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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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20 Nov

Sign Up to Meet With Publishers by Appointment

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

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20 Nov

Take Note! Rapid Replenishment Offers Available From Publishers This Holiday Season

Rapid replenishment offers for the holidays are currently available from Penguin Random House, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Hachette, and Sourcebooks.

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20 Nov

BTW News Briefs

James Patterson to receive National Humanities Medal; Baker & Taylor to distribute Tachyon Publications; Personnel changes at Random House, New Press, Harper Christian, Holiday House, Abrams; Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, Goldsmiths Prize, Cundill History Prize winners announced; 2020 PNBA Book Awards, Foyles Books of the Year shortlists announced; Aspen Words Literary Prize longlist announced

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13 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Memorial service for Toni Morrison to be held in NYC; IBPA launches Spread the Love Bookseller Sweepstakes; Fall Children's Book Week wraps up; Henry Holt, Zondervan launch new imprints; Oprah's Book Club pick announced; Turkish author released from prison; Personnel changes at Knopf Doublday, PW, Ecco, Scribner, Eerdmans, PRH; BISG presents awards; National Translation Awards, Canada's Writers Trust Prize winners announced; 2020 Blue Peter awards finalists announced; International Dublin Literary Award nominees announced

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11 Nov

Sign Up for Publishers by Appointment at Winter Institute

Booksellers are encouraged to sign up for the new program, which allows booksellers to meet with participating publishers of their choice in 15-minute time slots.

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11 Nov

Booksellers Celebrate "Shakespeare for Squirrels" Cover Reveal

As part of the cover reveal initiative for the new book by Christopher Moore, booksellers invited customers to pre-order it through their stores, and HarperCollins provided everything participating stores needed to help them spread the message.

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06 Nov

BTW News Briefs

AMIBA launches Shop Indie Local; Anthology announces company sale to employees; American Writers Museum to open refugee exhibit; PRH to acquire works of Eric Carle; IPG to distribute eight new publishers; Two Lines Press to launch Calico imprint; Personnel changes at PRH U.S., Harlequin, Algonquin; 2020 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal nominations announced; Waterstones Book of the Year shortlist, 2020 Southern Book Prize shortlist announced

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05 Nov

Penguin Random House to Transform Former Baker & Taylor Facility Into Third Distribution Center

PRH has reached a multi-year agreement to assume the operation and management of the fulfillment center in Reno that is currently leased to Baker & Taylor, which has discontinued its service to retail booksellers. 

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05 Nov

Hachette and Sourcebooks Each Roll Out Holiday Rapid Replenishment Programs

Hachette and Sourcebooks are among several publishers that have introduced rapid replenishment programs to help ensure that indie booksellers have success with their titles this holiday season.

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30 Oct

BTW News Briefs

Kirkus Prize winners, PW’s Best Books of 2019 announced; Amazon stock falls; New Panorama Picks list debuts; Roman & Littlefield launches audiobook line; Nany Goat Books establishes publishing house; NYT Book Review launches excerpts in digital-only feature; ALA issues report on Amazon’s harm to libraries; Personnel changes at Penguin Books, Tom Doherty Associates, FSG, Atria; Thurber Prize for American Humor, Polari Prizes, Dagger Award winners announced

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30 Oct

New for Booksellers: Pre-Order Calendar Highlights

The Pre-Order Calendar specifically 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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24 Oct

Last Call to Sign Up for Indies Introduce Special Publisher Terms

Booksellers must sign up by the end of the day today to take advantage of publisher offers on 10 adult and 10 kids’ titles chosen by booksellers as the top debuts of the upcoming publishing season.

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23 Oct

Don’t Forget to Check Out Publisher Deals on Winter/Spring 2020 Indies Introduce Titles

Stores that are new to Indies Introduce must complete the Indies Introduce sign-up form by Wednesday, October 30, in order to participate in the program.

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