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2017 Hillman Prizes for Journalism– Enter Now

Pub Date: Jan 10, 2017

2017 Hillman Prizes for Journalism Entry Deadline: January 30 The Sidney Hillman Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2017 Hillman Prizes which honor investigative journalism and commentary in the public interest. Winners exemplify reportorial excellence, storytelling skill, and social justice impact. The 2017 prizes will be given for work published or aired in 2016. Our categories are: Book (nonfiction) Newspaper Reporting (print or online) Magazine Reporting (print Read more »

Vital Source, Ingram Content Group

VitalSource appoints Jennifer Solomon and Tim Ridgway to Leadership Roles

Pub Date: Jan 10, 2017

VitalSource Technologies LLC today announced the addition of Jennifer Solomon as its Director of Market Development. “Jenn has a wealth of experience in the educational publishing industry and came to us with an incredibly strong sales and leadership background and a consistent track record of building successful teams, driving sales and growth in market share Read more »

American Society of Journalists

ASJA Conference for Writers Scheduled for 2017

Pub Date: Jan 6, 2017

According to the polling firm Nielsen, Americans’ most common New Year’s resolutions include losing weight, getting into shape, saving money, and spending more time with friends and family. The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) Annual Conference on May 5 and 6, 2017 in New York City can’t help people pursue these worthwhile personal Read more »

Barnes & Noble Bookseller

Barnes & Noble Sales Fall Short, But Profits Up

Pub Date: Jan 5, 2017

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) today reported that comparable store sales decreased 9.1% for the nine-week holiday period ending December 31, 2016. Online sales increased approximately 2% for the holiday period. The sales decrease was largely due to lower traffic, as well as the decline in coloring books and artist supplies – a reversal of Read more »

2017 Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards – Call for Submissions

Pub Date: Dec 19, 2016

It’s about that time again! The 34th annual Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards (EFJ) — honoring the best in business news journalism — is calling for submissions. Broadcast, print, radio and online news organizations and reporters can submit financial news stories that were published, posted or aired between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2016. Business book authors and publishers Read more »

Pen America

Announcing the 2017 Literary Awards Longlists

Pub Date: Dec 9, 2016

PEN America is pleased to announce the longlists for the 2017 PEN America Literary Awards. Over the past five days with the help of Mashable, PEN America celebrated 90 exceptional literary works, selected by the judges of our nine book awards. Learn more about the 2017 judges here.  These nominations arrive just in time for the holiday season. With recommendations across the Read more »


ABA Applauds Major Report on Amazon’s Grip on the Economy

Pub Date: Dec 1, 2016

Report documents lessened competition, curtailed opportunities for small businesses, reduced jobs and wages, limited choices for consumers, and harm on communities The American Booksellers Association applauds the release of a major new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), Amazon’s Stranglehold: How the Company’s Tightening Grip is Stifling Competition, Eroding Jobs, and Threatening Communities. This Read more »

Pen America

Longlists for 2017 PEN America Literary Awards To Be Revealed

Pub Date: Dec 1, 2016

PEN America will roll out the longlisted titles for the 2017 PEN America Literary Awards during the week of December 5-9. Each day, longlists for one to two book prizes– highlighting excellence across a range of genres including debut fiction, essay, science writing, sportswriting, biography, translation, and non-fiction–will be announced on PEN America’s website and Read more »

Midwest Indie Film Festival

Midwest Independent Film Festival 2016 Nominees

Pub Date: Nov 28, 2016

The Midwest Independent Film Festival has announced its nominees for this year’s film awards. CLICK HERE TO CAST YOUR VOTE!  Here are this year’s BMA nominees… Best Music Video MY DAY, directed by Eric McCoy for Devin Kirtz NO MATTER WHERE WE GO, directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz for Whitney GIVING UP ON YOU, Read more »

Barnes & Noble Bookseller

Barnes & Noble Reports Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter Results

Pub Date: Nov 22, 2016

NEW YORK/11/22/2016 (Business Wire)–Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) today reported sales and earnings for its fiscal 2017 second quarter ended October 29, 2016 Total sales for the second quarter were $858.5 million, declining 4.0% as compared to the prior year. Retail sales, which include Barnes & Noble stores and, declined 3.5% to $830.7 million for Read more »