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15 Aug

BTW News Briefs

The Great American Read announces top 40 titles so far; CBC creates activity kit; Bala Kids to debut in spring 2019; V.S. Naipaul dies; Cheryl A. Young leaving MacDowell Colony; Todd McGarity promoted at Hachette; Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalists, American Book Awards winners, and Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature winners announced

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14 Aug

Ingram’s Booklove and Indie Vault Programs Garner Praise From Booksellers

ABA member bookstores are encouraged to sign up for Booklove and Indie Vault, two programs from Ingram Content Group that provide exclusive benefits for indie booksellers.

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08 Aug

BTW News Briefs

Ben LeRoy to head IPC; UKIP suspends three over Bookmarks incident; Ingram to distribute new clients; CBC calls for bilingual books for immigrant children; UMass partners with Tagus Press; Prelude acquires Duckworth; AAUP announces personnel changes; Women’s Media Group announces fellowship recipients; Midwest Book Award winners, Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction shortlist announced

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07 Aug

Lemmy the Llamacorn Travels to Bookstores Nationwide

“Lemmy is an avid reader,” according to Scholastic’s Nikki Mutch, who told BTW about Lemmy’s adventures. “If you leave him in the store overnight, you might find a pile of books next to a comfy chair the next morning.”

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01 Aug

BTW News Briefs

BookExpo, NY Rights Fair to run concurrently at Javits; Abrams buys Overlook Press; Kerry McCluggage named IDW Media CEO; Jennifer Crewe assumes AUPresses presidency; MPIBA hires two; Leading Edge Review to distribute digitally; Now Read This chooses August book; Library Lions honorees, World Fantasy Award finalists, Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award for Young Adult Fiction winner announced

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25 Jul

BTW News Briefs

S&S to distribute Skyhorse; Investment group acquires stake in B&N; Promotions and new hires at PRH, Random House, Ingram, Atria; 2018 Man Booker longlist announced; 2018 New England Book Awards, RITA Awards, Arthur C. Clarke Award, Chosen Payments contest winners announced

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18 Jul

BTW News Briefs

New CBC diversity award plans fall launch; Noodlephant illustrator pens blog post on Ci6; Amazon Prime Day encounters problems; Casemate to distribute Gremese Editore; Rowman & Littlefield acquires Pineapple Press; HMH to close Eamon Dolan Books; CEO to leave Bonnier Zaffre; Promotions at HC Children’s Books; Quarto appoints Andy Cumming; Penny Candy Books visiting indies; Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award winner, Pinckley Prizes for Fiction winners announced

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11 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Independent We Stand announces Independent Retailer Month; Barnes & Noble fires CEO; EU copyright law rejected; Promotions at Random House Children’s Books; John Wiley & Sons appoints new CSO; S&S to distribute Zuiker Press; “Now Read This” Book Club chooses Pachinko for July; Golden Man Booker Prize winner announced

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27 Jun

BTW News Briefs

Illinois Marketplace Fairness Act goes into effect; Political books driving U.S. print market growth; Name changed for Laura Ingalls Wilder Award; Donald Hall dies; Macmillan’s Alison Lazarus joins Hachette; Pritzker Award winner announced

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27 Jun

Promote “The Great American Read” With Exclusive Offer From Baker & Taylor

In celebration of The Great American Read, PBS’ eight-part TV series aimed at sparking a national conversation on reading, Baker & Taylor is offering indie bookstores a discount on 100 books featured on the program.

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25 Jun

ABA Member Booksellers Help Introduce Counterpoint’s Wendell Berry Catalog

Counterpoint Press’ dedicated Wendell Berry catalog includes introductory notes from Kris Kleindienst of Left Bank Books and Michael Boggs of Carmichael’s Bookstore.

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21 Jun

BTW News Briefs

Kid Lit creates immigration petition; Obama posts reading list; Her Body and Other Parties to become TV series; Australian Booksellers Association CEO to leave; IBC hires new executive director; Ingram signs distribution agreement with Penn Press; University of Virginia Press partners with University of Delaware Press; PRH sells Smashing Ideas; Personnel changes at Basic Books, HMH, Atria; Brooklyn Book Festival announces lineup; WNDB internship grant award, CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal, Excellence in Graphic Literature Award, International Dublin Literary Award winners announced; Center for Fiction First Novel Prize longlist announced

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13 Jun

BTW News Briefs

BookExpo and NYRF announce partnership; Anthony Bourdain dies; Authors Guild announces changes; Hut Landon publishes Amazon op-ed; 2018 Young Lions Fiction Award, PEN Pinter Prize, Griffin Poetry Prize, Women’s Prize for Fiction winners announced

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06 Jun

BTW News Briefs

Oprah’s Book Club picks The Sun Does Shine; Macmillan Children’s announces new imprint; Rutgers University Press announces new distribution partnership; Down & Out Books to launch New Wave Crime; Personnel changes at Ingram, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins Children’s; Carla Hayden to join Michelle Obama onstage at ALA; NEA Big Read grant recipients announced; 2018 Pannell Awards presented at BookExpo; Lambda Literary Award winners, Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature winner announced

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01 Jun

BTW News Briefs

Consortium announces distribution deal with five new publishers; IPG signs distribution agreements with eight publishers; Printer Edwards Brothers Malloy to close; CEO Marcus Leaver leaves Quarto; Abrams to distribute Obvious State; Columbia University Press celebrates 125 years; MPIBA Reading the West winners announced

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