Call for cut-price classics in schools

Publishers are urged to offer schools access to the great works of English literature at low cost by the Education Secretary. Continue reading at 'BBC News'

[ BBC News | 2015-09-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers answer minister's call to offer schools cheap classics

Major imprints ‘confident’ they can meet schools minister Nick Gibb’s challenge to inspire children with sets of canonical novels at ‘minimal cost’Classic novels such as Great Expectations, Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre should be available in secondary schools for all pupils to read,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-11-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Alma launches cut-price classics

Alma Books is launching a new series of low-priced classics, and will be the first publisher in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-05-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Price Cuts Bite Into Korean Book Sales, Fixed Price Considered

Despite a dramatic drop in book sales, Aladin used bookstores have thrived, with some publishers dumping books to boost sales; a fixed-price law is now under debate. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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As schools reopen, pediatricians call for morning screenings, multilingual info

Pediatricians from the Somos network say input from community physicians is essential to safely reopening the city's schools. On Tuesday they unveiled a set of recommendations for city officials at... To view the full story, click the title link. Continue reading at Crains New York

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Amazon to cut price of its ebooks to reflect removal of VAT

Chancellor drops 20% levy on online news subscriptions and books as industry strugglesAmazon has confirmed it will cut the price of its Kindle ebooks from Friday, after the government announced it would bring forward plans to stop charging VAT on online publications because of the pandemic.The... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Half Price Books Cuts Workforce By More Than 2,000

Half Price Books has laid off or furloughed 2,146 people, representing 78% of its workforce of 2,752. The company operates 126 stores in 17 states, all of which are closed. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Rosen calls for libraries in schools to be made compulsory

Children's novelist Michael Rosen has written an open letter calling for libraries to be made compulsory in schools, backed by ringfenced government money to support libraries and the training of librarians. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The New York Times is cutting its online price, but there’s a catch

The $12.99/month package bundles online access to the Times with nearly unlimited ebooks, audiobooks, and other material from Scribd. With 3.8 million subscribers–2.9 million paying just for digital access–The New York Times has been one of the early success stories for paywalls, which partly or... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2018-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tronc chief executive Justin Dearborn cuts the price again on Florida home

Justin Dearborn, chief executive officer of publishing company Tronc Inc., has lowered the price on his Naples, Fla., home to $409,900, down from $419,000. That’s the fourth price-chop the one-story house has received this year. Hmm … can you say motivated seller? Built in 2004, the home opens... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-08-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Report reveals 90% of secondary schools are cutting creative subjects

Nine out of 10 secondary schools in England are making cuts to their provision of creative subjects, according to a BBC survey. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pullman calls for reintroduction of fixed book prices

Philip Pullman has called for a reintroduction of a minimum price for books to protect independent bookshops, calling them “the lantern bearers of civilisation”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-08-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pearson Plans More Cuts, May Sell School Group

Pearson said it has plans to further reduce costs by $300 million, and it is also reviewing its strategic options for the K-12 courseware business. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-05-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Polish Publishers Call for Book Tax Deductions and Make Another Bid for Fixed Prices

Having seen a bid for fixed book prices stall out before, the Polish publishers' association is making its case again to legislators in hopes of improving the industry's prospects. The post Polish Publishers Call for Book Tax Deductions and Make Another Bid for Fixed Prices appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-03-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Riddell calls for probe into school library provision

Children’s laureate Chris Riddell has used the re-launch of the Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) to call for a probe into school library provision in the country. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-02-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Richard Desmond's firm in £25m loss after price cuts and digital investment

Northern & Shell puts 2015 losses down to cutting prices of Star and Express titles and significant investment in digital publishingRichard Desmond’s Northern & Shell fell to a £25m loss last year after embarking on costly tabloid price cuts and boosting investment in digital... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-04-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Too many school libraries 'face cuts'

Too many school libraries in England face cuts or closure with schools increasingly viewing books as obsolete, a conference has heard. Continue reading at BBC News

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Penguin Classics to offer schools sets of 100 books at £1 per title

Publisher responds to challenge from the schools minister to provide schoolchildren with affordable access to great books From Solomon Northrup’s 19th-century memoir about his years in captivity, Twelve Years a Slave, to classic novels such as Gulliver’s Travels and Madame Bovary, schools... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-02-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook is cutting prices in its brand-content matchmaking program

Facebook is lowering the price it costs advertisers to join Anthology, which matches brands and top publishers like Vice and Vox, which help create content for promotion in the news feed. Anthology had set the minimum advertising commitment at several million dollars, according to sources, but... Continue reading at Digiday

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Gliori in protest over school librarian cuts

Children's author and illustrator Debi Gliori has joined a protest calling for Argyll and Bute school librarians to be saved.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

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