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Perseus, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to Publish Catalogs via Edelweiss

Above the Treeline announced this week that the Perseus Books Group and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference Division would be utilizing Edelweiss, its interactive publisher catalog system, to publish frontlist and backlist catalogs on the web. With these additions, Edelweiss' web-based publisher catalogs will encompass more than 50,000 titles across 775 imprints from more than 30 publishers.

Booksellers, librarians, media, and other end users of publisher catalogs will be able to review fall titles from Perseus and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt via Edelweiss by the end of May.

800-CEO-READ & Inc. to Launch Business Bestseller List

800-CEO-READ and Inc. Magazine have announced the creation of a new, monthly co-branded list of the bestselling business books.

The first Inc. 800-CEO-READ list will be published on on May 3. The list will be compiled monthly from 800-CEO-READ’s raw sales data and will be simultaneously published on

Los Angeles Times Names 30th Annual Award Winners

The 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, awarded on April 23 in a ceremony at the Los Angeles Times building, went to:

Biography: Linda Gordon for Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits (Norton)
Current Interest: Dave Eggers for Zeitoun (McSweeney's)
Fiction: Rafael Yglesias for A Happy Marriage (Scribner)
Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction: Philipp Meyer for American Rust (Spiegel & Grau)
Graphic Novel: David Mazzucchelli for Asterios Polyp (Pantheon)
History: Kevin Starr for Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance 1950 - 1963 (Oxford University Press)
Mystery/Thriller: Stuart Neville for The Ghosts of Belfast (Soho Press)
Poetry: Brenda Hillman for Practical Water (Wesleyan University Press)
Science and Technology: Graham Farmelo for The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom (Basic Books)
Young Adult Literature: Elizabeth Partridge for Marching for Freedom: Walk Together Children and Don't You Grow Weary (Viking Children's Books)

Dave Eggers won the Innovator's Award, for "doing cutting edge work to bring books, publishing and storytelling into the future, whether in terms of new business models, new technologies or new applications of narrative art."

Evan S. Connell was presented with the 30th Robert Kirsch Award, which recognizes a distinguished body of work by a writer residing in or writing about the West.

Government Offers Training Materials for New $100 Note

A new design for the $100 bill, which will go into circulation on February 10, 2011, was unveiled this week by the U.S. Treasury. Among the note's security features that make it easy for consumers and merchants to use to authenticate their currency are the 3-D Security Ribbon and the Bell in the Inkwell.

The blue 3-D Security Ribbon on the front of the new $100 note contains images of bells and 100s that move and change from one to the other as you tilt the note. The Bell in the Inkwell changes color from copper to green when the note is tilted, an effect that makes it seem to appear and disappear within the copper inkwell.

For more information and to order or download free training materials for cash handlers, visit