Foresight 2020: St. Louis CEOs give clarity to a year of big unknowns

This is a big year. Not just in the symmetry of the number – 2020, the futuristic subject period for so many science fiction writers – but in what we already know will happen. A presidential election, prefaced by a likely Senate impeachment trial, will add new layers to an already murky political and policy landscape for businesses. Locally, the failure in 2019 of both a city-county merger campaign and an effort to privatize the airport mean two of the region's most problematic challenges… Continue reading at 'Silicon Valley Business Journal'

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2020-01-03 11:00:00 UTC ]
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New Year, New Zuck: What Facebook's CEO Really Wants to Say About the Year Ahead at Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg has issued his annual New Year challenge to himself, and it's a big one: Fixing Facebook.The hoodie-wearing CEO, who has previously taken on learning Mandarin, reading books and visiting new parts of the country, is setting a less concrete goal in focusing on fixing important... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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How Elizabeth Hardwick Spent Her “Starving Artist” Years in the Big City

In September 1939, Elizabeth Hardwick took a Greyhound bus to New York to pursue a doctorate in 17th-​century English literature at Columbia University. A few years earlier she had visited the city with two high school friends, staying at the Hotel Taft in Times Square. The women’s accents had... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-11-16 09:55:56 UTC ]
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With Another Big Year, HarperCollins Sales Near $2 Billion

Sustained increases in book reading and book buying were the underlying factors in driving up sales by 19% and profits by 42% in HarperCollins's latest fiscal year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-08-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The plot of ‘The Plot’ — the best thriller of the year (so far) — is too good to give away

The new novel by Jean Hanff Korelitz, the author behind “The Undoing,” is a sharp and twisty tale of literary paranoia. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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2020’s most challenged books include ‘The Hate U Give’ and others about race

The list, compiled by the American Library Association, is meant to inform the public about censorship. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-04-06 06:46:02 UTC ]
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2020 Was a Tough Year for Comics Shops

Comics retailers struggled throughout 2020. Here's what they've learned from pushing through the pandemic. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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S&S global sales hit 'record year' in 2020 at $901m

Sales at Simon & Schuster came in at an all time high in 2020 at $901m, ViacomCBS has reported. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-26 10:10:34 UTC ]
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Monique Roffey Wins the UK’s Costa 2020 Book of the Year Award

Roffey's book, based on a Taino legend, is set in 1976 on the Caribbean island of Black Conch. Tessa Sheridan has won the Short Story Award. The post Monique Roffey Wins the UK’s Costa 2020 Book of the Year Award appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-01-26 21:18:00 UTC ]
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BookScan estimates 2020 full-year print market up 5.5%

Nielsen BookScan has estimated the full-year print market for 2020 at 202 million books sold for £1.76bn, a 5.2% rise in volume and a 5.5% increase in value compared to 2019. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-22 10:32:48 UTC ]
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Bertelsmann gives Rabe five more years

Penguin Random House owner Bertelsmann has extended Thomas Rabe’s contract as chairman and c.e.o. for another five years. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Book Biz Saw Little M&A in 2020, with Some Big Exceptions

Economic uncertainty limited merger and acquisition activity in the book business last year, but there were still a number of significant transactions, including Penguin Random House's planned purchase of Simon & Schuster Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-15 05:00:00 UTC ]
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NPD: 2020 Was the US’ Bestselling Year for Print in a Decade

One-third of 2020 growth in US print book sales was driven by juvenile fiction, NPD BookScan reports, with overall sales of 751 million units. The post NPD: 2020 Was the US’ Bestselling Year for Print in a Decade appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-01-07 21:07:49 UTC ]
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2020 was a great year for at least one thing: digital book loans from public libraries.

If you, like me, could really use some nice library-oriented news right about now, you’re in luck. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the impossibility of going to physical libraries for much of the year, readers borrowed record numbers of ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines from public... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Majority of borrowed books across Ontario libraries in 2020 weren't published this year

In a year dominated by a global pandemic and American politics, some might find it fitting that the library book most likely to be checked out across Ontario was a hopeful memoir written by the former first lady of the United States. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2020-12-31 09:00:00 UTC ]
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2020 In the Book Biz Was a Year Unlike Any Other

The combination of the pandemic and demands for social justice led to widespread changes in publishing in 2020. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-31 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PW’s 2020 Person of the Year: The Book Business Worker

The most important people in the book business in 2020 are not the powerhouse agents or the megabestselling authors or the Big Five CEOs. It is the collective of book business workers, often overworked and underpaid, that kept the industry afloat and challenged it to live up to greater standards. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-18 05:00:00 UTC ]
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This Is Barnes & Noble’s Book of the Year for 2020

Get to know about WORLD OF WONDERS, the 2020 Barnes & Noble Book of the Year. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Calibre Audiobook Charity Joins the UK’s Big Give Holiday Challenge

The Calibre Audio charity for readers who have print disabilities is hoping to add 48 new audiobooks to its library this holiday season. The post Calibre Audiobook Charity Joins the UK’s Big Give Holiday Challenge appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-12-02 20:32:53 UTC ]
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Sarah Frier’s No Filter has won the 2020 FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

Today, The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company announced the winner of its 2020 Business Book of the Year Award, which recognizes a work that provides the “most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues.” The prize comes with £30,000 prize and each of the five... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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