Obituary: Peter Workman

Peter Workman, the founder of Workman Publishing Company, died on April 7 in his New York City home at the age of 74.

Square Books and Sales Rep Bruce Joshua Miller Honored by PW

Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi, has been selected by Publishers Weekly as the PW Bookstore of the Year. This is the 20th anniversary of the award.

A Conversation With Macmillan CEO John Sargent to Open Bookselling Today & ABA Education at BEA

John Sargent, Macmillan CEO, will be the featured speaker at the opening plenary session, kicking off Bookselling Today & ABA Education at BEA on Wednesday, May 29. He will be joined by ABA President Becky Anderson for a discussion about the challenges facing the book industry.

ABFFE Adds Staff to Boost Fundraising

ABFFE has hired two consultants to manage its major fundraising projects — the auction of original children’s book art and an affiliate program for sideline producers who contribute to ABFFE a portion of their sales to independent bookstores.

A Q&A With Kent Haruf, Author of March’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

To kick off a new monthly feature on #1 Indie Next List Great Reads, BTW recently spoke to Kent Haruf, author of Benediction (Knopf), the top pick on the March 2013 Indie Next List, about his writing process, the worlds he creates, and the way readers react to his writing.

Petition Process Open for Additional Board Candidates

The names of three director candidates approved by the ABA Board will appear on the ballot to be sent to main store members at the end of March. Under ABA’s Bylaws, bookstore members may submit petitions to have additional director candidates placed on the ballot.

ABA Announces 2013 Board Candidates

The American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors, which met this week in Kansas City just prior to the Winter Institute, has named three director candidates to stand for election to the Board.

A Q&A With Wi8 Plenary Speaker Malcolm Gladwell

Bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell will share insights from his forthcoming book, David and Goliath (Little, Brown, October 2013), with booksellers at Wi8’s Sunday morning plenary session. Here, Gladwell talks about what drew him to the theme of David and Goliath and some of the opportunities for bookselling “Davids.”

BTW News Briefs

Kobo’s Tamblyn named chief content officer; MIBA hires executive assistant

67 Authors to Appear at Wi8’s Receptions

Here’s look at the 67 new and established authors and illustrators who will be featured at the Winter Institute’s signature Author Reception or the Closing Reception hosted by Wi8’s small and independent press sponsors.

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