Simon & Schuster announced a new program to help indie bookstores impacted by COVID-19. The program includes “dating on open invoices (customers should contact their CFS credit representative to discuss options), extra discount and dating for a reopening order between now and the end of August, and enhanced terms for orders during the Fall bookselling season. Booksellers should contact their sales representatives for more information.”
Helping to answer the question of how do you explain this to your children, a virtual #Kidlit Rally for Black Lives, organized by authors Kwame Alexander, Jacqueline Woodson, and Jason Reynolds, and hosted by The Brown Bookshelf, will convene via Facebook on Thursday night. From 7:00 to 7:45 PM ET, the rally will address young people (grades K through 12), and from 7:45 to 8:30 PM, participants will address parents, educators, and librarians.
The scheduled lineup of more than 25 children’s book authors, artists, and publishers. coming together in support of Black lives, will “speak to children about this moment, answer their questions, and offer ideas about steps we can all take going forward.”
Jacqueline Woodson says: “The young people – as always – want answers and clarity. As writers of literature FOR and about young people, we’ve always spoken a language they understand.”
Author of COLLUSION Luke Harding‘s SHADOW STATE: MURDER, MAYHEM, AND RUSSIA’S REMAKING OF THE WEST, focusing on the world of Putin’s spies, hackers, and assassins to draw a portrait of Russia’s campaign to exploit the West’s vulnerable political landscape, will be published by Harper on June 30.
The publishers’ lawsuit against the Internet Archive was assigned to Judge John G. Koeltl (the original judge in former Barnes & Noble ceo Demos Parneros’s still on-going suit against the bookseller.
Scott Hoffman remains an agent at Folio, while also serving as group ceo of the recently-formed Intellectual Literary Properties.