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Book Challenges May Deprive Students of Critical Life Lessons

Pub Date: Sep 26, 2016

A persistent pattern of attempts to remove certain books from public schools and libraries, combined with a lack of diversity in Children’s and Young Adult (CYA) book publishing, narrows the range of stories and perspectives available to U.S. students, PEN America says in a new report released today. Missing from the Shelf: Book Challenges and Read more »

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Indy Bookstores to Host Banned Books Week Event

Pub Date: Sep 22, 2016

American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE), a project of the American Booksellers Association, has announced that seven independent bookstores will participate in “A Night of Silenced Voices” on Tuesday, September 27, to celebrate diversity and honor freedom of expression during this year’s Banned Books Week (September 25–October 1). To highlight challenges to books written by Read more »

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ASJA Appoints Chair for Journalism Conference

Pub Date: Sep 21, 2016

The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), the leading professional organization of independent nonfiction writers, announced that longtime ASJA member, Estelle Erasmus, has been appointed conference chair for the 2017 ASJA Conference, May 5-6 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. The theme of the conference is Pivot. Publish. Prosper.  Erasmus is an Read more »

Simon & Schuster to Publish Ralph Lauren Memoir in Fall of 2017

Pub Date: Sep 21, 2016

Ralph Lauren, the legendary founder of the company that brought American style to the world, will publish his autobiography with Simon & Schuster in the fall of 2017. The work will be published in hardcover, ebook, and audio editions by Simon & Schuster in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and India. “Ralph Lauren Read more »

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Ingram Content Group announces Associates on the Move

Pub Date: Sep 21, 2016

Ingram Content Group today announced three new associates to the company. Kurt Hettler has joined Ingram Academic Services as Director of Academic Services, reporting to Heidi Sachner, Vice President, Ingram Publisher Services, Perseus Distribution/Ingram Academic Services.  Kurt will oversee the client relationships with the company’s university press and academic publishers, and lead the overall strategic Read more »

National Book Foundation

2016 National Book Awards Finalists Announced

Pub Date: Sep 15, 2016

The National Book Foundation has announced its long list for the 2016 National Book Awards. One winner in each of 20 categories will be announced at an awards ceremony and benefit dinner, November 16, 2016, in New York City.There are four panels of five Judges each in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young Read more »

ABA

Lena Dunham Named Spokesperson for Indies First

Pub Date: Sep 15, 2016

The American Booksellers Association is pleased to announce Lena Dunham as the 2016 official spokesperson for Indies First, a national campaign of activities and events in support of independent bookstores that takes place on Small Business Saturday, the weekend after Thanksgiving. Dunham is the bestselling author of Not That Kind of Girl (Random House, 2015) Read more »

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Barnes & Noble Aims to Grow by Trimming Retail Footprint

Pub Date: Sep 15, 2016

Barnes & Noble is learning to do more with less. After lasting through four straight fiscal years of declining sales, from 2013 through 2016, the company is trying to correct its course. In August, the company ousted CEO Ronald Boire, a move that subsequently postponed the retirement of company founder and executive chairman Leonard Riggio Read more »

BookShout

BookShout Distributes Record 237,000 eBooks on T-Mobile

Pub Date: Sep 15, 2016

BookShout, an elegant eBook platform focused on creating new digital initiatives for top brands, companies, and partners, today announced it distributed more than 237,000 eBooks as part of T-Mobile Tuesdays. The engagement, which occurred over two separate 24-hour blocks, resulted in customers reading more than 97,000,000 words read on the top day. BookShout distributed more Read more »

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Barnes & Noble Reports Fiscal 2017 First Quarter Financial Results

Pub Date: Sep 13, 2016

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) today reported sales and earnings for its fiscal 2017 first quarter ended July 30, 2016. Total sales for the first quarter were $913.9 million, declining 6.6% as compared to the prior year. Retail sales, which include Barnes & Noble stores and BN.com, declined 6.1% to $881.7 million for the quarter.  Read more »