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20 Mar

Ingram Offers Extra Discount on World Book Night Titles

To help booksellers meet the demand that World Book Night publicity will bring, Ingram is offering stores an extra two percent discount on this year’s featured titles.

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20 Mar

Grant From James Patterson to Enable Video Recording of Children’s Institute

ABA’s upcoming ABC Children’s Institute is totally oversubscribed, but thanks to a grant from author James Patterson the event’s plenary and breakout education sessions, as well as interviews of keynote and reception authors, will be available to all ABA member booksellers on video in the weeks following the event.

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13 Mar

World Book Night Announces Top Indie Giver Locations

World Book Night U.S. Executive Director Carl Lennertz has announced the independent bookstore (single location) with the most givers for World Book Night 2014.

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11 Mar

FAQs About James Patterson’s $1 Million Giveaway to Indie Bookstores

These FAQs were provided by James Patterson to help answer booksellers’ questions about his $1 million pledge to independent bookstores with children’s sections that are committed to fostering a love of reading among children and young adults.

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27 Feb

95th Annual Children’s Book Week Poster Unveiled

The official 2014 Children’s Book Week poster commemorating the 95th year of the reading and literacy celebration, running this year from May 12 to 18, was designed by Robin Preiss Glasser, the award-winning illustrator of the Fancy Nancy series.

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27 Feb

World Book Night Adds Special Edition of Twelve Years a Slave

World Book Night U.S. announced today that a special World Book Night edition of Solomon Northup’s Twelve Years a Slave will be made available to schools as part of this year’s April 23 celebration of reading.

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24 Feb

APA Offers WBN Givers Free Audio Downloads

World Book Night U.S. announced a partnership this week with the Audio Publishers Association  to give free audiobook downloads to the 25,000 WBN volunteer givers and bookseller givers.

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20 Feb

James Patterson Begins Distributing $1 Million to Indie Bookstores

Author James Patterson has begun fulfilling his promise to give away $1 million in grants to independent bookstores, distributing $267,000 to 55 bookstores across the country thus far.

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12 Feb

BTW News Briefs

BEA author breakfast emcees announced; World Read Aloud Day to be celebrated March 5; Study shows changes in use of college course materials; Chronicle to distribute Twirl Books; Image recognition feature added to Amazon app

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16 Jan

BTW News Briefs

NBCC awards finalists announced; Holiday sales numbers as predicted; IBM says e-commerce will lose to bricks-and-mortar; S&S to launch Simon 451 imprint; Deadline approaching for NBF’s Innovations in Reading Prize; Macmillan to distribute Guinness World Records; Laurie Muchnick named fiction editor at Kirkus

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14 Jan

World Book Night Announces New Developments for Year Three

World Book Night U.S. Executive Director Carl Lennertz has announced a number of new developments regarding the April 23 celebration of reading.

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19 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Pennsylvania House pushes Congress toward e-fairness; More consumers to finish holiday shopping online; National Book Foundation calls for Innovations in Reading nominations; Candlewick reaches out to teens through E-Volt Tumblr; Making Information Pay conference to co-locate with Digital Publishing Forum at BEA

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18 Dec

James Patterson Launches Winter Book Bucks to Foster Reading Over School Break

Bestselling author James Patterson, who has been a strong advocate of both children’s literacy and independent bookstores, has announced a new addition to his successful Book Bucks program: the First Annual Winter Book Bucks.

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18 Nov

World Book Night Adds Three Titles

World Book Night U.S. Executive Director Carl Lennertz announced today that three titles have been added to the 2014 offerings, raising the number of books to be given away by volunteers on April 23, 2014, to 550,000.

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14 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Judge dismisses Google e-book scanning case; PEN report shows authors self-censoring due to surveillance; World Book Night donates to Operation Gratitude; Survey shows early holiday shopping among Americans; SCBWI creates The Spark Award; Gaiman’s Neverwhere returned to classrooms; Frommer’s returns due to Wiley by December 15; Ingram Publisher Services to distribute for Indiana University Press

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