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12 Dec

Winter Institute to Feature More Than 140 Authors

More than 140 authors and illustrators will appear at the 2019 Winter Institute over the course of four days of keynotes, education sessions, author receptions, and special events.

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11 Dec

Small Press Profile: Belt Publishing

Cleveland, Ohio-based Belt Publishing primarily publishes nonfiction that focuses on the Rust Belt and the Midwest. 

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11 Dec

Record Number of Publishers to Support Winter Institute 14

The 2019 Winter Institute is made possible by the generous support of Ingram Content Group, the event’s lead sponsor, and additional support from 120 publishers large and small.

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05 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Germany to investigate Amazon; Richmond newspaper features local indies’ reaction to Amazon HQ; Atwood to write Handmaid’s Tale sequel; Deadline set for Parneros to seek B&N countersuit dismissal; Polis Books to launch Agora; Personnel changes at Simon & Schuster, PRH, Arcadia, Grand Central, DK; Mystery Writers of America rescinds award following controversy; 2018 35 over 35 list, PBS Now Read This choice announced

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04 Dec

Reports Indicate Possible Ingram Purchase of Baker & Taylor

Book trade publications have reported that Ingram Content Group has made “a tentative offer” to buy the retail wholesaling operations of Baker & Taylor. 

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28 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Protestors storm Amazon Books on Cyber Monday; Demos Parneros to file motion to dismiss B&N’s countersuit; Lerner Publishing Group acquires Zest; Former Quarto CEO joins Trigger; Personnel changes at Harper Christian, Workman Publishing, HarperCollins Children’s; MWA names 2019 Grand Masters

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21 Nov

BTW News Briefs

NYT publishes 100 Notable Books of 2018; B&N to open 10-15 stores in 2019; Becoming achieves PRH’s largest single-day sales total for 2018; Prize suspended after opposition to Amazon sponsorship; IPG to distribute three Spanish publishers; B&T to distribute Canada’s Sutherland House in U.S.; Portfolio and Simon Sinek to launch Optimism Press; Personnel changes at S&S, Harlequin; Aspen Words Literary Prize longlist announced; Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, Scotiabank Giller Prize, Cundill History Prize winners announced 

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14 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Consortium adds eight new clients; De Gruyter to distribute UC Press titles; Hachette reshuffling results in layoffs; Small Press United to distribute Black Spot; Personnel changes at Ecco, Quarto, Imagine That, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Arcadia; Business Book of the Year Award winner, PNBA Book Award shortlist announced

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14 Nov

Publishers Offer Rapid Replenishment Programs

Several publishers are once again offering expedited shipping to indie bookstores this holiday season and, in some cases, beyond. 

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12 Nov

Abrams Introduces New Backlist Sales Program for Indies

The offer applies to all books published before September 1, 2018, including the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series backlist.

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07 Nov

Sourcebooks Announces Indie Rapid Replenishment Program for 2018 Holiday Season

With this program, which runs through December 19, all independent retailers in the United States will have the benefit of ship times of two days or less.

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06 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Booksellers boycott Amazon’s AbeBooks; W.H. Smith was B&N’s rumored buyer; Abrams to distribute Cernunnos; Hopkins to distribute Northeastern University Press; Promotions at Penguin Press, Barefoot Books, Tom Doherty Associates, Open Road: USPS proposes rate increases; LSC Communications to acquire Quad/Graphics; Nominations open for CILIP Book Awards; SIBA Book Prize, Cundill History Prize finalists announced; World Fantasy Award, National Translation Award, PEN America Literary Award winners announced

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01 Nov

Publishers’ Special Terms for Indies First Offer Great Deals for Booksellers

“We love the special terms and it’s good for our bottom line when we get behind a book,” said Bill Reilly, co-owner of the river’s end bookstore.

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31 Oct

BTW News Briefs

S&S to launch Avid Reader Press; New illustrated books imprint for Little, Brown; Nick Offerman to host National Book Awards; PRH acquires majority stake in Brazil’s Companhia das Letras; B&N details reasons for Parneros firing in court filing; Promotions at Workman, Penguin Young Readers, Tom Doherty Associates; PW names top books of 2018; U.K.’s Orwell Foundation launches new prize; 2018 Kirkus Prize winners, SCIBA Book Award winners announced

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30 Oct

Three Bookselling Without Borders Winners on Their Frankfurt Book Fair Experience

American booksellers Dylan Brown of Skylight Books, Lyn Roberts of Square Books, and Adam Sonderberg of Seminary Co-op reflect on this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair.

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