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20 Nov

Around Indies

Tombolo secures storefront; Learned Owl owner elected as councilperson; Changing Hands owner wins ATHENA Award; Michelle Obama visits Politics and Prose; Scuppernong creates Pete the Cat display; Lion’s Mouth, Cafe con Libros, WORD, Astoria, Books Are Magic, Lit. Bar, Berry & Co., Bookends and Beginnings, Buffalo Street, Pagination, Kona Stories, Sausalito Books by the Bay, Back of Beyond, Books & Books, Charis, Alabama Booksmith, Joseph-Beth, Square, Parnassus, BookPeople, Chop Suey, Strand, Arcade, Shakespeare & Co., Women and Children First, Secret Garden, Tattered Cover, City Lights, Gene’s featured in local news. 

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20 Nov

BTW News Briefs

James Patterson to receive National Humanities Medal; Baker & Taylor to distribute Tachyon Publications; Personnel changes at Random House, New Press, Harper Christian, Holiday House, Abrams; Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, Goldsmiths Prize, Cundill History Prize winners announced; 2020 PNBA Book Awards, Foyles Books of the Year shortlists announced; Aspen Words Literary Prize longlist announced

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13 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Memorial service for Toni Morrison to be held in NYC; IBPA launches Spread the Love Bookseller Sweepstakes; Fall Children's Book Week wraps up; Henry Holt, Zondervan launch new imprints; Oprah's Book Club pick announced; Turkish author released from prison; Personnel changes at Knopf Doublday, PW, Ecco, Scribner, Eerdmans, PRH; BISG presents awards; National Translation Awards, Canada's Writers Trust Prize winners announced; 2020 Blue Peter awards finalists announced; International Dublin Literary Award nominees announced

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06 Nov

BTW News Briefs

AMIBA launches Shop Indie Local; Anthology announces company sale to employees; American Writers Museum to open refugee exhibit; PRH to acquire works of Eric Carle; IPG to distribute eight new publishers; Two Lines Press to launch Calico imprint; Personnel changes at PRH U.S., Harlequin, Algonquin; 2020 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal nominations announced; Waterstones Book of the Year shortlist, 2020 Southern Book Prize shortlist announced

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30 Oct

BTW News Briefs

Kirkus Prize winners, PW’s Best Books of 2019 announced; Amazon stock falls; New Panorama Picks list debuts; Roman & Littlefield launches audiobook line; Nany Goat Books establishes publishing house; NYT Book Review launches excerpts in digital-only feature; ALA issues report on Amazon’s harm to libraries; Personnel changes at Penguin Books, Tom Doherty Associates, FSG, Atria; Thurber Prize for American Humor, Polari Prizes, Dagger Award winners announced

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22 Oct

BTW News Briefs

Australia initially blocks sales of new Ronan Farrow book; Consortium adds six new publishers; S&S to distribute OneWorld; Two Rivers to distribute David and Charles Ltd.; Personnel changes at Flatiron, Shambhala; Winner of Legacy Award for fiction announced; Cundill History Prize and Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction finalists announced

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16 Oct

BTW News Briefs

Nobel Prizes, Booker Prize winners announced, sparking controversy; Worzalla to expand; AUPresses condemns book-burning incident; Chosen Payments named top POS company; PRHPS to distribute MIT press; New imprint Hachette Go to publish self-improvement titles; Andrews McMeel to print, distribute Abrams calendars; Blue Dot Kids Press to launch; Dayton Literary Peace Prize, PEN International Writer of Courage Award, and Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction winners announced

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16 Oct

Apply for ABA’s Entrepreneurial Excellence Award for a Chance to Win Free Admission to Winter Institute

ABA’s new award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of booksellers whose ideas, creativity, and execution have improved operations, fostered community relationships, created a more inclusive environment, increased sales, and more.

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09 Oct

BTW News Briefs

U.K.’s Publishers Association revises statement on U.S. tariffs; Square to change standard processing rate; Today Show to announce Nicest Places contest winner; Sourcebooks creates international sales program; Mango acquires Conari; Arcadia launches internship program; Abrams to launch LGBTQIA graphic novel imprint; Europa, Iperborea to co-publish Passenger series; Personnel changes at Ingram, HarperCollins Children’s Books, Penguin Random House, Little Bee Books; National Book Foundation announces Literature for Justice selections; Goldsmiths Prize, Stephan Russo Books Prize for Social Justice shortlist announced; New England Book Award winners announced

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08 Oct

2019 National Book Awards Finalists Announced

Winners will be announced at the National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner on Wednesday, November 20, in New York City.

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02 Oct

BTW News Briefs

NYT Book Review makes changes; Nominate a business for Independent We Stand’s Indie Award; Hearst launches two new imprints; Personnel changes at HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Simon & Schuster, Quirk Books, IPG, Random House Children’s; MacArthur Genius Grants awarded; Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlists announced; Bard Fiction Prize, Eric Carle Honors winners announced

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01 Oct

Score a Chance at Free Wi15 Admission When You Enter to Win ABA’s Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

October 21 is the deadline for booksellers to apply for the new award; two winners will receive a full scholarship to Winter Institute 2020 in Baltimore, covering up to five hotel nights, travel costs, and a $1,000 stipend.

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25 Sep

BTW News Briefs

PW Superstar named; Strand owner to sue NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission; SCIBA board votes to disband; Audible seeks publisher suit dismissal: Authors Guild, AAP file amicus brief; Oxford University Press to merge educational divisions: Mountaineers to handle fulfillment for Green Trails Maps; Reycraft Books to launch; Personnel changes at Algonquin Books, Dutton and Plume; Oprah’s Book Club picks The Water Dancer; National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 announced; Cundill History Prize shortlist announced

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20 Sep

2019 National Book Awards Longlists Revealed

To be eligible for a 2019 National Book Award, a book must have been written by a U.S. citizen and published in the United States between December 1, 2018, and November 30, 2019.

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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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