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HarperCollins Acquires HMM for $349 Million

HarperCollins, owned by News Corp., is acquiring the trade division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for $349 million. The cash deal is expected to be concluded within the next three months. Under the agreement, all HMH Books & Media employees will join HarperCollins. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which had put the HMH Books & Media division up… View Article

Penguin Random House proposed merger with Simon & Schuster

UK Investigates Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster Merger

The Wall Street Journal reports that the U.K.’s competition regulator is investigating Penguin Random House’s proposed acquisition of rival publisher Simon & Schuster, a deal that would create a behemoth in the book industry. The Competition and Markets Authority is examining the proposed merger on the grounds it may lessen competition, and said it would… View Article

National Association of Broadcasters

Emily Barr Testifies at Hearing on Big Tech Impact on Local Media

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today (March 12, 20210), the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law is holding a hearing titled “Reviving Competition, Part 2: Saving the Free and Diverse Pres.” In advance of the hearing, the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters, the Native American Journalists Association and the Radio Television Digital News Association… View Article

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William Soroyan Writing Prize Winners for 2020

William Saroyan Writing Prize Picks 2020 Winners

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah and Jennifer Croft awarded the 2020 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing by Stanford Libraries Adjei-Brenyah and Croft were selected as winners, among 247 eligible submissions, for their ability to evoke raw emotion and masterfully leverage the power of language with their writing. Stanford, CA–Friday Black (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018) by Nana Kwame… View Article

Where Reasons End wins PEN award

“Where Reasons End” Wins PEN 2020 Novel Award

In March 2020, PEN America announced, the 2020 PEN America Literary Awards winners in a ceremony in New York City, hosted by Seth Meyers. The top prize for a full-length novel was awarded to Yiyun Li for the book, Where Reasons End,  (Random House) Hudson | IndieBound. We are just now catching up on some of the… View Article

Effie Lee Morris Literary Awards

WNBA Names Literary Award Winners

The Women’s National Book Association San Francisco Chapter is pleased and proud to debut the first-ever Effie Lee Morris WNBA Literary Award. Ms. Morris was a pioneering Black librarian and the founder of this chapter of the Women’s National Book Association in 1968. The Virtual Awards Ceremony will take place on July 24th, 5pm PST (see link… View Article

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