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09 Oct

AUPresses Announces 2019 University Press Week Theme: “Read. Think. Act.”

The theme was selected based on the recognition that many citizens around the globe continue to engage in important debates that will influence vital decision-making in the months ahead.

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09 Oct

July–September 2019: ABA Member Stores Opened/Sold

The third quarter of 2019 saw 27 ABA member store openings and 5 sales of existing businesses to new owners.

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09 Oct

The Tylt Interviews Avid Bookshop Owner Janet Geddis

As part of the “Tell Me Everything” series from online news and debate website The Tylt, editor-at-large Jessie Blaeser visited Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia, to find out why people love independent businesses.

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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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07 Oct

Book Industry Charitable Foundation, Lion Forge Partner to Launch the Forge Fund

In addition to an initial investment of $100,000, five percent of proceeds from select titles will go to the Forge Fund, which was created to support comic shops.

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04 Oct

Signup Underway to Join Exclusive Cover Reveal for Kacen Callender’s “Felix Ever After”

Felix Ever After, about a transgender boy grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time, will be published by Balzer + Bray in May 2020.

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02 Oct

SCIBA Members Vote to Dissolve Organization

On Friday, September 27, members of the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association voted unanimously in favor of a resolution that would dissolve the organization at the end of 2019.

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02 Oct

2019 ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalogs to Ship October 7

Booksellers should keep an eye out for the full-color, 16-page consumer circular, which features nearly 200 frontlist and backlist titles for children and teens, all suggested by ABA member booksellers.

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02 Oct

October Indie Next List to Deliver to More Than 556,000 Customers

The October Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be sent to more than 556,000 customers at 147 ABA member stores on Thursday, October 3. Booksellers can sign up now to join the growing program.

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02 Oct

Booksellers Invited to Join Exclusive Cover Reveal for Kacen Callender’s “Felix Ever After”

As part of the cover reveal initiative, booksellers can invite customers to pre-order the book through their stores.

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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

Indie Bookstores Host Screenings for New Documentary “Suppressed: The Fight to Vote”

A number of bookstores signed up to host screenings of the film, which weaves together personal stories from voters across the state of Georgia to paint a picture of voter suppression in America.

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01 Oct

HarperCollins Launches Fall 2019 Holiday Express Shipping Program

From October 28 to January 10, qualifying orders received by 3:00 p.m. ET will ship out the next business day and will be expedited so that in most cases they will be delivered in two business days.

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01 Oct

Upon Marking Their First Anniversaries, Four New Bookstore Owners Look Back

Bookselling This Week recently reached out to four bookstore owners after one year in business to talk about what they expected, what surprised them, and what they wished they had known going in.

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