Adeola to judge NTL Christmas card competition

Dapo Adeola is to judge a children's Christmas card design competition being launched for the first time this year by the National Literacy Trust.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-15 19:42:04 UTC ]
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Pullman to judge Chinese-themed short story competition

Philip Pullman is to judge a new 500-word short story competition which is being launched ahead of the 2018 Liverpool Literary Festival. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Grumpy squirrel' story wins Amazon Christmas Writing competition

A digital marketing manager has won the Amazon Christmas Writing Competition for his tale of a greedy squirrel who learns compassion from "three wise trees". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Competition Notes: Sunday Times Prize Judges, Harper Lee Legal Fiction Prize Finalists

Elif Shafak and Lucy Hughes-Hallett are named judges in London; the public is one of five judges in the Alabama-based Harper Lee Prize. The post Competition Notes: Sunday Times Prize Judges, Harper Lee Legal Fiction Prize Finalists appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-05-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon launches writing competition to reinvent Twas Night Before Christmas

Amazon is launching a nationwide writing competition in search of a modern day version of popular poem "Twas Night Before Christmas".  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-11-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Chicken House seeks teen judge for Times competition

Publisher Chicken House is asking teenagers to upload videos onto YouTube about the books they would like to persuade other people to read to win the chance to be a judge on the 2016 Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition Entrants must be aged between 14 and 18 and can apply to take... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Simon and Blackman to judge 500 Words competition

Authors Francesca Simon, Malorie Blackman (pictured), Charlie Higson and Frank Cottrell Boyce are among the judges of this year’s 500 Words children’s short story writing competition. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Anonymous in 'Christmas card' protest

Campaign group Amazon Anonoymous has delivered a "Christmas card" to the company's UK boss Christopher North challenging him to pay workers the Living Wage. The card, delivered to Amazon's UK headquarters in Slough yesterday (22nd December) was two metres wide and mimicked the design of an... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Judge rules gifts cards from belly-up Borders bookstores worthless

Those clinging hopefully to the old Borders books gift cards stashed in their drawers or wallets are out of luck, a Manhattan federal judge ruled Wednesday.Those clinging hopefully to the old Borders books gift cards stashed in their drawers or wallets are out of luck, a Manhattan federal judge... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover, Judge it By Its Blurbs

The book blurb is one of the longest-running conventions in publishing and is largely a favor passed among writers and friends. But do they sell books? The post Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover, Judge it By Its Blurbs appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-10-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Why “Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover” Is Bad Advice

Who says you shouldn't judge a book based on its cover? The cover has an important job: to capture your attention. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-09-24 10:36:00 UTC ]
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Rock Stars and Author Trading Cards: Tales from a Decade of Bookstore Events

For more than 20 years, I worked at the Booksmith, an independent bookstore located in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco. For half that time, I ran the events program. I worked with publishers in selecting authors, creating a monthly schedule, and banging the drum to make sure... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-09-24 08:50:35 UTC ]
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Amazon Charts: The Man Who Died Twice murders the competition

Richard Osman's The Man Who Died Twice (Penguin) has claimed the Amazon Charts' Most-Sold: Fiction top spot, with its predecessor The Thursday Murder Club bouncing four places up the chart to join it in second. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-23 01:43:42 UTC ]
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Dohle Promises Competitive Bidding Between PRH, S&S

In a Zoom chat with agents, Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle said that, following the approval of PRH's purchase of Simon & Schuster, editors at the two houses will be able to bid for the same book—even if they are the only publishers interested in the title. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-09-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Suleyman and Lawrence join 2022 Jhalak Prize judges

Chimene Suleyman, Nii Ayikwei Parkes and Patrice Lawrence have been named among the judges of the 2022 Jhalak Prizes. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-15 03:48:02 UTC ]
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Illustrations revealed for J K Rowling's Christmas Pig

Two illustrations from J K Rowling's forthcoming children's book The Christmas Pig (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) have been revealed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-13 21:29:03 UTC ]
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Greenwich launches UK's first fully biodegradable library cards

Libraries in the London Borough of Greenwich are the first in the country to move to fully biodegradable library cards that are made in the UK from ethically sourced materials. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-13 12:08:04 UTC ]
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What Are Libraries Doing for National Library Card Sign-Up Month?

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! Let's take a look at some of the activities librarians have in store this month. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-09-08 10:32:00 UTC ]
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Burton and Halls join Costa Book Awards judges

Novelist Jessie Burton and children's book author Smriti Halls are among the judges confirmed for the 2021 Costa Book Awards, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-31 23:06:55 UTC ]
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Logan and Jackson among judges for Royal Society Young People's Book Prize

Broadcaster Gabby Logan and award-winning children's author Sharna Jackson are among the judges announced for this year's Royal Society Young People's Book Prize. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-18 18:21:06 UTC ]
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