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15 Jan

Join Ingram for “Indies on the Harbor” at Winter Institute

Ingram’s “Indies on the Harbor” offers all Winter Institute attendees an opportunity to relax and chat with independent booksellers and publishers from around the country and the globe in a cozy corner of the hotel overlooking the famed Camden Yards ballpark. 

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15 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Jason Reynolds named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature; Binc accepting scholarships to the Denver Publishing Institute; Paz & Associates adds mini workshop; Audible settles copyright dispute over Captions program; Publishers Lunch Buzz Books features Wi15 authors; Harlequin’s Carina Press launches LGBTQ+ romance line; IDW, Smithsonian partner on illustrated books imprint; S&S to distribute Humanoids; B&N’s James Daunt to give keynote at BISG annual meeting; Tracie D. Hall named ALA executive director; George Coe returns to Brodart; RWA president, executive director step down; Stephen King to be honored at Audie Awards; and more.

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08 Jan

BTW News Briefs

PartnerShip highlights how to save on shipping; KKR acquires OverDrive; S&S to distribute Oneworld Publications: Mango Publishing acquires Yellow Pear Press; Sourcebooks acquires Dawn Publications; The Experiment acquires Appletree Press; Sonny Mehta dies; Boris Kachka joins LA Times; Binc to honor SIBA’s Wanda Jewell; PNBA office on the move; Western Writers of America launches contest; PW and BookBrunch debut the Selfies book awards; RWA cancels RITA award; SIBA Okra Picks, PNBA Book Awards, Otherwise Awards, GINT Prize, Costa Book Award category winners announced

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23 Dec

New Titles Added to ABA’s Pre-Order Calendar

The calendar features books with added value, such as signed copies and exclusive merchandise, to entice customers to order from their local indie bookstore. 

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23 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Last call for PW bookstore, rep award nominations; Peterson’s acquires B.E.S. Publishing; Bloomsbury acquires Oberon Books; Dav Pilkey named PW’s Person of the Year; Malcolm Margolin wins Jack D. Rittenhouse Award; Nancy Olson Bookseller Award winners named; PEN Translates awards announced

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23 Dec

Wi15 to Offer Full Schedule of Parties and Receptions

The 2020 Winter Institute in Baltimore will feature a wide array of parties and receptions where booksellers, publishers, and authors can socialize throughout the four-day event.

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18 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Julia Cowlishaw named Vroman’s, Book Soup CEO; Shelf interviews incoming ABA CEO Allison Hill; Trump administration suspends December 15 tariffs; White paper offered on FedEx and UPS rate increase; Libro.fm touts audiobooks as a green gift; NPD names bestselling book of decade; Pearson sells remaining PRH stake to Bertelsmann; Simon & Schuster to distribute Manning; IPG to distribute former Time Books Inc. imprint and Océana Travesía; Personnel changes at Viz Media, HMH; Oprah to receive Poets & Writers’ Leadership Award; PEN Literary Award, International Prize for Arabic Fiction longlists announced; 2019 Business Book Award, L.D. and LaVerne Harrell Clark Fiction Prize, special Edgar Award winners announced; NAIBA names Winter Institute scholarship winner

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17 Dec

Record Number of Publishers to Support Winter Institute 15

The 2020 Winter Institute is made possible by the generous support of Ingram Content Group, the event’s lead sponsor, and additional support from 134 publishers large and small.

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10 Dec

BTW News Briefs

NetGalley introduces audio excerpts; S&S parent company CBS merges with Viacom; Personnel changes at Books-A-Million, Vintage/Anchor, Waterbrook and Multnomah, Knopf and Pantheon, St. Martin’s; Ruth Rendell Award, First Novel Prize winners announced; John Leonard Prize for Best First Book finalists announced

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04 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Real People Monday breaks Libro.fm records; NYT studies Amazon’s effect on Baltimore; Nominations open for Anna Dewdney Read Together Award; Quarto to reactivate Frances Lincoln, Aurum Press; Personnel changes at Sourcebooks, Scribner, Workman; CBC Diversity Outstanding Achievement Awards, FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, Royal Dragonfly Book Awards winners announced; Wingate Prize longlist announced

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04 Dec

New “Publishers by Appointment” Program Offers One-on-One Meetings at Winter Institute

Booksellers can book an appointment now to meet with any of the 19 publishing companies taking part in this new Winter Institute program.

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27 Nov

New for Booksellers: Pre-Order Calendar Highlights

The calendar, updated each week, features books with added value, such as signed copies and exclusive merchandise, to entice customers to order from their local indie bookstore. 

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26 Nov

Simon & Schuster Expands Rapid Replenishment Program to All Indie Booksellers

Previously, Simon & Schuster’s rapid replenishment program served only West Coast booksellers.

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25 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Children’s Book Week 2020 plans announced; UPS, FedEx rate increases announced; HMH announces new imprint; Casemate Group to distribute seven new publishers; BookTube episode two now streaming; Personnel changes at Poetry Society of America, HarperCollins, Henry Holt; New York Times 10 Best Books of 2019 announced; RNA Industry Award winners announced 

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