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Sales of print books grow for second year in a row

Dec 23 2015: The book business looks ready to mark a second consecutive year of unit growth in print books. Unit sales of print books were up 2.8% through the week ended December 20, 2015 compared to the same period in 2014 at outlets that report to Nielsen BookScan with just under ...

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    American Booksellers Association and others support Apple at Supreme Court

    Dec 03 2015: Shelf Awareness reports that The American Booksellers Association, Barnes & Noble, Authors United and the Authors Guild have filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Supreme Court asking it to review the district court decision, upheld by the appeals court, against ...

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      2015 National Book Awards Announced

      Nov 19 2015: The National Book Foundation has announced the 2015 winners of the National Book Awards:

      Fiction: Adam Johnson, Fortune Smiles: Stories (Random House (USA))

      Non-Fiction: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me (Spiegel & Grau / Penguin Random House)

      Poetry...

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        Shareholders encouraged to vote in favor of plan to privatize Books-A-Million.

        Nov 18 2015: Institutional Shareholder Services, the independent proxy advisory firm, has recommended that stockholders of Books-A-Million vote in favor of the plan for the Anderson family to buy BAM and take it private.

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          Costa Book Awards nominees announced

          Nov 18 2015: The nominees for the Costa Book Awards have been announced. The Costa Awards (known as the Whitbread Awards until 2006) are one of the UK's most prestigious and literary prizes recognizing some of the most enjoyable books of the year, written by authors based in the UK ...

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            Mark your calendar for Indies First Day on Sat Nov 28

            Nov 18 2015: Mark your calendar for Indies First Day - a national campaign of activities and events in support of independent bookstores, first envisioned by author Sherman Alexie in 2013. It kicks off each November, on Small Business Saturday (November 28, 2015), when independent ...

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              Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day - Saturday Dec 5

              Nov 16 2015: Saturday, December 5 is the sixth annual Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day. This year 700 bookstores will participate across all 50 US, plus a handful elsewhere. Novelist Jenny Milchman was inspired to start the event by taking her own children to the bookstore and ...

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                Amazon reviews hijacked by conspiracy theorists and causes

                Nov 02 2015: The Seattle Times reports that organized groups are using the Amazon review system to push political and social agendas often only tangentially related to the products being sold. But Amazon appears to have no desire to deal with these reviews saying they are "authentic...

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