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26 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Ingram donating to booksellers, libraries post-Florence; Independent We Stand announces annual Indie Awards; IPG sets up new print facility; NCAC director pens op-ed; Penguin Young Readers and Scholastic to launch new imprints; Staff changes at Holt, Melville House, Ecco, Ingram, Penguin’s Viking Children’s Books, S&S; SPD, CLMP create Indie Bookseller Council; 2018 Man Booker Prize shortlist announced; Kirkus Prize finalists announced; Isabel Allende to receive National Book Award for lifetime achievement; National Book Foundation announces 2018 “5 Under 35” list

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26 Sep

Penguin Random House Partners With We Need Diverse Books to Celebrate Banned Books Week

As part of a social media sweepstakes, PRH is highlighting quotes from books that have been challenged or banned. For every entry, PRH will donate one book to We Need Diverse Books.

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25 Sep

Penguin Random House Two-Day Transit Program Begins October 1

For the seventh consecutive year, orders received from independent booksellers by 3:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday will ship for arrival at booksellers’ doors within two days.

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24 Sep

Kickstarter Campaign Begins for Bookselling Without Borders 2019

Bookselling Without Borders, a scholarship program for booksellers that aims to make the American book market more welcoming to international voices, just kicked off its 2019 crowdfunding campaign.

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19 Sep

BTW News Briefs

FedEx waiving residential surcharges this holiday season; Binc’s Bank on Booksellers raises $21,723; Ed Several to leave Reed; PW Star Watch winners named; B&N opens another concept store; Baker & Taylor signs new sales and distribution clients; Macmillan to distribute Sounds True; Beacon renews distribution agreement with PRH; Kaplan to acquire Barron’s; Staff changes at HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Chronicle Books, University Press Group, Sourcebooks, DK; Print book sales trending up, NPD says; Business Book of the Year shortlist announced; Conroy Legacy Award, Literarian Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize winners announced

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18 Sep

Publishers Offer Array of Specials for Indies First

ABA member stores can take advantage of more than 30 publisher specials on a wide array of frontlist and backlist titles in celebration of the sixth annual Indies First on November 24.

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13 Sep

Macmillan to Offer Expedited Holiday Shipping for Independent Booksellers

Once again, Macmillan Publishers will offer expedited shipping for indie bookstore reorders placed between November 9, 2018, and January 15, 2019.

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12 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Dubruille to leave EIBF; New and improved Pubnet goes live; Waterstones to buy Foyles; National Book Awards announces Young People’s Literature longlist; Canongate to launch Black Thorn; James Johnston named PRH CFO; B&N stock jumps after sale rumors; B&N CEO search delayed; Algonquin promotes two; November premiere set for HBO’s Elena Ferrante adaptation; National Book Foundation announces NBF Presents

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12 Sep

Bookseller Promotional Resources Now Available for PRH’s “Book the Vote” Initiative

The campaign kick-off for the program from Penguin Random House takes place on September 25, National Voter Registration Day.

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10 Sep

Bookselling Without Borders Scholarship to Send Four to Frankfurt Book Fair

The scholarship aims to expose U.S. booksellers to the global book industry to equip them “to become advocates for international and diverse literature in their own stores,” said Europa Editions’ Michael Reynolds.

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05 Sep

BTW News Briefs

PRH to launch Book the Vote; NYT publishes article on retail innovation; Students invited to design 2019 National Poetry Month poster; Staff changes at HMH, DK, S&S, Sourcebooks, Milkweed; IPG acquires Midpoint; Gaiman, Murakami shortlisted for substitute Nobel; Nominations open for Reading the West Book Awards; Voice of the Heartland winner announced; Center for Fiction announces First Novel finalists

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29 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Former B&N CEO sues company; Sargent to speak at Frankfurt CEO Talk; Bumbalo to join Bloomsbury; Sourcebooks announces promotions; Barblan joins AAP; Taschen appoints new COO; The Bookshop premieres; Carle Honors auction opens; Rona Jaffe winners announced

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28 Aug

HarperCollins to Release Exclusive Indie Bookstore Edition of New Kingsolver Novel

Barbara Kingsolver’s indie-exclusive edition of Unsheltered, on sale October 16, will include a one-page letter from the author that addresses the indie reader directly.

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22 Aug

Arcadia Publishing, ABA Partner to Help Local “Come Alive” in Indie Bookstores

The new YourTown Store Match service enables independent bookstores to assemble and display uniquely customized assortments of local-interest books for their customers.

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21 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Frankfurt Book Fair launches Bookfest; Obama posts summer reading list; Amazon plans Denver store; Seven Stories launches promotion for indies; Chronicle Books, Trustbridge Global Media partner on new imprint; Amphorae acquires Goldminds; Nebraska Book Company partners with Follett; Hopkins Fulfillment Services to distribute Wesleyan University Press; Ingram to distribute Grim Oak Press, adds three new technical publisher clients; PGW to distribute Heyday; Tyndale House CFO to retire; Phoenix International Publications named top Licensee; Ink Spell Books’ Find Waldo Local nominated; Alissa duBois wins Handseller of the Year; Hugo winners announced

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