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22 May

Workman Realigns Terms for All Indie Bookstore Accounts, Both New and Existing

Workman Publishing is introducing wide-ranging changes that will benefit both new and existing independent bookstore accounts.

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22 May

Four New Publishers Offer Programs for Indies in Wake of B&T Announcement

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Capstone, Scholastic, and Workman are the latest publishers to offer special programs for indies after the news that wholesaler Baker & Taylor will no longer distribute to retailers.

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22 May

BTW News Briefs

PRHPS, SEA sign multi-year sales and distribution agreement; McFarland & Co. launches Toplight Books; Charco Press to be distributed by Consortium; Chronicle launches Chronicle Chroma; Personnel changes at MIBA, IPG, APA Publishing, Fabled Films Press, National Book Foundation; Buzz Books available for booksellers; Man Book International, Innovations in Reading, O. Henry Prize, Nebula Awards, Library of Congress Award for American Fiction, International Dylan Thomas Prize, Jeanne Córdova Prize for Lesbian/Queer Nonfiction, Plutarch Award for Best Biography, New England Society Book Awards winners announced; Strand Critics Awards nominees announced

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15 May

Following Baker & Taylor News, Growing Number of Vendors Reach Out to Support Indies

More and more publishers and wholesalers are continuing to step in with special programs designed to support indie bookstores after B&T announced it was closing its retail wholesale business.

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14 May

BTW News Briefs

Booksellers New Zealand CEO to retire; Binc announces Author Leadership Circle chair; Milkweed launches fellowship; U.K. Poet Laureate, Young People’s Poet Laureate named; Ohio University Press director announced; Personnel changes at Chronicle Books, Doubleday, Sourcebooks, William Morrow, Soho Press, PRH; British Book Award, Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize winners announced; Shirley Jackson Award, Desmond Elliott Prize, Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlists announced 

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08 May

Penguin Random House Reaches Out to Indie Bookstores in Wake of B&T Announcement

Indie bookstores that do not currently have a Penguin Random House account or those whose account has been inactive for more than a year are eligible for the Indies Express program.

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08 May

BTW News Briefs

Just Kids wins One Book, One New York; PRH Grupo Editorial acquires Ediciones Salamandra; Chronicle Books to launch Chronicle Audio; Obama recommends three books; Highlights for Children sells imprints to Kane Press; Personnel changes at S&S, IPG, Dutton, DK; Helen & Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize winner announced; Chautauqua Prize shortlist announced; Orwell Prize longlists announced 

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01 May

BTW News Briefs

National Antiracist Book Festival launches; McGraw Hill and Cengage to merge; Asmodee launches publishing arm; Personnel changes at Tin House Books, Princeton University Press, HMH, NEIBA; Edgar Awards, Colby Award, Triangle Award, PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, Four Quartets, James Beard award winners announced; Women’s Prize shortlist announced

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24 Apr

BTW News Briefs

Booksellers print The Mueller Report; S&S to distribute Law&Crime imprint; Skyhorse to launch Arcade CrimeWise; PRH launches reader loyalty program; Consortium to distribute four publishers; Copperfield’s event director debuts column; Personnel changes at WH Smith, Arcadia Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s, Orbit, Harlequin; Anna Dewdney Read Together Award, Hillman Prize, International Prize for Arabic Fiction winners announced; IPA Prix Voltaire shortlist announced 

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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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