Literacy/Reading

03 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Utah celebrates Independents Week in a big way; Buthod named SIBA One Book at a Time organizer; Amazon’s tax affairs in U.K. deterring shoppers; LibraryReads launches this fall; Senators express concerns over Patriot Act surveillance programs; Authors lose class certification in lawsuit against Google; Hachette acquires Hyperion adult imprint; Ingram integrates Hachette Livre titles

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28 May

BTW News Briefs

Bedtime Math provides free party kit for National Pajama Party Week; IngramSpark to offer publish on demand platform; World Book Night adds university partners; Penguin Group rolls out book truck and pushcart; Ingram partners with Courier Corporation

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23 May

World Book Night Participants Highly Satisfied

The results of a World Book Night survey are in, and 98 percent of this year’s book givers reported being very satisfied with their experience. 

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09 May

BTW News Briefs

World Book Night titles sales jump; Goodreads alternative Riffle now open to public; American Express study looks at small business owners’ purchasing; O’Reilly cancels Tools of Change conference; Memorial service planned for Bryan Pearce of University Bookstore

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02 May

BTW News Briefs

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Our Boston to benefit The One Fund; Preliminary World Book Night statistics revealed; Publishing Triangle’s annual awards presented; AAUP lists “Books for Understanding: Chechnya”; MacAdam Cage founder David Poindexter dies; HarperCollins launches digital mystery line Witness; Down East Books sold to Rowman & Littlefield; Hachette makes e-book catalog available to libraries

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24 Apr

World Book Night: A Resounding Success

On Tuesday, April 23, 25,000 World Book Night givers fanned out across the country to deliver books into the hands of light and non-readers. Givers visited locations ranging from nursing homes, shelters, public parks, subway platforms, and firehouses to a hot dog stand, the Lincoln Memorial, Dress for Success offices, an Okinawa military base, and a steel mill.

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18 Apr

BTW News Briefs

Pubs for the Hub to raise funds for Boston; Intuit’s “Make a Wish” contest for small business owners returns; ALA’s list of most challenged titles released; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announces Take 5; Books Are My Bag to launch in U.K.; Simon & Schuster in pilot program with New York City libraries; Ingram adds Ebook Library titles to OASIS

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17 Apr

Parties to Put World Book Night Givers in the Spirit

Indie booksellers are gearing up for the April 23rd celebration of World Book Night with parties and book pickup events planned at hundreds of locations across the country.

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17 Apr

World Book Night’s Top Giver Regions

World Book Night has released a list of the towns, cities, and regions that are home to the most volunteer givers per capita.

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11 Apr

Industry Players Discuss Common Core and the Trade Market

Publishers, authors, and others with a stake in how the new Common Core State Standards will shape our country’s educational system gathered on the morning of Wednesday, April 10, at the Random House offices in New York City for an open-ended panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges for the trade book market.

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09 Apr

Countdown to World Book Night: Two Weeks to Go

New authors and events have been added to the World Book Night kickoff schedule, including poetry readings and the handout of WBN titles to audience members at Broadway shows.

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08 Apr

Countdown to World Book Night: Three Weeks to Go

Details about the first of Monday, April 22’s Kick Off Celebrations are now up on World Book Night’s Facebook page, as are national and regional maps pinpointing giver locations.

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26 Mar

World Book Night Countdown: Four Weeks Out

As the April 23rd celebration of World Book Night approaches, U.S. Executive Director Carl Lennertz is issuing weekly updates and reminders to volunteer givers, bookstores and libraries, and the publishing community.

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20 Mar

World Book Night Begins Countdown to April 23

With just under five weeks until April 23, World Book Night U.S. is launching a weekly countdown of scheduling, publicity, and resource material updates.

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06 Mar

World Book Night: Ingram Offers Extra Discount, New Partners Join the Cause

To help booksellers meet the demand that World Book Night publicity will bring, Ingram is offering an extra two percent discount on the event’s 32 featured titles from March 4 through April 30, 2013.

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