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Embracing Life | Memoir

This month’s memoirs focus on either death or transformation and teach us lessons about embracing life while we still have it. Musician …

Soft July for Trade Sales

Sales in the children’s/young adult segment fell 36.8% in July, compared to same period a year ago, according to figures release by …

Bookstore News: November 20, 2017

The best book chains in the U.K.; new indies coming to New Hampshire and Maryland; Phaidon’s holiday pop-up; and more. …read more …

A Weekend of Weird: FEARnyc 2017

The second annual FEARnyc Horror Film Festival took place October 27th-29th at the Producer’s Club in Times Square. From serial killers to …

The Week in Libraries: November 17, 2017

In this week’s roundup: NYPL’s second chance; Copyright reform questions as Bob Goodlatte announces retirement; and is the world’s coolest new library …

This Week's Bestsellers: November 20, 2017

One year after the contentious 2016 presidential election, politics continues to dominate the national conversation—and our hardcover nonfiction list. …read more Source: …

B&N Dismisses Takeover Proposal

Barnes & Noble issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying it does not consider a proposal by Sandell Asset Management, to take the …

Neil Nyren to Retire from Putnam

Nyren, who has edited a range of bestselling authors including Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy and Ken Follett, will retire from Putnam at …

Obituary: Sheila Barry

Sheila Barry, highly regarded publisher of Groundwood Books, died in Toronto of complications from cancer on November 15. …read more Source: Publishers

How to Make the Perfect Apple Pie

Linda Lomelino, author of ‘Lomelino’s Pies,’ offers tips on how to craft the ultimate pie this holiday. …read more Source: Publishers

Bookstore Sales Fell Again in September

According preliminary figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau, bookstore sales declined 6.5% this September, compared to September 2016. The decline followed …

Bookstore News: November 15, 2017

Dallas bookstore offers reading series for rejected writers; professors protest culling of books at Williams College bookstore; a holiday pop-up shop opens …

Bookstore News: November 14, 2017

New stores to open in Maryland and Virginia; a Texas store to close; touring Chicago’s Dial Books; the day-to-day of a Long …

MPIBA's Executive Director Stepping Down

Laura Ayrey Burnett, executive director of the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association since 2010, has stepped down, effective immediately. …read more …

Unholy Alliance

At various times throughout history, the Bible has been used to justify the enslavement of black children, women, and men, and this …

The Week in Libraries: November 10, 2017

Among this week’s headlines: libraries at the ballot box; Carla Hayden’s big week; and a potential “reckoning” for scholarly publishing. …read more …

Big Publishers See Third-Quarter Gains

Aided by downloadable audio, HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Simon & Schuster posted higher quarterly results. …read more Source: Publishers

Fresh Looks at the Bible

A new slew of published Bibles are aiming to bring Scripture into the 21st century. …read more Source: Publishers

Meet the Editor: Todd Stocke

Despite spending half of his life at Sourcebooks, Stocke, who was promoted in September to senior v-p and editorial director, is at …

NAIBA Comes Out Against Direct Sales

The board of the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association has issued a two-part statement to publishers saying the practice of direct sales …

Publishing Sales Down at Salem Media

Third quarter sales in Salem Media Group’s publishing division, which includes Regnery Press and two self-publishing businesses, fell 20.7%, compared to the …

Q3 Sales Dip at HBG

Sales at Hachette Book Group fell 2.8% in the third quarter ended September 30, but were still up 2.2% for the first …

Scholastic to Publish 'Phoenix' Comic

Scholastic today announced the North American debut of ‘The Phoenix,’ a U.K.-based weekly, all-ages anthology comic published by David Fickling. …read more …

Licensing Hotline: November 2017

Read on for news of Egmont’s new Roblox license, Sterling’s books tied to the Cool School brand, Joe Books’ distribution and co-publishing …

Bookstore News: November 9, 2017

New stores open in Illinois, New York and Kentucky; North Carolina bookstore sold to long-time employees; Paris’s bookstore on a barge; and …

Bookstore News: November 8, 2017

Kinokuniya expands to Austin; B&N opens a restaurant; New York’s last Yiddish bookstore; the Seattle store that inspired a backpack empire; and …

Religion Book Deals: Nov. 8, 2017

Zondervan takes a biography of country music superstar Dolly Parton and her Christian faith, Sara Hagerty moves to FaithWords, and more. …read …

Obituary: Sally Dedecker, 62

Dedecker, who ran Sally Dedecker Enterprises after working at NAL, Simon & Schuster and Ingram, died on November 6. She was 62. …

Bookstore News: November 6, 2017

Dallas celeb discusses new bookstore; South Dakota indie store for sale; Shanghai pop-up to host author events in sixty days; Amazon leaving …

New CFO for Scholastic

Following the termination of its long-time chief financial officer Maureen O’Connell, Scholastic promoted Ken Cleary to the position last week. …read more …

New Bestsellers Arrive | Book Pulse

Welcome to Book Pulse, a daily update designed to help collection development and readers’ advisory librarians navigate the never-ending wave of new …

AASL 2017: Making the Most of AASL

We asked teacher librarians and exhibitors heading to this year’s American Association of School Librarians National Conference in Phoenix what they plan …

The Week in Libraries: November 3, 2017

In this week’s roundup, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden kicks off OCLC’s first independently held America’s Regional Council meeting; Stephen Hawking shares …

10 Essential Music Books

Hanif Abdurraqib, author of “They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us,” shares 10 essential music books. …read more Source: Publishers

Bookstore News: November 3, 2017

LGBTQ store opens in Mississippi; Politics & Prose to expand; a Virginia bookstore gets a facelift; and more. …read more Source: Publishers

PRHGE Has a New Religious Imprint

Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial’s distribution and editorial office in Miami is launching Origen (Origin), a new religious imprint for Spanish-language books. …

Eerdmans to Close its Bookstore

Wm. B Eerdmans, the independent religion publisher based in Grand Rapids, Mich., is closing its longstanding bookstore next month and will focus …

Three Titles Taking Off | Book Pulse

Welcome to Book Pulse, a daily update designed to help collection development and readers’ advisory librarians navigate the never-ending wave of new …

Final Four: Autumn Memoir Picks

This is the last of 2017’s quarterly roundups (after “Four To Explore,” LJ 6/15/17) to highlight starred reviews in the online-only Memoir …

Alias Grace Premieres | Book Pulse

Welcome to Book Pulse, a daily update designed to help collection development and readers’ advisory librarians navigate the never-ending wave of new …

New Bestsellers Arrive | Book Pulse

Welcome to Book Pulse, a daily update designed to help collection development and readers’ advisory librarians navigate the never-ending wave of new …

Monthly StatShot, June 2017

Sales of adult trade book were 3.1% higher in the first six months of 2017 than in the comparable period in 2016, …

Bookwitty, the Globalized Niche Bookseller

The Paris-based company, which offers about 27 million print titles in four languages—all with free worldwide shipping—is quietly positioning itself to become …

Bookstore News: October 26, 2017

Illinois store for sale; the Missouri indie thriving under new management; Providence’s Paper Nautilus reopens; a Miami bookseller turned movie producer; and …

Bookstore News: October 25, 2017

New stores to open in Kentucky and Indiana; celebrating the Hudson Valley’s book community; Baghdad’s most famous female bookseller; Handselling tips from …

Religion Book Deals: October 2017

FaithWords inks a deal with Christian pop singer Julianna Zobrist, Fortress lands the follow-up to theologian Jacqueline Bussie’s ‘Outlaw Christian,’ and more. …

Michael Murphy Dies at 63

Michael Murphy, a former publishing executive and literary agency founder, died on October 19 after a short illness. …read more Source: Publishers

DK Makes Leadership Changes

DK COO Shaun Hodgkinson has announced changes to the leadership structure of the North American branch, including a number of layoffs. …read …

Bookstore News: October 24, 2017

ABA board nominations are open; Alabama store changes name; California booksellers help kids affected by wildfires; stores to close in Hawaii and …

Movie Alert: 'The Breadwinner'

We spoke with author Deborah Ellis about adapting her novel, inspired by her interviews with Afghan refugees, to animated feature film. …read …

Obituary: Joan W. Blos

Children’s author and educator Joan W. Blos, winner of the 1980 Newbery Medal for her historical novel ‘A Gathering of Days,’ died …

Bloomsbury Poised for Good Year

Led by strong sales in its children’s group, where the sale of Harry Potter titles drove a 40% gain, total revenue at …

Sales Slip at EDC, But Profits Jump

Educational Development Corp., which has had explosive sales growth over the last two years, saw sales fall 6.6% in the second quarter …

MennoMedia Names New Publisher

Following the resignation of Russ Eanes in August, the MennoMedia board has named Amy Gingerich as the new executive director and publisher …

Shine a Light | Memoir

This month’s memoirs tell readers about strength, flexibility, and openmindedness; how to be inquisitive, curious about our surroundings, and empathetic to those …

Bookstore News: October 20, 2017

Changes for Canada’s Authors for Indies Day; the Dallas indie crowdsourcing seed money; life at a used bookstore in Austin; the Portuguese …

10 Rules for Book Editors

Jonathan Karp, president and publisher of Simon & Schuster, shares his insight as a veteran editor of 25 years. …read more Source: …

Bookstore News: October 19, 2017

Bookstores open in New York and Louisiana; San Francisco store seeks funds to buy a building; Powell’s celebrated in photos; and more. …

What's Cooking at Read It and Eat?

Esther Dairiam, who opened the Read It and Eat cookbook store in Chicago, picks her top five food-related books for the holidays. …

Bookstore News: October 18, 2017

New bookstores planned for New Jersey and Texas; a DC bookstore shows solidarity with a store in Mexico City; and more. …read …

Hearst Buys Rodale

Hearst’s purchase of Rodale comes about four months after the publisher put itself up for sale. While little has been shared how …

Napack Named CEO of Wiley

Brian Napack, who has served in a host of corporate positions including as president of Macmillan, will start at John Wiley on …