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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 »

Bertelsmann Media

Bertelsmann Posts Record 2016 Results For Nine Months

Pub Date: Nov 11, 2016

The international media, services and education company Bertelsmann has achieved a record operating result after nine months of its current fiscal year. Concurrently, the EBITDA margin improved year-on-year, and Group net income also showed another strong increase. Bertelsmann made further progress in its strategic priorities to become a faster growing, more digital and more international Read more »

South Asian Film Awards Announced

Pub Date: Nov 1, 2016

The 11th Seattle South Asian Film Festival closed Sunday with a screening of the tender comedic drama WAITING (2015) from Indian director Anu Menon (LONDON PARIS NEW YORK, X: PAST IS PRESENT). Short filmmaker Saad Khan was on site to talk about his short film BROTHER, OMAR MATEEN (2016), which engages with the intersection of sexuality, religion, Read more »

Words Without Borders

Words Without Borders to Cite Epler’s Literary Contributions

Pub Date: Oct 25, 2016

Authors, translators, and publishers will gather to celebrate the power of international literature at the annual Words Without Borders Gala on November 1, 2016, at Tribeca Three Sixty in New York City.   Barbara Epler, president and publisher of New Directions, will be honored with the 2016 Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature Read more »

Vital Source, Ingram Content Group

Promise of eTextbooks Being Realized, Albeit Unevenly at UK Universities

Pub Date: Oct 20, 2016

  Recent Study Finds Students Are Happier with Digital Offerings Coupled with Formal Training Programmes on Use London, October 20, 2016 – In the face of rising tuition, a generation of “digital-native” students have headed off to university with high expectations for the state of technology in their learning. To gauge the level of satisfaction Read more »

Simon & Schuster

Bob Dylan Awarded 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature

Pub Date: Oct 16, 2016

Bob Dylan has been named recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, it was announced today. Mr. Dylan is the first American to receive the prize since 1993, and the first musician to be recognized by the Swedish Academy in the category.    “We congratulate Bob Dylan on this extraordinary honor,” said Simon & Schuster Read more »

John R. Ingram

John R. Ingram receives BISG Award of Excellence

Pub Date: Oct 1, 2016

John R. Ingram receives the BISG Award of Excellence.  Dominique Raccah, founder and CEO, Sourcebooks, presented  the award to John R. Ingram, chairman, Ingram Content Group. “I’m honored to accept this award from BISG. Collaboration among our industry through groups such as BISG has been a big part of Ingram’s transformation,” said John Ingram, chairman, Read more »