LGBTQ+

12 Apr

BTW News Briefs

Independent We Stand kicks off “America’s Main Streets” contest; Mississippi authors release statement opposing H.B.1523; Lineup announced for Audio Publishers Association Tea at BEA; Pulitzer centennial video available for posting; Sourcebooks acquires first project in partnership with Wattpad; Chris Jackson to relaunch One World imprint; Memorial service planned for Glenn Ellis, longtime PRH sales team member; Paz & Associates introduces spring workshop participants

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09 Mar

BTW News Briefs

We Need Diverse Books partners with Penguin Young Readers for writing contest; Author Pat Conroy dies at 70; Poll examines barriers millennials face in starting a business; 28th Annual Lambda Literary Award finalists announced; Adam Johnson wins 2016 Story Prize; 2016 NAIBA Legacy Award winner announced; Amazon Books to open in San Diego mall this summer

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03 Feb

BTW News Briefs

Dayton Literary Peace Prize accepting entries; Villarosa Media to publish first book; Bookstore café specialist joins Paz & Associates; Survey by children’s publisher correlates lack of diverse books to lack of diverse staff; Ella Boureau named Lambda Literary’s awards administrator; 2016 PEN Literary Awards shortlists announced

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13 Jan

BTW News Briefs

American Small Business Championship contest opens; Berkley becomes part of Putnam/Dutton; ALA joins Penguin Random House in support of National Readathon Day; We Need Diverse Books announces inaugural mentees; William Johnson named Lambda Literary program director; Winners of 2016 Pacific Northwest Book Awards revealed; The Story Prize finalists announced 

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05 Nov

BTW News Briefs

AAUP opens Washington, D.C., office; Houston’s Table Restaurant to add bookstore; Amazon opens brick-and-mortar bookstore in Seattle; Fledgling LGBT publisher Query Books reaches fundraising goal

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15 Oct

BTW News Briefs

Query Books launches Kickstarter to reprint forgotten LGBT classics; A Brief History of Seven Killings wins 2015 Man Booker Prize; Ingram Content Group to offer Global Connect in China, India, and Italy; 12 U.S. publishers sign PEN’s pledge to address Chinese censorship

 

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20 Aug

Flyleaf Addresses “King & King” Controversy With All-Family Event

Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is hosting an all-family story time and book drive on August 22 in response to a recent controversy over the book King & King, which led two educators at a nearby school to resign.

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11 Aug

Rainbow Boxes Campaign Seeks to Deliver Diverse YA Reads to All 50 States

Inspired by the We Need Diverse Books initiative, Young Adult authors Cori McCarthy and Amy Rose Capetta have launched the Rainbow Boxes campaign to bring LGBTQIA titles to young readers in each state by way of homeless youth shelters, gay-straight alliances, and community libraries.

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09 Jul

Former Bookseller Ken White Launches Query Books

Ken White, the former manager of San Francisco‘s Books Inc. in the Castro, has established Query Books, a publishing company that focuses on republishing significant LGBT novels, biographies, and histories.

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18 Jun

BTW News Briefs

Lambda Literary Foundation welcomes new board leadership; “The Other NBA” basketball game to benefit BookUp; First-ever Mississippi Book Festival to take place August 22

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11 Jun

Pride Month Inspires Events and Festivities at Indie Bookstores

June marks LGBT Pride Month, and booksellers across the nation are planning in-store events and displays to recognize and celebrate their vibrant and diverse gay and lesbian communities this month — and year-round.

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10 Jun

Bookseller Pens ‘Hopeful’ Debut for LGBT Teens

Booksellers have selected Anything Could Happen, the debut Young Adult novel from Will Walton of Avid Bookshop, as one of the Summer Kids’ Indie Next List’s top picks.

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25 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Authors United to ask Justice Department for Amazon inquiry; Women’s National Book Association selects Great Group Reads; NCAC announces winners of Cameron Post Essay Contest; Penguin Random House in partnership with Universal Pictures

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27 Aug

Around Indies

Kickstarter campaign underway for new bookstore in D.C.; Giovanni’s Room to reopen in September; The Bookworm plans to relocate; Laurel Book Store to move to downtown Oakland

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16 Jul

Browseabout Books Finds Tremendous Support for Teens’ Reading Rights

In response to the removal of Emily Danforth’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post from a high school reading list, Browseabout Books is giving away copies, which have been donated by community members, book industry partners, and readers of AfterEllen.

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