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Here’s what’s happening this week in the book industry:

Consortium will begin distributing five new publishers for the spring 2018 season. Dottir Press, Floris Books, Hazy Dell Press, New Europe Books, and World Editions begin distribution with Consortium today, June 1, 2018.

IPG has signed eight new publishers for distribution, including two to be distributed by IPG. The other six, all of which are based in the U.K., will be distributed in the U.S. by IPG’s Trafalgar Square Publishing.

The 125-year-old book-manufacturing and printing company Edwards Brothers Malloy has announced it will shut down next month. The company, which has two locations in the Ann Arbor area, will close all locations on June 15.

Marcus Leaver has resigned his position as chief executive of the Quarto Group. Chuk Kin Lau, who was appointed to Quarto’s board last week “after a boardroom coup,” according to The Bookseller, will serve as interim chief executive officer.

Abrams has signed a distribution deal with literary gift brand and creative studio Obvious State. The company will begin distributing Obvious State products starting June 1.

The Columbia University Press is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. The official anniversary of its founding is June 13.

The Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association (MPIBA) has announced the winners of the 2017 Reading the West Book Awards. Winners will be celebrated at the MPIBA 2018 Fall Discovery Show in October in Denver, Colorado.

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