Bixby was quiet in 2019, but don't sleep on Samsung's assistant

Decades of science fiction assured us all that, yes, one day we'd be able to control the immensely complex gadgetry around us with just our voices. It was right, mostly. The rise of the virtual assistant, built atop still other developments in cloud... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2020-01-23 16:30:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2019: Book Sales Off to a Slow Start for 2019

Will "political fatigue" end publishers' six year streak of print sales growth? At a late morning session dubbed The State of the Publishing Industry Today, David Walter, executive director, client development for NPD Books, told BookExpo attendees that growth in print sales is trending down,... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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My Job In 5, Sarah Sleath, production and editorial assistant/ publicity and marketing assistant, Swales and Willis/Impress Books

This week I asked Sarah Sleath about he dual role as both production and editorial assistant and publicity and marketing assistant at both Swales and Willis and Impress Books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-01-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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W H Smith sales hit 85% of 2019 levels after good Christmas trading

W H Smith has reported a "good performance" for the 20-week period to 15th January 2022, with total group revenue at 85% of 2019 levels.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2022-01-18 20:43:57 UTC ]
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How the courts quietly made it harder to sue over government wrongdoing

Aziz Huq traces the decades-long erosion of the right to seek redress when government officials violate the Constitution. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-01-14 13:00:15 UTC ]
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Broken Sleep acquires Musa's poetic ode to woodcutting and Borneo

Broken Sleep Books has landed Killernova, a book that explores the woodcutting heritage and colonial history of Southeast Asia in verse, by Bornean-Australian author and poet Omar Musa. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-12-17 01:51:27 UTC ]
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NPD Projects US Print Book Unit Sales 17 Percent Above 2019

Year-to-date performance in the American book market is looking likely to converge with that of 202 at 8 percent, NPD Books reports. The post NPD Projects US Print Book Unit Sales 17 Percent Above 2019 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-12-14 02:53:50 UTC ]
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Viking scoops 'illuminating' new work from Quiet author Cain

Viking has scooped an 'illuminating' new work from Susan Cain, author of the bestseller Quiet (Penguin). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-20 15:44:32 UTC ]
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Google Assistant has a morning routine for schoolchildren

Now that many kids are about to go back to school, Google thinks it can offer a helping hand — including after class. It's introducing Assistant and search features to help parents coordinate in morning and kids to learn more (or at least, stay entertained). To start, Family Bell is coming to... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2021-08-11 16:00:47 UTC ]
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U.S. Book Show: Inside Ingram, a Quiet Force in Trade Publishing

On the opening day of the U.S. Book Show, Ingram Content Group chairman John Ingram and author Keel Hunt sat down with PW executive editor Jim Milliot, giving publishing professionals a rare glimpse of the inner workings of the distributor, printer, and publisher. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Meet the forgotten rebels and quiet revolutionaries of women’s history

From rights advocates to scientists, Rosalind Miles pulls female pioneers out of obscurity. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-03-05 13:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Brood,’ a quiet meditation on the small stuff, makes for a perfect pandemic read

Jackie Polzin’s novel finds the joy in raising chickens, baking — even cleaning. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-03-05 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Germany-Based Bookwire in 2020: Titles Up 11 Percent Over 2019

The digital distributor reports a rise in audiobook titles of 123 percent in 2020 over the previous year. Print-on-demand advanced 18 percent. The post Germany-Based Bookwire in 2020: Titles Up 11 Percent Over 2019 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-02-08 05:46:46 UTC ]
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Egmont UK saw 2019 revenue dip but posted profit ahead of HarperCollins sale

Egmont UK's 2019 revenue decreased 8.9% to £37.9m but the publisher had a £369,000 pre-tax profit in the financial year before the book business was bought by HarperCollins, new figures uploaded to Companies House show. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-08 08:40:13 UTC ]
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Print unit sales rose 8% in 2020 over 2019

With all major categories posting increases, unit sales of print books rose 8.2% in 2020 over 2019 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-08 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Print unit sales rose 8% over 2019

With all major categories posting increases, unit sales of print books rose 8.2% in 2020 over 2019 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-08 05:00:00 UTC ]
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HBG Became Greener in 2019

Hachette Book Group lowered its carbon footprint in 2019 while upping its usage of certified paper and recycled fiber. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-05 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Hodder cooks up storm with 2019 'Bake Off' winner David Atherton

Hodder & Stoughton will publish Good to Eat by David Atherton, winner of "The Great British Bake Off" 2019.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-23 13:21:30 UTC ]
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Walker saw turnover and operating profit rise in record 2019

Walker Books had a record year in 2019, with turnover increasing 7% and operating profit soaring 17%, newly released financial results show. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-22 21:28:03 UTC ]
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Your next book recommendation will come from a bot living under the Bixby Creek Bridge.

The robots are coming for our jobs, but I think I was hoping they would avoid niche literary media a bit longer. Alas, our day has arrived: Booxby, an AI-driven platform that collects data from manuscripts for marketing purposes, has now launched a free book recommendation tool. Be good and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-12 16:50:30 UTC ]
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