Whenever you read about book awards you hear they help boost sales. But what you might not know is just how much those sales need boosting. Two prestigious awards announced nominees this week; in the U.K. the Man Booker unveiled its short list and in the U.S. the National Book Awards announced its long lists. The awards news came on the heels of a survey from the Authors Guild about the sorry state of author incomes. So what happens to writers who never get anywhere near an awards ceremony? Washington Post critic Ron Charles reviews the kinds of books that get nominated for literary awards. These are not the blockbusters, the books written by the likes of Stephen King and Nora Roberts that make millions.
Midland Paper, Packaging & Supplies (http://www.midlandpaper.com/), one of the nation’s largest independently-owned fine paper and packaging distributors, announced today that Dave Moore has accepted a promotion into an expanded role within the company. Dave currently works within Midland’s National division as President, National Printers. Dave will retain his title and current responsibilities, but in addition he will now take on a corporate role in which he will assist other Midland divisions with growing Midland’s share at key printing accounts.
Growth in the printer segment is a high priority for Midland, as Midland is fully committed to the goal of becoming the premier paper supplier to the printing industry. “Dave’s knowledge and experience in the printing arena are unparalleled. He has had tremendous personal success working with some of the printing industry’s top printers. In his expanded role I am confident he will be a great resource to others within Midland as we endeavor to grow Midland’s share at key printing customers”, stated Mike Graves, Midland’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Jim (O’Toole) and I are looking forward to working closely with Dave to leverage his skills and experience in order to help Midland continue to grow”.