BISG Changes Governing Structure

Among the proposed changes, which must be approved at the Book Industry Study Group’s annual meeting on September 25, is reducing the number of board members from 33 to 14. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-08-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Structure and human connection 'critical' for home workers, FutureBook hears

Staffers are falling into “dangerous patterns” as a result of working from home during the pandemic, delegates at The Bookseller's Futurebook conference have heard.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-16 12:10:11 UTC ]
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Can Science Fiction Help Us Govern for the Future?

Authors Kim Stanley Robinson and Malka Older discuss how storytelling can help us govern for the future. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2020-11-11 14:15:00 UTC ]
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French Publishers’ Appeal to Government: Leave Our Bookstores Open

Saying that a new coronavirus lockdown could mean 'cultural isolation for readers,' France's book industry asks for a special exception. The post French Publishers’ Appeal to Government: Leave Our Bookstores Open appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-10-28 16:38:45 UTC ]
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Government must pressure Amazon over working conditions, unions say

Unions are calling on the UK government to exert pressure on Amazon over its working conditions after a report by the TUC claimed the retail giant had been awarded government and local authority contracts worth £630m since 2015. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-12 09:51:08 UTC ]
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Hungarian Government Calls Children's Book 'Homosexual Propaganda'

Lawmakers are calling for "Wonderland Is For Everyone," published by a lesbian group, to be banned. Continue reading at HuffPost

[ HuffPost | 2020-10-08 22:57:55 UTC ]
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BIC, BISG and BookNet Canada form green book supply chain alliance

Book Industry Communication (BIC) has formed an international green book supply chain alliance with BookNet Canada and US body the Book Industry Study Group (BISG). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-29 14:41:05 UTC ]
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PRH UK sends staff home as government gives new Covid guidance on the workplace

UK staffers at Penguin Random House have already been told they should again work from home if they can, following the step-change in government guidance as coronavirus infection rates rise. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-23 00:00:21 UTC ]
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Daunt Gives B&N Update at BISG Annual Meeting

To survive in the age of Amazon, B&N CEO James Daunt said bookstores "need to look good and have great books and passionate booksellers" in an interview with BISG executive director Brian O'Leary. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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IPA Calls on Brazil’s Government To Drop Proposed VAT on Books

The International Publishers Association calls on Brasilia to abandon plans for new book taxes, as the econmy sharply contracts. The post IPA Calls on Brazil’s Government To Drop Proposed VAT on Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-09-02 13:53:42 UTC ]
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Amid a virus surge and government repression, Hong Kong’s oldest bookstore is closing.

I know that fingers can’t “plod,” but that is what they are doing now, delivering upsetting news that encapsulates this shitty year. As Hong Kong teeters on the edge of a serious coronavirus outbreak and democratic institutions continue losing a war of attrition with the Chinese government, the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-07-29 18:53:00 UTC ]
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Coronavirus Update: BISG’s Annual Meeting ‘Repositions’ Online

The Book Industry Study Group–focused on supply chain in the United States–is reformatting its annual meeting to a series of digital events held over weeks. The post Coronavirus Update: BISG’s Annual Meeting ‘Repositions’ Online appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-06-29 14:01:13 UTC ]
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Caine Prize 'reviewing its structures' after Baroness Nicholson controversy

The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing has said it is "reviewing our structures" in the wake of the controversy which has seen Baroness Emma Nicholson's honorary role axed at the Booker Prize Foundation. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-26 06:05:32 UTC ]
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Library Campaign calls for government action over post-lockdown 'danger' to service

The Library Campaign has called for the government to do more to secure the facilities' future after the Covid-19 crisis. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-23 21:52:04 UTC ]
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Coronavirus Impact: Italy’s Publishers Keep the Pressure on the Government

The chief of the Italian publishers association tells Rome that its support for badly damaged cultural organizations is not enough: A family allotment for cultural spending is the next ask.  The post Coronavirus Impact: Italy’s Publishers Keep the Pressure on the Government appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-06-05 17:15:10 UTC ]
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A dodgy dossier? How News Corp hyped a US government reading list into a China coronavirus 'bombshell'

A Murdoch media exclusive about China covering up the origin of Covid-19 appears to be based on an unclassified US state department reference paper It was touted as a world exclusive – a “bombshell dossier” that exposed China’s “batty science” and backed up Donald Trump and US claims that... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-05-26 09:08:59 UTC ]
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Coronavirus Worklife: In Tbilisi, Publishers Appeal to Government

Predicting a loss of US$3.8 million by the end of this month, the Georgian Publishers and Booksellers Association issues a list of nine urgent requests. The post Coronavirus Worklife: In Tbilisi, Publishers Appeal to Government appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-05-04 10:30:58 UTC ]
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U.K. Booksellers Call for Government Help

With sales at some bookstores down by as much as 80% since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the U.K. Booksellers Association has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer outlining steps the government can take to support the industry. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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BA calls on government to support sector with retail space 'furloughing'

The Booksellers Association has written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak asking for a series of measures to support booksellers during the Covid-19 crisis, including allowing retail spaces to be "furloughed" and help to keep the supply chain open.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-28 12:49:34 UTC ]
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Government brings in new loans to help pandemic-struck small businesses

The chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a new micro-loan scheme for small businesses, to alleviate the impact of the coronavirus lockdown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-27 14:18:05 UTC ]
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