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21 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Harvard professor studies indie bookstores’ comeback; Justice Department sues to block AT&T merger; Canada’s Indigo Books & Music to open first U.S. store; Art for Justice Fund awards grants; Penguin Random House Audio announces promotions; Jennifer Klonsky joins Putnam Children’s as publisher; New Zealand government to institute tax on overseas Internet purchases

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15 Nov

BTW News Briefs

ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell talks Amazon at Phoenix Books; S&S to reorganize sales team with Michael Selleck’s retirement; Ralf Markmeier appointed HarperCollins Germany publisher; PNBA Book Awards shortlist, 2017 Business Book of the Year announced

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08 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Children’s Book Week dates and poster illustrator announced; Independent Bookstore Day calls for bookseller recommendations; BookCon lineup announced; Hong Kong bookseller still missing; PRH to distribute Grupo Editorial in 2018; Hachette to acquire Meadowbrook Press titles; Kirkus Prize, Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award winners announced

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01 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Jon Fine joins Open Road Integrated Media as publisher; Lee Boudreaux named Doubleday executive editor; Tracy Behar to head new Little, Brown imprint; Cynthia Nixon to host National Book Awards; Detroit RWA seeks booksellers to judge contest; SCIBA Book Award winners announced

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30 Oct

Simon & Schuster Becomes Latest Publisher to Announce New Store Policy for Indies

Simon & Schuster is the latest publisher to announce a program specially designed to support new independent bookstores that have opened or are just opening. 

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25 Oct

BTW News Briefs

Parnassus bookseller pens op-ed; Hearst to acquire Rodale; S&S and Printers Row announce expanded agreement; DK to implement staffing changes; Fotinos to head new imprint at St. Martin’s; Reading the West nominations now open; Edelweiss to facilitate sending reviews to SIBA

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23 Oct

HarperCollins Holiday Express Program Begins October 30

Independent booksellers in the U.S. can take advantage of HarperCollins’ 2017 Holiday Express Shipping Program from Monday, October 30, through Friday, January 12, 2018.

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18 Oct

BTW News Briefs

California governor signs collectibles fix into law; Book Riot announces contest; President Bill Clinton to present at National Book Awards; Brian Napack named Wiley CEO; Black Dog & Leventhal founder leaving; Consortium adds five publishers; HMH makes leadership changes; Ingram expands into Spain; Bookselling Without Borders to expand; Lincoln in the Bardo wins 2017 Man Booker Prize

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13 Oct

Macmillan to Offer Expedited Shipping for Holiday Season

Macmillan Publishers will be implementing expedited shipping for independent retailers’ reorders placed between November 3, 2017, and January 16, 2018.

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11 Oct

BTW News Briefs

B&T’s Global Publisher Services adds publishers; Ripped Bodice reports lack of diversity in romance publishing; Ingram adds new publishers to CoreSource; Changes for Media Coalition board of directors; Kazuo Ishiguro wins 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature

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04 Oct

BTW News Briefs

PubforPR auction; Amazon to pay €250m in back taxes; B&T forms distribution group; PRH acquires Sasquatch Books; S&S signs agreement with Oni Press; DK to sell Rough Guides to APA; Personnel changes at NetGalley; Follett starting school book fair business; Thurber Prize, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Voice of the Heartland Award, Phoenix Award winners announced

 

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03 Oct

Penguin Random House Two-Day Transit Shipping Program Returns

Now in its sixth year, the Penguin Random House Two-Day Transit program for independent booksellers runs from October 2, 2017, through March 2, 2018.

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27 Sep

BTW News Briefs

NCAC praises school for rejecting censorship; Independent We Stand award nominations open; California collectibles law update; Tuttle to join PGW; Roaring Brook founder to leave; Globe Pequot publisher to retire; New BALLE executive director; NBF’s 5 Under 35, two special National Book Awards, PEN Center USA Literary Award, Business Book of the Year shortlist announced

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26 Sep

Children’s Book Council Teams With Blue Willow to Send Books to Harvey Victims

Following Hurricane Harvey, Children’s Book Council Executive Director Carl Lennertz has been working with Houston’s Blue Willow Bookshop to send publisher members’ book donations to schools and shelters.

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20 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Ingram announces staff changes, promotions; Carolina Wren Press acquires John F. Blair; Edelweiss to include logo for books in WNDB app; Frankfurt Book Fair fellows announced; Conroy Legacy Award winner, Heinz Award winners, Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize shortlists announced

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