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Katie McGuire joined Tapas Media as Head of New Acquisitions She was previously Editor-in-Chief at Pegasus Books

Recently announced entry salary increase for employees in Macmillan’s U.S. business division does not apply to separate education company, Macmillan Learning Asked for comment, a spokesperson told PL: « We had no idea our business partners were implementing an off-cycle change We review salaries annually and plan to take another look after our fiscal year ends. » p>

The Book Industry Study Group has partnered with its counterparts in Canada (BookNet Canada) and the UK (Book Industry Communications) to create an International Green Paper Supply Chain Alliance Their efforts will include information sharing, joint planning, environmental events and other initiatives BIC Executive Director Karina Urquhart said in this announcement: “It is in the supply chain that the most significant changes can be made. be provided by the global book industry to eliminate waste and reduce its impact on the environment »

James Patterson Donates $ 2.5 to 5,000 Teachers in the US, in Partnership with School Book Clubs This marks the sixth year of the partnership Patterson said, « Whether students learn virtually at home or in class, the importance of keeping them reading cannot be overstated … Over the past six months reading has certainly helped me deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and I can only hope it will. the same for children and teachers around the world « 

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Pasadena, Calif. Vroman’s Books President Joel Sheldon urges community support to save the business: “If Vroman’s is to survive, sales must increase dramatically by the holidaysHe notes: « Our pedestrian traffic and sales are improving, but still down by nearly 40%, which will not keep us in business »

In a letter to clients, he said: “It is essential now that our sales volumes return to much higher levels to keep us open. Until now, I have refused to seek support from the community – it’s a very humiliating experience But now is the time « 

As long-established bookstores struggle to survive, start-up BookClub has raised $ 6 million in seed funding for their platform to help authors run their own online book clubs

The Booker Prize has moved the winner’s announcement date – which is later than usual this pandemic season – from November 17 to November 19 They say the change is aimed at avoiding conflict with publication day from Barack Obama’s A PROMISED LAND But it also gives some room for the National Book Awards, which were already scheduled for November 18 – their traditional time – before the Booker encroached on them Booker Prize Foundation literary director Gaby Wood said in the statement: “We thought it was unfortunate that two of the most exciting literary events of the year – the announcement of the 2020 Booker Prize winner and the publication of Barack Obama’s memoirs – were due to fall on the same day, so we decided to give readers a few days’ respite « 

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