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17 Sep

Penguin Random House Commences Two-Day Transit Program

For the eighth consecutive year, orders received from independent booksellers by 3:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday will ship for arrival at booksellers’ doors within two days.

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11 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Reed reboots BookExpo again; NYT reports on Amazon delivery driver crashes; Random House’s Susan Kamil dies; Oasis Family Media launches Paperback Classics; Abrams to publish Magic Cat in North America; Personnel changes at Shelf Awareness, Parallax Press, Random House Children’s Books, Penguin Young Readers, Simon & Schuster; National Translation Awards longlists announced; American Poets Prizes winners announced

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11 Sep

Publishers’ Special Terms for Indies First 2019 Offer a Range of Deals

As part of the seventh annual celebration of Indies First, 49 publishers have signed on to offer indie booksellers special terms, including traditional publishers as well as university presses. 

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04 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Audible to wait on Captions program; Baen Books and RBmedia partner; Personnel changes at Sourcebooks, Atria, Chronicle, Baker & Taylor; Booker Prize, Dagger Award shortlists announced; Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships winners announced; John W. Campbell Award changes name

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28 Aug

ABA’s Book Buyer’s Handbook Includes Trove of Publisher Information, Special Offers

Handbook users will find a collection of publisher-provided information, including details about special offers, key contacts, ordering and returns policies, and more. 

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28 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Op-ed in New York Times lauds indie bookstores; ProPublica reports on book tariffs; Bustle covers Ripped Bodice’s Great Big Romance Read; AAP sues Audible; Baker & Taylor to distribute McSweeney’s; Arcadia acquires Wildsam; Personnel changes at Macmillan, Penguin Press, Twenty Summers, Random House Children’s Books, Booksellers NZ; Dayton Literary Peace Prize, New American Voices Award, SCIBA Book Awards finalists announced; Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards, Midwest Booksellers Choice Awards, Carla Cohen Free Speech Award winners announced  

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21 Aug

BTW News Briefs

NYT article claims counterfeit books proliferate at Amazon; State attorneys general prepare antitrust investigation; Arcadia completes Pelican acquisition, director of sales to scale down role; Skyhorse and Start partner for new crime imprint; Lonely Planet to transfer sales and distribution to Hachette; President Obama releases summer reading list; Personnel changes at University of Pennsylvania Press, Knopf, Chronicle Books; Kirkus Prize judges announced; Hugo Award, American Book Award, NAIBA Legacy Award winners announced

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20 Aug

Macmillan/Henry Holt Launches Campaign for Elton John’s “Me” to Benefit Binc

Macmillan/Henry Holt will donate up to $5,000 to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation in celebration of the forthcoming publication of Elton John’s memoir Me.

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14 Aug

Booksellers to Nominate Five Backlist Titles by Indie Publishers for Winter Reading Group Flier

ABA member booksellers can vote for their five favorite backlist titles from a list of 19 books nominated by members of the Independent Publishers Caucus.

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14 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Authors file second suit against Cengage; Coalition for Books launches in New Zealand; Libro.fm expands ALC program; IPG, Ingram announce distribution deals with new publishers; Personnel changes at Scholastic, Flatiron, Welbeck, Equinox Books; We Need Diverse Books summer fundraiser ongoing; Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year longlist announced; Kristin Keith Sales Rep of the Year, Massachusetts Book Award winners announced

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14 Aug

Booksellers Invited to Join Exclusive Cover Reveal for Eoin Colfer’s “Highfire”

On Wednesday, August 21, booksellers who have signed up will get the final cover and pre-order graphics to share.

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13 Aug

Binc Announces Winners of 2019 Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarships

“It is heartening to see the passion our applicants have for bookselling and spreading acceptance and tolerance in their communities,” said Macmillan’s Malati Chavali.

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13 Aug

Macmillan Publishers Launches Expedited Shipping for Independent Bookstores

Shipments to ship-to locations within the continental U.S. that have standard ground shipping times of three business days or greater from Macmillan’s Gordonsville warehouse will be made by two-day air.

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07 Aug

Booksellers Invited to Choose Five Backlist Titles by Indie Publishers for Winter Reading Group Flier

Starting today, ABA member booksellers can vote for their five favorite backlist titles from a list of 19 books nominated by members of the Independent Publishers Caucus.

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07 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Toni Morrison dies; Barnes & Noble sale to Elliott Advisors completed; U.S. threatens Chinese tariffs again; Circe to become HBO series; Harper Focus launching new imprint; Casemate to distribute Dufour editions; Clare Hey joins S&S U.K.; Personnel changes at Simon & Schuster, Dutton, AAP, Penguin; NAIBA’s Joe Draybak Handseller Award, 2019 Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award winners announced

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