The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2013 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, which honors the best nonfiction books written for young adults between Nov. 1, 2011 and Oct. 31, 2012. YALSA will name the 2013 award winner at the Youth Media Awards at 7:45 a.m. on Jan. 28, in Seattle during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting.
Selma Wilson, the new president of Nashville, Tenn.-based religious publisher B&H Publishing Group, recently delivered an assessment of her first 90 days in her role, addressing B&H team members during a Jan. 28 divisional meeting. B&H—a division of LifeWay Christian Resources—produces Bibles, including Spanish-language Bibles, reference books, trade books, academic books and church supplies.
As a number of small, independent publishing houses struggled to survive over the last year-and-a-half, Nashville, Tenn.-based Turner Publishing, an independent publisher of specialty and trade titles, found itself presented with an opportunity: It could invest in its future by taking the bold step of acquiring other publishers that were seeking help, thereby growing its own assets, or it could play it more fiscally conservatively and stand pat.
(Nashville, Tenn.) Thomas Nelson, the world's largest Christian publisher, announced today that an investor group led by Kohlberg & Company has acquired a majority of its stock. This investment will significantly improve the company's capital structure and eliminate the majority of its long-term debt.
Nashville, Tenn.-based Turner Publishing announced a new publishing agreement this week with Provo, Utah-based Ancestry.com, an online genealogy resource. As a result of the agreement, Turner will take over most existing inventory and related publishing contracts for Ancestry Publishing, a division of Ancestry.com.
Publishing executives and warehouse managers in companies large and small, with highly diverse and targeted products and marketing channels, can benefit for the first time from a new Warehouse Benchmarking System. The program was tested last year by the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) and is now being rolled out to the industry. Participants can measure their productivity and improve the effectiveness of their warehousing practices. It is an easy-to-use, and highly powerful program that relies on comparative peer-group data. “Participants use their [Web] browser to enter the appropriate data in a convenient, tabular format,” says Professor Leon McGinnis at the School of Industrial