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

While at the London Book Fair earlier this month, ABA CEO Oren Teicher spoke about the power of localism and its connection to indie bookstores with the U.K. publication Book Brunch.

Oprah Winfrey announced that her new partnership with the AppleTV streaming platform will feature a version of Oprah’s Book Club where she will appear in conversation with authors.

Staff from Waterstones, the U.K.’s largest bookstore chain, have started a campaign to be paid a “real living wage.” So far, more than 4,000 people have signed the petition.

Melville House Books has added its name to the list of publishers such as Skyhorse Publishing and Scribner that have announced intentions to publish “The Mueller Report,” if and when it is released. Melville plans to publish Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election as its first mass market title.

Penguin Random House is acquiring Little Tiger Group, a London-based publisher of children’s books. 

After 22 years at the company, vice president and director of field sales Ken Holland will retire from Macmillan, effective May 14.

Carol Carson, long-time vice president and art director at Knopf, will retire at the end of the month. She will be succeeded by John Gall, who returns as vice president and creative director.  

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has announced the 2019 Carle Honors Honorees, who will be awarded on September 26 at a ceremony in New York City.

Kate Kenney of Boulder Bookstore in Boulder, Colorado, has received a scholarship to attend the Denver Publishing Institute this summer. The scholarship is a collaboration with, Binc, Sourcebooks, and the Denver Publishing Institute.

The James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award Council has announced that Gabriela Damián Miravete has won the 2018 Tiptree Award for her short story “They Will Dream In the Garden,” translated by Adrian Demopulos.

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