Shawn Morin named CEO and president of Ingram; HarperCollins Publishers creates HarperCollins France; Columbia University Press Sales Consortium adds Harvard University Press; Imprisoned Egyptian novelist wins 2016 PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award; Winners of 2015 James Tiptree Jr. Award, 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award announced; 2016 National Book Awards entry form open; 2016 Kirkus Prize judges named
Hugo Award winners, Thurber Prize finalists announced; BISG reveals shortlists for most valuable volunteer, industry champion; HarperCollins India gets new CEO; Mississippi Book Festival exceeds expectations; IPS adds three publishers; Campaign asks bloggers to visit their local indie bookstores
2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals shortlist announced; College to take over management of Bryn Mawr Bookstore; Consortium signs two indie publishers; Oyster to sell e-books; Atticus Lish wins 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction; X.J. Kennedy wins Jackson Poetry Prize; Winners of the 2014 James Tiptree Jr. Award announced; Winners of 2015 Christopher Awards announced
NYT article on indie bookstores shared with millions of Twitter followers; SFWA announces 2014 Nebula Award nominees; Poets & Writers introduces mobile app; PEN releases 2015 Literary Awards calendar; Young people prefer print books to digital, Washington Post reports; May 2 announced as first Canadian Authors for Indies Day; Lerner Publishing Group acquires Egmont USA’s list
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