Two New Wi5 Publisher Partners, Two New Scholarship Winners

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This week, the American Booksellers Association welcomed two new Winter Institute (Wi5) Publisher Partners: Macmillan Children's Publishing Group and Other Press. Thanks to their generosity two more ABA member booksellers will be able to attend Wi5 in San Jose, California, on a scholarship.

Ellen Scott of The Bookworm in Omaha, Nebraska, is the recipient of the Macmillan Children's Publishing Group scholarship, and Michael Herrmann of Gibson's Bookstore in Concord, New Hampshire, is the Other Press scholarship winner.

They join a roster of 22 booksellers who were named recipients of ABA publisher-sponsored scholarships last week along with the recipient of the inaugural Avin Mark Domnitz Scholarship. Scholarships cover the cost of reasonable airfare, up to a four-night stay at the host hotel, the Doubletree San Jose, and the Wi5 meal fee.

In addition, this week the Emerging Leaders Council announced eight Wi5 scholarship winners supported by Ingram.

ABA Publisher Partners sponsoring bookseller scholarships to Wi5 are:

Disney Book Group
Egmont USA
Hachette Book Group
HarperCollins Children's Books
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Macmillan Children's Publishing Group
W.W. Norton

Other Press
Penguin Group (Adult)
Penguin Young Readers Group
Random House Adult
Random House Children's
Simon & Schuster
Small Press Distribution
Unbridled Books

The overall Winter Institute event sponsor is Ingram.