HP takes print away from town for seven days, laughs at 'print is dead' claim

With ebooks and digital subscription of magazines and newspapers becoming the new hot, many are sending off the message that print is gradually losing or has even already lost to its digital counterpart, while others argue that print is far from dead. Needless to say, being one of the leading manufacturers of printers, HP took the "print is dead" claim quite personally -- and perhaps too literally. How so? Well, the company commissioned a project that got participants in the US, India and Singapore to live without printed materials -- including newspapers, books, labels, packaging, ID cards and even some clothes -- for two days. Needless to say, those folks struggled really badly, but HP certainly proved that "the role of print is vastly underestimated" and that "true print deprivation was impossible." If you think that's an overkill, just you wait: HP and renowned photographer Chase Jarvis even went as far as getting a Wisconsin town called Spring Green to undergo a similar experiment, but for a duration of seven days. The entire project will be presented in a video documentary called 7 Days Without Print, and ahead of its premiere at Guggenheim Museum in New York on June 14, we were shown an exclusive trailer for said movie at HP's Global Influencer Summit in Shanghai. For the sake of those poor participants, do check out the clip right after the break. Gallery: HP takes print away from town for seven days, laughs at 'print is dead' claimContinue reading HP takes print... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

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Hotels Share Favorite Travel Stories for World Book Day: Critical Linking, April 23, 2020

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web! Continue reading at Book Riot

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Ilya Kaminsky: ‘Fables Allow You to Break Bread With the Dead’

Published with permission from BAM and the National Book Foundation What is it about courage that astounds our ability to imagine it? Perhaps it’s because, in dire times, we’re told to forget we can—not be courageous, but imagine what that looks like, what it feels like. To imagine others,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Print Unit Sales Down 3.5% Through April 18

Unit sales of print books fell 3.5% through April 18, 2020 compared to the same period a year ago at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Sales of juvenile nonfiction sales were up 21.7% in the period over 2019, somewhat offsetting declines in both adult fiction and nonfiction. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Ad Age 20-Minute Take: Proving out performance

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Translating a Quality User Experience From Print Into Digital

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Nosy Crow’s Free Digital Book for Kids About COVID-19 Takes Off

With Axel Scheffler's illustrations and Hugh Bonneville's narration, Nosy Crow's 'Coronavirus: A Book for Children' is a free download. The post Nosy Crow’s Free Digital Book for Kids About COVID-19 Takes Off appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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US print sales stay stable amid lockdowns

Physical books sales in the United States are holding up in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with NPD BookScan reporting that 166.9 million units had been sold in 2020 through the week ending 11th April, just a 1.3% decline on the same period in 2019. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Coronavirus continues to take its toll on the media industry

It’s hard to imagine an industry more poorly prepared for the arrival of a global pandemic than the media business. Even before “coronavirus” became a household word, the industry was already reeling from a series of body blows, most of them delivered by Google and Facebook and their dominance... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

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Carty-Williams, Stibbe and O'Leary make Comedy Women in Print Prize longlist

Candice Carty-Williams, Nina Stibbe and Beth O'Leary are among the authors longlisted for this year's Comedy Women in Print Prize. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Coronavirus fundraiser: Help support photographers with these incredible prints

The photography community is fighting back with print sales to raise money for struggling artists during the COVID-19 recession. As the coronavirus pandemic forces us to embrace living remotely, often limiting our connection to the outside world to digital platforms and images, professional... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Print Unit Sales Up 2.9% in Early April

Strong gains in the juvenile categories offset weakness in the adult categories in the week ended Apr. 11, 2020, resulting in a 2.9% increase in print unit sales over the comparable week in 2019 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Amazon Crossing Rolls Out Its 2020 Free World Book Day Translations

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Independent Bookstore Day to Host Virtual Party

Independent Bookstore Day has been rescheduled for August 29 from its original date next week. In lieu of postponing the event entirely, organizers are hosting what they call a virtual party, and are working with stores on promotions to run all next week. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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'Jeopardy' Host Alex Trebek Releasing Memoir One Day Before 80th Birthday

The book will reportedly feature what the publisher calls “illuminating personal anecdotes.” Continue reading at HuffPost

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Print Units Rose 6.9% Last Week

Unit sales of print books rose 6.9% last week over the week ended March 28 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. An early arrival of Easter and Passover helped soften the sales blow caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Thayil’s feminist take on the New Testament to Cape

Jonathan Cape has bought Jeet Thayil’s new novel Names of the Women – a retelling of the New Testament from the points of view of the women whose roles have been suppressed, reduced or erased from the gospels.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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