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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, 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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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PEN America Revives $50,000 Nabokov Prize

Pub Date: Aug 11, 2016

PEN America announced today the revival of the illustrious PEN/Nabokov Award, which honors a writer whose works “evoke to some measure Nabokov’s brilliant versatility and commitment to literature as a search for the deepest truth and the highest pleasure.” The revitalized prize will award $50,000 to a writer born or residing outside the United States Read more »

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2017 Submissions for PEN Literary Awards Due

Pub Date: Aug 1, 2016

With the August 15 deadline for submitting to the 2017 PEN Literary Awards just two weeks away, PEN is reminding publishers and literary agents to submit their authors’ books for PEN’s prestigious awards which will confer over $250,000 to writers and translators spanning the fields of fiction, essays, science writing, biography, and more. PEN also Read more »

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Red Hen Press Moves to Ingram Publisher Services

Pub Date: Aug 1, 2016

Effective August 27, 2016, Red Hen Press will begin US and Canadian distribution through Ingram Publisher Services (IPS). With more than twenty years of excellence in literature, community engagement, and a passion for great stories, Kate Gale and Mark E. Cull have grown Red Hen Press into the largest independent nonprofit in Southern California.   Read more »