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17 Apr

BTW News Briefs

New ALA president elected; Independent Booksellers Consortium, Association of Writers and Writing Programs name new executive directors; KidLit TV partners with CBC, Every Child a Reader; WNBA launches national membership; S&S to distribute Tra Publishing, launch Tiller Press; TDH announces Nightfire imprint; Personnel changes at HarperOne, HMH; Pulitzer Prize, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, WNBA Award, Aspen Words Literary Prize, Reading the West Book Award winners announced; Young Lions Fiction Award, Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist announced

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09 Apr

BTW News Briefs

Naples to join Hachette Books as publisher; Gorman to lead English PEN; PW covers ABA efforts with publishers; Arthur A. Levine launches Levine Querido; Arcadia acquires majority of Pelican Publishing; Personnel changes at Putnam, National Book Critics Circle, Abbeville; Man Booker International Prize, International Dublin Literary Award, Albertine Prize shortlists announced; Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winners announced

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03 Apr

BTW News Briefs

IPG announces promotions, expansion; Rowman & Littlefield acquires Finney; Leaver, Smith form Welbeck; Trigger Publishing to launch imprint; James Patterson to donate to teachers; Karyn Temple named U.S. register of copyrights; Libro.fm now offers Spanish audiobooks; Inaugural Bookstore Romance Day announced; CJK Group to acquire Thomson-Shore; Scholastic acquires majority stake in MBI; Personnel changes at Macmillan, Bloomsbury Children’s, Workman; PRHPS to distribute Blue Star; Every Child a Reader offers activity kit; NYT/PBS Book Club names April pick; Walter Dean Myers, Astrid Lindgren Award winners announced; Dylan Thomas Prize, Hugo Awards shortlists announced

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27 Mar

BTW News Briefs

ABA CEO interviewed; AppleTV to partner with Oprah’s Book Club; Waterstones staff start campaign; Melville House to publish Mueller Report; PRH to acquire Little Tiger; Personnel changes at Macmillan, Knopf; Eric Carle honorees announced; Denver Publishing Institute, Tiptree Award winners announced

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20 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Trump’s 2020 budget calls for elimination of NEA; W.S. Merwin dies; Binc's disaster relief program no longer a pilot; Walter Isaacson joins Arcadia as editor-at-large; Arthur A. Levine to form own publishing company; Ingram to distribute two new publishers; Personnel changes at Hachette, Harlequin; Free online course from Cornell University and Bank of America; National Book Critics Circle Awards, Windham-Campbell Prize, PEN America’s PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award, PEN/Hemingway Award winners announced; Reading the West Book Award shortlist announced

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14 Mar

Last Call for Booksellers to Pick Indie Backlist Titles for ABA’s Summer Reading Group Guide

This new partnership between ABA and the Independent Publishers Caucus was created to highlight key backlist titles from indie publishers and increase sales of these titles at indie bookstores.

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13 Mar

BTW News Briefs

BookExpo announces 2019 Buzz Books, exhibitors for UnBound; Patterson and BA announce new bookseller award; PW Star Watch nominations open; HarperCollins launches HarperVia; Poisoned Pen Press, Horror Writers Association announce new series; Chronicle Books launches Prism imprint; Ingram to distribute Cambridge University Press; Personnel changes at Thames & Hudson, Random House Children’s, Abrams Children’s, St. Martin’s Press; Man Booker International Prize longlist announced; Lambda Literary Awards, Triangle Awards finalists announced; Story Prize and American Academy of Arts and Letters award winners announced

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08 Mar

Voting Ends March 20 to Choose Backlist Titles for ABA’s Summer Reading Group Flier

Selected titles will appear in a special “indie publishers” section of ABA’s Summer 2019 Indie Next List for Reading Groups flier.

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06 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Sotomayor to headline BookExpo; Nobel Prize in Literature to be awarded for 2018, 2019; Man Booker Prize announces new sponsor; Ripped Bodice releases 2018 diversity report; One Book, One New York announces five finalists; Diversion Books crashes Cohen testimony; Macmillan restructuring sales executive team; Denene Millner imprint moves to S&S; Hachette to distribute Sheldon Press; Post Hill acquires Fidelis Books; Personnel changes at Counterpoint, Highlights, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hachette Audio, IDW Media Holdings; Audie Awards, Romantic Novel Awards winners announced; Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, PEN Faulkner Award for Fiction finalists announced; Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist announced

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04 Mar

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

Starting today, ABA member booksellers will have the opportunity to vote for their five favorite backlist titles from a list of 21 books nominated by members of the Independent Publishers Caucus.

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04 Mar

Binc and Penguin Random House Launch “Indies With Impact” Grant Program

Two grants will be awarded to two bookstores that work with a nonprofit or organization on a program to strengthen their local communities and encourage reading.

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27 Feb

BTW News Briefs

Ingram to consolidate distribution in England; BookBrowse publishes report on book clubs; MIT Press to distribute no place press; Personnel changes at S&S Speakers Bureau, Hachette Book Group, Random House Sales Group, Chronicle, Riverhead, Association of American Publishers; PEN America Literary Award winners honored; Nebula Prize finalists, Lukas Prize shortlist announced

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20 Feb

BTW New Briefs

BookExpo announces Adult Book & Author Breakfast lineup; Pearson sells K-12 courseware division; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt launches HMH Audio; Baker & Taylor to distribute seven new publishers; Philip Himberg to lead MacDowell Colony; Personnel changes at William Morrow, Johns Hopkins University Press, Chronicle Books; James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award Council names two new Fellows; Aspen Words Literary Prize shortlist announced; Carnegie Medals, Kate Greenaway Medal, Green Earth Book Awards longlists announced; Southern Book Prize winners announced

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13 Feb

BTW News Briefs

Amazon reconsidering NYC headquarters; BookExpo announces Children’s Book & Author Breakfast panelists; NBF director pens Time op-ed; Center for Fiction to host grand reopening; S&S to distribute Health Communications; Verso Books to launch Verso Fiction; Lonely Planet names new CEO; Personnel changes at Harlequin, Viking/Penguin, Harper Group, House of Anansi and Groundwood Books; Romantic Novelists’ Association Awards finalists announced; BIO Award winner announced

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06 Feb

BTW News Briefs

Kickstarter launches Exquisite Objects; First Book partners with Rise Up; Canada’s Dundurn Press sold to tech entrepreneurs; Black Ocean to distribute Gramma Press; University of Georgia Press acquires Milestone Press; Rizzoli New York to distribute Pavilion Books; Personnel changes at Rakuten Kobo, Crown Publishing, Random House Children’s Books; Book Manufacturers’ Institute announces Rising Star Awards; Audie Awards finalists, PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature winner announced

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