Awards

19 Dec

BTW News Briefs

ABA’s David Grogan named Media Coalition board chair; Rowman & Littlefield acquires selected Hal Leonard titles, imprints; Sourcebooks partners with Poisoned Pen Press on mystery imprint; Abrams to distribute Lucky Spool; APG to distribute Chalice Press; Tin House Magazine to close; Personnel changes at Catapult, PRH, HarperCollins, Tom Doherty Associates, Scholastic

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12 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Reed Exhibitions to sponsor 2019 Children’s Book Week; Jason Reynolds appears on Mitch Kaplan’s podcast; Crown restructuring details released; Chronicle announces LEGO partnership; Casemate to distribute Eurospan; Elsevier sells distribution center to LSC Communications; PEN/Faulkner executive director named; Chris Ryall to rejoin IDW; Nation Books renamed; Personnel changes at Berkley, Celadon; PEN America longlist, NBCC John Leonard Prize finalists announced; Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Book Prize, Thurber Prize, Jack D. Rittenhouse Lifetime Achievement Award winners announced

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05 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Germany to investigate Amazon; Richmond newspaper features local indies’ reaction to Amazon HQ; Atwood to write Handmaid’s Tale sequel; Deadline set for Parneros to seek B&N countersuit dismissal; Polis Books to launch Agora; Personnel changes at Simon & Schuster, PRH, Arcadia, Grand Central, DK; Mystery Writers of America rescinds award following controversy; 2018 35 over 35 list, PBS Now Read This choice announced

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03 Dec

Nominations Sought for 2019 PW Bookstore, Sales Rep of the Year Awards

Booksellers, authors, publishers, distributors, and others with ties to the book industry are invited to submit nominations for Publishers Weekly’s Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year awards by January 8, 2019.

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28 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Protestors storm Amazon Books on Cyber Monday; Demos Parneros to file motion to dismiss B&N’s countersuit; Lerner Publishing Group acquires Zest; Former Quarto CEO joins Trigger; Personnel changes at Harper Christian, Workman Publishing, HarperCollins Children’s; MWA names 2019 Grand Masters

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21 Nov

BTW News Briefs

NYT publishes 100 Notable Books of 2018; B&N to open 10-15 stores in 2019; Becoming achieves PRH’s largest single-day sales total for 2018; Prize suspended after opposition to Amazon sponsorship; IPG to distribute three Spanish publishers; B&T to distribute Canada’s Sutherland House in U.S.; Portfolio and Simon Sinek to launch Optimism Press; Personnel changes at S&S, Harlequin; Aspen Words Literary Prize longlist announced; Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, Scotiabank Giller Prize, Cundill History Prize winners announced 

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20 Nov

Around Indies

For Keeps, Prologue Bookshop, Shakespeare and Co. UWS location to open; The Snail on the Wall, Book and Puppet Company to open pop-ups; The Babbling Book and the Dragon’s Nook gets new owner, name change; Gibson’s Bookstore, Village Lights Books, Riffraff celebrate anniversaries; Avid Bookshop owner receives award; and more.

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15 Nov

2018 National Book Award Winners Announced

Winners in five categories, including the inaugural award for Translated Literature, were announced at the 69th annual National Book Awards on November 14 at a ceremony in New York City.

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14 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Consortium adds eight new clients; De Gruyter to distribute UC Press titles; Hachette reshuffling results in layoffs; Small Press United to distribute Black Spot; Personnel changes at Ecco, Quarto, Imagine That, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Arcadia; Business Book of the Year Award winner, PNBA Book Award shortlist announced

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14 Nov

Around Indies

Old Town Books, Barbara’s Bookstore scheduled to open; Powell’s celebrates anniversary at PDX; Source Booksellers awarded $10,000; Village Books remodeled; Watching Books and da Pepo announce partnership; Wild Geese Bookshop, Cavalier House Books featured in news; Toadstool Bookshops prepare for Cider Monday; {pages} a bookstore launches book club; Staff changes at Bookshop Santa Cruz

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06 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Booksellers boycott Amazon’s AbeBooks; W.H. Smith was B&N’s rumored buyer; Abrams to distribute Cernunnos; Hopkins to distribute Northeastern University Press; Promotions at Penguin Press, Barefoot Books, Tom Doherty Associates, Open Road: USPS proposes rate increases; LSC Communications to acquire Quad/Graphics; Nominations open for CILIP Book Awards; SIBA Book Prize, Cundill History Prize finalists announced; World Fantasy Award, National Translation Award, PEN America Literary Award winners announced

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31 Oct

BTW News Briefs

S&S to launch Avid Reader Press; New illustrated books imprint for Little, Brown; Nick Offerman to host National Book Awards; PRH acquires majority stake in Brazil’s Companhia das Letras; B&N details reasons for Parneros firing in court filing; Promotions at Workman, Penguin Young Readers, Tom Doherty Associates; PW names top books of 2018; U.K.’s Orwell Foundation launches new prize; 2018 Kirkus Prize winners, SCIBA Book Award winners announced

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31 Oct

Around Indies

A Novel Idea, Southern Fried Books to open; Fundamentals to be sold to new owners; Amherst Books marks 15 years; The Bookery, Epilogue Books, Read With Me featured in the news; R.J. Julia, Bookmans, Antigone Books, Joe’s Place, M. Judson named top bookstores around the country; Tattered Cover to host Colorado Teen Book Con

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24 Oct

BTW News Briefs

Crown merges with Random House; Touchstone to migrate to Atria, Gallery; Consortium to distribute NAEYC; New member joins B&N board; Personnel changes at HarperCollins Children’s, S&S Children’s; Bookselling Ireland chair praises bookshops; Bookselling Without Borders Kickstarter hits goal; Independent We Stand deadline approaches; T.S. Eliot Prize, Andrew Carnegie Medal finalists announced

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23 Oct

U.S. Stores Invited to Apply for London Book Fair’s Bookstore of the Year Award

The judges are looking for excellence in a range of areas, including customer service, staff knowledge, events, displays, outreach, atmosphere, innovation, imagination, and more.

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