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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This app lets you find indie bookstores to support through the coronavirus shutdowns

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Macmillan Launches Indie Bookstore Assistance Program

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HBG Launches Indie Bookstore Assistance Program

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Coronavirus has left small publishers desperately fighting for survival

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Elliott & Thompson launches online campaign of 'soothing words'

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National Writing Day launches online #writefromhome campaign

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Several indie bookstores that launched GoFundMe campaigns in March are reporting that the funds raised on that platform are not being disbursed to them as promised, despite repeated inquiries. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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‘We’re just doing our best to adapt’: Emma Straub on running an indie bookstore amid coronavirus

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Indie bookshops are focusing on online sales and coming up with innovative ideas for business after the coronavirus crisis forced physical stores to close. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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