Bookselling still not 'particularly diverse' say trade figures, as New Futures project launches

Bookselling is still “not particularly diverse” say trade figures, as a scheme launches to help entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities start bookshops. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-09 08:43:41 UTC ]
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Hong Kong’s trade eyes uncertain future

The recent imposition of a new National Security Law in Hong Kong was followed by a crackdown on libraries. There are now signs that it is also affecting the work of publishers and booksellers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-11 03:19:34 UTC ]
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Trade is steadying, say indie booksellers, but 'still a long way to go'

Bookshops are relieved to be physically open again, reporting "steady" trade since raising the shutters at the start of June, with strong local support.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-13 11:30:32 UTC ]
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The Bookseller asks for trade views of social media

The Bookseller would like to capture the trade’s thoughts on social media and, in particular, "cancel culture" and its impacts on UK publishing, bookselling and writing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-01 19:32:20 UTC ]
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Author A G Smith launches project for marginalised voices writing on lockdown

Author A G Smith has launched Paperchains, a project that aims to publish a book of writing by prisoners, homeless people and members of the armed forces about the coronavirus lockdown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-29 23:21:12 UTC ]
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Bad Form Young Writers’ Prize launches with trade support

Bad Form, the quarterly literary review magazine, is launching a new prize for young black, Asian, Arab and other non-white fiction writers based in the UK, with support from across the publishing industry. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-14 17:30:53 UTC ]
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Rayner and Muse launch Bookselling Research Network

Two academics with a background in bookselling are launching the Bookselling Research Network, an organisation bringing booksellers, researchers and associations together to celebrate and explore bookselling past, present and future. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-20 14:48:13 UTC ]
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The Bookseller and Spread the Word launch survey for small presses

The Bookseller and writer development charity Spread the Word have launched a survey of small independent presses to assess the financial pressures they are under as a result of the coronavirus lockdown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-04 09:12:42 UTC ]
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Duffy and Manchester Writing School launch coronavirus poetry project

Poet Carol Ann Duffy and the Manchester Writing School have launched an international poetry project in response to the coronavirus. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-19 14:30:11 UTC ]
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The Bookseller's Library of the Year Award launches despite lockdown

The Bookseller's Library of the Year Award is returning for a third year, celebrating the vital contribution libraries make to their communities—despite the temporary closure forced on public library buildings during the coronavirus lockdown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-16 03:38:23 UTC ]
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New Launches at Meredith and Penske; Trade Show M&A “Evaporates” | News & Notes

Call it a case of fortuitous timing: as the nation's unemployment rate approaches historic levels and Americans brace for the second major economic downturn in a decade, Meredith Corp. announced this week that it just so happens to have a new personal-finance-focused print and digital magazine... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-04-07 17:21:16 UTC ]
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University of East Anglia launches 50th anniversary creative writing project

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has announced a major strand of its ambitious CW50 anniversary campaign, which celebrates 50 years of creative writing at UEA.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-01 15:44:04 UTC ]
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Unemployed NYC Booksellers Launch Online Bookstore

More than a dozen out-of-work booksellers in New York City have launched The Bookstore at the End of the World on Bookshop.org, to "make money doing what they do best." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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'It's time to pull together', BA urges trade to support high street bookselling

The Booksellers Association is calling on customers and the trade to rally behind retailers and support bookshops, as the coronavirus outbreak hits the high street.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-17 03:39:11 UTC ]
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Indie booksellers invited to complete 2019 Christmas trading survey

Indie bookshops in the UK and Ireland are being urged to complete The Bookseller’s annual Christmas trading survey.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-18 19:51:28 UTC ]
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General Election 2019: trade figures react to Tory victory

Publishing insiders have called for the trade "to get on the front foot" and "tirelessly" lobby Boris Johnson's new government, in the wake of last night's historic election which saw the Conservatives win their biggest majority since 1987. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-12 22:21:14 UTC ]
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German bookseller Hugendubel unveils 'bookshop of the future'

Faced with growing numbers of customers migrating to the internet, German bookseller Hugendubel is pinning its hopes on a new store concept which it ambitiously calls the "bookshop of the future".  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-05 01:04:10 UTC ]
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Amazon’s Testaments error calls use of embargoes into question, trade figures claim

Shockwaves rippled across the book industry last Wednesday after Amazon sent customers a copy of The Testaments almost a week early, which it later apologised for and attributed to "technical error". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-12 13:11:07 UTC ]
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Audible to launch new narrative non-fiction project next year

Audible will launch a new narrative non-fiction project in February 2020 from social care worker Shane Dunphy, shining a light on Irish gangs. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-05 21:17:03 UTC ]
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'Wide-ranging and diverse' Booker Prize shortlist welcomed by trade, despite surprise omissions

The Booker Prize’s "wide-ranging and diverse" shortlist has been met with a broadly positive response from the trade, though there is surprise from some that authors like Max Porter missed out on the final six. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-04 10:36:45 UTC ]
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CILIP Carnegie Medal revises criteria and launches Inclusive Minds project

Judging criteria for the CILIP Carnegie Medal have been revised to create a “more inclusive, child-focused” awards and a new partnership launched with Inclusive Minds. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-03 05:59:02 UTC ]
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