Awards

20 Feb

BTW New Briefs

BookExpo announces Adult Book & Author Breakfast lineup; Pearson sells K-12 courseware division; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt launches HMH Audio; Baker & Taylor to distribute seven new publishers; Philip Himberg to lead MacDowell Colony; Personnel changes at William Morrow, Johns Hopkins University Press, Chronicle Books; James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award Council names two new Fellows; Aspen Words Literary Prize shortlist announced; Carnegie Medals, Kate Greenaway Medal, Green Earth Book Awards longlists announced; Southern Book Prize winners announced

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13 Feb

BTW News Briefs

Amazon reconsidering NYC headquarters; BookExpo announces Children’s Book & Author Breakfast panelists; NBF director pens Time op-ed; Center for Fiction to host grand reopening; S&S to distribute Health Communications; Verso Books to launch Verso Fiction; Lonely Planet names new CEO; Personnel changes at Harlequin, Viking/Penguin, Harper Group, House of Anansi and Groundwood Books; Romantic Novelists’ Association Awards finalists announced; BIO Award winner announced

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12 Feb

Nominations Sought for 2019 WNBA Pannell Award

Nominations are being accepted for the WNBA Pannell Award, which honors bookstores that foster a love of reading and books in children and young adults.

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06 Feb

BTW News Briefs

Kickstarter launches Exquisite Objects; First Book partners with Rise Up; Canada’s Dundurn Press sold to tech entrepreneurs; Black Ocean to distribute Gramma Press; University of Georgia Press acquires Milestone Press; Rizzoli New York to distribute Pavilion Books; Personnel changes at Rakuten Kobo, Crown Publishing, Random House Children’s Books; Book Manufacturers’ Institute announces Rising Star Awards; Audie Awards finalists, PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature winner announced

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30 Jan

ALA Announces 2019 Adult, Youth Award Winners

Prizes announced included the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction and the winners of the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the Newbery and Caldecott Medals.

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30 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Association of University Presses members to donate books to National Museum of Brazil; Otto Penzler and Pegasus Books to create Scarlet; S&S to distribute David Zwirner Books; NetGalley launches NetGalley Advanced; Personnel changes at Viking/Penguin, HMH; Man Booker Prize seeking new sponsor; PBS-NYT Book Club picks The Wife for February

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25 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Binc adds three new board members; Russell Baker dies; Swoon Reads signs deal with A+E Studios; APA’s Magination Press announces new sales teams; Graphic Arts Books renamed; PRH to close Spiegel & Grau; Personnel changes at Avery, TarcherPerigree, The New Press, University of Chicago Press, Arcadia, Chronicle, PRH, Random House Children’s; Poets & Writers announces grant; MacDowell Colony names 86 fellows; Edgar Award nominees announced; National Book Critics Circle Award, PEN Award finalists announced; Walter Dean Myers Awards, Jerusalem Prize, Diamond Gem Award winners announced

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25 Jan

PW Announces 2019 Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year Finalists

This year’s shortlist includes several newer stores in addition to older, established stores.

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16 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Axios posts video touting indie bookstore success; Chooseco sues Netflix; Europa Editions launches Europa Compass; Sourcebooks launches three new children’s imprints; Atria launches Signal Press; Chicago Review Press acquires Council Oak Books; PRH Publisher Services to distribute Crooked Lane Books; Maya Mavjee to join Macmillan; Timothy Paulson joins HarperCollins Christian; Personnel changes at HarperCollins, Random House, William Morrow; PEN America Literary Gala announces host, special award winners; National Jewish Book Award, Pacific Northwest Book Award winners announced; Story Prize finalists announced

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16 Jan
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Old Town Open Book, The Lit. Bar, Silver Unicorn pop-up to open; Women and Children First celebrates 40th anniversary; Belmont Books, Politics & Prose, For Keeps, The Fountain Bookstore, Powell’s, Jake’s Place, Greenlight featured in local news; Blue Willow Bookshop named Best of Houston; From My Shelf Books & Gifts co-owner’s picture books featured in library collection

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09 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Former bookseller pens article on how local bookstores make towns richer; Authors Guild survey reports median income decrease; Bloomsbury partners with Rowman & Littlefield; PW parent company buys The Millions; National Book Network to distribute three new publishers; Personnel changes at Random House, Crown; Sally Rooney wins Costa Novel Award; Academy of American Poets names new chancellors

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02 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Printing delays reported this holiday season; Book sales up in 2018; PartnerShip releases white paper on rate increases; PW announces Persons of the Year; Obama announces 2018 book picks; Abrams now distributing Overlook Press; Binc and Sourcebooks offering new scholarship opportunity; Personnel changes at McGraw-Hill, Sourcebooks, Candlewick; PBS News Hour-NYT book club chooses Heart for January

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02 Jan

Last Call: Nominations Due January 8 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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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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