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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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23 May

BTW News Briefs

NBF to expand programming; Rare Bird Books and Book Passage launch display contest for bookstores; Author Philip Roth dies; Roz Parr to step down at Vintage Anchor; PRH Canada gains new CEO; Promotions at Penguin and Viking Children’s; Bonnier and GLAAD to release LGBT-themed series for kids; 2018 Man Booker International Prize winner, Nebula Award winners, Chautauqua Prize winner announced

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23 May

A Closer Look at Sourcebooks, Dominique Raccah’s “Female-Forward” Publishing Company

Sourcebooks is known for challenging the conventional, creating conversations, relentless innovation, and creating new kinds of business for its retail partners, including independent bookstores, Raccah says.

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16 May

BTW News Briefs

BookExpo to feature panel on turning books into films; Otto Penzler launches Penzler Publishers; Former Penguin Group chair Peter Mayer dies; Author Tom Wolfe dies; Innovations in Reading Prize winner, New England Society Book Award winners, British Book Award winners, Shirley Jackson Award nominees announced

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09 May

BTW News Briefs

NYT columnist criticizes Amazon’s effect on book business; Senators to file CRA to reinstate net neutrality; Michelle Obama to open 2018 ALA Conference; Random House Children’s to launch graphic novel imprint; Tracey Guest promoted at St. Martin’s; Lonely Planet CEO leaves company; Manhattan Beach wins “One Book, One New York” contest; Award of 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature to be postponed; Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction winner, Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist announced

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08 May

Children’s Institute Scholarship Winners, Attendee List Announced

Thanks to the generosity of lead sponsor Baker & Taylor, 55 publisher sponsors, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, and Publishers Weekly, 79 booksellers have received a scholarship to attend Children’s Institute.

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08 May

Sign Up for Candlewick’s CHIRP Program to Receive Indie Bookseller Perks

Bookstores that participate in CHIRP, the targeted hand-selling initiative for frontline booksellers, can receive exclusive benefits.

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02 May

BTW News Briefs

Voting extended for Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards; Former publishing CEOs buy Arcadia Publishing; Staff changes at Quirk, Viking, and Penguin; U.K.’s Waterstones bookstore chain sold; Triangle Award winners, Anna Dewdney Read Together Award winner, Edgar Allan Poe Award winners, James Beard Foundation Book Awards winners, MPIBA Reading the West shortlist announced

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