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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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19 Oct

BTW News Briefs

Nominations open for 2016 Indie Awards; PEN America’s new report addresses free speech on college campuses; Above the Treeline receives investment; Literary Landmark nominations sought for Children’s Book Week; Grateful American Book Prize awarded to Chris Stevenson; Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature

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14 Oct

The Indie Mystery & Thriller Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending October 9, 2016.

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12 Oct

BTW News Briefs

Toolkit promotes 2016 National Reading Group Month selections; SIBA trade show merger with GABBS off; U.K. bookshops celebrate first Bookshop Day; NetGalley acquires Bookish; Doug Jones named Harper’s senior VP/deputy publisher; Submissions sought for Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award; Dayton Literary Peace Prize winners announced; Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology voted BuzzBooks champion at PNBA

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06 Oct

2016 National Book Award Finalists Announced

Among the 20 finalists for the 2016 National Book Awards are five authors whose books were featured on Indie Next Lists earlier this year.

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04 Oct

The October 2016 Indie Baseball Bestseller List

In celebration of Major League Baseball’s post-season, here is the Indie Baseball Bestseller List, based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending October 2, 2016.

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29 Sep

Indie Next List Authors Named to National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” List

Brit Bennett, author of the #1 October Indie Next List pick, and Yaa Gyasi, whose debut is a June Indie Next List pick and a Summer/Fall Indies Introduce title, are on the NBF’s “5 Under 35.”

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29 Sep

The November 2016 Indie Next List Preview

The November Indie Next List features the month’s Indie Next Great Reads, Now in Paperback titles, and Revisit & Rediscover backlist favorites.

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28 Sep

BTW News Briefs

California booksellers oppose new law for signed books and art; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt CEO Linda Zecher resigns; Grant from Stephen King benefits students, local bookstore; MacArthur “Genius” Grants awarded to authors; T.C. Boyle wins Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award; Harrison Scott Key wins Thurber Prize for American Humor

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21 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Writers Digest Banned Books Week sale to benefit ABFE; Brian O’Leary named new BISG executive director; Reading Without Walls Challenge pilot program begins; Amazon Books to open Boston-area store; Ingram Content Group adds three new associates

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21 Sep

Recent Literary Award Winners and Finalists

Here are some of the literary award winners and finalists announced over the past week.

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20 Sep

The Indie Sci-Fi & Fantasy Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending September 11, 2016.

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16 Sep

A Q&A With Brit Bennett, Author of October’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Brit Bennett’s debut novel, The Mothers, is “an honest, modern, and triumphant book” that explores the kind of salvation “that comes with self-acceptance and growth,” said Women & Children First’s Jamie Thomas.

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14 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Binc Co-Ambassador Ann Patchett films promotional video; ABFE joins protest over bookstore boycott; AAP CEO Tom Allen to step down; Bloomsbury USA restructures; NBF Director Lisa Lucas talks to NYT Magazine; Books Are My Bag Readers Awards to launch; Amazon to open dozens of pop-up stores in malls; Sharon Olds wins 2016 Wallace Stevens Award; FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award short list announced

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14 Sep

National Book Awards Longlists, Man Booker Shortlist Announced

This week, the National Book Foundation announced the longlists for the Young People’s Literature, Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction National Book Awards, and six authors were shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

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