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09 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Former bookseller pens article on how local bookstores make towns richer; Authors Guild survey reports median income decrease; Bloomsbury partners with Rowman & Littlefield; PW parent company buys The Millions; National Book Network to distribute three new publishers; Personnel changes at Random House, Crown; Sally Rooney wins Costa Novel Award; Academy of American Poets names new chancellors

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02 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Printing delays reported this holiday season; Book sales up in 2018; PartnerShip releases white paper on rate increases; PW announces Persons of the Year; Obama announces 2018 book picks; Abrams now distributing Overlook Press; Binc and Sourcebooks offering new scholarship opportunity; Personnel changes at McGraw-Hill, Sourcebooks, Candlewick; PBS News Hour-NYT book club chooses Heart for January

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02 Jan

Wi14 to Offer Full Schedule of Parties and Receptions

The 2019 Winter Institute in Albuquerque will feature a wide array of parties and receptions where booksellers, publishers, and authors can socialize throughout the four-day event.

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02 Jan

Take a Walking Tour of Downtown Albuquerque at Winter Institute

Bookseller tours of Albuquerque, New Mexico, will be coordinated by author Roger Zimmerman, whose A History Lover’s Guide to Albuquerque is upcoming from Arcadia Publishing.

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19 Dec

BTW News Briefs

ABA’s David Grogan named Media Coalition board chair; Rowman & Littlefield acquires selected Hal Leonard titles, imprints; Sourcebooks partners with Poisoned Pen Press on mystery imprint; Abrams to distribute Lucky Spool; APG to distribute Chalice Press; Tin House Magazine to close; Personnel changes at Catapult, PRH, HarperCollins, Tom Doherty Associates, Scholastic

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12 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Reed Exhibitions to sponsor 2019 Children’s Book Week; Jason Reynolds appears on Mitch Kaplan’s podcast; Crown restructuring details released; Chronicle announces LEGO partnership; Casemate to distribute Eurospan; Elsevier sells distribution center to LSC Communications; PEN/Faulkner executive director named; Chris Ryall to rejoin IDW; Nation Books renamed; Personnel changes at Berkley, Celadon; PEN America longlist, NBCC John Leonard Prize finalists announced; Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Book Prize, Thurber Prize, Jack D. Rittenhouse Lifetime Achievement Award winners announced

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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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