolerance in their communities,” said Macmillan’s Malati Chavali.

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07 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Toni Morrison dies; Barnes & Noble sale to Elliott Advisors completed; U.S. threatens Chinese tariffs again; Circe to become HBO series; Harper Focus launching new imprint; Casemate to distribute Dufour editions; Clare Hey joins S&S U.K.; Personnel changes at Simon & Schuster, Dutton, AAP, Penguin; NAIBA’s Joe Draybak Handseller Award, 2019 Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award winners announced

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31 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Immigrant, refugee authors sign open letter protesting border detention centers; PW Star Watch honorees announced; S&S to distribute Aconyte; National Association of College Stores announces new CEO; KJ Grow named Shambhala publisher; Personnel changes at Macmillan Children’s, Penguin Press, Chronicle Books; First Novel Prize longlist, Library of Virginia Literary Award finalists, Willie Morris Award finalists, RITA Award winners, Miles Franklin Literary Award winners announced

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24 Jul

Announcing the Ripped Bodice Awards for Excellence in Romantic Fiction

The inaugural class of 12 honorees will be announced on Valentine’s Day 2020; monetary prizes will be furnished by such sponsors as Sony Pictures Television.

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24 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Quad, LSC call off deal; Harlequin reorganizes; PRH buys F+W Books; Workman to distribute Familius; ComicHub to supply graphic novel, comics sales data to NPD BookScan; WNDB launches fundraiser; Man Booker Prize longlist announced; Will Eisner Comic Industry Award winners announced; Dayton Literary Peace Prize names winner of distinguished achievement award; NEIBA announces book award finalists; Church of the Graveyard Saints chosen for Four Corners/One Book program

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