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Authors In the News: Bookselling Authors, Picoult, MacArthur Fellow McHugh, and More

The American Booksellers Association says that over 400 independent bookstores will host authors who have volunteered to work alongside booksellers as part of the Indies First initiative this Saturday -- which is the American Express-promoted Small Business Saturday. The ABA reports that more than 1,200 authors have enrolled in the…

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Sales Uptick As Losses Flatten in Books-A-Million Third Quarter

Books-A-Million said sales for the third quarter ending November 1 increased slightly from the previous year, up 1.2 percent to $101.2 million. Same-store sales inched up an equivalent amount, 1.8 percent, while their net loss of $6.9 million, or 50 cents per share was almost exactly the same amount lost…

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People, Etc.

Shawna Mullen will join Abrams as associate publisher, adult trade on December 15, reporting to Michael Sand. Previously she was executive editor at Taunton Press and before then, editorial director at Clarkson Potter, where she helped launch the Potter Craft imprint. PEN announced a new PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers Prize to support…

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Corporate: In-Flight eBooks on JetBlue; BN Commissions 500,000 Signed Books For Holidays; Perseus Year-End View

JetBlue's has launched their "Fly-Fi" content platform, currently available on about 35 percent of all flights as part of their rollout of inflight wi-fi, offering free content, including excerpts of more than 20 ebooks from HarperCollins, their "exclusive book content partner" at launch. Penguin Random House will join the program in…

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People

Vanessa Mobley is moving to Little, Brown as executive editor, starting December 1, reporting to Judy Clain. She had been an executive editor at Crown. Jon Pott, vp, editor-in-chief of of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, has announced that he will retire on June 30, 2015. He first joined the company in…

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Judge Cote Rubber-Stamps Apple Settlement

In a hearing Friday morning Judge Denise Cote approved the settlement agreed upon between Apple, the plaintiff states, and the consumer class. As previously reported, the settlement hinges upon how the 2nd Circuit of Appeals will rule -- whenever that happens -- on Apple's appeal of Judge Cote's July 2013…

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Washington Post's Ten Best of 2014

The Washington Post announced a slew of Best of 2014 lists, including the top 50 in fiction and nonfiction, along with notable standouts for romance, mystery-thriller, science fiction & fantasy, and graphic novels. Their top ten books include Booker winner Richard Flanagan's THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH and…

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Handler Acknowledges Remarks Were "Yes, Racist" and Apologizes -- As Does NBF; He Pledges Matching Gift to #WeNeedDiverseBooks

After declining media requests for comment about his controversial remarks at the National Book Awards gala, Daniel Handler posted a modest apology on Twitter around noon on Thursday: "My job at last night's National Book Awards #NBAwards was to shine a light on tremendous writers, including Jacqueline Woodson...and not to…

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People, Etc.

Jill Smith has been appointed director of the Denver Publishing Institute, effective January 1, 2015. Smith has worked at the Institute since 2003 and is currently co-director. She succeeds Joyce Meskis, who is retiring as director after seven years (though she will keep her responsibilities at Tattered Cover Bookstore.) Rayhane Sanders…

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