How the New York Public Library Brought Novels to Instagram With Unexpectedly Huge Results

The idea makes practically no sense at all. Full works of long-form literary fiction uploaded to ... Instagram? And specifically to Instagram Stories, a format known for its fast and fleeting posts about nights on the town and outfits of the day? But the New York Public Library pulled it off, thanks to the creativity,... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

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Ness wins CILIP Carnegie, attacks govt over libraries

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Thu, 23/06/2011 - 11:32 Walker Books author Patrick Ness has won this year's CILIP Carnegie Medal for his novel Monsters of Men (Walker Books), using the ceremony today to attack the government's library cuts and to accuse education secretary Michael... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Stonewall from government on library closures

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Wed, 22/06/2011 - 16:03 Campaigners desperate to save their local libraries from closure have been left none the wiser about the circumstances in which culture minister Ed Vaizey would intervene, after the Department for Culture, Media and Sport... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Vaizey: "no case" yet for libraries intervention

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Tue, 21/06/2011 - 15:00 Culture minister Ed Vaizey today promised that he would not "shy away" from the responsibility to intervene over library closures that breached local authority statutory duties, but said he had not yet received advice that... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kerr new m.d. of Blackwell Library Supply

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 21/06/2011 - 12:25 Former Dawson Books managing director Diane Kerr has been tasked with making Blackwell Library Services more customer-focused while “accelerating” its ebook strategy, after she was appointed its m.d. Kerr will begin her post... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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British Library signs partnership deal with Google

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Mon, 20/06/2011 - 09:43 The British Library has signed a deal with Google, which will see one of the largest collections of books and pamphlets in the world made available and searchable online for the first time. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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High Court halts Gloucestershire library closures

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 20/06/2011 - 09:40 Library closures in Gloucestershire have been halted after lawyers acting for a local resident obtained a High Court injunction prohibiting them. Gloucestershire Council plans to withdraw funding from 10 of its 38 libraries,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Wirral libraries now "empty shells"

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 13/06/2011 - 15:23 Wirral's libraries, 11 of which were saved from closure after a high-profile local protest campaign in 2009, are now "empty shells" with a "skeleton" staff, according to the borough's new Labour administration. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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W&N wins auction for second Semple novel

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 10/06/2011 - 10:49 Weidenfeld & Nicolson has triumphed in an auction for the second novel by American author Maria Semple, staking a six-figure sum for the title. Editorial director Arzu Tahsin bought UK and Commonwealth rights to... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Donaldson backs National Library Day

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 10/06/2011 - 14:53 The newly crowned children's laureate Julia Donaldson has given her support for National Libraries Day, the new initiative set to carry on the success of last February's Save Our Libraries Day. Donaldson said: "Hooray for... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Gloucestershire libraries "invoice" row continues

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Wed, 08/06/2011 - 09:20 The row over Gloucestershire library campaigners' attempt to invoice the Department for Culture, Media and Sport for the work they have done to protect the county's library service has continued, with the DCMS rebutting the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Women's Institute will campaign for libraries

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Wed, 08/06/2011 - 15:16 The National Federation of Women's Institutes is to campaign on the issue of library closures, after voting in support of the issue at this afternoon's annual general meeting in Liverpool. Annie Mauger, chief executive of... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bertelsmann's Club to open to public

Written By: Anja Sieg Publication Date: Tue, 07/06/2011 - 12:10 Bertelsmann's Direct Group is to open to the public all of the retail stores operated by its ailing German book club operation Der Club. Previously the group allowed only members into the chain, a strategy which impacted a... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Donaldson puts libraries centre stage

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Tue, 07/06/2011 - 15:17 New Waterstone's children's laureate Julia Donaldson has vowed to make libraries one of the areas she concentrates on during her two years in the role. "I care very much about libraries and I'm looking for more opportunities... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Browne warns "society will pay" for library closures

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Mon, 06/06/2011 - 08:59 The outgoing Children's Laureate Anthony Browne has warned society "will pay the price in the long term" for closing school and public libraries. In a letter to his successor, Browne urged them to campaign against their... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Council shuts New Cross library 24 hours early

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Tue, 31/05/2011 - 11:30 New Cross library remained closed on its scheduled final day of opening, Saturday 28th May, because of council fears that protestors would occupy the building. A council notice fixed to the shutters told library users: "We... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Save the Libraries: ALA 2011

These are the books that defined my childhood. Encyclopedia Brown Takes the Case; The Secret of the Old Clock; Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret; Flowers in the Attic; Gone with the Wind. They thrilled me. They made me feel like I wasn't alone in the world. They told me about my history. They... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Hard line on legal aid for library battles

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 27/05/2011 - 12:34 Campaigners seeking legal aid to pursue judicial review claims against local library closures are being asked for "community contributions" of over 50% of costs by the Legal Services Commission (LSC). Isle of Wight... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ofsted: libraries the key for 'keen readers'

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 27/05/2011 - 09:01 A new Ofsted report into the teaching of English, "Excellence in English", has highlighted schools' investment in books, home reading, book borrowing from the school library and events such as book fairs and storytelling... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Deadline looms for Lewisham library closures

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 26/05/2011 - 08:55 Lewisham library campaigners have been left stranded as the 28th May closure date for New Cross library approached without word from the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) to residents or the council. Residents... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Support for National Libraries Day

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 26/05/2011 - 15:50 An annual National Libraries Day looks set to become a reality after widespread support for the scheme at an early planning meeting held this morning (26th May). read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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