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30 Jan

BTW News Briefs

PW announces finalists for Bookseller and Rep of the Year awards; SIBA to offer discount to publishers to promote books by persons of color; Gene Luen Yang announces launch of Reading Without Walls Month; Authors Guild to honor Morrison, Patterson, IngramSpark

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29 Jan

Wi12: Roxane Gay on Bookstores as Sanctuaries

On the opening day of Winter Institute, author Roxane Gay urged indie booksellers to ensure that their stores are inclusive places of refuge for all those needing sanctuary.

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18 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Pearson to sell stake in Penguin Random House; Maria Pallante named AAP president and CEO; Eric Nelson heads to Broadside Books; CBC releases Best STEM Books List; Publishers Lunch spring/summer Buzz Books available; Application opens for NBF Innovations in Reading Prize; USPS announces rate changes; NBCC award finalists, PEN literary awards shortlists announced

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18 Jan

Introducing ABA’s New Program and Development Coordinator, Jessica Stauffer

Former bookseller Jessica Stauffer has joined ABA’s staff as program and development coordinator, responsible for supporting all publisher-related programs and initiatives.

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13 Jan

Paul Currie, CEO of U.K.’s Foyles Bookshop, to Speak at Winter Institute on Future of Retail

Paul Currie, CEO of the U.K.’s iconic Foyles Bookshop, will give a featured talk at Winter Institute 12 in Minneapolis entitled “Retail of the Future.”

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10 Jan

Body Positive Yogi and Author Jessamyn Stanley to Lead Class at Winter Institute

Winter Institute attendees will have the chance to start their day with a yoga class taught by Jessamyn Stanley, author of Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear. Get on the Mat. Love Your Body.

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09 Jan

Roxane Gay to Address Diversity in Bookselling During Wi12 Opening Keynote

Bestselling author and social commentator Roxane Gay will discuss the need to proactively address diversity in the book industry and beyond during the opening Winter Institute keynote on January 28.

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04 Jan

Around Indies

Zandbroz Variety marks 25 years; Afterwords Books to swap buildings with bakery; R.J. Julia launches “Just the Right Book!” podcast; Wild Fig’s Crystal Wilkinson among top 50 Southerners of the year

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04 Jan

Kim Scott, Author of Radical Candor, to Deliver Wi12 Breakfast Keynote

Kim Scott, author of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, explains how, in order to be a great boss, you have to have a very personal relationship with the people who work for you.

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20 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Chicago Review Press acquires Parenting Press; Ingram opens NYC office; Sourcebooks’ Raccah named PW Person of the Year; GalleyCat ceases publication; Bookigee to shut down; Laura Donnini named managing director, publisher of HarperCollins Italia; New app helps Vermonters buy local; Nominations open for National Small Business Week Awards

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14 Dec

ABA Announces Staff Changes

With the news that Development Officer Mark Nichols will be retiring after Wi12, ABA announced a series of staff promotions and changes that will go into effect on January 1.

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07 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Authors United merges with Authors Guild; First Book and Penguin Random House to give 550,000 books to kids this holiday season; Ingram Content Group announces new associates; Elizabeth Scarpelli named director of University of Cincinnati Press; PEN America Literary Awards releasing longlists this week; National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize finalists announced; Five audiobooks garner Grammy nominations; Submissions for Grateful American Book Prize open January 1

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07 Dec

Green Apple Books, Counterpoint Press Mourn Colleagues Lost in Oakland Warehouse Fire

Green Apple Books music buyer Johnny Igaz and Counterpoint Press administrative assistant Nick Gomez-Hall are among the 36 victims of last Friday’s Oakland warehouse fire.

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22 Nov

BTW News Briefs

Nominations open for London Book Fair’s Bookstore of the Year Award; Barnes & Noble appoints Demos Parneros as COO; James Patterson names school library grant winners; Claudia Rankine named 2016 Zell Fellow

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16 Nov

BTW News Briefs

SBA to host Twitter chat on holiday marketing; Miami Book Fair on C-SPAN’s BookTV; Nominations open for Small Business Week awards; New Zealand booksellers recovering after earthquake; Philip Hoffman named PRH chairman; George Gibson to join Grove Atlantic; Diamond Book Distributors names marketing associate; S&S acquires Adams Media; Chronicle kicks off #GiveBooks campaign; PNBA Book Awards shortlist announced

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