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Leadership Changes at Anchor Distributors

John Whitaker has stepped down from his role as v-p of Anchor Distributions. Karen Fulton has been named director of operations in his place.

Allende to Receive DCAL Medal at NBAs

The National Book Foundation will award Isabel Allende with its 2018 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the National Book Awards on November 14.

Dolan Joins S&S

Eamon Dolan will join the Simon & Schuster Publishing Group as v-p and executive editor, effective October 1.

Several Out at Reed

Ed Several, who headed up BookExpo and BookCon for Reed Exhibitions, is set to leave the company for a new opportunity next month, sources said.

Michael Coffey Named to OR Books Board

The former editorial director of 'Publishers Weekly' will join the indie press's board of directors.

Doron Weber to Receive 2018 NBA Literarian Award

The National Book Foundation will present its 2018 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community to the v-p of programs and program director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

SMP to Publish Book by Andrew McCabe

In 'The Threat,' which will be released on December 4, the former deputy director of the FBI will weigh in on his dismissal and the plights of the Bureau in the "age of terror and Trump."

Beacon Re-Ups On PRH Distribution

Penguin Random House Publisher Services has extended its sales and distribution partnership with Beacon Press in a multi-year agreement.

Kevin Kwan's 'Crazy Rich Asian' Trilogy Sells 2m Copies

A boxed set of the trilogy will be available from Anchor Books on October 23.

Dayton Literary Peace Prize Winners Announced

Hala Alyan and Ta-Nehisi Coates have been named the fiction and nonfiction winners, respectively, of the prize, for 'Salt Houses' and 'We Were Eight Years In Power.'

Macmillan to Distribute Sounds True

Sounds True Publishing, an independently-owned publisher in the mind/body/spirit space based in Boulder, Colo., will be distributed by Macmillan as of May 1 of next year.

Michelle Obama Book Tour Dates Released

Live Nation and the Crown Publishing Group have announced the fall 2018 dates for Michelle Obama’s live U.S. book tour events in support of her forthcoming memoir, 'Becoming.'

Zondervan, Seedbed Partner

Zondervan will publish four to six books a year in a partnership with Seedbed, the Franklin, Tenn.-based publishing arm of Asbury Theological Seminary.

SMP Picks Up Stormy Daniels Memoir

Stormy Daniels will publish a memoir, 'Full Disclosure,' with St. Martin’s Press on October 2.

Johnston Named Global CFO at PRH

James Johnston has been named global chief financial officer of Penguin Random House, reporting to PRH CEO Markus Dohle, effective immediately.

HC Nordic to Publish 'Health Revolution' Worldwide

Maria Borelius's Swedish bestseller 'Hälsorevolutionen' ('Health Revolution') will be released in the U.S., U.K. and the Commonwealth, Italy, and Norway.

Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize Shortlist Announced

The British Academy's Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2018 has shortlisted authors six authors hailing from the U.K., Bulgaria, Germany, and New Zealand.

Greenlight to Open a Brooklyn Stationary Store

Greenlight Bookstore, which has two locations in Brooklyn, is opening a new stationary store called Your Truly, Brooklyn.

NBF Presents Debuts This Fall

The National Book Foundation has launched NBF Presents, a series of 13 events in ten states featuring National Book Awards authors.

Whiting Literary Magazine Prize Expands

In its second year, the Whiting Literary Magazine Prizes will honor five magazines, up from three in the inaugural year.

Russell Freedman Memorial Service Announced

A memorial service in honor of the late author and Newbery Medalist (1929–2018) will be held on Thursday, October 11, in New York City.

Inkubator Enterprises Launches

A new packaging company, Inkubator has launched with former Gallery Books senior editor Adam Wilson at the helm, and will put out ten books a year "with an eye to making a successful transition to screens, stage, games, and more."

Dubruille Leaving as Director of EIBF

Françoise Dubruille is stepping down as director of the European International Bookseller Federation in April 2019.

BISG to Host Metadata Summit

The Book Industry Study Group is hosting the Metadata Summit for Data Producers and Recipients in New York on September 17, intended to improve the quality, accuracy, and timeliness of book metadata.

First Novel Prize Shortlist Announced

The Center for Fiction released the seven debut novels in the running for the 2018 First Novel Prize, valued at $10,000.

Vintage Español to Publish Gabriel García Márquez's Journalism

Vintage Español will publish selected articles by the 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' author in 'El Escándalo del Siglo' on October 23, 2018.

VitalSource Acquires Data Platform Acrobatiq

Digital content provider VitalSource is expanding with the acquisition of Acrobatiq, a learning and data analytics platform.

Chad Post Wins Words Without Borders Award

Chad Post of Open Letter Books will receive the 2018 Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature from Words Without Borders.

Westchester Publishing Opens U.K. Office

Westchester Publishing Services is expanding its reach in the U.K. with a newly opened office in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire.

Macmillan to Distribute Graywolf Internationally

Graywolf Press is moving its international distribution to Macmillan Publishers, effective September 1.

SPX Announces the 2018 Ignatz Awards Nominations

The Small Press Expo, an annual festival of small press and self-published comics and graphic novels, has announced the 2018 nominations for the Ignatz Awards, an annual prize honoring excellence in independent comics.

Christina Merkler Named CBLDF President

Christina Merkler, co-founder of Discount Comic Book Service, an online comics retailer, has been named president of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund by a unamimous vote of the board of directors.

NEA Announces $325,000 in Translation Grants

The National Endowment for the Arts will award $325,000 in Literature Translation Fellowships to 25 translators to bring voices and stories from 17 countries to English-speaking readers.

PRH Launches Higher Ed Website

Penguin Random House has debuted an online platform for higher education, Penguin Random House Higher Education.

Sargent to Give CEO Talk at Frankfurt Book Fair 2018

John Sargent, CEO of Macmillan, will be featured at this year’s Frankfurt CEO talk on Wednesday, October 10.

Simons Named Senior Editor at a Revived Free Press

Natasha Simons has been promoted to senior editor at Simon & Schuster's revitalized Free Press imprint.

Books & Books Owner Launches Podcast

'The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan' has launched on reVolver Podcasts.

2017 Report Released

The report details the most sought-after out-of-print titles in America, including, last year, 1996's 'Arranged Marriage' by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and 2003's 'The Namesake' by Jhumpa Lahiri.

Ingram to Distribute Three New Technical Publishers

Hanser Publications, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and the International Society for Technology in Education will all now distribute with Ingram.

AAP Names New Public Policy V-P

Matthew Barblan will join the Association of American Publishers effective August 27.

Little, Brown to Publish 'Goodnight Trump' Parody Book

The book, by Erich Origen and Gan Golan, authors of 'Goodnight Moon' parody 'Goodnight Bush,' will be released on November 13.

B&N Religion Buyer Jane Love Departs

Effective August 30, longtime religion buyer for Barnes & Noble Jane Love is retiring.

New Senior Acquisitions Editor at Zondervan

Mick Silva has joined Zondervan as senior acquisitions editor of nonfiction trade books.

Jason Reynolds Returns as Indies First Rep

The American Booksellers Association has again named the writer the spokesperson for its Small Business Saturday campaign.

Boom’s ‘Fence’ To Become Original Graphic Novel Series

Novelist C.S. Pacat and artist Johanna the Mad’s 'Fence' (Boom! Studios), a popular LGBTQ comics series about a fencing rivalry, will become an original graphic novel series following the end of the 12-issue periodical run in November.

Nebraska Book Company, Follett Partner Up

The companies have entered a sourcing partnership to expand access, efficiency, and savings to institutions involved in wholesale course materials sourcing and selling.

Ingram to Distribute Grim Oak Press

Ingram Publisher Services has added Grim Oak Press to their distribution network.

Frankfurt Book Fair Launches Bookfest

The festival-within-a-festival, to be held in the new Frankfurt Pavilion, will feature bestseller events on the fair's exhibition grounds, poetry slams, tasting events, and discussions across the city.

HFS to Distribute Wesleyan

Hopkins Fulfillment Services will begin providing distribution services for Wesleyan University Press effective January 2019.

Amphorae Acquires Goldminds

Amphorae Publishing Group has acquired Goldminds Publishing, adding more children's, YA, regional fiction, historical fiction, and sci-fi/fantasy titles, among others.

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