Authors and publishers donate thousands of books to Oxfam

Paula Hawkins, Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman and Robert Webb are among the authors donating thousands of books to Oxfam in a bid to boost sales in the charity's shops and raise money for its work. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK Authors, Publishers Donate Book Sales to Syrian Refugees

Some of the UK’s most famous authors and publishers are donating their earnings from book sales to raise £1m for Syrian refugees. The post UK Authors, Publishers Donate Book Sales to Syrian Refugees appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-09-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's book on Governor General's Literary Award short list a win for Indigenous publishing, author says

A children's book shortlisted for a 2021 Governor General's Literary Award was written by a University of Guelph associate professor who specializes in the history of Indigenous Peoples and illustrated by an Ojibway multidisciplinary artist. ... Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2021-11-02 08:00:00 UTC ]
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UK publishers donate 10,000 books to restock Mosul library after ISIS attack

UK publishers have donated more than 10,000 books through Book Aid International to the University of Mosul Library since it was destroyed by an ISIS attack. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-31 21:55:16 UTC ]
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Authors Guild Diversity Webinar Asks: Can Book Publishing Change?

The Authors Guild's virtual panel "Centering Black Voices: Short-Term Progress or Sustainable Change?," held on July 27, offered a wide-ranging examination of the history and potential of the book industry’s continuing struggle to address diversity. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-07-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Thousands of supporters join staff at Mike Pence’s publisher in campaign against book deal

Petition signed by more than 200 Simon & Schuster employees delivered to publishing house also calls for end to deals with members of Trump administrationMore than 200 members of staff at Simon & Schuster have signed a petition calling for the publishing house to cancel its seven-figure... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-04-27 13:55:17 UTC ]
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BiblioBoard, PW’s BookLife Launch New Library E-book Program for Self-Published Authors

BookLife Elite will offer public libraries access to a curated collection of unlimited, simultaneous-use indie e-books, meaning library readers can access the books instantly—no holds lists. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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US Publishers, Authors, Booksellers Call Out Amazon’s ‘Concentrated Power’ in the Book Market

American professional associations for authors, publishers, and booksellers write to the House subcommittee on antitrust issues about Amazon. The post US Publishers, Authors, Booksellers Call Out Amazon’s ‘Concentrated Power’ in the Book Market appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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UK Book Industry: Society of Authors’ Hardship Fund Renews Appeal for Donations

The UK's authors' union opens a new push for grassroots funding of small emergency grants needed by authors in the pandemic. The post UK Book Industry: Society of Authors’ Hardship Fund Renews Appeal for Donations appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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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

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Publishers donate unused LBF stock to Book Trade Charity

Publishers including Penguin Random House, Pearson, Bonnier Books UK and Macmillan Education have donated books they planned to use at the cancelled London Book Fair to the Book Trade Charity. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-11 20:10:12 UTC ]
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Council publishes superheroes book authored by children in care

Leicester County Council has published the UK’s first storybook written by children in care. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Publisher, Author Groups Protest Library Book Scanning Program

More than 36 organizations from around the world have spoken out against a library book scanning program known as "controlled digital lending," dubbing the practice "systematic infringement." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Cat Person author's debut book sparks flurry of international publishing deals

Following her viral short story hit, Kristen Roupenian’s You Know You Want This has been sold to Cape in the UK, with the US auction said to be topping $1mKristen Roupenian, whose short story about a relationship turned sour, Cat Person, set the internet on fire last week, has sold her debut... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Author vows book exposing Chinese influence will go ahead after publisher pulls out

Allen & Unwin had cancelled plans to print Clive Hamilton’s Silent Invasion over fear of legal action by the Chinese governmentProminent Charles Sturt University author and ethicist Professor Clive Hamilton says his book exposing the Chinese Communist party’s activities in Australia will... Continue reading at The Guardian

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In India, Teen Authors Land Book Publishing Contracts

'There is the question of quality,' concedes an agent about teen authors being published in India. Finding 'new voices' is the strategy, says one editor. The post In India, Teen Authors Land Book Publishing Contracts appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Author donates £1,720 from sales of books to charity

Harrogate author Jackie Buxton has presented cheques of £860.32 each to Breast Cancer Haven and Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre from the sales of her book: Tea & Chemo; Fighting Cancer, Living Life. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Pharrell, publisher donate books to kids in need

Pharrell Williams and his book publisher have launched a "Happy" campaign for young readers. Continue reading at Stuff

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Self-Publishing Is Good for You … and Authors and the Book Industry

The real beneficiary of the DIY book boom is the publishing industry itself. The post Self-Publishing Is Good for You … and Authors and the Book Industry appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2015-08-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Russian publisher prints books about Putin under names of western authors

Writers consider legal action against Moscow publishing house after discovering series about president circulated in their names. The Moscow Times reportsA Russian publishing house has printed a series of books about Vladimir Putin under the names of prominent western analysts and journalists –... Continue reading at The Guardian

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