Jenn Baker Is a Superstar
Jennifer Baker, whose varied work championing diversity in publishing has made her an indispensable fixture of the book business, was named PW Star Watch 2019 Superstar at a party in New York last night. At HarperCollins, a new partnership with Ingram Content Group aims to create a reorder program in 10 western states. In financial news, ReaderLink continues to see its fortunes rise, hitting $1.2 billion in revenue this year. The awards season continues to heat up as the longlist for the National Book Award in nonfiction has been announced, as has the Business Book of the Year Award shortlist. Plus, the New York Times has profiled Jacqueline Woodson following the release of her new adult novel, while in Nevada, Robyn Carr will be inducted into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame. And Canadian author Graeme Gibson, Margaret Atwood's partner, has died at 85.
PW Star Watch 2019 Superstar: Jennifer Baker
Jennifer Baker, production editor at Teachers College Press in New York, was named PW Star Watch Superstar at a party at Marquee New York in Manhattan on September 18. more »
HC Teams with Ingram to Resupply Western States
HarperCollins has teamed with the Ingram Content Group to create a year-round quick reorder program for bookstores in 10 western states. more »

ReaderLink Revenue Hits $1.2 Billion
The distributor has had growth of 58% over the past three years, due in part to its ability to regain shelf space at major chains that had cut back on their book sections. more »
2019 NBA Longlist for Nonfiction Announced
The longlists for the five categories have been named, and the winner in each category will be announced at a ceremony in New York City on November 20. more »

Greystone Books to Join Climate Strike
The Canadian publisher, which publishes non-fiction books about nature and the environment, social issues, science, and health and wellbeing, will close its offices worldwide on the afternoon of September 27 in solidarity with climate strikers. more »
Gibbs Smith to Distribute Angel City
Gibbs Smith and Angel City Press, the publisher of books about Southern California social and cultural history, have entered into a sales and distribution agreement effective January 1. more »
Mountaineers Books, Green Trails Maps Partner Up
Mountaineers Books, the Pacific Northwest–based outdoor book publisher, will become the fulfillment portal for Green Trails Maps, the backcountry map maker and publisher. more »
Feature: Business and Personal Finance Books
For this feature, we’d like to hear about new titles and trends in the business and personal finance categories. Pub. dates: December 2019–May 2020. New titles only, please; no reprints. Please email pitches and links to artwork to by Oct. 7 and put “Call for Info: Business and Personal Finance Books” in the subject line. more »

Job Moves
  • Rakia Clark, formerly senior editor at Beacon Press, has joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as senior editor.
  • Stephanie Cooper, formerly marketing director at HarperCollins, has joined Dutton and Plume as marketing director.
Bookstore News
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Trade Paperback Bestseller List
'The Tattooist of Auschwitz' by Heather Morris is the #1 title on PW's trade paperback bestseller list. See the full list »
Review of the Day: '36 Righteous Men' by Steven Pressfield
"Set in 2034, when global warming has pushed humankind to the brink of extinction, this un-put-downable apocalyptic thriller from Pressfield is steeped in Jewish eschatology." more »


Picture of the Day

Cast members (from l. to r.) Phyllis Logan, Michael C. Fox, Sophie McShera, and Lesley Nicol from 'Downton Abbey' joined author Annie Gray (c.) at the launch Weldon Owen publishing's 'Official Downton Abbey Cookbook' at the shop at NBC's studios in New York last Monday, where attendees were able to get cookbooks and cocktail books signed by the cast and author.

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