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

The London Book Fair has been canceled amidst coronavirus concerns.

The application process for the 2020 WNDB Internship Grant program opened on March 1, 2020.

Ingram Spark has informed customers that, effective April 27, it plans to “remove print content from our catalog that does harm to buyers and affects the reputations of our publishers and retail and library partners.”

ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish announced on March 4 that the company is beginning the process by which ViacomCBS will potentially sell Simon & Schuster.

Beginning April 1, Simon & Schuster will handle sales and distribution worldwide for Indigo River Publishing.

FSG has launched the Dare to Imagine program, which highlights one book of fiction and one poetry collection each month.

Stanford University Press and De Gruyter are partnering on the global distribution of over 4,500 Stanford University Press frontlist, backlist, and archive e-book titles on

Stephen Rubin has joined Simon & Schuster as a consulting publisher, acquiring fiction and nonfiction for all of the adult publishing imprints within S&S.

The film The Booksellers, which looks at the world of antiquarian bookselling, opens this week in New York City.

The biweekly podcast Bookable debuted on March 1; it features author interviews, creative sound design, and mood-provoking scores.

The Audio Publishers Association has announced the winners of the 2020 Audie Awards.

The 2020 PEN America Literary Awards winners were announced live at the 2020 PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony on March 2, 2020.

The Romantic Novelists’ Association announced the winners for the 2020 Romantic Novel Awards; in addition, author Milly Johnson was presented with an Outstanding Achievement Award.

Edwidge Danticat has been awarded The Story Prize for her collection Everything Inside (Knopf).

Author and editor James Lenfestey was named the Kay Sexton Award recipient.

Mark Bourrie has won the 2020 RBC Taylor Prize for his book Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson, published by Biblioasis.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced the finalists for the 55th annual Nebula Awards.

The 2020 International Booker Prize longlist was announced on February 27.

The longlist has been announced for the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction.

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