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20 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Chicago Review Press acquires Parenting Press; Ingram opens NYC office; Sourcebooks’ Raccah named PW Person of the Year; GalleyCat ceases publication; Bookigee to shut down; Laura Donnini named managing director, publisher of HarperCollins Italia; New app helps Vermonters buy local; Nominations open for National Small Business Week Awards

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14 Dec

ABA Announces Staff Changes

With the news that Development Officer Mark Nichols will be retiring after Wi12, ABA announced a series of staff promotions and changes that will go into effect on January 1.

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07 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Authors United merges with Authors Guild; First Book and Penguin Random House to give 550,000 books to kids this holiday season; Ingram Content Group announces new associates; Elizabeth Scarpelli named director of University of Cincinnati Press; PEN America Literary Awards releasing longlists this week; National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize finalists announced; Five audiobooks garner Grammy nominations; Submissions for Grateful American Book Prize open January 1

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07 Dec

Green Apple Books, Counterpoint Press Mourn Colleagues Lost in Oakland Warehouse Fire

Green Apple Books music buyer Johnny Igaz and Counterpoint Press administrative assistant Nick Gomez-Hall are among the 36 victims of last Friday’s Oakland warehouse fire.

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22 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Nominations open for London Book Fair’s Bookstore of the Year Award; Barnes & Noble appoints Demos Parneros as COO; James Patterson names school library grant winners; Claudia Rankine named 2016 Zell Fellow

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16 Nov

BTW News Briefs

SBA to host Twitter chat on holiday marketing; Miami Book Fair on C-SPAN’s BookTV; Nominations open for Small Business Week awards; New Zealand booksellers recovering after earthquake; Philip Hoffman named PRH chairman; George Gibson to join Grove Atlantic; Diamond Book Distributors names marketing associate; S&S acquires Adams Media; Chronicle kicks off #GiveBooks campaign; PNBA Book Awards shortlist announced

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15 Nov

An Interview With David Evans, ABA’s New General Counsel

David H. Evans, a partner at the law firm Kelley Drye, discusses his new role as ABA’s legal counsel, changing legal interpretations of antitrust regulations, and more.

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26 Oct

November 1: Nomination Deadline for James Patterson’s Holiday Bonus Program

Nominations of independent booksellers for James Patterson’s 2016 Holiday Bonus Program must be received by midnight EDT on Tuesday, November 1.

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19 Oct

BTW News Briefs

Nominations open for 2016 Indie Awards; PEN America’s new report addresses free speech on college campuses; Above the Treeline receives investment; Literary Landmark nominations sought for Children’s Book Week; Grateful American Book Prize awarded to Chris Stevenson; Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature

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19 Oct

Obituary: Bob Minzesheimer, Former USA Today Book Critic

Bob Minzesheimer, the former book critic for USA Today and a friend to indie booksellers, died on October 15 of brain cancer. He was 66.

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14 Oct

November 1 Deadline for James Patterson’s Holiday Bonus Program

Nominations of independent booksellers for the holiday bonus program sponsored by bestselling author and literacy advocate James Patterson can be submitted online until  midnight EDT on November 1.

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05 Oct

Around Indies

This House of Books opens in Billings; Nine Stories opens in Pittsburgh; Three bookstores celebrate milestone anniversaries; Literati Bookstore takes over Espresso Bar; Phoenix Books brands van for offsite programming; Bookmans Entertainment Exchange to relocate; AP features baby boomers with second careers in bookselling

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05 Oct

James Patterson’s Holiday Bonus Program for Indie Booksellers Returns

Bestselling author and literacy advocate James Patterson will award a total of $250,000 in bonuses to booksellers at ABA member stores this holiday season.

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29 Sep

Indie Next List Authors Named to National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” List

Brit Bennett, author of the #1 October Indie Next List pick, and Yaa Gyasi, whose debut is a June Indie Next List pick and a Summer/Fall Indies Introduce title, are on the NBF’s “5 Under 35.”

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21 Sep

BTW News Briefs

Writers Digest Banned Books Week sale to benefit ABFE; Brian O’Leary named new BISG executive director; Reading Without Walls Challenge pilot program begins; Amazon Books to open Boston-area store; Ingram Content Group adds three new associates

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