Bloomsbury signs 'major' cultural history of work

Bloomsbury has acquired a "major work of non-fiction" that examines how work has shaped human civilisation. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bloomsbury Hoping Digital Gains Will Soften Covid-19 Impacts

Bloomsbury Publishing reported a 10% profit increase in the fiscal year ended February 29, 2020, over fiscal 2019. The publisher said its business in the current fiscal year has suffered "significant disruption" because of the coronavirus pandemic, but said it is "well placed to benefit from... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Strong growth for Bloomsbury's adult division, as coronavirus buffets sales

April 2020 year‐to‐date revenue at Bloomsbury Publishing has fallen just 3%, the company has reported as part of its full-year results announcement, with print revenues at 87% of last year’s sales and academic digital revenues up by over 52% year on year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-19 21:51:31 UTC ]
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Debut The Flames to Doubleday in 'major' six-figure pre-empt

Doubleday has acquired debut novel The Flames about four women "muses" who inspired artist Egon Schiele, in a "major" six-figure pre-empt.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-18 02:34:02 UTC ]
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Welbeck signs three-book deal with debut author Ben Creed

Welbeck Publishing Group has signed a three-book deal with debut historical writer Ben Creed.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-17 20:25:57 UTC ]
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Bloomsbury acquires pandemic-inspired picture book

Bloomsbury Children’s Books has acquired a pandemic-inspired picture book from author Michelle Robinson, with illustrations by Emily Hamilton. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-17 13:35:10 UTC ]
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Finding your literary voice - with a working class accent

At the beginning of 2020, well before my debut novel was published, I was invited to an evening soiree in Glasgow’s Mitchell Library – a kind of preview event for authors performing at a well-known literary festival.  I changed quickly in the toilet at the car salesroom I worked in and navigated... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-15 16:53:37 UTC ]
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The Australian appoints Michelle Gunn as first female editor in newspaper's 56-year history

Gunn, who will remain as editor of the Weekend Australian, began her career as a cadet journalist at the News Corp titleThe weekday Australian has appointed its first female editor in its 56-year history in Michelle Gunn, the editor of the Weekend Australian since 2012.Editor John Lehmann is... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-05-15 05:41:11 UTC ]
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A radically different view of animal cultures

“Becoming Wild” shows us that humans are much more intrinsically linked to other species than we realize. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-14 07:24:48 UTC ]
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Writers' co-working space Clean Prose to close

Clean Prose, the London-based writers' co-working space, has announced it is to close as a result of "social distancing and the economic downturn" caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-11 07:15:50 UTC ]
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This new database shows the reading habits of major 20th-century authors.

When Sylvia Beach, the New Jersey native who published Ulysses and opened Paris’ Shakespeare and Co. (“the most famous bookstore in the world”), died in 1962, Princeton University purchased and catalogued her papers. This trove of materials reveals, among other things, the reading preferences of... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-05-08 19:46:30 UTC ]
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Majority of small publishers fear closure in wake of coronavirus

Survey shows 60% expect the impact of the pandemic may put them out of business, prompting calls for concerted helpMore than half of the UK’s small publishers fear they could be out of business by the autumn as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to research by the Bookseller, which... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-05-07 15:02:20 UTC ]
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Wiley signs co-operation agreement with ResearchGate

Publisher Wiley has announced a co-operation agreement with academic networking site ResearchGate to explore ways in which the two can work together "to better support the needs of researchers through ResearchGate’s collaboration platform". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-07 11:31:25 UTC ]
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AHRC launches pandemic culture campaign

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is to explore the impact of culture during the Covid-19 pandemic via a new campaign, Boundless Creativity. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-07 09:18:11 UTC ]
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Firefly signs second middle-grade novel by Jennifer Killick

Independent children's and YA publisher Firefly Press will publish a second middle-grade Crater Lake novel by Jennifer Killick.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-06 17:15:35 UTC ]
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Jennifer Weiner’s ‘Big Summer’ is a breezy romp through online influencer culture

While other book releases are being pushed back, “Big Summer” was moved up, because it’s just the escape we need right now. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-05 14:14:13 UTC ]
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Ex-SAS sergeant Jay Morton signed up by HarperCollins

HarperCollins has signed up a book by Jay Morton, an ex-Special Forces sergeant and recent recruit to Channel 4 series “SAS: Who Dares Wins”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-05 03:47:48 UTC ]
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In Q1, Sales Rose 26% at Amazon as It Works to Improve Shipping Times

Sales increased to $75.5 billion in the second quarter at Amazon, even as it acknowledged that the surge in demand forced it to prioritize essential items such as household staples and "dampened demand" for non-essential products. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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'Global theme' for Wolfson History Prize shortlist

The shortlist for the £40,000 Wolfson History Prize shortlist has been announced, and this year five out of the six books chosen focus on international subjects. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bloomsbury promotes Knight and recruits Wilks to sales teams

Bloomsbury Publishing has promoted Sarah Knight to UK adult sales director and recruited Sally Wilks from HarperCollins Children's Books to be its UK children’s sales director. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-28 15:45:01 UTC ]
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Bodley Head signs Lady Hale memoir in two-book deal

The Bodley Head has signed the memoir of former Supreme Court president Lady Hale in a two-book deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-22 15:33:30 UTC ]
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