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Thames & Hudson to Distribute Anthology Editions in Foreign Markets

Thames & Hudson will distribute Brooklyn-based illustrated publisher Anthology Editions for all sales outside of the United States and Canada.

IBPA Extends Membership Terms During Outbreak

As of Monday, March 30, the Independent Book Publishers Association has extended the membership term for all current members by three months at no additional cost.

Kaminsky, Foner Among 2020 Anisfield-Wolf Winners

The 2020 winners of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, which honor books that address racism and diversity, include poet Ilya Kaminsky, novelist Namwali Serpell, and historians Charles King and Eric Foner.

Authors League Fund Seeks Donations

The Authors League Fund has been inundated by applications for help from writers who are losing income from event cancellations, lost teaching, editing, and writing gigs, and more, and is seeking help.

Cochrane Joins Picador

Hank Cochrane, currently director of Canada sales at Macmillan, is moving to Picador as v-p and associate publisher effective April 6.

AAAL Honors Richard Powers, Bill Henderson, Others

The American Academy of Arts and Letters has announced the recipients of its awards for excellence in the arts.

BISG Launches Supply Chain Survey

The Book Industry Study Group is asking book business professionals to take a brief survey examining current and expected supply-chain issues in the wake of the pandemic.

M-H, Cengage Merger Delayed Again

Following the announcement that the U.K.’s Competition & Markets Authority will not complete its review of the deal before September, Cengage said in a statement its merger with McGraw-Hill has been delayed until October.

Frankfurt Opens Applications, Affirms Fair Will Proceed

The Frankfurt Book Fair has started soliciting applications for its fellowship and invitation programs, and said it expects the fair will proceed as planned in October.

Brian Teare Wins Four Quartets Prize

The T. S. Eliot Foundation and the Poetry Society of America have announced Brian Teare as the winner of the 2020 Four Quartets Prize.

EIBF Asks Governments to Protect Bookstores

The European and International Booksellers Federation is lobbying governments to provide financial support to bookstores that are closed.

AAP Launches Covid-19 Resource Center

The Association of American Publishers has established a COVID-19 central resource page to provide information about what publishers are doing to support authors, readers, researchers, educators, booksellers, and libraries during the coronavirus outbreak.

IPC Names New Director

The Independent Publishers Caucus has named Anna Thorn, an independent consultant for indie bookstores and publishers, its new director.


Covid-19 Book Sells to Hachette at Auction

World rights for 'Covid-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened, and How to Stop the Next One,' by 'New Scientist' reporter and pandemic expert Debora MacKenzie, have been sold to Sam Raim at Hachette Books.

HarperCollins Donates $50K to Binc

HarperCollins Publishers has announced a $50,000 donation to Binc.

B&N Reports Relatively Strong Sales

Despite reducing hours across all stores and temporarily closing some outlets at the request of local officials, Barnes & Noble said this morning sales have been relatively strong both in its physical outlets and online.

Li, 'APS' Start Digital Tolstoy Book Club

Author Yiyun Li and 'A Public Space' magazine will launch a free virtual book club, #TolstoyTogether, to encourage readers to take on 'War and Peace' during quarantine from the new coronavirus.

Abrams Delays Kinney Release

The publisher will postpone the release of 'Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure' by Jeff Kinney until August 4, 2020.


2020 Triangle Award Finalists Announced

The finalists have been named for the 32nd annual Triangle Awards, and three winners have also been announced.

Linda Grant Wins 2020 Wingate Prize

'A Stranger City' by Linda Grant has been named the winner of the 2020 Wingate Literary Prize, which recognizes works that translate the idea of Jewishness to the general reader, valued at roughly $4,900 (£4,000).

Abrams Encourages Staff to Work Remotely

The publisher will provide its employees with the technology and support so that the company and its staff can work remotely starting March 16.

HC Allows Employees to Work from Home

HarperCollins has informed its New York City–based employees that they should consider the option of working remotely if their role allows, in order to combat potential spread of Covid-19. The publisher's office at 195 Broadway will remain open.

Princeton to Distribute Zone Books

Effective July 1, Princeton will manage sales for the complete front- and backlist catalog of the independent nonprofit publisher of arts, humanities, and social science titles.

Ingram to Distribute Edinburgh UP

Ingram Academic Services will provide distribution, sales, and academic marketing services for EUP in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean effective June 2020.

Mariko Tamaki To Write DC’s Wonder Woman Series

Beginning in June acclaimed comics writer and novelist Mariko Tamaki will take over writing DC’s twice-monthly Wonder Woman comics series.

Women's National Book Association Names Youth Representatives

NYU Master of Science in Publishing: Digital and Print Media students Lola Owoseni and Ishani Singh have been selected as the Women's National Book Association Youth Representatives to the United Nations.

Laurie Halse Anderson to Curate DC’s Wonder Women of History

To mark International Women’s Day on March 8, DC plans to release 'Wonder Women of History', a graphic anthology curated by YA novelist Laurie Halse Anderson, that will feature comics profiles of real-world women heroes.

Barrett to Head SIBA

Linda-Marie Barrett has been selected as the next executive director of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, effective June 16.

Two Rivers to Distribute Welbeck

Two Rivers Distribution will distribute Welbeck Publishing Group's books in the U.S. effective July 1.

Escoffery, Newman to Receive 'Paris Review' Honors

Jonathan Escoffery has been named the recipient of the Plimpton Prize for Fiction and Leigh Newman will receive the Terry Southern Prize for Humor at the magazine's annual literary gala, the Spring Level, on April 7 in New York.

Berger Books to Publish Romberger’s New ‘Post York’ Graphic Novel

Dark Horse’s Berger Books imprint announced plans to publish 'Post York' by James Romberger, an expanded graphic novel edition of his earlier acclaimed post-apocalyptic comic book. The new 'Post York' graphic novel will be published in September 2020.

2020 PEN World Voices Festival Schedule Announced

PEN America's annual literary festival in New York, to be held this year from May 4-9, will feature authors including Margaret Atwood, Roxane Gay, Jia Tolentino, Rebecca Traister, Zadie Smith, Jill Lepore, Danez Smith, and Brandon Taylor.

New Podcast, Bookable, Focuses On Books Behind the Scenes

The show, created and hosted by author Amanda Stern, will feature interviews with prominent and rising authors focusing on behind-the-scenes stories of how the book came to be.

Bolton Book Pushed Back

The publication date for John Bolton's 'The Room Where It Happened' has been changed to May 12, the publisher, Simon & Schuster, has announced.

Hayek Prize Finalists Announced

The Manhattan Institute has announced the list of finalists for its 16th annual Hayek Book Prize.

Newton Named Associate Publisher at W

Stephanie Newton, previously marketing director of backlist content for HarperCollins Christian Publishing, has been promoted to associate publisher of Thomas Nelson's W Publishing imprint.

Rubin Joins S&S as Consulting Publisher

Former Henry Holt president and publisher Steve Rubin has joined Simon & Schuster as a consulting publisher, acquiring fiction and nonfiction for all of the adult publishing imprints within S&S.

Oni To Publish Three Webcomic Print Collections

Oni Press plans to release print collections of three popular webcomics beginning this summer. The books include Kyle Latino’s 'Savage Beard of She Dwarf', Branson Reese’s 'Hell Was Full', and Rachel Dukes’s 'Frankie Comics'.

Bambach Wins 2020 Hawkins Award

The Association of American Publishers has announced that Carmen C. Bambach’s 'Leonardo Da Vinci Rediscovered' (Yale University Press) has been named the winner of the R.R. Hawkins Award, the top prize of the 2020 Prose Awards.

Reines Wins Tufts Award

Ariana Reines has won the 2020 Kingsley Tufts Award for 'A Sand Book.'

2020 Lukas Prizes Shortlists Announced

This year's finalists for the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Awards, the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, and the Mark Lynton History Prize have been named.

LBF 2020 Will Go Ahead As Planned Despite Coronavirus

The London Book Fair has issued a statement expressing "concern for everyone impacted by the COVID-19 virus" but assuring fairgoers that the 2020 show "is going ahead, March 10-12, as scheduled."

‘Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters’ Coming from Oni Press

Oni Press announced plans to publish 'Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters', the first book of a new middle grade fantasy graphic novel series by Eisner award-winning comics artist Chris Samnee, co-written with his wife Laura Samnee.

HBG to Distribute Nat Geo

Hachette Book Group will sell and distribute National Geographic Partners’ physical adult and children’s books, effective October 1.

Sonny Mehta Memorial Slated for London

A celebration of Sonny Mehta’s life in books will be held in London on March 9.

New Leaf to Represent Cake Literary

New Leaf Literary & Media now represents Cake Literary, the packager founded by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton.

AAP Names 2020 Prose Award Subject Category Winners

The Association of American Publishers has named the 49 Subject Category Winners for the 2020 Prose Awards, which honor the best scholarly works published in 2019.

Miller to Retire from Tattered Cover

Tattered Cover Book Store chief operating officer Matthew Miller will retire on June 30, 2020.

Michael Named Inaugural 'A Public Space' Editorial Fellow

Taylor Michael will be the inaugural 'A Public Space' Editorial Fellow. She will start in March.

Raim Joins Hachette

Sam Raim has joined Hachette Books as senior editor, effective immediately.

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