Amazon revealed as £250k donor to bookseller coronavirus fund

Amazon has been revealed as the mystery donor which pledged £250,000 to a fundraising drive to help booksellers impacted by the coronavirus crisis. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-23 04:37:57 UTC ]
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Amazon revealed as mystery £250,000 donor to UK bookshops

Fundraiser for retailers facing hardship during the coronavirus pandemic reveals that benefactor is internet giant widely blamed for trade’s declineAmazon, the internet retail giant vilified for years as public enemy No 1 to booksellers, has been revealed as the surprise mystery benefactor that... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-04-23 11:37:33 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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ACE reveals it has granted nearly £2.5m to 'literature' sector in emergency fund

Arts Council England has revealed its emergency response funding breakdown, with a £2,463,882 grant to the successful individuals and organisations that applied from the literature discipline.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-15 18:27:48 UTC ]
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Coronavirus Response: Bodour Al Qasimi Launches Emirates Publishers Emergency Fund

Looking to 'safeguard publishers' in the COVID-19 crisis, Bodour Al Qasimi and the Emirates Publishers Association announce new aid for the UAE industry. The post Coronavirus Response: Bodour Al Qasimi Launches Emirates Publishers Emergency Fund appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-06-10 13:32:39 UTC ]
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Booksellers concerned over opening date delay as Amazon ramps up

Booksellers are becoming increasingly concerned that the UK government still hasn't given them a definitive opening date, as Amazon's business starts to return to normal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-22 08:12:28 UTC ]
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Coronavirus Impact: Europe’s Aldus Report Reveals Book Fair Changes

An Aldus network report predicts cancellations, postponements, and other adjustments to European book fairs in the pandemic could affect 6,500+ exhibitors in 2020. The post Coronavirus Impact: Europe’s Aldus Report Reveals Book Fair Changes appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-05-14 16:20:19 UTC ]
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Coronavirus Worklife: Amazon Publishing ‘At Home’ in Germany, the UK, and the States

'Our desk spaces are evolving their own personalities,' as the publishing house built by a tech and retail giant adapts to home-officing. The post Coronavirus Worklife: Amazon Publishing ‘At Home’ in Germany, the UK, and the States appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-04-30 01:41:14 UTC ]
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Coronavirus: Italian Publishers Join Libraries and Booksellers in Appeal

As coronavirus-related economic aid is released in Italy, publishers, libraries, and booksellers are asking for a cultural-spending incentive for families. The post Coronavirus: Italian Publishers Join Libraries and Booksellers in Appeal appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-04-29 13:42:24 UTC ]
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BA criticises Amazon for 'ill-judged' hardship fund donation

The Booksellers Association (BA) has branded Amazon's £250,000 donation to a booksellers hardship fund an “ill-judged attempt to mitigate a decades-long campaign to undermine the bookselling sector”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-24 16:27:46 UTC ]
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Author James Patterson Funding Drive To Save Indie Booksellers

On Thursday, the best-selling author pledged $500,000 to a new campaign: #SaveIndieBookstores. Continue reading at HuffPost

[ HuffPost | 2020-04-02 20:17:14 UTC ]
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Arts Council England announces £160m coronavirus emergency fund

Arts Council England (ACE) has announced a £160m emergency funding package to help artists and art organisations cope with the coronavirus crisis. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-25 04:57:11 UTC ]
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The Bookseller survey: staff experiences of working through the coronavirus challenge

At the coronavirus outbreak reshapes our industry, The Bookseller is inviting staff members from across the book trade to share their experiences of working during the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-24 12:47:26 UTC ]
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Trade rallies to launch emergency hardship funds for authors and booksellers

The trade has pulled together to launch a series of emergency measures to support authors and booksellers affected financially as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-19 17:45:38 UTC ]
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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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Booksellers call for clarity from Johnson as coronavirus hits business

Booksellers have called for clarity from Boris Johnson’s government as measures to tackle the coronavirus outbreak hit the high street.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-17 08:20:02 UTC ]
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Amazon Deprioritizes Book Sales Amid Coronavirus Crisis

As it works to meet the surge in demand for "household staples, medical supplies, and other high demand products," Amazon has sent a letter to other suppliers, including publishers, telling them their goods will receive a low priority until at least April 5. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Emerald Publishing launches £20,000 fund to make coronavirus research available

Emerald Publishing has launched a £20,000 fund to cover article processing charges, supporting social scientists in making their research on health emergencies such as coronavirus rapidly available.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-16 15:58:43 UTC ]
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ABA Updates Booksellers on Coronavirus Response

In an email to member stores Tuesday afternoon, the American Booksellers Association announced steps that it is taking to respond to the needs of independent bookstores and ABA staff amid growing concerns about the new coronavirus. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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For Midwest Booksellers, It's Business as Usual Despite Coronavirus Fears

Midwest booksellers and the two regionals representing them report that business is usual despite coronavirus fears, although booksellers are minimizing physical contact between visiting authors and their fans. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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