#coronavirus pandemic

Publishing news tagged with #coronavirus pandemic


A new app has details on how to support 600 independent bookstores right now.

The plight of independent bookstores during the coronavirus pandemic has brought an outpouring of public support—but, along with it, an often-overwhelming deluge of messaging about whom to support and how. A new app, Save Your Bookstore, is trying to pull more of it together in one place. Save... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-09 16:59:54 UTC ]
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Bradford Literature Festival cancelled

Bradford Literature Festival, originally scheduled for 26th June-5th July, has been cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-08 15:04:29 UTC ]
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DK and Walker unveil 'stay at home' initiatives

DK and Walker have unveiled new initiatives to support families, readers, authors and illustrators during the coronavirus pandemic.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-06 14:35:29 UTC ]
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Complex’s Rich Antoniello’s recipe for media in crisis: ‘Brand plus brains plus balance sheet’

For publishing companies to survive a global crisis like the one we're in, Rich Antoniello's formula is 'brand, plus brains, plus balance sheet." He would know, having stewarded Complex through the 2008 financial crisis as CEO, the role he still holds now. But compared to that, the downturn... Continue reading at 'Digiday'

[ Digiday | 2020-03-31 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Andersen Press partners with Seven Stories for virtual storytimes

Andersen Press has partnered with Seven Stories to provide weekly virtual story times free of charge throughout the coronavirus pandemic.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-27 00:51:01 UTC ]
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Help unemployed booksellers, shop here: The Bookstore at the End of the World

We’ve already brought your attention to the ways you can help bookstores (and bookstore workers) during the coronavirus pandemic, and here’s another one: a collective of recently laid-off booksellers has started an online storefront at Bookshop.org (in case you missed it, Bookshop is the new... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-25 15:14:23 UTC ]
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Women's Prize for Fiction awards ceremony postponed to September

The Women's Prize for Fiction award ceremony has been postponed until September because of the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-25 08:46:16 UTC ]
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Bookspeed closes to protect workers and stop spread of Covid-19

Edinburgh-based wholsesaler Bookspeed has closed its business during the coronavirus pandemic, saying it is unable to protect its warehouse workers with social distancing measures. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-24 05:06:40 UTC ]
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Indie Black Booksellers, Publishers Hold National Pandemic Conference Call

A coalition of African-American independent booksellers and publishers convened a national video conference call to survey the state of black books around the country in the wake of the new coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Binc Steps In for Booksellers in Need

Binc, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, has emerged as one of the few reliable sources of financial support for independent booksellers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Here’s how to support worker relief funds for booksellers trying to survive coronavirus closures.

The coronavirus pandemic has hit independent bookstores hard, with booksellers and other book workers now in need of emergency support. Here are some opportunities we’ve spotted to help out, but please let us know of any others and will add to the post. (Email [email protected]) The Book Industry... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-23 20:01:09 UTC ]
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Amazon returns pre-order ‘buy’ buttons after 48-hour hiatus

Amazon’s “buy" pre-order buttons have been returned for upcoming titles, after they were removed from not-yet-published books for two days to prioritise stocking other high-demand items during the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-23 00:36:21 UTC ]
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Lit Hub Weekly: March 16 – 20, 2020

THESE TIMES: Lit Hub editor Jonny Diamond on literary community in a time of global pandemic • Ysabelle Cheung on trying to write in Hong Kong during the rise of the novel coronavirus • Italian editor Sara Reggiani on life in lock-down • How to support your local bookstores during the... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-21 11:30:33 UTC ]
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Bookshop.org to share 30 percent of each purchase with bookstores impacted by coronavirus shutdowns.

Bookshop.org, an alternative to Amazon that shares proceeds from book sales with independent bookstores, will give more money to those stores in response to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on small businesses. Bookshop announced today that it would increase bookstore partners’ affiliate... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-18 15:09:12 UTC ]
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Lit Hub Daily: March 17, 2020

THESE TIMES: How to support your local bookstores during the coronavirus pandemic · What China’s literary community is reading during the pandemic · The first lines of 10 classic novels rewritten for social distancing · Can’t decide what to read? Tell us your favorites and we’ll recommend a... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-17 10:30:26 UTC ]
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What China’s Literary Community is Reading During the Coronavirus Pandemic

I had a fight with my mother the other day. In the past we had argued on many things but never politics, because we’d seldom talked about it. The video call, which started with her asking me about the outbreak in the US, ended up opening my eyes to the chasm between me and the […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-17 08:49:21 UTC ]
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How you can support bookstores during the coronavirus pandemic.

Though most bookstores are closing their doors to the public, you can still buy books from them! And because you believe in our shared responsibility to preserve the wellbeing of those most vulnerable among us, you’re staying home and reading books, right? This past weekend saw many book people... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-16 19:01:49 UTC ]
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Coronavirus Impact Begins to Spread

The growing impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the publishing industry came into view this week as some independent bookstores reported slowing sales and the number of book festival and author tour cancellations rose. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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