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'

[ AdWeek | 2019-06-14 20:20:07 UTC ]
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New York Times pulls YA novel from bestseller list after reports of fake sales

Lani Sarem’s Handbook for Mortals was taken off the No 1 spot after fellow YA authors, sceptical of ‘a book that no one has heard of’, uncovered a pattern of strategic preordersA young adult novel has been removed from the No 1 position on the New York Times bestseller lists, after detective... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-08-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Long, Winding Path to One Debut Novel’s Publication

How years, hundreds of queries, and an abandoned manuscript led to the publication of Margaret Wilkerson Sexton's outstanding debut novel, 'A Kind of Freedom.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-08-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In New York, a Library for Your Subway Ride

The public libraries of New York, Brooklyn, and Queens have teamed up with the Metropolitan Transit Authority and Transit Wireless to launch Subway Library, which offers free ebook downloads in subway stations. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo's Librarians' Lounge 2017: How Baker & Taylor Is Helping Public and School Libraries Work Better Together

Stop by the PW BookExpo Librarians’ Lounge (Booth 875) to speak with Baker & Taylor representatives, who will be om hand throughout BookExpo. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-05-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Public Library Lending Chart 2016

Lee Child completes a hat-trick of number ones across formats in this week’s charts pages, although Paula Hawkins may yet overtake him before 2016 is out. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Dat cheeeeeeeze’: How publishers from the HuffPost to The New York Times are using Instagram Stories

Instagram Stories are just a few days old, but publishers ranging from Bloomberg Business U.K. to Bustle have started playing with the feature. While Stories lack some of the bells and whistles offered by Snapchat Stories (which inspired the Instagram product), social teams are still finding a... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-08-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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St. Paul Friends of Public Library Head Peter Pearson To Step Down

Peter Pearson, executive director of The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library, will retire December 31. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-07-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Lands Major Account: New York City Public Schools

Amazon has struck a major deal with the New York City public school district to provide ebooks to its students. The deal is reported to be worth $30 million. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-04-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The 2016 Public Library Association Conference Preview

What’s on tap for librarians and publishers heading to Denver for the 2016 Public Library Association Conference. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-03-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Free Guide to Ebook Licensing for Public Libraries and Publishers

Dosdoce, Bookwire and Publishing Perspectives are offering an exclusive ebook licensing guide for global public libraries and publishers. The post Free Guide to Ebook Licensing for Public Libraries and Publishers appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-11-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lessons from Seattle’s Failed Bid to Rebrand its Public Library

Rebranding efforts in libraries are not uncommon, but a recent, ill-fated bid to rebrand the Seattle Public Library generated a public controversy. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-11-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The world's first true Instagram novel

Instagram has seen its share of photo essays, profiles and short stories. But no one has used the image-sharing network to publish an entire novel - at least not until Matilda and Harry. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2015-10-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Unexpected Lightness of Milan Kundera’s New Novel

When its publisher announced in early 2015 that The Festival of Insignificance, Milan Kundera’s first novel in 13 years, would be a “summation of his life’s work,” fans were giddy with anticipation. With uncanny prescience, Kundera’s previous books all but predicted our Instagram era—what would... Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2015-07-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2015: Sloan, Knight Foundation Grants For Digital Public Library of America

The two new awards, coupled with significant earlier support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Endowment for the Humanities, will help to establish the growth of DPLA’s "service hubs." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-06-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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French Graphic Novel Publishers Meet in New York

Things are changing in U.S. comics and French comics publishers are meeting in New York to discuss the U.S. market and look for ways to stoke demand for French graphic novels in North America. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Public Library Subsidy cut without consultation

Librarians and library suppliers have expressed concerns that changes to the Public Library Subsidy (PLS) could impact on the availability of government information in libraries. The PLS was originally created in 1924 as a way of helping libraries to purchase government publications such as... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-05-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Family Life paperback publication brought forward

Faber & Faber is to bring forward the paperback publication of Akhil Sharma’s Family Life after the book won the Folio Prize for Fiction yesterday (23rd March). The paperback was originally due to be released on 23rd April, but Faber will now release the title on 2nd April “to give... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-03-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Now Trending on Twitter: Public Libraries

Using the hashtag #becauseofapubliclibrary, Ferguson (Mo.) Municipal Public Library library director Scott Bonner sparked an outpouring of library love from the Twitterverse after he tweeted “I was able to help our community.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-01-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Latest Houllebecq novel pirated pre-publication

Pirated versions of the latest novel of French author Michel Houllebecq, who is never far from controversy, have been available on several internet sites some 10 days before publication in his native country on 7th January. According to press reports, non-final proofs of Soumission... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Experts demand urgent overhaul of England’s public library service

Report says libraries are at a crossroads and calls for national strategy and government investment in digital resources such as Wi-Fi• Library usage falls significantly as services shrink• Authors claim victory after Liverpool drops library closure plansAlison FloodLibraries are a “golden... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2014-12-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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