BTW News Briefs

Bloomsbury Moving to New Offices

Bloomsbury Publishing is bringing all of its U.S.-based companies together under one roof. The Bloomsbury Adult and Children’s Trade groups and Bloomsbury Academic will be moving to 1385 Broadway at 38th Street in New York.

President Richard Charkin said the company had outgrown the space available in the Flatiron building and the move to unite all of the publishing groups will “improve communication, enhance productivity, and allow our various editorial, sales, marketing, and publicity teams to more closely work together.”

The new address, as of April 29, will be: 1385 Broadway, Fifth Floor, New York, New York, 10018. The phone number is (212) 419-5300.

MPIBA Reading the West Shortlist Unveiled

Five adult and five children’s books have made the shortlist for the MPIBA Reading the West Book Awards. The finalists embody the best writing and illustrations for books set in any of the states in the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association region.

Nominations for the award are made by booksellers in the MPIBA region, as well as by publishers, sales reps, or authors. The Reading the West committee, composed of booksellers and the winning authors from 2011, will choose one adult and one children’s title as this year’s winners. The announcement of the winners will be on May 31, and awards will be given out at the Reading the West Book Awards Luncheon at the September MPIBA trade show.

uPublishU at BEA Details Announced

uPublishU at BEA will feature 40 speakers, 14 sessions, and 26 exhibitors in a full day of programming on Saturday, June 1. The sessions will feature panelists including Trident Media Group CEO Robert Gottleib, Director of Kirkus Editorial Perry Crowe, and Director of Self-Publishing and Author Relations for Kobo Writing Life Mark Lefebvre. Guy Kawasaki, author of APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur – How to Publish a Book will be the luncheon keynote speaker.

uPublishU is directed at first-time authors and writers, self-published authors, traditional house authors looking toward self-publishing, and business professionals wanting to learn more about the subject. Topics will cover information on how to improve the discoverability of self-published titles and how to manage publishing efforts.