April 22, 2017

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David Cully Named President of Baker & Taylor

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The worldwide distributor of books, digital content, and entertainment, Baker & Taylor, has new leadership.

Grants, New Tools—and Fab Fashion | News Bites

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Our roundup of news briefs includes grant and scholarship opportunities, an incredible fashion archive, and a new friend for Pooh.

Follett Acquires Baker & Taylor

In a move that creates the world’s largest single distributor of curated content for librarians and educators with $3.6 billion in combined annual sales, Follett Corporation on April 18 announced the acquisition of Baker & Taylor from private equity firm Castle Harlan Partners.

SLJ’s Average Book Prices for 2016

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The numbers you put to work every year are here—the list of average book prices for 2015 and 2016 to date, produced in partnership with Baker & Taylor. We know this data helps you make sound decisions.

The data, based on figures supplied by Baker & Taylor, shows average list prices for all books (including children’s books, young adult books, paperbacks and hardcover editions) that have been sold (not published) during the time frames listed. Separate calculations have […]

Getting to E: The State of the School Ebook Market

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School libraries are moving toward ebook adoption; the question is how fast.

This article was published in School Library Journal's September 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

SLJ’s Average Book Prices for 2015

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Check out average book prices for children’s, young adult, and adult titles in hardcover, trade paperback, and mass-market paperback format.

Día Multicultural Book Grants; MyON Adds National Geographic Kids | News Bites

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In industry news, Egmont USA has closed, Capstone has added more than 700 new titles to its interactive ebooks collection, and the National Book Foundation is looking for applicants for its $10,000 Innovations in Reading Prize.

At Virginia Libraries, Kids Will Read with Dogs This Summer to Bone Up on Literacy

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With the help of therapy dogs, a reading therapist, and reading mentors, the Chesterfield (VA) County Library will host a summer reading program for children, including disabled kids.