London Book Fair canceled; WNDB grant applications open; Ingram Spark to remove certain content; S&S potentially for sale, to distribute Indigo River; FSG launches Dare to Imagine; Stanford University Press partners with De Gruyter; Stephen Rubin joins S&S; The Booksellers film, Bookable podcast debut; Audie Award, PEN America Award, Romantic Novel Award, Story Prize, Kay Sexton Award, RBC Taylor Prize winners announced; Nebula Award finalists out; Longlists announced for International Booker Prize, Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Acquisition talks with Quarto Group end; Louise Burke to retire from S&S; Ryan Doherty named editor of Celadon Books; PEN Center USA Literary Award finalists announced; Winners announced for NEIBA Rusty Drugan Scholarship, NAIBA Handseller of the Year, Midwest Booksellers Choice Awards, Hugo Awards
Becky Anderson runs for Congress; Macmillan to move; Ingram announces promotions; Quarto Iberoamericana enters agreements; Kristin Keith Sales Rep of the Year, BISG Distinguished Service Award, Arthur C. Clarke Award, RITA Awards, Restless Books Prize winners announced
2017 Pannell Award winners revealed; Lerner to distribute Lantana; Simon & Schuster launches #WhatBeachWhatBook; Publishers Lunch releases Buzz Books; Nebula Award winners, CLMP Firecracker Award finalists announced
Utah sales tax revenues up after Amazon rule change; Opposition to Amazon buy button rule; Wiley CEO resigns; Best Translated Book Award, Judith A. Markowitz Award, British Book Award winners announced;Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist revealed
Aaron’s Books opens Of Dice & Pen; Papercuts J.P. launches Cutlass Press; Kramerbooks to expand; The Lit. Bar to pop up at Bronx holiday market; Parnassus Books celebrates five years; Reading Frenzy owner wins city council seat; Phoenix Books to launch annual food drive
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