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07 Dec

Adult Humor Book Discontinued Amid Controversy

An adult humor book will no longer be published as a result of protests by online critics who considered it racist; however, free expression groups expressed support for the publisher’s right to publish the book.

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30 Nov

The December ’16 Now in Paperback Flier & Shelf-Talkers

The December Indie Next List’s 12 “Now in Paperback” titles, including three Young Adult crossover favorites, are featured with bookseller quotes on a downloadable flier and shelf-talkers.

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29 Nov

The Top 10 Audiobooks of 2016 at Independent Bookstores

Libro.fm has compiled a list of the top-selling audiobooks at independent bookstores in 2016 as well as images to help booksellers promote them.

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22 Nov

Booksellers Embrace Post-Election Role

Bookstores are embracing their roles as sources of information and self-expression and as a community nexus, providing books, safe spaces, and other resources in the post-election landscape.

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22 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Nominations open for London Book Fair’s Bookstore of the Year Award; Barnes & Noble appoints Demos Parneros as COO; James Patterson names school library grant winners; Claudia Rankine named 2016 Zell Fellow

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17 Nov

2016 National Book Award Winners Announced

In a ceremony on November 16 in New York City, the 2016 National Book Awards were presented to the winners in fiction, nonfiction, young people’s literature, and poetry.

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16 Nov

The Winter 2016–2017 Indie Next List for Reading Groups Preview

Here is a look at the 44 titles on the Winter 2016–2017 Indie Next List for Reading Groups flier, which ABA members will be receiving in the November Red Box.

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16 Nov

BTW News Briefs

SBA to host Twitter chat on holiday marketing; Miami Book Fair on C-SPAN’s BookTV; Nominations open for Small Business Week awards; New Zealand booksellers recovering after earthquake; Philip Hoffman named PRH chairman; George Gibson to join Grove Atlantic; Diamond Book Distributors names marketing associate; S&S acquires Adams Media; Chronicle kicks off #GiveBooks campaign; PNBA Book Awards shortlist announced

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15 Nov

A Q&A With Michael Chabon, Author of December’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Moonglow by Michael Chabon is “a stunning book” in which world and family history, memory and imagination, humor and grief all intersect, said Banna Rubinow of the river’s end bookstore.

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09 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Simon & Schuster enters distribution agreement with Ubisoft; AAUP prepares for University Press Week; National Book Awards to stream live on November 16; Madeleine Thien wins Scotiabank Giller Prize

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08 Nov

Miami Book Fair Panel to Feature Author of Illustrated Bookstore Compendium

New Yorker cartoonist Bob Eckstein, author of Footnotes From the World’s Greatest Bookstores, will be featured on a Miami Book Fair panel about the cultural importance of independent bookstores.

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03 Nov

2016 Kirkus Prize Winners Announced

The winners of the third annual Kirkus Prize for fiction, nonfiction, and young readers’ literature were announced on November 3. Each will receive a cash prize of $50,000.

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28 Oct

The December 2016 Indie Next List Preview

The December Indie Next List flier, on its way to stores in the IndieBound movement, features 20 Indie Next Great Reads and 12 Now in Paperback titles, including three Young Adult crossover favorites.

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26 Oct

The Sellout by Paul Beatty Wins the Man Booker Prize

The Sellout by Paul Beatty was named the winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction on October 25. Beatty is the first American author to win the prize in its 48-year history.

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26 Oct

ALA Announces Shortlist for 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals

The American Library Association has announced the six books on this year’s shortlist for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction.

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