Literacy/Reading

19 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Pennsylvania House pushes Congress toward e-fairness; More consumers to finish holiday shopping online; National Book Foundation calls for Innovations in Reading nominations; Candlewick reaches out to teens through E-Volt Tumblr; Making Information Pay conference to co-locate with Digital Publishing Forum at BEA

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18 Dec

James Patterson Launches Winter Book Bucks to Foster Reading Over School Break

Bestselling author James Patterson, who has been a strong advocate of both children’s literacy and independent bookstores, has announced a new addition to his successful Book Bucks program: the First Annual Winter Book Bucks.

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18 Nov

World Book Night Adds Three Titles

World Book Night U.S. Executive Director Carl Lennertz announced today that three titles have been added to the 2014 offerings, raising the number of books to be given away by volunteers on April 23, 2014, to 550,000.

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14 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Judge dismisses Google e-book scanning case; PEN report shows authors self-censoring due to surveillance; World Book Night donates to Operation Gratitude; Survey shows early holiday shopping among Americans; SCBWI creates The Spark Award; Gaiman’s Neverwhere returned to classrooms; Frommer’s returns due to Wiley by December 15; Ingram Publisher Services to distribute for Indiana University Press

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07 Nov

BTW News Briefs

SIBA video highlights print books and indies; California tax on out-of-state retailers brings in $260M; Chandler Arnold appointed COO of First Book; Ingram Publisher Services welcomes seven new clients

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24 Oct

World Book Night U.S. Announces 2014 Book Picks

With Wednesday night’s announcement of the titles for the April 23, 2014, celebration of World Book Night in the U.S., the application process has opened for those who would like to be part of the event’s army of 25,000 volunteer book givers.

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10 Oct

BTW News Briefs

2013 Nobel Prize in Literature goes to Alice Munro; NBA finalists to be announced October 16 on Morning Joe; E-reader and tablet use increases among adults; Self-publishing continues to grow; WNBA’s 2013 writing contest open; Ingram to distribute to Russia

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10 Oct

Miami Book Fair International Co-founder Mitchell Kaplan Reflects on the Event’s 30 Years

More than 250,000 people are expected to flock to this November’s Miami Book Fair International, which was first held 30 years ago, when “Miami was a fairly bleak place,” said event co-founder Mitchell Kaplan of Books & Books.

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03 Oct

BTW News Briefs

Bill to limit Amazon’s advantage moves forward in France; Reading Group Choices’ 2014 guide out now; National survey details reading habits; NRF predicts modest growth during holidays; Consumers use smartphones, tablets to shop; California Bookstore Day website live; NCAC in New York Times Sunday Dialogue; Thurber Prize goes to Dan Zevin; Penguin Random House merges audio; HarperCollins joins Scribd’s e-book subscription service; Chronicle Books goes green; BISG announces new mission statement, industry award winners, F+W Media partnership

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03 Oct

World Book Night to Unveil 2014 Titles via Video Chat

World Book Night U.S. is partnering with Shindig to announce the titles for next year’s celebration via video chat on October 23, 2013, as well as to conduct a month-long WBN countdown in March/April 2014.

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02 Oct

Indie Bookstores Welcome College Book Bucks Winners

More than 100 independent bookstores are receiving funds from author James Patterson’s College Book Bucks program, which awards college-bound high school seniors with gift certificates ranging from $250 to $1,000 to be spent at an IndieBound-affiliated bookstore of their choice. 

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19 Sep

World Book Night Bookstore Signup Begins

Booksellers interested in becoming 2014 World Book Night host stores can sign up now via an online form, which also spells out the five obligations of a host store.

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15 Aug

ABFFE Offers Resources for Banned Books Week Celebrations

A new addition to the array of resources available to stores celebrating Banned Books Week (September 22 - 28) is a banned books list compiled by ABFFE that highlights a greater number of recent titles in addition to classics.

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25 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Maine and Missouri enact affiliate nexus laws; SIBA launches read-aloud program Parapalooza; Man Booker Prize longlist revealed; Romance Writers of America announces RITA, Golden Heart winners; Student spending on textbooks increases; ABFFE asks for transparency from Congress; Amazon loses battle to acquire .amazon Internet suffix

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15 Jul

World Book Night U.S. Announces Schedule for 2014

On Tuesday, July 16, World Book Night U.S. opened the book nomination process and announced key dates in the run up to the third annual giveaway of thousands of special edition books on April 23, 2014.

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