BTW News Briefs [5]

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

Booksellers have until February 28 to sign up as an official Children’s Book Week location [7].

BookExpo has announced the author lineup for the Thursday, May 28, Adult Book & Author Breakfast [8], including Zerlina Maxwell, Joy Harjo, Carmen Maria Machado, Rep. Ilhan Omar, and Rebecca Roanhorse.

Eight new half-hour episodes of Poetry in America will begin airing on public television stations nationwide and on World Channel starting in April; the series will also be available to stream on PBS’ website and individual episodes will be available on the Poetry in America website.

Audible has settled a lawsuit with publishers [9] over its audiobook captioning program.

Hachette Book Group has acquired more than 1,000 titles [10] published under Disney Book Group.

The new Carol Shields Prize for Fiction, named after the award winning-author, will award $150,000 Canadian dollars [11] to a female novelist beginning in 2022.

The Poetry Society of America has named Toi Derricotte the 2020 recipient of the Frost Medal [12] for distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry.


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