Publisher News

19 Sep

BTW News Briefs

FedEx waiving residential surcharges this holiday season; Binc’s Bank on Booksellers raises $21,723; Ed Several to leave Reed; PW Star Watch winners named; B&N opens another concept store; Baker & Taylor signs new sales and distribution clients; Macmillan to distribute Sounds True; Beacon renews distribution agreement with PRH; Kaplan to acquire Barron’s; Staff changes at HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Chronicle Books, University Press Group, Sourcebooks, DK; Print book sales trending up, NPD says; Business Book of the Year shortlist announced; Conroy Legacy Award, Literarian Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize winners announced

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18 Sep

Publishers Offer Array of Specials for Indies First

ABA member stores can take advantage of more than 30 publisher specials on a wide array of frontlist and backlist titles in celebration of the sixth annual Indies First on November 24.

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13 Sep

Macmillan to Offer Expedited Holiday Shipping for Independent Booksellers

Once again, Macmillan Publishers will offer expedited shipping for indie bookstore reorders placed between November 9, 2018, and January 15, 2019.

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12 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Dubruille to leave EIBF; New and improved Pubnet goes live; Waterstones to buy Foyles; National Book Awards announces Young People’s Literature longlist; Canongate to launch Black Thorn; James Johnston named PRH CFO; B&N stock jumps after sale rumors; B&N CEO search delayed; Algonquin promotes two; November premiere set for HBO’s Elena Ferrante adaptation; National Book Foundation announces NBF Presents

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12 Sep

Bookseller Promotional Resources Now Available for PRH’s “Book the Vote” Initiative

The campaign kick-off for the program from Penguin Random House takes place on September 25, National Voter Registration Day.

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10 Sep

Bookselling Without Borders Scholarship to Send Four to Frankfurt Book Fair

The scholarship aims to expose U.S. booksellers to the global book industry to equip them “to become advocates for international and diverse literature in their own stores,” said Europa Editions’ Michael Reynolds.

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05 Sep

BTW News Briefs

PRH to launch Book the Vote; NYT publishes article on retail innovation; Students invited to design 2019 National Poetry Month poster; Staff changes at HMH, DK, S&S, Sourcebooks, Milkweed; IPG acquires Midpoint; Gaiman, Murakami shortlisted for substitute Nobel; Nominations open for Reading the West Book Awards; Voice of the Heartland winner announced; Center for Fiction announces First Novel finalists

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29 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Former B&N CEO sues company; Sargent to speak at Frankfurt CEO Talk; Bumbalo to join Bloomsbury; Sourcebooks announces promotions; Barblan joins AAP; Taschen appoints new COO; The Bookshop premieres; Carle Honors auction opens; Rona Jaffe winners announced

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28 Aug

HarperCollins to Release Exclusive Indie Bookstore Edition of New Kingsolver Novel

Barbara Kingsolver’s indie-exclusive edition of Unsheltered, on sale October 16, will include a one-page letter from the author that addresses the indie reader directly.

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22 Aug

Arcadia Publishing, ABA Partner to Help Local “Come Alive” in Indie Bookstores

The new YourTown Store Match service enables independent bookstores to assemble and display uniquely customized assortments of local-interest books for their customers.

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21 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Frankfurt Book Fair launches Bookfest; Obama posts summer reading list; Amazon plans Denver store; Seven Stories launches promotion for indies; Chronicle Books, Trustbridge Global Media partner on new imprint; Amphorae acquires Goldminds; Nebraska Book Company partners with Follett; Hopkins Fulfillment Services to distribute Wesleyan University Press; Ingram to distribute Grim Oak Press, adds three new technical publisher clients; PGW to distribute Heyday; Tyndale House CFO to retire; Phoenix International Publications named top Licensee; Ink Spell Books’ Find Waldo Local nominated; Alissa duBois wins Handseller of the Year; Hugo winners announced

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15 Aug

BTW News Briefs

The Great American Read announces top 40 titles so far; CBC creates activity kit; Bala Kids to debut in spring 2019; V.S. Naipaul dies; Cheryl A. Young leaving MacDowell Colony; Todd McGarity promoted at Hachette; Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalists, American Book Awards winners, and Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature winners announced

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14 Aug

Ingram’s Booklove and Indie Vault Programs Garner Praise From Booksellers

ABA member bookstores are encouraged to sign up for Booklove and Indie Vault, two programs from Ingram Content Group that provide exclusive benefits for indie booksellers.

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08 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Ben LeRoy to head IPC; UKIP suspends three over Bookmarks incident; Ingram to distribute new clients; CBC calls for bilingual books for immigrant children; UMass partners with Tagus Press; Prelude acquires Duckworth; AAUP announces personnel changes; Women’s Media Group announces fellowship recipients; Midwest Book Award winners, Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction shortlist announced

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07 Aug

Lemmy the Llamacorn Travels to Bookstores Nationwide

“Lemmy is an avid reader,” according to Scholastic’s Nikki Mutch, who told BTW about Lemmy’s adventures. “If you leave him in the store overnight, you might find a pile of books next to a comfy chair the next morning.”

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