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Updated 2 days ago [ At: 2020-09-25 04:00:00 UTC]


SIBA Membership Nearly Quadrupled in 2020

The annual meeting of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, which took place at the New Voices New Rooms conference on Thursday, revealed that its membership jumped from 160 stores in 2019 to 589 stores this year, after it waived membership dues. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Print Unit Sales Continue to Roll in Mid-September

Helped by the release of Bob Woodward’s Rage, unit sales of print books jumped 16.4% in the week ended Sept. 19, 2020, over the comparable week in 2019, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Ohio Library Board Reverses Decision to End ALA Membership for 'Leaning to the Left'

In seeking to end support for ALA, some library board members at the Medina County District Library in Ohio complained that the organization's support for racial and social justice issues was too politically partisan. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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This Week's Bestsellers: September 28, 2020

Bob Woodward has the #1 book in the country, and the third-biggest debut of the year, with ‘Rage.’ Plus 16 years after ‘Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell,’ Susanna Clarke avoids the sophomore slump with ‘Piranesi,’ and ‘Three Keys’ by Kelly Yang is among the titles new to our children’s fiction list. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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NAIBA Membership Pulls Together During a Difficult Year

The New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association board met virtually with its membership on Thursday morning to review a year that was marked by both unprecedented challenges and bold new initiatives. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Club, Fair Declines Plague Scholastic

Cost cuts improved Scholastic's bottom line in the first quarter, but sales at book fairs and book clubs tumbled during the period, and are expected to remain low in the current quarter. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookstores Need More than Hope. They Need Sales. And Soon.

Despite expanding their services during the most challenging time for retailers in recent memory, booksellers enter the holiday season worried about forces beyond their control. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Deals: Week of September 28, 2020

Swedish author Alex Schulman sells a novel to Doubleday in a high-six-figure preempt, St. Martin’s buys Therese Anne Fowler’s latest for seven figures, and more. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Viking pre-empts Khabushani's 'heartbreaking' debut

Viking has pre-empted Our New Names, a “heartbreaking” debut novel from Khashayar J Khabushani. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-25 03:48:29 UTC ]
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Hall's menopause-themed novel goes to Head of Zeus

Head of Zeus will publish Georgie Hall's "funny and frank" debut novel, Woman of a Certain Rage.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-25 03:42:39 UTC ]
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'Mesmerising tale' from Almond to Hachette Children's

Hachette Children’s Group has acquired Bone Music from David Almond, described as "a masterpiece that speaks to a modern audience about the ancient past and contemporary struggles." Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-25 02:03:24 UTC ]
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New Macmillan c.e.o. lifts US entry-level pay to $42k

Macmillan is raising the entry-level salary of its US trade publishing staff to $42,000 (£33,000). Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-25 00:04:20 UTC ]
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John Murray acquires debut set in all-girls boarding school

John Murray has acquired Emily Layden's debut novel All Girls, already optioned by HBO, exploring assault, consent and "what it means to be a young female in today’s world". Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-24 22:43:02 UTC ]
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Little Toller to open bookshop

Independent press Little Toller is to open a bookshop in the Dorset town of Beaminster next month.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-24 21:34:39 UTC ]
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Little Tiger scoops mother and daughter middle-grade series

Little Tiger is to publish "a fresh take on the witch school genre" middle-grade series by mother and daughter partnership Honor and Perdita Cargill.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-24 21:22:22 UTC ]
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Watch 'Black Poets in a Time of Unrest' live

L.A. poet laureate Robin Coste Lewis and other poets share experiences and verse with L.A. Times Book Club readers. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-09-24 20:18:48 UTC ]
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How Was ‘Mein Kampf’ Handled in The Book Review in 1943?

In a recent issue dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, The Book Review resurfaced its 1943 critique of Hitler’s political manifesto. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-09-24 20:17:48 UTC ]
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Coronet acquires 'timely' debut exploring extinction and survival

Coronet has acquired the debut novel of Kate Sawyer examining life after near global extinction. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-24 19:02:14 UTC ]
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The greatest job in the literary world is accepting applications again.

Are you happy in your current book world job? Do you arise each morning with a sense of purpose? Does social isolation, political turmoil, and inclement fall weather agree with you? Can you turn up to work barefoot and go snorkeling on your lunch break? If you answered “no” to any of the above... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-09-24 16:47:43 UTC ]
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White House 'pressured official to say John Bolton book was security risk'

Ex-National Security Council official claims she was pressured her to say manuscript contained sensitive information after her department had cleared itA former National Security Council official who while working there reviewed John Bolton’s memoir for classified information before publication,... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-09-24 15:10:36 UTC ]
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