PW Superstar named; Strand owner to sue NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission; SCIBA board votes to disband; Audible seeks publisher suit dismissal: Authors Guild, AAP file amicus brief; Oxford University Press to merge educational divisions: Mountaineers to handle fulfillment for Green Trails Maps; Reycraft Books to launch; Personnel changes at Algonquin Books, Dutton and Plume; Oprah’s Book Club picks The Water Dancer; National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 announced; Cundill History Prize shortlist announced
Launching in late October, the program will be available on qualifying orders from independent bookstores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
Amy Einhorn named Henry Holt publisher; Barnes & Noble’s Tim Mantel let go; Personnel changes at Skyhorse, National Book Foundation, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Children’s Books; Chicago Review Press and University of Chicago Press to distribute new publisher clients; Kirkus Prize finalists, Financial Times and McKinsey & Company Business Book of the Year Award shortlist announced; National Book Foundation’s 2019 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, Klaus Flugge Prize, SIBA Conroy Legacy Award, Great Lakes Great Reads Award winners announced
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
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
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
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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