Humble Bundle Rises to New Challenges

The platform, which sells DRM-free digital content and gives some of the proceeds to nonprofits, has helped raise $450,000 for indie booksellers and comics retailers since the start of the year. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading Agency partners with Knights Of for Winter Mini Challenge

Children's publisher Knights Of is partnering with The Reading Agency for this year's Winter Mini Challenge programme encouraging youngsters to keep up their reading during the winter holidays. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-03 15:42:21 UTC ]
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Malcolm Turnbull signs Kevin Rudd's petition challenging News Corp media dominance

Former prime ministers urge others to join push for royal commission into lack of media diversity in AustraliaFormer Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has signed Kevin Rudd’s petition calling for a royal commission into News Corp’s dominance of the Australian media.Rudd, also a former... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-10-25 05:42:32 UTC ]
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Writing with a Humble Pen: A Conversation with Tayari Jones, by Avery Holmes

Interviews Photo by Beowulf Sheehan / Courtesy of www.tayarijones.com Tayari Jones is a New York Times best-selling author from Atlanta, Georgia. Her most recent novel, An American Marriage, won the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction. Jones has been... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2020-10-22 14:14:35 UTC ]
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The rise of the CIA and the decline of America’s moral standing

Scott Anderson argues that politicians and bureaucrats corrupted an idealistic agency. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-10-09 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Kindle Essentials bundles are cheaper than ever ahead of Prime Day

Those who have a Kindle on their holiday shopping list are in luck. Amazon’s running an early Prime Day deal that knocks up to $70 off a couple of Kindle Essential bundles, which include the e-reader, a case and a power adapter. Prime members can gra... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2020-10-06 20:39:29 UTC ]
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Mason's 'original, challenging' fascism history to Allen Lane

Allen Lane will publish Paul Mason's How to Stop Fascism, an "original and challenging history of fascism and guide to resisting it". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-01 18:21:48 UTC ]
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For Banned Books Week, I read the country’s 10 most challenged books. The gay penguins did not corrupt me.

The fact that these insightful, helpful and encouraging books are meeting such resistance is a distressing sign. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-09-28 12:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Releases List of Top 100 Most Banned and Challenged Books

'The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian' topped the ALA's list of the most banned and challenged books between 2010-2019. The list was released to coincide with the start of Banned Books Week, which runs through October 3. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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With Challenges Ahead, New England Booksellers Stress Resilience

In an annual meeting and town hall that touched on the many issues and challenges that booksellers face today, New England Independent Booksellers Association members took up a message of resilience and looked ahead to 2021 with good spirits in spite of it all. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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EUP reports 2% sales rise as Wright retirement announced

Edinburgh University Press has reported a 2% rise in sales for the year to end 31st July 2020 and announced that c.e.o. Timothy Wright will retire next year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-15 09:03:36 UTC ]
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Orenda scoops 'bold and challenging' debut thriller

Orenda is to publish Sarah Sultoon's debut thriller The Source, secured in a two-book deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-06 22:46:50 UTC ]
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Aspen Institute Looks at a Publishing Industry Challenged to Embrace Diversity

Aspen asks, 'Why is the world of publishing so reluctant to offer Black writers the same major book deals typically offered to white writers?' The post Aspen Institute Looks at a Publishing Industry Challenged to Embrace Diversity appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-08-21 18:41:12 UTC ]
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Sports stars join authors for NLT's #FitforLit Challenge

Children's authors and sports stars are to take part in a series of book-themed sporting challenges to raise money for the National Literacy Trust. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-17 05:01:34 UTC ]
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Reading Agency launches challenge for teachers

The Reading Agency has launched an online reading challenge for teachers in partnership with the Open University. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-14 04:47:32 UTC ]
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CUP scores slim revenue rise despite Covid-19 hit

Cambridge University Press saw sales at £336m in the year to end April 2020, a rise of 2.8% (2% at constant currency). However operating profits fell 3.3% to £23.6m, compared to £24.4m in 2019. CUP said it had seen "strong" growth during the first 11 months of the year, before disruption to... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-30 15:46:19 UTC ]
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The logistical and ethical challenges of sports reporters’ restart

In mid-March, Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, and Major League Soccer issued a joint statement: members of the media would henceforth be barred from locker rooms and clubhouses, to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The leagues... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2020-07-28 12:21:27 UTC ]
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Talking “Breasts and Eggs” with Japan’s Rising Literary Star, Mieko Kawakami

Mieko Kawakami, whose poignant and pointed debut novel Breasts and Eggs is this season’s LARB’s Book Club selection, joins Medaya Ocher and Boris Dralyuk to discuss her career as a musician, poet, blogger, and author, the challenges facing women around the world, the state of Japanese... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-07-24 17:23:00 UTC ]
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4A's challenges Nielsen on out-of-home ratings decision

Trade group calls for the measurement giant to propose an alternative method to reporting viewing metrics. Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2020-07-20 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Freedom of expression is complex, challenging - and crucial

It feels as if we’re at a critical moment regarding discussion of free expression in the UK and the US. #cancelculture has been trending on Twitter; a letter signed by major literary figures warns of ‘rising censoriousness’; individuals are being stripped of titles and posts. With so much... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-15 10:13:11 UTC ]
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The Bookseller's Rising Stars 2020 unveiled

The annual Rising Stars list of industry catalysts reaches its 10th instalment with the Class of 2020, and judging by their forebears’ success, this year’s batch have plenty to look forward to. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-09 13:02:11 UTC ]
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