FutureBook Hack: "You can make the world a better place"

Hackers at the first ever FutureBook Hack need to come up with ideas that will work in the real... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-06-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: Small Wars, Faraway Places: Global Insurrection and the Making of the Modern World, 1945-1965

Reviews editor Everett Jones recommends Michael Burleigh’s lengthy, speedy account of two decades of imperialist 'little wars' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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In ‘Surfacing,’ Kathleen Jamie ponders the natural world and our place in it

The poet and essayist recalls visiting two archaeological sites where “the past can spill out of the earth, become the present.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Three plucky sisters refuse to accept their place in the world in Amy Stewart’s new novel

As the world verges on World War I, the battle of the sexes rages in “Kopp Sisters on the March.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

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This Cookbook from 1942 Is a Textbook for Making a Better World

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BookExpo's Librarians' Lounge 2019: Meet the Authors and Editors Behind Random House's New ‘Make Me a World’ Imprint

On Friday, May 31, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., join Random House Children's Books in the Librarians' Lounge (Booth 557) for an exclusive talk with some of the creators behind the publishers' inclusive new publishing program. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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How science fiction and fantasy can help us make sense of the world

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Kylie Jenner's makeup makes her the world's youngest billionaire

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'I wanted the Waterstone’s stores to be the most civilised and welcoming places in the world'

In an extract from his memoir, Waterstones founder Tim Waterstone describes the early days of the chain's creation.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

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FutureBook Wants to Make Books 'More Compelling than Netflix'

At this year's FutureBook conference in London, attendees from across the U.K. discussed trends in downloadable audiobooks, voice technology, and podcasts, and how publishers could compete with rivaling forms of entertainment. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Hearst Magazines UK CEO James Wildman: ‘The media world is turning into a messy place’

"When I arrived, nothing was broken. We had all the raw materials -- strong brands and great journalists -- but it felt like a bowl of spaghetti." The post Hearst Magazines UK CEO James Wildman: ‘The media world is turning into a messy place’ appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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JK Rowling's return to Harry Potter makes her world's richest author in 2017

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FutureBook: Video is key in fast-moving world, says Whatley

James Whatley, planning partner for innovation at Ogilvy & Mather, kicked off the Futurebook Conference 2016 with a keynote speech highlighting the importance of video in a fast-moving, consumer-orientated world. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Making of 'To the Bright Edge of the World': Eowyn Ivey Talks with Her Editors

Pulitzer finalist Eowyn Ivey, author of 'To the Bright Edge of the World,' talks to her editors, Reagan Arthur and Mary-Anne Harrington, about the editing process. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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“Traveling” Ideas Make Regional Magazines the Place to Be Seen

Innovation still matters, but sometimes it helps to be a follower, too. The post “Traveling” Ideas Make Regional Magazines the Place to Be Seen appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Why Trinity Mirror's acquisition of Local World makes sense

Expanded regional publishing group will be able to increase digital investment and also present digital advertisers with a larger audience across the UKSo Trinity Mirror has become the UK’s biggest regional newspaper publisher by acquiring full ownership of Local World.The deal has been... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Audio innovation wins FutureBook Hack prize

The UK publishing industry’s first hackathon resulted in a host of fresh ideas in the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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FutureBook Hack: Live Blog

Five challenges, 30 hours, 100 developers, programmers and entrepreneurs – this weekend... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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FutureBook Hack to tackle trade challenges

The first FutureBook Hack will take place this weekend, with programmers, developers and... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Industry gears up for first FutureBook Hack

Reinventing audio, re-mixing children's books, the challenge of content curation, and mining... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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