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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Black journalists face challenges that stem from systemic racism

The fallout from recent protests over the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor have reignited long-standing concerns on the part of many Black journalists about their roles in the newsrooms they work in, and the value they are given (or not given) by the media companies... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2020-07-09 11:50:34 UTC ]
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Canada Could Be Next in Challenging Google to Pay Publishers | News & Notes

In April, French regulators ordered Google to help develop a system to reward the country's news outlets with licensing fees when portions of their stories are displayed on the tech giant's news tab or in its search results. The decision was hailed as a triumph for publishers by those favoring... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-07-08 17:40:51 UTC ]
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Leigh Stein’s ‘Self Care’ chronicles the rise and reckonings of the girlboss era

The author’s debut novel presciently captures the girlboss era right as it seems to be coming to an end. Whether you loved them or hated them, few entrepreneurs generated more buzz in the 2010s than so-called “girlbosses”—young, mostly white, female founders who disrupted industries including... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-06-30 05:00:00 UTC ]
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A rising tide of returning book-buyers lifts all boats

After 12 long weeks, bookshops re-opened in England last week—and the book-buying public unquestionably chose bookshops. The UK lockdown from 23rd March closed bricks-and-mortar shops across the country, with supermarkets the only physical outlets to buy a book and Amazon dominating online... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-25 17:57:17 UTC ]
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Trade challenged to reach out beyond white, middle-class 'Susans'

Long-held assumptions held by the trade about writers of colour must be challenged and a concerted effort made to reach new and diverse audiences, the industry heard tuning into a webinar launching the Rethinking ‘Diversity’ in Publishing report.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-23 18:37:47 UTC ]
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Lockdown learning helps education market rise as study guides’ sales surge

Though Nielsen has been unable to provide volume sales throughout the lockdown, the presence of multiple study guides in the bestseller lists points to a relative purple patch for the education sector. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-19 11:00:02 UTC ]
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Print Unit Sales Rise 5.6% in Mid-June

With all categories except adult nonfiction posting increases, unit sales of print books rose 5.6% in the week ended June 13, 2020, over the comparable week last year, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Lockdown learning helps education market rise as study guides’ sales surge

Though Nielsen has been unable to provide volume sales throughout the lockdown, the presence of multiple study guides in the bestseller lists points to a relative purple patch for the education sector. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-18 19:58:31 UTC ]
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Race, Social Justice Titles Sparked Rise in Sales Last Week

'So You Want to Talk About Race' saw its sales jump by 848% last week over the previous week as a number of other social justice–related titles also saw big sales bumps, helping to drive up total unit sales of print books by 6.8% over the week ended May 30. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Printers relieved over Covid-19 bounceback but warn of autumn challenge

UK printing firms say the impact of Covid-19 on their business has not been as large as first feared but they have warned of further challenges as publishers gear up for a big autumn. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-08 17:51:52 UTC ]
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Writers of the past turned suffering into literary masterpieces. They might help us understand how to meet the challenges of our day.

Authors have always tried to turn their sorrow and confusion into enduring monuments of beauty among the ruins. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-06-03 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Coronavirus Worklife: OUP’s Nigel Portwood on ‘Weathering the Challenges’

An international publisher, Oxford University Press is 'managing employees and navigating markets at different stages with the crisis,' says Nigel Portwood. The post Coronavirus Worklife: OUP’s Nigel Portwood on ‘Weathering the Challenges’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-05-29 16:13:34 UTC ]
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Searching presidential history for clues to Trump’s rise

Robert Dallek follows the common threads among 20th-century chief executives that led us here. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-28 12:00:00 UTC ]
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New Tech, Fewer Reporters: Challenges Facing South Asian Newsrooms Post-COVID

Editors from several South Asian news publishers including The Quint (India), The Hindu (India), Times of India (India) and The Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2020-05-26 18:00:38 UTC ]
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As Canadian Bookstores Reopen, Challenges Await

Indigo has reopened less than 10% of its bookstores across Canada and will close 15 outlets permanently this summer. In Winnipeg, McNally Robinson says customers are returning, but sales are still down 60% from last year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Commission Reps See Challenges Ahead—As Well As Opportunities

As stores slowly reopen, commisson reps see a host of issues they will need to navigate to have a successful second half of 2020. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Square Enix's 54-game charity bundle includes Eidos and Ion Storm classics

Need an incentive to stay at home during the pandemic? How about a months-long game backlog that includes some classics? Square Enix is happy to oblige. The publisher has released a Square Enix Eidos Anthology on Steam that bundles 54 Eidos games for... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2020-05-11 13:20:20 UTC ]
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S&S sales rise in first quarter

Simon & Schuster's worldwide revenues rose to $170m in the three months to the end of March, up from $164m in the same quarter in 2019, parent company ViacomCBS has reported.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-11 08:42:31 UTC ]
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Sheltering: Mikel Jollett Challenges the Memoir Form

On this episode of Sheltering, Maris Kreizman speaks with Mikel Jollett about his memoir, Hollywood Park. Hollywood Park is about Jollett’s experience growing up in a cult, and his escape and fallout from the childhood trauma he experienced. He talks about believing his life was normal as a... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-05-08 19:00:54 UTC ]
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Square Enix’s 'Stay Home and Play' bundle gives you 54 games for under $40

Everyone’s giving away games these days and while Square Enix’s new “Stay Home and Play” bundle isn’t free, it might as well be. The breadth and scope of the deal is pretty amazing: More than 50 games for under $40. That’s less than $1 per game, for those who can’t math.It’s the sort of... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2020-05-08 18:45:00 UTC ]
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