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04 Jan

ABA Condemns President Trump’s Demand to Halt Publication of Wolff Book

Lawyers for President Trump are demanding that publisher Henry Holt “cease and desist” from the publication of a new book by Michael Wolff about the president. The publisher has announced it will publish on January 5, and ABA CEO Oren Teicher has issued a statement calling the demand a “dangerous precedent” and strongly defending the publisher.

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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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05 Nov

Love Your Bookstore Challenge Starts November 8

The second annual Love Your Bookstore Challenge will take place from Friday, November 8, to Saturday, November 17.

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05 Nov

Penguin Random House to Transform Former Baker & Taylor Facility Into Third Distribution Center

PRH has reached a multi-year agreement to assume the operation and management of the fulfillment center in Reno that is currently leased to Baker & Taylor, which has discontinued its service to retail booksellers. 

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05 Nov

Hachette and Sourcebooks Each Roll Out Holiday Rapid Replenishment Programs

Hachette and Sourcebooks are among several publishers that have introduced rapid replenishment programs to help ensure that indie booksellers have success with their titles this holiday season.

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05 Nov

Binc Supporters Raise $13,000 for Booksellers Affected by California Wildfires, Blackouts

Booksellers who have been affected by the California fires and related power outages are encouraged to contact Binc for assistance.

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31 Oct

November Indie Next List to Deliver to More Than 555,000 Customers

The November Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be sent to more than 555,000 customers at 146 ABA member stores on Thursday, November 7. Booksellers can sign up now to join the growing program.

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31 Oct

(Northern) California Independent Booksellers Association Welcomes New Board Members

New voting members include Mary Williams of Skylight Books in Los Angeles, Mimi Hannan of La Playa Books in San Diego, and Bridget Schinnerer of Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena.

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31 Oct

Signup Underway: Join the Exclusive Cover Reveal for Christopher Moore’s “Shakespeare for Squirrels”

Booksellers can sign up by Tuesday, November 12, to participate in the Shakespeare for Squirrels cover reveal. HarperCollins will provide everything participating stores need to help them easily spread the message.

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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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30 Oct

Small Press Profile: Cinco Puntos Press

“Our publishing philosophy is very rooted in where we are,” said CEO/President John Byrd. “We’re in El Paso, Texas, which is very far outside of the traditional publishing prospects in the U.S., and that gives us a very unique perspective on what types of books we want to publish."

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30 Oct

New for Booksellers: Pre-Order Calendar Highlights

The Pre-Order Calendar specifically features books with added value, such as signed copies and exclusive merchandise, to entice customers to order from their local indie bookstore.

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30 Oct

Booksellers Affected by California Wildfires, Power Outages Urged to Contact Binc

Booksellers who have been affected by the fires and related power outages in California are invited to e-mail Binc at help@bincfoundation.org or to call (866) 733-9064.

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30 Oct

Booksellers Invited to Join Exclusive Cover Reveal for Christopher Moore’s “Shakespeare for Squirrels”

On Wednesday, November 13, indie booksellers will unveil the book jacket for bestselling author Christopher Moore’s upcoming novel and invite customers to pre-order the book through their stores.

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29 Oct

University Press Week Kicks Off November 3

Emphasizing the role that scholarly publishers can play in moving conversations forward on critical and complex issues, the theme for this year’s University Press Week is “Read. Think. Act.”

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