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  • Natan Fund Launching Literary Award

    The Jewish and Israeli nonprofit The Natan Fund has created a literary award designed to support the creation of nonfiction books on Jewish topics.

  • Coffeeandbooks.com Launches; Virtual Bookstore for Coffee Lovers

    Hillcrest Media Group and Dunn Brothers Coffee are partnering to bring books to coffee lovers with Coffeeandbooks.com.

  • New Literary Journal to Make Its Debut in Twin Cities

    A group of seven Twin Cities writers with ties to local publishing houses will launch this fall Revolver, a literary journal with a unique editorial process.

  • New Venture to ‘Fansource’ Book Events

    Looking to address the major problem with promotional book events--namely low attendance—-science author Andrew Kessler is launching a new online venture called Togather.com, a "fansourcing" platform that allows authors, and their fans, to propose events and get commitments from those planning to attend.

  • S&S + Mobile Commons = YA Txt Campaign

    Comic-Con San Diego will be crawling with rabid YA book fans this weekend, making it an ideal place for Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Brooklyn-based mobile strategy and software company Mobile Commons to kick off a new mobile program that allows readers to connect with authors via text messaging.

  • Free Press Releasing Digital Sampler to Promote Five Summer Books

    To promote five of its summer releases, Simon & Schuster's Free Press imprint is publishing a e-book, as well as an app, with excerpts from the books.

  • PW Picks Slideshow Sampler

  • Three Printz Honorees Hit the Road Together

    On April 23, a trio of authors who were recognized with 2012 Michael L. Printz Awards embarks on a group tour to California and Virginia. Joining forces are Printz winner John Corey Whaley and Printz Honor winners Daniel Handler and Maggie Stiefvater. The tour is unusual for two reasons: it involves honorees of a single award and it was coordinated by publicists at three different houses.

  • Consortium Launches App for Consumers

    On Friday, Consortium launched an app, Bookslinger, which provides short stories taken from its publishers books to promote discovery.

  • Christian Press Donates Book Profits to Damaged Library

    Christian publisher Sheaf House and author Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys country and gospel quartet, will donate profits from sales of his latest book to benefit a Branson, Mo. library damaged by last week's tornado.

  • Press Release: PW's Beyond Her Book Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Weeklong Bash

    Beyond Her Book, the popular blog penned by Milwaukee writer Barbara Vey, is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a weeklong virtual party. Seeking to top last year’s festivities—when the blog received 22,600 comments over the course of the week—Vey has once again structured this year’s party day by day, each day devoted to different literary genres, and plans about 50 giveaways per day. The party begins on Monday, March 5, 2012, at midnight, and runs through Saturday, March 10, 2012.

  • The Moth Lands MacArthur Grant

    The non-profit dedicated to the art of storytelling, The Moth, has received a $750,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation.

  • DC Comics Launches Effort to Fight Hunger in Africa

    DC Comics parent DC Entertainment has announced the launch of We Can Be Heroes, a humanitarian effort to address the hunger crisis in the horn of Africa, with plans to raise $2 million for three aid organizations working in the region.

  • HC Looks to Boost Sales of Elmore Leonard's 'Raylan' With Help From 'Justified'

    Fans tuning in to the season three premiere of Justified last night, may have gotten wind of a kind of tie-in (but not quite), that HarperCollins is pushing...hard.

  • Press Release: Reed Exhibitions Adds Book Fair Muscle to PubMatch

    Reed Exhibitions, one of the world’s largest event organizers and organizer of BookExpo America and The London Book Fair, has signed on as an affiliate partner to PubMatch, the book-publishing and rights database founded earlier in 2011 by Publishers Weekly and Combined Book Exhibit. The addition of Reed Exhibitions, a division of London-based Reed Elsevier PLC, adds capability for conference attendees and exhibitors to obtain real-time rights information in several different languages.

  • PW Likes Our Fans! Subscription Giveaway

    "Like" our Facebook Page and be entered in our weekly drawing for a free digital subscription to Publishers Weekly! One lucky "Like" will be chosen at random every Friday for the next five weeks.

  • Ladies Home Journal Starts Book Club

    Ladies’ Home Journal is launching a new monthly book club, and its first selection is Bitter in the Mouth by Monique Truong. As part of thebook club, Ladies’ Home Journal has developed on online community at www.lhj.com/bookclub, where readers can take part in author chats, discussion groups and book giveaways.

  • YA Authors Kick Off Tour of Rural South

    Starting Thursday, August 4, at Asheville, N.C.’s Malaprop's Bookstore, three Southern YA authors will be touring together in support of small-town book lovers, the kind perennially overlooked by author tours.

  • 'L.A. Times' Cuts Review Freelancers

    In a move as significant for its breadth as its implications for the future of book coverage, the Los Angeles Times book review laid off all of its freelance book reviewers and columnists on July 21.

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