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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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07 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Chicago booksellers’ response to coming Amazon store draws media coverage; SIBA trade show to move to spring in 2018; Counterpoint Press to merge with Catapult; John Ingram to receive 2016 BISG Award for Excellence; Oprah’s Book Club selects Love Warrior; Shortlist for Center for Fiction First Novel Prize revealed; Winners of William Saroyan International Prize for Writing announced

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06 Sep

The Indie Love & Romance Bestseller List

Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending September 4, 2016.

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01 Sep

The October 2016 Indie Next List Preview

The October Indie Next List flier, now on its way to stores in the IndieBound movement, features the month’s Indie Next Great Reads, Now in Paperback titles, and Revisit & Rediscover backlist favorites.

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31 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Thirty prospective and existing booksellers attend Paz workshop; Amazon to open bookstore in Chicago; German publishers, booksellers join petition for free expression in Turkey; Penguin Random House introduces Subway Reads; Globe Pequot launches Lone Star Books; Pen Center USA announces award winners; Wendell Berry to receive Voice of the Heartland Award; Thurber Prize finalists, Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award winners announced

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30 Aug

ABC Best Books Titles Revealed: Catalog Order Deadline Extended

Here are the 230 titles featured in the 2016 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog. The deadline for catalog orders has been extended until September 9.

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