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Anisfield-Wolf Award Winners Announced

The Cleveland Foundation has named Isabel Allende, Karan Mahajan, Margot Lee Shetterly, and more the winners of its prize dedicated to awarding literature that confronts racism and examines diversity.

2017 Whiting Award Winners Announced

The winners, who will each receive a $50,000 purse, include fiction writers Kaitlyn Greenidge and Tony Tulathimutte and poet Simone White.

PRHPS to Distribute Berrett-Koehler

Penguin Random House Publisher Services has announced a multi-year sales and distribution agreement with Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Romance Writers Celebrate 2017 Award Finalists

The trade association for romance fiction authors, announced the finalists for the 2017 RITA Awards on March 21.

Kay Mitchell Named Assistant Publisher at Sourcebooks

Mitchell, who started at Sourcebooks in 2005, has been named to the new position, in which she will focus on growth, new initiatives, and strategic marketing.

National MS Society Names New Books for a Better Life Hall of Famers

As part of its literary awards program, the Society has named authors Gretchen Rubin and Mary Higgins Clark and publish Esther Margolis to its Hall of Fame.

IPBA Announces Benjamin Franklin Award Finalists

The 29th annual installment of the awards, which will recognize excellence in books published during calendar year 2016, will be held on April 7 in Portland, Ore.

IVP Launches New Website, Customer Service System

InterVarsity Press has ravamped and launched new customer and subscription management systems that work for trade sales, direct-to-consumer sales, and more.

'NYT' Books Desk Introduces Literary Advice Column

"Match Book," written by Nicole Lamy, will start in April, and aims to "connect readers with book suggestions based on their questions, their tastes, their literary needs and desires."

Titan to Release ‘The Bloody Best of Lenore’ 25th Anniversary Hardcover

Lenore, the cute little dead girl, is celebrating her 25th anniversary. Titan Comics announced the release of ''The Bloody Best of Lenore,' written and drawn by Roman Dirge, a hardcover special celebratory collection coming in August.

Harlequin Launches Explicit Romance Line

Harlequin's new romance series, Harlequin DARE, will feature sexually graphic writing with the first title releasing in January 2018.

Gallery Books Nabs New Ivana Trump Book

Gallery Books will publish 'Raising Trump,' a book on motherhood by the first wife of Donald Trump, in September 2017.

Stephen Sparks to Edit Ingram's Poetry Newsletter

Ingram Content Group has launched a new quarterly newsletter centered on poetry, Little Infinite, to be edited by bookseller Stephen Sparks.

Triangle Awards Finalists Announced

Finalists in line for the 29th Annual Triangle Awards, which honor the best lesbian and gay fiction, nonfiction, and poetry published in 2016, include Sarah Schulman, Will Schwalbe, and more.

Folio Society Offers Illustrated Edition of Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’

Acclaimed novelist and comics writer Neil Gaiman has teamed with comics artist Dave McKean to create an illustrated edition of 'American Gods,' Gaiman’s award-winning novel about the ancient gods traveling to the new world.

MoCCA Arts Fest 2017 Unveils Guests and Programming

The Society of Illustrators announced programming and guests for the 2017 MoCCA Arts Festival, an annual festival of indie and self-published comics and graphic novels, to be held April 1-2 at the Ink48 Hotel in Manhattan.

Quarto Announces Scratch Books

A new series coming from the publisher, Scratch & Create, is following the latest format and trend in the adult creative-craft market.

Correction: Simpson Family Literary Project Winner

In yesterday's PW Daily we said Joyce Carol Oates had won a $50,000 prize as part of the newly launched Simpson Family Literary Project. The winner of the prize has not yet been announced. Oates is the writer-in-residence of the program for spring 2018.

McEnroe Memoir Will Hit Shelves Early

The publication date for tennis star John McEnroe’s memoir, 'But Seriously,' has moved to June 27.


John Kerry to Publish Memoir With S&S

Former Secretary of State John Kerry will publish a memoir with Simon & Schuster.

Algonquin to Publish New Book By Dan Rather

Algonquin Books has acquired world rights to 'What Unites Us,' a book of essays on patriotism by journalist Dan Rather, to be published on November 7.

S&S to Publish Book By Arne Duncan

Simon & Schuster has acquired world rights to 'How Schools Work' by the former Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama.

GCP to Publish Book By the Bush Daughters

Grand Central Publishing has acquired 'Sisters First' by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush, and will publish the book on October 24.

Rick Bass Wins the Story Prize

The author has been named the 13th winner of the Story Prize for his new and selected stories volume, 'For a Little While.'

Odilo Expands Library Services

The e-book company is expanding its services to libraries and strengthening operations in North America.

Crown to Publish New Book by Erik Larson

The new work of narrative nonfiction, tentatively entitled 'The Splendid and the Vile,' will chronicle the first year of Winston Churchill's prime ministry of England, and is due to publish in fall 2019.

Church Publishing Announces New Leadership

David Perkins is retiring as senior v-p and publisher of Church Publishing Incorporated (CPI) after 10 years with the company. He will be succeeded by Mark Dazzo, currently v-p, global marketing and sales, on April 1.


Franklin & Siegal to Scout for AdN, Egmont Bulgaria

Franklin & Siegal Associates have been appointed U.S. scout for Alianza de Novelas and Egmont Bulgaria.

Baumgardner to Step Down At Feminist Press

Jennifer Baumgardner, executive director and publisher of Feminist Press, will leave the company on May 31. The press is seeking to fill the position.

Google Play Turns Five, Names Five Top E-books

To celebrate its fifth birthday, Google Play offers U.S. customers a $5 credit on any book over $5 in the Play Store.

Northern Stories, Norwegian Literary Agency, Launches

A new independent literary agency has opened in Oslo under the leadership of founders and co-owners Astrid Dalaker and Thomas Mala.

Frankfurt Book Fair Warns of Phishing Emails

Since last week, national and international customers of Frankfurter Buchmesse have been receiving phishing emails apparently sent by the fair.

Scribner to Publish Jennifer Egan's 'Manhattan Beach'

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author will publish her next novel with Scribner on October 3.

Maria B. Campbell Named Scout for Netflix

The internet TV network has retained the international literary consulting company as scouts for literary properties.

HBG to Distribute Michel Thomas, John Murray Languages courses

Quercus and Teach Yourself are moving the North American sales and distribution services of the courses from Oxford University Press to Hachette Book Group, effective July 1, 2017.

National Book Awards Submissions Open, Judges Are Named

The submission form for the NBAs opens Monday, March 6, and the deadline to submit is May 17.

Bologna Children's Book Fair BolognaRagazzi Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 2017 BolognaRagazzi Awards, which honor the best graphic and editorial production in children's literature, have been announced.

Penguin to Publish Baldwin's Satirical Trump Memoir

Alec Baldwin and Kurt Andersen’s political satire 'You Can't Spell America Without Me' will be published on November 7, 2017.

Perseus Books Goes Live with Hachette

As of March 1, all orders for Perseus Books titles will be processed and shipped through HBG, and all email addresses will be terminated.

Hoopla Brings ‘Love Is Love’ LGBTQ Comics Anthology to Libraries

Hoopla Digital, a mobile app and digital content loaning service for public libraries, will be the first vendor to offer digital access to 'Love is Love', IDW’s LGBTQ anthology honoring the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting.

PW Launches Enhanced PW JobZone

PW has relaunched its newly enhanced PW JobZone, making publishing’s leading job board better than ever.

Pascale Kramer Wins Swiss Grand Prize in Literature

The Bellevue Literary Press author was awarded the prize by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture for her entire body of work.

Denise Silvestro Joins Kensington's Citadel as Executive Editor

Silvestro will join Kensington Publishing’s Citadel Press imprint as executive editor, effective February 27.

'Present Over Perfect' Sells 250K Copies

Shauna Niequist's fifth book is the fastest-selling of her career, reaching over 250,000 copies sold in six months and bringing her total sales to over 650,000.

Capstone Sells myON

A technology investment firm has committed to growing the digital literacy company myON after acquiring it from children's books and digital reading products publisher Capstone.

Michener Center's Magnuson to Retire

James Magnuson, who has run the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas for 23 years, will step down this year.

Marvel Teams with Archie Comics to Release 'Marvel Comics Digest'

Marvel Entertainment is teaming with Archie Comics to produce the 'Marvel Comics Digest', a series of small format book collections, that will feature Marvel’s iconic characters and will be designed, packaged and distributed to retailers by Archie Comics.

David J. Barron Wins Award for Best Military Book

Norwich University has awarded its annual book prize to David J. Barron for his history of the clash between presidents and Congress over the power to wage war.

VitalSource Intends to Acquire Verba

The digital content arm of Ingram Content Group has signed a letter of intent to acquire the San Francisco-based software company.

Scribner to Publish 'All the Light We Cannot See' Paperback

The paperback edition of Anthony Doerr's Pulitzer Prize–winning novel will be released on April 4.

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