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27 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Hastings Entertainment to close all stores; Ingram launches Ingram Academic Services; IPG to distribute five new publishers; Hachette Book Group reorganizes sales staff; 800-CEO-READ appoints new CEO; Midwest Booksellers Choice Awards winners announced

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20 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Candlewick to publish interactive tie-ins to J.K. Rowling movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; IPG acquires INscribe Digital; Simon &Schuster to distribute Hazelden Publishing; WNBA announces new executive officers; SCIBA Book Award finalists announced; PEN America urges presidential candidates to provide open environment for journalists

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20 Jul

Booksellers, Publishers Decode Leveled Books for Early Readers

How to use leveled book designations to guide parents and children to appropriate reading choices that are both fun and educational was the subject of a panel discussion at last month’s Children’s Institute.

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19 Jul

The Indie Politics & Current Events Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending July 17, 2016.

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15 Jul

Jacqueline Woodson on Another Brooklyn, August’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Jacqueline Woodson’s first title for adults in 20 years is “a beautiful, heart-wrenching novel of a young girl’s coming-of-age in Brooklyn,” said Nicole Yasinsky of The Booksellers at Laurelwood.

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13 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Senate confirms Carla Hayden as Librarian of Congress; NEA Big Read announces new focus; Christopher Myers to launch imprint with Random House Children’s Books; Carl Lennertz named Children’s Book Council executive director; Inaugural edition of Buzz Books: Romance released; AAP survey reveals book industry net revenue of $28 billion in 2015; Malaprop’s owner discusses post-H.B. 2 decline in business; Longlist for the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize announced; PEN America introduces PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers

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11 Jul

Papercuts J.P. Anthology Commemorates Bookstore’s First Year

The Papercuts Anthology: What Happened Here encapsulates the magic of Papercuts J.P.’s first year in business by featuring works from many of the store’s visiting authors.

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07 Jul

The Summer 2016 Indie Next List for Reading Groups Preview

The Summer Indie Next List for Reading Groups features the top 10 titles chosen by booksellers, plus 31 additional titles in six categories that offer the promise of great discussions for reading groups of every kind.

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06 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Harlequin’s MIRA to launch literary fiction imprint; Amazon rumored to plan bricks-and-mortar bookstore for NYC; 2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize winners announced

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05 Jul

The Indie Travel Literature Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending June 26, 2016.

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28 Jun

Brazos Bookstore’s Marketing Manager Publishes Debut Novel

Benjamin Rybeck, the marketing manager at Brazos Bookstore, is the author of The Sadness, a debut novel about failure, film, complicated family ties, and the pitfalls of romantic obsession.

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27 Jun

The August 2016 Indie Next List Preview

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

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21 Jun

Author Ben H. Winters on Underground Airlines, July’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters imagines a present-day America in which the Civil War never happened and slavery is still practiced in four Southern states.

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17 Jun

James Patterson’s BookShots Now Available Through Kobo

Author James Patterson’s new line of fast-moving, novella-length romances and thrillers are now available as eBooks through Kobo.

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14 Jun

Author “Disinvited” by Vermont Elementary School

A speaking appearance by author Kate Messner was cancelled by a Vermont elementary school on June 6 because school officials feared that discussion of her new book, which includes a character who is a heroin addict, might anger parents.

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