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Hay Festival appeals for emergency funds after coronavirus cancellation

The Hay Festival has been cancelled owing to the coronavirus outbreak with organisers saying it is now in “immediate financial jeopardy” and has 10 days to raise emergency funds. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-19 09:16:58 UTC ]
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Scholastic creates Hunger Games prequel campaign for coronavirus-hit indies

Scholastic UK has created a pre-order campaign for Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games prequel that it says could drive trade to indie bookshops during the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-19 08:56:22 UTC ]
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English PEN calls for release of Ahdaf Soueif after coronavirus protest arrest

English PEN has called for the release of Egyptian author Ahdaf Soueif, who was arrested during a protest about the treatment of prisoners during the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-18 19:53:50 UTC ]
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Coronavirus live updates: Hachette reports increased book orders from China

Hachette UK c.e.o. David Shelley says the firm has seen an increase in book orders from China once again after "several months of very low orders" as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-18 16:34:39 UTC ]
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Authors and publishers get creative as book launches are moved online

In response to the coronavirus outbreak and government advice to socially distance, authors, readers and booksellers are thinking of new, exciting and creative ways to launch their books and keep readers engaged after in-person-events get cancelled.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-18 11:27:40 UTC ]
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Amazon suspends third-party seller book shipments to warehouses

Amazon has temporarily paused accepting shipments from third-party sellers to its warehouses for products including books owing to the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-18 10:59:48 UTC ]
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Libraries Connected calls for 'clear decision' from government on library closures

Libraries Connected is calling on the government to issue "clear" guidance about closing libraries in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, highlighting "it is equally important that library staff are safeguarded during this period". Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-18 08:33:36 UTC ]
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Creative Industries Federation calls on government to help creative businesses survive

The UK's self-employed creative workforce will be "hit hard", according to the Creative Industries Federation, raising concerns the Chancellor's measures in response to the coronavirus outbreak "fall short of guaranteeing these workers’ income".  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-18 05:26:17 UTC ]
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Publishers move to postpone book launches amidst the coronavirus outbreak

In light of the coronavirus outbreak and the government's new advice regarding social distancing, many of the major publishing houses are gearing up to work from home and close their offices.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-17 05:41:36 UTC ]
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Indie Publishers Adapting to Coronavirus Outbreak

The new coronavirus is causing unprecedented disruption for independent publishers, but despite those challenges more than half a dozen indies said this week that they were managing to make a somewhat smooth transition to remote work while rallying in support of independent booksellers. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Independent bookshops start to close as coronavirus advice comes in

Independent bookshops across the country are closing their doors to protect staff and customers from the coronavirus outbreak. Many indie shops are encouranging customers to support their businesses and place orders online. Delivery services have also been ramped up across the board, with some... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-16 22:52:52 UTC ]
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Indie Bookstores Begin Temporary Closures

In less than a week, brisk early March sales at bookstores in many regions have given way to temporary closures and modified business practices in response to the widening effects of the new coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Egmont group reports 'good year' but prepares for 'challenging' 2020

Scandinavian media group Egmont has reported a "good year" in its latest financial results with a record revenue of €1.7bn in 2019, but has warned 2020 is expected to be a "challenging year" due to the coronavirus outbreak.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-13 10:30:18 UTC ]
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Publishing attempts to keep things on track after the coronavirus outbreak

Publishers are exploring flexible working arrangements with their staff as fears over the coronavirus grow, with the Booksellers Association warning that it is “extremely concerned” about the impact on bookshops.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-12 11:24:40 UTC ]
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W H Smith issues £40m profit warning as coronavirus hits travel business

W H Smith has warned the impact of the coronavirus outbreak could cut its profit by up to £40m as the pandemic hits its Travel business.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-12 09:57:11 UTC ]
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London Book Fair award winners revealed

The winners of the London Book Fair Awards 2020 have been revealed with the LBF International Excellence Awards, CAMEOs and UK Book Blog Awards all taking place online after the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-11 02:01:11 UTC ]
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Hachette and Bonnier pull out of Bologna Book Fair amid coronavirus concerns

Hachette and Bonnier Books UK are the latest publishers to announce they will no longer be sending staff to the Bologna Book Fair as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-10 17:59:23 UTC ]
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For China's Book Biz Right Now, There's Nothing to Do But Work and Wait

An editor at a Beijing-based publisher describes the Chinese book business in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo to go ahead as planned in May

Officials from BookExpo in the US have said the event is scheduled to go ahead as planned in May, as book fairs around the world cancel or postpone events due to the coronavirus outbreak.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-05 07:30:22 UTC ]
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London Book Fair cancelled as major publishers pull out over coronavirus fears

London Book Fair has been cancelled in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, hours after major publishers said they would not attend. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-04 06:57:39 UTC ]
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