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

Quad and LSC Communications have scrapped the planned purchase of LSC by Quad, a deal that would have merged the country’s two largest printers.

Harlequin has reorganized its business into the Harlequin Trade Publishing Group for trade publishing and the Harlequin Brand, which includes Harlequin series publishing, Carina Press, and brand development.

Penguin Random House has purchased the U.S. book publishing assets of F+W Books, a publisher of illustrated nonfiction books in art instruction, crafts, writing, genealogy, antiques and collectibles, and woodworking. The F+W list will become part of the publisher’s Penguin Publishing Group division. Sales and fulfillment for the F+W publishing program will continue to be handled by Two Rivers, an Ingram Publisher Services brand.

Workman Publishing will distribute Familius titles worldwide outside of Canada beginning October 28.

Point-of-sale system ComicHub will supply data on graphic novel and comics sales to NPD BookScan.

We Need Diverse Books is hosting a summer fundraiser to raise money for the organization’s internship grants, mentorships, and awards program.

The 13 finalists for the Man Booker Prize have been announced.

The winners of the 31st annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards have been announced.

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize has named N. Scott Momaday the winner of the 2019 Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award.

The New England Independent Booksellers Association has announced the finalists for the 2019 New England Book Awards.

Six Southwestern U.S. cities are launching the “Four Corners/One Book” program. The inaugural title is Church of the Graveyard Saints by C. Joseph Greaves (Torrey House Press).

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