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Evening Standard to cut 115 jobs as Covid-19 hits advertising

Print edition of London paper will remain but focus will shift to digital and mobile platformsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Evening Standard is to cut 115 jobs, a third of its staff, as the London freesheet seeks a dramatic reduction in costs to survive the... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-08-07 10:58:35 UTC ]
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Book sales hit record highs in 2019, but publishers ‘now need help’

Figures for last year show sales of £6.3bn, up 20% on 2015, but the Publishers Association says sector needs government support to weather coronavirusBook sales in the UK hit record levels in 2019, driven by a surge in audiobook and nonfiction titles, according to new figures released as... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-07-21 23:01:08 UTC ]
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This year’s National Book Awards Ceremony will be held online.

The National Book Foundation has announced that this year’s National Book Awards events—including the 71st annual ceremony—will be held digitally, due to the ongoing, not-even-remotely-controlled, coronavirus pandemic. Lisa Lucas, the National Book Foundation’s Executive Director, said of the... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-07-10 14:22:53 UTC ]
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German book sales drop nearly 14% in 2020 first half

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the German book industry hard with sales down 13.9% year on year in the first half of 2020.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-10 04:40:48 UTC ]
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‘We’re so nervous': England’s bookshops prepare to reopen on Monday

Will browsing be allowed, or will we have to judge a book by its cover? With Waterstones and some indie shops set to open on 15 June, Alison Flood finds out what the plan isMelissa Davies had planned to fulfil a lifelong dream and open her independent bookshop, Pigeon Books, in Southsea, at the... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-12 06:00:14 UTC ]
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Virtual, hybrid, live: what next for book events?

As has been widely reported over the past few weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has caused continued closures of theatre and performing arts venues, with potentially catastrophic effects across the industry.  At Fane we started by postponing our March - May shows to the Autumn, but with the... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-07 13:31:31 UTC ]
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Tampa Bay Wave launches latest cohort, featuring the next crop of startups you need to know

While startup accelerators are working to ensure existing companies stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, they're also shepherding in the next generation of businesses. The Tampa Bay Wave revealed its latest TechDiversity cohort, which is comprised of startups from across the world that... Continue reading at 'Silicon Valley Business Journal'

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2020-06-05 18:43:57 UTC ]
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Ingram sees 'huge swing' to print on demand during coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has seen a “huge swing” towards print on demand (p.o.d.), Ingram's senior vice-president David Taylor has said.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-03 09:42:17 UTC ]
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Book publishers sue Internet Archive for allegedly enabling piracy

When libraries around the US began closing their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Internet Archive (IA) responded by creating a “National Emergency Library,” a collection of 1.4 million books from its free e-book repository Open Library. Pu... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2020-06-01 19:33:58 UTC ]
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Publishers are suing the Internet Archive for scanning and distributing copies of their books.

On June 1st, a group of book publishers—Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, John Wiley & Sons, and Penguin Random House, all member companies of the Association of American Publishers—filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the Internet Archive, whose “National Emergency... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-01 17:48:23 UTC ]
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Like the rest of our lives, the National Book Festival will be online this year.

The latest live event to shift its plans in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic: the National Book Festival. Organizers announced Thursday that the festival, which was originally set to take place Aug. 29 at the Washington Convention Center will now run online from Sept. 25-27. The event... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-05-28 16:22:19 UTC ]
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Your Week in Virtual Book Parties, May 26 to May 31

Lockdown Lit @ Lunch with Mary South and Erin Somers Tuesday, May 26, 2pm EDT Lockdown Lit @ Lunch, a new weekly salon that spotlights books published during the coronavirus  pandemic, hosts Mary South (You Will Never Be Forgotten) and Erin Somers (Stay Up with Hugo Best) for brief readings and... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-05-26 16:02:55 UTC ]
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University Presses must 'be part of solution' for Covid-hit institutions

University Presses need to make sure their institution's senior management teams think of them as part of the solution to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, a University Press Redux Online webinar heard last week. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-25 18:15:39 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2020: Librarians’ Day Set for 10 A.M. Kick Off

BookExpo Online's first full day of programming begins with a panel featureing five library leaders who will take stock of how libraries are handling the coronavirus pandemic thus far and how the public library might change in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2020: Popularity of Audiobooks Continues to Grow

At BookExpo Online, the APA's executive director, Michele Cobb, will be joined by Chris Lynch from Simon & Schuster, Cathy Forrest from HarperCollins, and Michael Anderle from LMBPN to discuss the state of the audio industry and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Bloomsbury Hoping Digital Gains Will Soften Covid-19 Impacts

Bloomsbury Publishing reported a 10% profit increase in the fiscal year ended February 29, 2020, over fiscal 2019. The publisher said its business in the current fiscal year has suffered "significant disruption" because of the coronavirus pandemic, but said it is "well placed to benefit from... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Mental health matters

We are living through an unprecedented time in global history. The coronavirus pandemic has hit every industry, and – this is not news to any of you – publishing is no exception. This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, the theme is ‘kindness’, chosen because we need to reach out to those... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-17 22:41:35 UTC ]
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Stanley Johnson lands book deal to republish virus thriller

The Virus, first published in 1982, will be reissued this summer after the PM’s father shrugged off accusations of cashing in on the coronavirus crisisA long out-of-print novel about a deadly virus by Stanley Johnson, the father of UK prime minister Boris Johnson, is to be reissued this summer,... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-05-11 14:45:10 UTC ]
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Writers' co-working space Clean Prose to close

Clean Prose, the London-based writers' co-working space, has announced it is to close as a result of "social distancing and the economic downturn" caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-11 07:15:50 UTC ]
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Free and Cheap Live Poetry Events You Can Watch Online

For poets, springtime is especially sacred. With big book releases, National Poetry Month, and the conclusion of the slam season, there is so much for readers and writers to look forward to. Then came the coronavirus pandemic. We’ve seen readings canceled, book tours halted and budgets slashed.... Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

[ Electric Literature | 2020-05-08 11:00:00 UTC ]
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