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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 »

Barnes & Noble Bookseller

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 »

Barnes & Noble Bookseller

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 »

Financial Times and McKinsey Announce Shortlist for 2016 Business Book Award

Pub Date: Sep 8, 2016

FINANCIAL TIMES AND MCKINSEY ANNOUNCE SHORTLIST FOR 2016 BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company today publish the shortlist for the 2016 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. Now in its twelfth year, the award is an essential calendar fixture for authors and the global business community Read more »

Crowd Funding a New Path to Publishing?

Pub Date: Aug 22, 2016 | Reporter: William Kowalski

Special Report by William Kowalski: Does the future of publishing lie in readers deciding what gets published?  Given how difficult it can be to sell books these days, maybe this is an approach that can work.  And crowdfunding might be the way it happens. Recently, I decided to take the unusual step of launching a Read more »

Southern Festival of Books

Southern Festival of Books Unveils All-Star Line-Up of Authors

Pub Date: Aug 16, 2016

Humanities Tennessee has announced a lineup of award-winning, bestselling authors who will headline the 28th annual Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, taking place Oct. 14-16. The roster includes such notables as Megan Abbott, Cat Cora, Gayle Forman, John Hart, Adam Hochschild, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jay McInerney, Ann Patchett, Curtis Sittenfeld andKimberly Williams-Paisley. The Southern Festival Read more »

Barnes & Noble Bookseller

Barnes & Noble Announces CEO Departure

Pub Date: Aug 16, 2016

The Board of Directors of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) today announced the departure of its Chief Executive Officer, Ronald D. Boire. The Board of Directors determined that Mr. Boire was not a good fit for the organization and that it was in the best interests of all parties for him to leave the Read more »

Stanford University

Stanford Launches Fund For Newsroom Innovation

Pub Date: Aug 16, 2016

The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University today announced the launch of the Jim Bettinger Challenge Fund for Newsroom Innovation, which will support U.S.-based fellowship alumni who initiate disruptive, innovative journalism experiments inside newsrooms. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is investing $100,000 in seed funding to help launch the initiative, Read more »