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28 Jun

BTW News Briefs

DoJ files suit to block Quad/LSC merger; AAP submits filing on FTC hearings; Bustle covers diversity in publishing; NYT reports on Amazon business practices; Cully to retire as B&T president; Free Spirit offers information to indies post-B&T change; DC to reorganize; S&S to distribute Ulysses Press; Chronicle Books to distribute Levine Querido; Personnel changes at Orion Fiction, Crown and Hogarth

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19 Jun

Small Press Profile: Magination Press

Magination Press is the children’s book imprint of the American Psychological Association and publishes titles on social and emotional learning as well as books centered on mental health and wellness.

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19 Jun

BTW News Briefs

Ingram considers West Coast fulfillment options; Harry Potter augmented reality game set for launch; Joy Harjo named U.S. Poet Laureate; Patterson and Follett partner for “All Books for All Kids”; Lerner Publishing to distribute Zest Books; Personnel changes at Longleaf Services, Crown and Tim Duggan Books; Children’s and Teen Choice Book Award, NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award, CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Award, and International Dublin Literary Award winners announced

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11 Jun

BTW News Briefs

PRH to acquire F+W publishing assets; Harlequin Studios launched; S&S to distribute Mrs Wordsmith, Tanglewood; Personnel changes at Simon & Schuster, Harper, Little, Brown; CLMP Firecracker Awards, PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story, Women’s Prize for Fiction winners announced; Orwell Prize shortlist announced

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05 Jun

BTW News Briefs

Two Rivers Distribution adds five publishers; Andrews McMeel to publish Epic Originals; Personnel changes at Brandeis University Press, Avid Reader Press, Scholastic, Granta, Ingram Content Group; Lambda Literary Awards, PEN Pinter Prize winners announced

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31 May

Blue Manatee Literacy Project and Bookstore Wins Binc and PRH’s Indies With Impact Grant

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation created the Indies with Impact grant program as a way to recognize, support, and strengthen the connections bookstores have with their neighbors.

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31 May

BTW News Briefs

PRH acquires minority stake in Sourcebooks; S&S to distribute Waterhouse Press; Nationals pitcher supporting indies; Former RH publisher Robert L. Bernstein dies; Plum Bay Publishing launches; PRH imprints create new publishing program; Candlewick announces terms for indies; Personnel changes at Penguin Press, Macmillan Children’s, Europa Editions, Welbeck Publishing, Holiday House, Random Children’s Books, Hachette; Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing winner announced

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24 May

ABA Survey to Help Publishers Develop Indie-Focused Pre-Order Campaigns

The purpose of the survey is to gather information from booksellers that will help publishers and authors develop new campaigns that direct pre-order sales to indie bookstores.

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22 May

Workman Realigns Terms for All Indie Bookstore Accounts, Both New and Existing

Workman Publishing is introducing wide-ranging changes that will benefit both new and existing independent bookstore accounts.

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22 May

Four New Publishers Offer Programs for Indies in Wake of B&T Announcement

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Capstone, Scholastic, and Workman are the latest publishers to offer special programs for indies after the news that wholesaler Baker & Taylor will no longer distribute to retailers.

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22 May

BTW News Briefs

PRHPS, SEA sign multi-year sales and distribution agreement; McFarland & Co. launches Toplight Books; Charco Press to be distributed by Consortium; Chronicle launches Chronicle Chroma; Personnel changes at MIBA, IPG, APA Publishing, Fabled Films Press, National Book Foundation; Buzz Books available for booksellers; Man Book International, Innovations in Reading, O. Henry Prize, Nebula Awards, Library of Congress Award for American Fiction, International Dylan Thomas Prize, Jeanne Córdova Prize for Lesbian/Queer Nonfiction, Plutarch Award for Best Biography, New England Society Book Awards winners announced; Strand Critics Awards nominees announced

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15 May

Following Baker & Taylor News, Growing Number of Vendors Reach Out to Support Indies

More and more publishers and wholesalers are continuing to step in with special programs designed to support indie bookstores after B&T announced it was closing its retail wholesale business.

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14 May

BTW News Briefs

Booksellers New Zealand CEO to retire; Binc announces Author Leadership Circle chair; Milkweed launches fellowship; U.K. Poet Laureate, Young People’s Poet Laureate named; Ohio University Press director announced; Personnel changes at Chronicle Books, Doubleday, Sourcebooks, William Morrow, Soho Press, PRH; British Book Award, Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize winners announced; Shirley Jackson Award, Desmond Elliott Prize, Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlists announced 

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08 May

Penguin Random House Reaches Out to Indie Bookstores in Wake of B&T Announcement

Indie bookstores that do not currently have a Penguin Random House account or those whose account has been inactive for more than a year are eligible for the Indies Express program.

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08 May

BTW News Briefs

Just Kids wins One Book, One New York; PRH Grupo Editorial acquires Ediciones Salamandra; Chronicle Books to launch Chronicle Audio; Obama recommends three books; Highlights for Children sells imprints to Kane Press; Personnel changes at S&S, IPG, Dutton, DK; Helen & Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize winner announced; Chautauqua Prize shortlist announced; Orwell Prize longlists announced 

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