Industry News

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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06 Feb

ABA Announces 2019 Board Candidates

ABA has announced four director candidates to stand for election to the ABA Board, as well as the Board’s selection for president and vice president, who must be ratified by membership.

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04 Feb
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BookExpo to Feature UnBound, a Collection of Bookish Goods

UnBound will present a collection of relevant products across 25 categories, from journals, calendars, and greeting cards to desk accessories, toys, games, art materials, and artisanal/handmade items.

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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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30 Jan

Small Press Profile: Two Lines Press

The year 2019 will be a groundbreaking one for Two Lines Press, as it will include the first-ever novel by a Thai woman translated into English and the press’ first work of speculative fiction.

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29 Jan
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2019 BookExpo Registration Opens

The annual trade show, which will feature a variety of programming for American Booksellers Association members, will be held from Wednesday, May 29, through Friday, May 31.

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28 Jan
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Signup Underway to Host Well-Read Black Girl Book Clubs

Well-Read Black Girl, founded by Glory Edim, provides a vital space for black female readers and writers to connect and grow in conversation.

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28 Jan

Sign Up to Become a Children’s Book Week Event Host

More than 150 indie stores have already registered to serve as event hosts for the April 29–May 5 celebration.

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28 Jan
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Independent Bookstore Day Orders Due February 1

Booksellers have just a couple more days to place their orders for exclusive, literary-themed items for this year’s celebration of Independent Bookstore Day.

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25 Jan

14th Annual Winter Institute Highlights Indie Resurgence as New and Veteran Booksellers Come Together

Approximately 700 booksellers from 387 stores joined more than 150 authors, 120 publisher partners, and nearly 50 international guests at ABA’s largest educational event.

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25 Jan

Wi14 Town Hall Takes on Book Supply Issues, Rising Minimum Wage, Programming Diversity

Topics discussed at the Town Hall included ABA’s actions on diversity since the last town hall, the challenge of a rising minimum wage, the importance of ABACUS, and issues with book supplies during the holidays.

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25 Jan

AdventureKEEN Partnership With Indie Bookstores Raises Over $2,000 for Binc

Last year, outdoor and regional publisher AdventureKEEN rolled out a new version of its shop local program for independent bookstores to raise money for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

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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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