Best of the week: Live video is taking the conventions by storm

The conventions weren't just live, they were virtual. ABC News, CNN and The Huffington Post all published VR and 360-degree videos to give viewers a more immersive snapshot. Also on the topic of video, Insider editor-in-chief Nicholas Carlson joined us on this week’s episode of the Digiday Podcast to discuss how they've managed to hit more than a billion views in a few short months (hint: Facebook). Meanwhile, a more basic tech has also caught on in media newsrooms lately: The humble email. The newsletter editor has emerged as a person of prominence on the masthead. The post Best of the week: Live video is taking the conventions by storm appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at 'Digiday'

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This Week's Bestsellers: March 30, 2020

As day care centers and schools in the areas of the country hardest hit by coronavirus shut down, ‘My First Learn-to-Write Workbook’ is the #1 book in the country. Plus adults holed up at home are coloring like it’s 2015, and ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ lights up on Hulu. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Informa bosses to take major salary cuts during coronavirus period

At Informa, parent company of Taylor & Francis, top bosses are to take salary cuts "through the current period of uncertainty created by Covid-19", the company has announced. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-27 06:47:25 UTC ]
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Book Deals: Week of March 30, 2020

Among the big books that sold this week are a true crime tale by a rural doctor, a new novel by three-time Edgar winner T. Jefferson Parker, and a poetry collection by a Stranger Things cast member. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The Coronavirus Takes Its Toll on Publishing

As the virus’s spread continues, another conference is canceled, more stores close, and disruptions ripple across the industry. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Print Units Held Steady Last Week

A huge gain in unit sales in the juvenile nonfiction category helped to offset declines in adult nonfiction and juvenile fiction, keeping print unit sales last week even with the previous week at outlets that report to BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-26 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Book trade staffers tell of anxiety over coronavirus outbreak

Anxiety about health and finances, stress at juggling childcare and uncertainty for the future are frequent reactions among book trade staffers to working through the current coronavirus crisis, according to the nearly 150 respondents to The Bookseller's survey, launched yesterday Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-25 20:14:36 UTC ]
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Huq hosts videos to entertain home schooling children

Former “Blue Peter” presenter turned children's writer Konnie Huq is hosting a series of videos called "Science, Scribbles and Stories" to keep children entertained and educated over the coming weeks. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-25 17:40:02 UTC ]
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Here are 10 new books to look forward to this week.

Supporting your favorite small, independent bookstore during this strange stretch is important, but what’s more important: stopping the spread of COVID-19. So, dear reader, please stay home, get excited for these brand-new books, and buy a gift card from your local indie in preparation for the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-24 14:00:25 UTC ]
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PW Picks: Books of the Week, Mar. 27, 2020

This week, we highlight new books from Bart D. Ehrman, Michelle Major and Joseph O’Connor. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-23 04:00:00 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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This Week's Bestsellers: March 23, 2020

Memoirist and motivational speaker Glennon Doyle has the #1 book in the country with ‘Untamed.’ Plus Hilary Mantel wraps up her Wolf Hall trilogy with ‘The Mirror & the Light,’ #2 in the country, and novelist Kate Elizbeth Russell debuts with ‘My Dark Vanessa.’ Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Hi, I’m a Bookseller! Can I Take Your Puzzle Order Today? (shelftalker)

A bookseller at BookPeople reflects on a week of online and curbside fulfillment. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-20 12:00:32 UTC ]
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Powell's Closes for Eight Weeks as Laid Off Employees Fire Back

In a letter to employees, Emily Powell, owner of Powell's Books in Portland, Ore., said the store would be closed for a minimum of eight weeks, forcing layoffs. Former employees rejected her explanation, saying it "added insult to injury." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Book Deals: Week of March 23, 2020

Among the big deals this week are a middle grade “biographical novel” about Muhammad Ali by James Patterson and Kwame Alexander and a YA novel by one of the Central Park Five. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Aster to publish A Year of Living Simply by Kate Humble

Aster, part of the Octopus Publishing Group, has acquired A Year of living Simply: From Complexity to Contentment by Kate Humble.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-19 12:41:53 UTC ]
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Chicago Public Libraries Need To Close Now To Save Lives

Why are Chicago Public Library branches still open to the public during this global health crisis? Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-19 12:06:40 UTC ]
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Print Unit Sales Fell 10% Last Week

Unit sales of print books fell 10% for the week ended March 14 compared to the previous week, according to NPD BookScan. The juvenile nonfiction category was the only segment in which sales rose last week. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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4 Insights on Taking Cancelled Events Online

As brands scramble to reimagine their events in the wake of cancellations resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak, there is a resurgence of interest surrounding the virtual event space—one that looks a whole lot different than it did 10 years ago. Live broadcasts and on-demand content are... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-03-18 17:30:22 UTC ]
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Coronavirus live updates: Hachette reports increased book orders from China

Hachette UK c.e.o. David Shelley says the firm has seen an increase in book orders from China once again after "several months of very low orders" as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-18 16:34:39 UTC ]
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Coronavirus live updates: S&S tells all staff to work from home, more events cancelled

The impact of the coronavirus outbreak continues to be felt across the trade, with further cancellations of literary events and larger numbers in the book trade now working from home to fight the spread. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-15 14:06:36 UTC ]
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