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
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 »
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 »
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 email@example.com by Oct. 7 and put “Call for Info: Business and Personal Finance Books” in the subject line. more »
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.
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Picture of the DayCast 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.
Courtesy Weldon Owen International