Awards

20 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Trump’s 2020 budget calls for elimination of NEA; W.S. Merwin dies; Binc's disaster relief program no longer a pilot; Walter Isaacson joins Arcadia as editor-at-large; Arthur A. Levine to form own publishing company; Ingram to distribute two new publishers; Personnel changes at Hachette, Harlequin; Free online course from Cornell University and Bank of America; National Book Critics Circle Awards, Windham-Campbell Prize, PEN America’s PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award, PEN/Hemingway Award winners announced; Reading the West Book Award shortlist announced

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20 Mar

89 Winning Booksellers Announced for New BookExpo Bestsellers Grant Program

Through the new BookExpo Bestsellers Grant Program, indie bookseller winners will receive $1,000 for travel, accommodations, and other expenses incurred during their stay in New York City.

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19 Mar
Lark and Owl sign

Around Indies

Mil Mundos opens; The Open Book to hold grand opening; Lake & Owl to open; Collected Works to reopen; Murder on the Beach to move; Bethany Beach, Fables and Fairy Tales named top stores; Raven Book Store owner profiled; The Brain Lair hosts presidential candidate; Bluestocking, Old Town, The Wild Detectives, Deep Vellum, and more featured in news stories.

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15 Mar

Promote Pulitzer Prize-Winning Backlist Ahead of Livestreamed Announcement on April 15

Booksellers are encouraged to inform their customers, book club members, and colleagues that the winners and finalists for the Prize will be announced via livestream on the Pulitzer website.

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14 Mar

Five Booksellers Among Judges for 2019 National Book Awards

More independent booksellers than in previous years will serve as judges for the 70th annual National Book Awards. Submissions are now open for the awards.

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13 Mar

BTW News Briefs

BookExpo announces 2019 Buzz Books, exhibitors for UnBound; Patterson and BA announce new bookseller award; PW Star Watch nominations open; HarperCollins launches HarperVia; Poisoned Pen Press, Horror Writers Association announce new series; Chronicle Books launches Prism imprint; Ingram to distribute Cambridge University Press; Personnel changes at Thames & Hudson, Random House Children’s, Abrams Children’s, St. Martin’s Press; Man Booker International Prize longlist announced; Lambda Literary Awards, Triangle Awards finalists announced; Story Prize and American Academy of Arts and Letters award winners announced

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12 Mar

Around Indies

Dickens Children’s Books, The Lit. Bar, Busboys and Poets, Blue Manatee Literacy Project to open; Bay Books to move; Women & Children First, Joe’s Place celebrate anniversaries; Bookmarks, Ellen Plumb’s honored; Staff changes at 57th Street; Poor Richard’s, Books With a Past, Anderson’s, City Lights, Appletree, Loganberry, The Learned Owl, Hicklebee’s featured in local news; and more.

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06 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Sotomayor to headline BookExpo; Nobel Prize in Literature to be awarded for 2018, 2019; Man Booker Prize announces new sponsor; Ripped Bodice releases 2018 diversity report; One Book, One New York announces five finalists; Diversion Books crashes Cohen testimony; Macmillan restructuring sales executive team; Denene Millner imprint moves to S&S; Hachette to distribute Sheldon Press; Post Hill acquires Fidelis Books; Personnel changes at Counterpoint, Highlights, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hachette Audio, IDW Media Holdings; Audie Awards, Romantic Novel Awards winners announced; Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, PEN Faulkner Award for Fiction finalists announced; Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist announced

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27 Feb

Nominees for 2019 Pannell Awards Announced

The nominees for the Women’s National Book Association’s 2019 Pannell Awards include 28 general bookstores and 11 children’s specialty bookstores.

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27 Feb

BTW News Briefs

Ingram to consolidate distribution in England; BookBrowse publishes report on book clubs; MIT Press to distribute no place press; Personnel changes at S&S Speakers Bureau, Hachette Book Group, Random House Sales Group, Chronicle, Riverhead, Association of American Publishers; PEN America Literary Award winners honored; Nebula Prize finalists, Lukas Prize shortlist announced

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27 Feb
Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards 2019 Logo

Voting Begins March 1 for Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards

Children and teens will choose the winners by voting online and in schools, bookstores, and libraries around the country; the voting period ends June 2.

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20 Feb

BTW New Briefs

BookExpo announces Adult Book & Author Breakfast lineup; Pearson sells K-12 courseware division; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt launches HMH Audio; Baker & Taylor to distribute seven new publishers; Philip Himberg to lead MacDowell Colony; Personnel changes at William Morrow, Johns Hopkins University Press, Chronicle Books; James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award Council names two new Fellows; Aspen Words Literary Prize shortlist announced; Carnegie Medals, Kate Greenaway Medal, Green Earth Book Awards longlists announced; Southern Book Prize winners announced

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13 Feb

BTW News Briefs

Amazon reconsidering NYC headquarters; BookExpo announces Children’s Book & Author Breakfast panelists; NBF director pens Time op-ed; Center for Fiction to host grand reopening; S&S to distribute Health Communications; Verso Books to launch Verso Fiction; Lonely Planet names new CEO; Personnel changes at Harlequin, Viking/Penguin, Harper Group, House of Anansi and Groundwood Books; Romantic Novelists’ Association Awards finalists announced; BIO Award winner announced

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12 Feb

Nominations Sought for 2019 WNBA Pannell Award

Nominations are being accepted for the WNBA Pannell Award, which honors bookstores that foster a love of reading and books in children and young adults.

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06 Feb

BTW News Briefs

Kickstarter launches Exquisite Objects; First Book partners with Rise Up; Canada’s Dundurn Press sold to tech entrepreneurs; Black Ocean to distribute Gramma Press; University of Georgia Press acquires Milestone Press; Rizzoli New York to distribute Pavilion Books; Personnel changes at Rakuten Kobo, Crown Publishing, Random House Children’s Books; Book Manufacturers’ Institute announces Rising Star Awards; Audie Awards finalists, PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature winner announced

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