Half-price post-Christmas offers lure bargain-hunters

Retailers have unleashed a range of sales offers to lure in shoppers, both in-store and online. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-28 00:00:00 UTC ]

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Prices drop in post-Christmas bargains

Retailers are pushing ebooks and physical books with a series of discounts and offers in the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-12-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstones launches Easter half-price offer

Waterstones launched a new Buy One Get One Half Price (BOGOHP) promotional offer on selected... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Print Units Post Surprising Increase in First Half of 2020

Despite the economic turmoil caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, unit sales of print books rose 2.8% in the first six months of 2020 over the comparable period in 2019 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Print Units Post Gains in First Half of 2020

In what is perhaps the biggest surprise in publishing since the Covid-19 pandemic began roiling the U.S. economy this spring, unit sales of print books in the first half of 2020 were up 2.8% over the same period in 2019 at outlets the report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Brit Bennett’s ‘The Vanishing Half’ is a fierce examination of passing and the price people pay for a new identity

In Bennett’s second novel, the life choices of twin sisters echo across generations. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-06-01 09:11:24 UTC ]
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What will post-pandemic fiction look like? The novels that followed 9/11 offer some clues.

It always takes a little time for novelists to shape a real-life nightmare into a story. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-21 06:58:16 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Half Price Books Closes All 126 Stores

Half Price Books became the largest U.S. bookstore chain to close its doors as a result of the pandemic. The company, which has 126 stores in 17 states, said there would be no layoffs among its 3,000 employees. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH Posts Double-Digit Gains in Sales, Earnings in First Half of '19

Driven by a number of acquisitions and hundreds of bestselling books, profits at Penguin Random House jumped 33.0% in the first half of 2019 over the comparable period in 2018 and revenue rose 11.3%. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Microsoft Bounty Program offers larger rewards for bug hunters

Bug bounty programs are a popular way for tech companies to track down problems with their products without having to spend large sums of money on dedicated research teams. Microsoft is one of the big names with such a program, and it has just announced that it is increasing the payouts it... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2019-04-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook's new offer to advertisers: Safe videos at lower prices

Facebook is giving brands assurances that their commercials will only run in a thoroughly vetted video environment as part of a new program that focuses on premium content. The new ad offering is also coming down in price since Facebook first started testing the program earlier this... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2018-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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China’s Book Market in the First Half of 2018: Slower Growth, Rising Prices

As book prices rise and children's books show new energy, the number of new titles on China's bestseller lists has decreased, with older hits lingering on sales charts. The post China’s Book Market in the First Half of 2018: Slower Growth, Rising Prices appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-08-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HBG Posts Gains in Sales and Earnings in First half of 2018

Revenue in the first half of 2018 rose 1.4% over the comparable period in 2017 at the Hachette Book Group, parent company Lagardère reported, and profits rose by an unspecified amount. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-07-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bargain hunters strike book bonanza on opening day of City Library sale

When Palmerston North City Library staff arrived at work on Friday morning, the queue for the first day of the three-day book sale had already formed. Continue reading at Stuff

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Post-Christmas discounts from the trade

Bestselling titles including the Christmas number one Guinness World Records 2015 (GWR), as well as Jessie Burton’s The Miniaturist (Picador) and Robert Galbraith’s The Silkworm (Little, Brown) are being sold at a discount of up to 85% by retailers online, while The Book People is offering some... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook offers publishers a Faustian bargain

Facebook's plan to help publishers monetize on mobile sends a shiver down publishers' spines. The post Facebook offers publishers a Faustian bargain appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2014-10-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Half Price Books hosts a Tournament of Sidekicks March Madness-style

The tournament is currently down to 16 contenders, with everyone from Ron Weasley of 'Harry Potter' fame to Winnie the Pooh's friend Piglet still in the running. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Embedded Posts: This Is Facebook's Real Public Offering

Facebook announced today that it's rolling out embedded posts. That means you'll be able to click on a link in whatever you publish, get a code, and embed that content elsewhere on the Web-just like you can already do with YouTube, Twitter, Vine and Instagram.     Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2013-08-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Strong growth at Penguin in first half, as Pearson posts loss

Pearson made an operating profit of £20m in the first half of 2013, compared with £... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-07-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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