Indies Launch GoFundMe Campaigns to Survive Coronavirus Shutdown

Several indies have launched, with varying degrees of success, GoFundMe fundraising campaigns to help them raise funds to pay bills and employees during a national shutdown that may last for months. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-31 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Workman Launches Campaign to Support Indie Bookstores

Workman Publishing has launched a campaign to encourage readers to buy books from their local independent bookstore this holiday season, under the slogan. "Shop Local NOW, So You Can Shop Local FOREVER." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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City Lights Bookstore launches successful GoFundMe campaign

One of the world's most famous bookstores was forced to close because of the coronavirus outbreak and asked for help to pay the bills Continue reading at ABC News

[ ABC News | 2020-04-12 16:59:42 UTC ]
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This app lets you find indie bookstores to support through the coronavirus shutdowns

Save Your Bookstore points you to the best way to get cash to shuttered booksellers near you. As COVID-19 has forced small bookstores to close, many are wondering how they’ll survive—though a surge in support from communities placing online orders is helping. A new app is designed to let you... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-04-01 14:00:29 UTC ]
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Scholastic creates Hunger Games prequel campaign for coronavirus-hit indies

Scholastic UK has created a pre-order campaign for Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games prequel that it says could drive trade to indie bookshops during the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-19 08:56:22 UTC ]
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London indie championing short stories to launch in March

Independent press Scratch Books, "dedicated to the art of the short story", is to launch in London in March, kicking off with an event featuring authors including Irenosen Okojie and Sarah Hall. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2022-01-24 22:49:58 UTC ]
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Janney and Henry launch indie press specialising in 'reflective' titles

Author Diana Janney and her husband Alistair Henry are launching an independent press focusing on novels and non-fiction books that make readers "think and reflect". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2022-01-04 02:57:04 UTC ]
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The Bookseller launches annual Christmas trading survey for indies

The Bookseller is inviting independent bookshops across the UK and Ireland to complete its annual Christmas trading survey. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-12-20 17:57:32 UTC ]
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PRH launches global campaign marking 120 years of Peter Rabbit

Penguin Random House Children's is to launch a programme of commemorative publishing next year, in celebration of the 120th anniversary of Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-11 17:06:39 UTC ]
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Saqi Books launches marketing campaign to reach non-traditional readers

Publisher Saqi Books is working with the Reading Agency to provide samples of its new title, Rise, to less confident and reluctant readers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-25 18:43:56 UTC ]
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Vintage launches Free Books Campaign partnership

Vintage has launched a new partnership with the Free Books Campaign, a charity set up by education activist Sofia Akel to get books by authors of colour to those who cannot access them. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-17 17:41:21 UTC ]
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BA launches Summer Books catalogue for indies

The Booksellers Association (BA) is releasing a new Summer Books catalogue, giving indies a bespoke marketing and sales resource. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-02 04:45:50 UTC ]
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Spiegel and Grau Launch Indie House

Cindy Spiegel and Julie Grau are starting their own publishing company, after seeing their eponymous imprint shuttered by Penguin Random House in a reorganization at the company late last year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-18 05:00:00 UTC ]
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'It’s been a rollercoaster': how indie publishers survived - and thrived - in 2020

When lockdown came in March, many small presses feared they would go out of business. But then came an outpouring of support from the publicThe best books from indie publishers in 2020Six months ago, independent publishers Jacaranda and Knights Of were warning publicly that their income had... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-12-16 08:00:30 UTC ]
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Denver Indie Bookstore Launches BookBar Press with Debut Release

Independent Denver bookstore BookBar has launched its new publishing division, BookBar Press, with the publication of an anthology of micro-plays written by area playwrights. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-15 05:00:00 UTC ]
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OUP launches 'gift of words' campaign

Oxford University Press (OUP) has launched a campaign to highlight the inspiring power of words, involving authors and illustrators such as Anthony McGowan and Lauren Child sharing the quotes they would "gift" to children at Christmas.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-08 00:25:09 UTC ]
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5 Indie Bookstores That Started Book Subscriptions or Personalized Care Packages to Survive the Pandemic

A round up of independent bookstore subscription services and care packages created to help these indies survive the pandemic. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-11-23 11:39:00 UTC ]
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SelfMadeHero launches Draw Your Bookshop lockdown campaign

Graphic novel publisher SelfMadeHero is launching a social media campaign calling for artists to support bookshops with a drawing of their favourite store. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-17 06:10:11 UTC ]
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PA's week-long #WorkInPublishing campaign launches for 2020

The Publishers Association’s Work in Publishing campaign, aimed at encouraging young people between the ages of 14 and 24 to pursue a career in publishing, takes place this week (16th–20th November), involving publishers including HarperCollins, Penguin Random House and Hachette UK. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-15 21:16:00 UTC ]
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Stanfords launches crowdfunder as coronavirus puts future in 'grave danger'

London map and travel book specialist Stanfords has launched a £120,000 crowdfunding campaign and warned that the coronavirus crisis has put its future in “grave danger”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-04 05:05:13 UTC ]
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