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16 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Axios posts video touting indie bookstore success; Chooseco sues Netflix; Europa Editions launches Europa Compass; Sourcebooks launches three new children’s imprints; Atria launches Signal Press; Chicago Review Press acquires Council Oak Books; PRH Publisher Services to distribute Crooked Lane Books; Maya Mavjee to join Macmillan; Timothy Paulson joins HarperCollins Christian; Personnel changes at HarperCollins, Random House, William Morrow; PEN America Literary Gala announces host, special award winners; National Jewish Book Award, Pacific Northwest Book Award winners announced; Story Prize finalists announced

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16 Jan
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Around Indies

Old Town Open Book, The Lit. Bar, Silver Unicorn pop-up to open; Women and Children First celebrates 40th anniversary; Belmont Books, Politics & Prose, For Keeps, The Fountain Bookstore, Powell’s, Jake’s Place, Greenlight featured in local news; Blue Willow Bookshop named Best of Houston; From My Shelf Books & Gifts co-owner’s picture books featured in library collection

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09 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Former bookseller pens article on how local bookstores make towns richer; Authors Guild survey reports median income decrease; Bloomsbury partners with Rowman & Littlefield; PW parent company buys The Millions; National Book Network to distribute three new publishers; Personnel changes at Random House, Crown; Sally Rooney wins Costa Novel Award; Academy of American Poets names new chancellors

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02 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Printing delays reported this holiday season; Book sales up in 2018; PartnerShip releases white paper on rate increases; PW announces Persons of the Year; Obama announces 2018 book picks; Abrams now distributing Overlook Press; Binc and Sourcebooks offering new scholarship opportunity; Personnel changes at McGraw-Hill, Sourcebooks, Candlewick; PBS News Hour-NYT book club chooses Heart for January

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02 Jan

Last Call: Nominations Due January 8 for 2019 PW Bookstore, Sales Rep of the Year Awards

Booksellers, authors, publishers, distributors, and others with ties to the book industry are invited to submit nominations for Publishers Weekly’s Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year awards by January 8, 2019.

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19 Dec

BTW News Briefs

ABA’s David Grogan named Media Coalition board chair; Rowman & Littlefield acquires selected Hal Leonard titles, imprints; Sourcebooks partners with Poisoned Pen Press on mystery imprint; Abrams to distribute Lucky Spool; APG to distribute Chalice Press; Tin House Magazine to close; Personnel changes at Catapult, PRH, HarperCollins, Tom Doherty Associates, Scholastic

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12 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Reed Exhibitions to sponsor 2019 Children’s Book Week; Jason Reynolds appears on Mitch Kaplan’s podcast; Crown restructuring details released; Chronicle announces LEGO partnership; Casemate to distribute Eurospan; Elsevier sells distribution center to LSC Communications; PEN/Faulkner executive director named; Chris Ryall to rejoin IDW; Nation Books renamed; Personnel changes at Berkley, Celadon; PEN America longlist, NBCC John Leonard Prize finalists announced; Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Book Prize, Thurber Prize, Jack D. Rittenhouse Lifetime Achievement Award winners announced

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05 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Germany to investigate Amazon; Richmond newspaper features local indies’ reaction to Amazon HQ; Atwood to write Handmaid’s Tale sequel; Deadline set for Parneros to seek B&N countersuit dismissal; Polis Books to launch Agora; Personnel changes at Simon & Schuster, PRH, Arcadia, Grand Central, DK; Mystery Writers of America rescinds award following controversy; 2018 35 over 35 list, PBS Now Read This choice announced

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03 Dec

Nominations Sought for 2019 PW Bookstore, Sales Rep of the Year Awards

Booksellers, authors, publishers, distributors, and others with ties to the book industry are invited to submit nominations for Publishers Weekly’s Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year awards by January 8, 2019.

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28 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Protestors storm Amazon Books on Cyber Monday; Demos Parneros to file motion to dismiss B&N’s countersuit; Lerner Publishing Group acquires Zest; Former Quarto CEO joins Trigger; Personnel changes at Harper Christian, Workman Publishing, HarperCollins Children’s; MWA names 2019 Grand Masters

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21 Nov

BTW News Briefs

NYT publishes 100 Notable Books of 2018; B&N to open 10-15 stores in 2019; Becoming achieves PRH’s largest single-day sales total for 2018; Prize suspended after opposition to Amazon sponsorship; IPG to distribute three Spanish publishers; B&T to distribute Canada’s Sutherland House in U.S.; Portfolio and Simon Sinek to launch Optimism Press; Personnel changes at S&S, Harlequin; Aspen Words Literary Prize longlist announced; Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, Scotiabank Giller Prize, Cundill History Prize winners announced 

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20 Nov

Around Indies

For Keeps, Prologue Bookshop, Shakespeare and Co. UWS location to open; The Snail on the Wall, Book and Puppet Company to open pop-ups; The Babbling Book and the Dragon’s Nook gets new owner, name change; Gibson’s Bookstore, Village Lights Books, Riffraff celebrate anniversaries; Avid Bookshop owner receives award; and more.

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15 Nov

2018 National Book Award Winners Announced

Winners in five categories, including the inaugural award for Translated Literature, were announced at the 69th annual National Book Awards on November 14 at a ceremony in New York City.

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14 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Consortium adds eight new clients; De Gruyter to distribute UC Press titles; Hachette reshuffling results in layoffs; Small Press United to distribute Black Spot; Personnel changes at Ecco, Quarto, Imagine That, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Arcadia; Business Book of the Year Award winner, PNBA Book Award shortlist announced

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14 Nov

Around Indies

Old Town Books, Barbara’s Bookstore scheduled to open; Powell’s celebrates anniversary at PDX; Source Booksellers awarded $10,000; Village Books remodeled; Watching Books and da Pepo announce partnership; Wild Geese Bookshop, Cavalier House Books featured in news; Toadstool Bookshops prepare for Cider Monday; {pages} a bookstore launches book club; Staff changes at Bookshop Santa Cruz

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