Publisher News

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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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

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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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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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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15 Jan

Ingram Entertainment Buys Baker & Taylor Entertainment Assets

“While this marks a meaningful change to Baker & Taylor’s retail entertainment customer operations, it has no impact on our bookselling operations,” B&T wrote in an e-mail to booksellers.

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15 Jan

Join Ingram by the Fireside at Winter Institute

Ingram’s “Indies by the Fireside” offers all Winter Institute attendees an opportunity to relax and chat by the fire with independent booksellers and publishers from around the country and the globe. 

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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

Wi14 to Offer Full Schedule of Parties and Receptions

The 2019 Winter Institute in Albuquerque will feature a wide array of parties and receptions where booksellers, publishers, and authors can socialize throughout the four-day event.

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02 Jan
Rosenwald Building in Albuquerque

Take a Walking Tour of Downtown Albuquerque at Winter Institute

Bookseller tours of Albuquerque, New Mexico, will be coordinated by author Roger Zimmerman, whose A History Lover’s Guide to Albuquerque is upcoming from Arcadia Publishing.

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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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