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Youngsuk Chi Joins Ingram Board of Directors

Chi currently also serves as non-executive chairman of Elsevier, and is in charge of corporate affairs of Elsevier’s parent company, RELX Group, and was previously chairman of Random House Asia.

Thomas Dunne to Publish New Bernie Sanders Book

'Where We Go From Here' will be published on November 13 in hardcover, e-book, and audio formats.

'Why I March' Raises Roughly $50,000 for Women's March–Related Nonprofits

Abrams will distribute the book's royalties to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, and the Transgender Law Center.

Smith Publicity Acquires Press Box Publicity

The sports book publicity firm will become a division of Smith, effective March 1.

Tachyon Publications to Launch Particle Books E-book Imprint

The imprint, which will launch on February 27, will focus on a mix of original, newly-collected, hard to find, and out-of-print material published in e-versions.

HarperAudio to Publish Vinyl-First 'Dark Carousel' by Joe Hill

The release is the first vinyl-first release by the publisher, and is timed to coincide with Record Store Day.

Edwards Brothers Malloy to Restructure, Close N.C. Facility

The company plans to consolidate all offset printing operations into its Michigan location by the end of 2018, closing its offset facility in Lillington, N.C.

Golden Man Booker Prize to Mark Award's 50th Anniversary

The one-off award will crown the best work of fiction from the last five decades of the prize, as chosen by five judges and then voted for by the public.

Eerdmans, LSC Communications Ink Supply Chain Agreement

Intention is to increase business-side efficiency while expanding editorial resources.

Harvest House Moves Across Town

Evangelical publisher sticks with Oregon hometown for new office headquarters.

Ted Heinecken Memorial Will Be Held In Chicago

A memorial service for the long-time publishers rep has been scheduled for Saturday, April 28, at 2:00 p.m. in Chicago.

PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award Goes to Myanmar Journalists

PEN America has announced that it will honor imprisoned Myanmar reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were arrested on December 12, 2017, while investigating violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

Trio of Imprints to Mark Dallas Willard’s Influence

Publishers will team up to promote three books by or about the late evangelical philosopher Dallas Willard.

IglooBooks Appoints Three to U.S., U.K. Senior Management Teams

Darren Witherall has been named COO, and Bonnier Hunter and Jeremy Nurnberg will jointly run the U.S. side of Igloo's business as v-ps.

Henry Holt to Publish Lucinda Williams’s Memoir

The three-time Grammy Award–winning singer has signed with the publisher for a memoir to be released in 2020.

Egan, Alexie Win Andrew Carnegie Medals

Jennifer Egan has won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction for her novel 'Manhattan Beach,' while Sherman Alexie has won the nonfiction award for 'You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir.'

Rare Bird to Publish Three Books by Richard Pryor

The Los Angeles-based press has signed a deal with Jennifer Pryor, the widow of Richard Pryor, to publish three books by the late comedian.

IDW International To Manage Tokyopop Foreign Rights

Tokyopop has announced that IDW International, the international rights arm of IDW Publishing, will manage Tokyopop’s foreign rights for non-English language markets.

NEA Awards $1.1 Million in Literary Grants

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced its first slew of nonprofit grants for fiscal year 2018, 48 of which will benefit literary nonprofits.

Tim Davies Joins Westchester Publishing Services

Davies has been appointed interim director for the pre-press services provider's U.K. branch, effective in March.

Narwani, Peed Up at Del Rey

Tricia Narwani has been promoted to v-p and editorial director, while Sarah Peed has been promoted to editor.

Bob Wietrak Memorial Date Set

The Barnes & Noble bookseller's life will be celebrated at the Barnes & Noble in New York's Union Square on April 12.

Society of Illustrators Mounts Exhibition on John Lewis’s ‘March’ Trilogy

The Society of Illustrators plans to mount The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece, a landmark exhibition of the comics art of Nate Powell used to depict the story of Congressman John Lewis’s historic graphic memoir of the Civil Rights Movement.

Joy de Menil Joins Harvard UP as Executive Editor

Joy de Menil has been appointed to the newly-created position of executive editor and director of Belknap Publishing.

Whitlatch Up at Hachette Books

Paul Whitlatch has been promoted to executive editor at Hachette Books after three years with the company.

2018 Audie Award Finalists Announced

The Audio Publishers Association has announced finalists for the 23rd annual Audie Awards, which recognize distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.

NBF and BAM's Eat, Drink, and Be Literary Lineup Announced

The annual partnership between the National Book Foundation and the Brooklyn Academy of Music returns in 2018 with an author lineup that includes Hari Kunzru, Valeria Luiselli, Kevin Young, and Lorrie Moore.

Wolf Literary Services, Gillian MacKenzie Agency Merge

A new full-service literary agency and consulting company, MacKenzie Wolf, will see Kirsten Wolf and Gillian MacKenzie partner up, with each leading a different division.

Odilo and Ingram Add More Than One Million Multilingual Titles to Libraries

Ingram Library Services has teamed up with Odilo, a provider of technology and digital content for U.S. libraries and schools, to expand the collections of multilingual e-books and audiobooks for library patrons.

PEN America to Award White, O'Brien with Lifetime Achievements, Among Others

PEN America will honor Edmund White with the annual PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction. The 2018 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature will go to Irish novelist Edna O'Brien.

Oprah's Book Club Selects Tayari Jones's Latest

The novel, which centers around a recently married young African-American couple in Atlanta, is already slated to be adapted by Harpo Films.

BIGNY to Host Diversity and Inclusion Event

The Book Industry Guild of New York’s “Publishing All American Voices: Diversity and Inclusion” panel will feature editors discussing their perspectives on efforts to publish underrepresented voices.

Italy to be Guest of Honor at Frankfurt Book Fair 2023

Frankfurt Book Fair director Juergen Boos pointed to "a new spirit of optimism" in Italy's publishing programs as part of his remarks.

Bob Wietrak Dies

Wietrak, best known as v-p of merchandising at Barnes & Noble, died over the weekend from cancer.

Maja Thomas Named CIO at Hachette Livre

Thomas, who is based in California, will continue work internationally across the company’s divisions to "accelerate digital transformation" and innovation, specifically in the areas of big data and artificial intelligence.

Kaplan/Defiore to Represent Patterson in Translation

Patterson has named Kaplan/Defiore Rights to handle all his translation rights for adult and children’s titles.

DMG Acquires Comics Publisher Valiant Entertainment

DMG Entertainment, a media company with holdings in TV, Film, comics and gaming, has acquired Valiant Entertainment, a comics publisher known for such superhero series as Bloodshot and Harbinger.

Quarto's Sales Dip in 2017

In a trading update, the Quarto Group said that a strong second half of 2017 will result slightly lower sales for 2017 compared to 2016.

Carrie Fisher Wins Grammy For ‘Princess Diarist’

The late Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher was awarded a posthumous GRAMMY Award for Best Spoken Word Album, for her narration of her 2016 memoir,' The Princess Diarist.'

PEN America Names 2018 Literary Awards Finalists

Finalists include Carmen Maria Machado, Jenny Zhang, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Hari Kunzru, Layli Long Soldier, Kevin Young, Ursula K. Le Guin, and more.

John Sterling Leaves Macmillan for Politics

Sterling, who joined Macmillan nearly two decades ago, will step back from full-time work for the company. He will continue in his role as editor-at-large part-time, effective April 1.

B&N Launches Enhanced Self-Publishing Platform

Barnes & Noble Press replaces Nook Press as, the company says, a more user-friendly version of its prior publishing platform.

Google Play Books Launches Audiobooks Store

Google Play Books has launched an audiobook store offering dozens of bestselling audiobook titles that can be played on Android or iOS phones and tablets as well as on devices supporting the voice-controlled Google Assistant.

Carol Kalish, Jackie Ormes Selected for Eisner Hall of Fame

The Will Eisner Awards judges have selected Carol Kalish, former Marvel direct sales manager, and Jackie Ormes, the first black female syndicated newspaper cartoonist, for automatic induction into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame.

Words Without Borders Adds Three to Board

The nonprofit has elected three new members to its board of directors: Abe Hsuan, Jennifer Moross, and Rebecca Servadio.

Artbook to Distribute Skira

Effective this month, Artbook will be the exclusive distributor of Skira in North America.

Scout Press to Publish James Frey's 'Katerina'

The film rights to the novel have been pre-emptively acquired in a bidding war by Brad Weston’s Makeready.

Bookselling Without Borders Opens Scholarship Applications

The program is taking applications from booksellers for a program that will provide all-expenses-paid trips to the Turin Book Fair, the Frankfurt Book Fair, and the Guadalajara International Book Fair.

MacDowell Colony Awards Winter-Spring Residencies

The MacDowell Colony has awarded fellowships to 85 artists from 20 states and six countries, more than 30 of which went to writers.

Quarto Group Names New CFO, Group Director of People

The Quarto Group has appointed Carolyn Bresh as chief financial officer, effective April 9, 2018, and Nanette Gibb as group director of people, effective immediately.

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