BTW News Briefs [4]

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

Consortium Book Sales & Distribution has announced eight new publisher clients [5] for spring 2019: Beehive Books, Braun Publishing, Floating World Comics, Green Card Voices, Inhabit Media, Lookout Books, Nightboat Books, and Tiny Owl Publishing. All will begin distribution on January 1, 2019.

De Gruyter has entered a partnership with the University of California Press [6] (UC Press) to internationally distribute 2,500 UC Press e-book titles via the De Gruyter website.

Hachette Book Group’s recent reshuffling [7] of its Hachette Books and Nashville divisions has resulted in an unspecified number of layoffs, according to Publishers Weekly, including of Hachette Books Publisher Mauro DiPreta. In addition, Hachette Books is absorbing Da Capo Press and moving into the Perseus Books division.

Small Press United is now the exclusive distributor for Black Spot Books [8] in the U.S. and Canada. Small Press United is a division of Independent Publishers Group (IPG).

Former deputy director of publicity at Grand Central Publishing Caitlin Mulrooney-Lyski has joined [9] Ecco as director of publicity.

Bill Grace has joined [10] Little, Brown Books for Young Readers as marketing coordinator, and Savannah Kennelly has joined as digital marketing assistant.

Quarto has appointed Jane Moriarty as a non-executive, independent board director [11]. Previously, Moriarty had headed KPMG’s London Region restructuring business.

With U.K. children’s publisher Imagine That setting up a North American office in New York, Risa Beckett will join the company as vice president [12] of North American sales.

Hampton Ryan will be joining the independent sales team [13] at Arcadia Publishing as field sales representative. He has previously worked at Waldenbooks, Borders, Brentano’s, and Ingram.

The 2018 Financial Times and McKinsey & Company Business Book of the Year Award has been given to John Carreyrou [14] for Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (Knopf). Carreyrou will receive £30,000 (about $38,555)

The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Pacific Northwest Book Awards [15].

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