Indigo Lays Off 5,200, Urges Shoppers to Buy 'True Canadian'

Indigo Books and Music, Canada's dominant bookstore chain, closed all of its 199 retail locations on March 18. On Friday, March 27, the company laid off 5,200 of 7,000 total employees. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-31 04:00:00 UTC ]
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WH Smith to buy second US travel retailer; High Street book sales fall 5%

WH Smith has announced it is to buy US indie travel retailer Marshall Retail Group (MRG) for $400m. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-16 21:24:24 UTC ]
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Canadian Study: Library Patrons Tell Researchers They Buy More Books

New BookNet Canada research indicates that consumers who borrow books from libraries also purchase more books per month than those who don't use libraries. The post Canadian Study: Library Patrons Tell Researchers They Buy More Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-05-29 03:14:45 UTC ]
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Picador buys 'gripping' Hadlow true story of Regency love triangle

Picador has bought Janice Hadlow’s “gripping” true story of a Regency love triangle involving the Duchess of Devonshire's sister and a rakish aristocrat. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BuzzFeed to lay off 200 staff in latest round of cuts

Online publisher announces job losses to shore up finances as Verizon unveils plan to sack 800 workersBuzzFeed has announced plans to lay off hundreds of staff, as digital media firms struggle to turn a profit while dealing with the same financial issues that have plagued traditional publishers... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-01-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Icon buys 'gripping' true tale of Ethiopian Jews' rescue

Icon Books will publish “the little-known story” of Mossad’s top secret operation to smuggle Ethiopian Jews to Israel from behind enemy lines, Red Sea Spies, by BBC journalist Raffi Berg. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bustle Digital Group Buys Mic for an Estimated $5 Million

Executives at digital news publisher Mic managed to lay off nearly the entire company and secure a new owner all in one day. The company, which launched with a splash as a go-to news source for millennials, is officially being sold to Bryan Goldberg's Bustle Digital Group. Sources say a... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Publishers Are Urged to Monitor Amazon Buy Buttons

The e-tailer's year-old strategy of letting third party sellers compete for buy buttons is here to stay. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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US Industry Eyes Canadian Retailer Indigo’s Plan To Open American Bookstores

Canada’s top bookstore chain, Indigo, confirms plans to open bookstores in the US in 2018. Some believe Indigo is in a better position to compete with Amazon than Barnes & Noble. The post US Industry Eyes Canadian Retailer Indigo’s Plan To Open American Bookstores appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-11-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canadian Bookseller Indigo Eyes a Move into U.S. for 2018

After booking C$1 billion in revenue in its most recent fiscal year, Canadian bookselling chain Indigo is looking to expand into the U.S. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Microsoft will pay you $5 to buy an ebook -- even if your selection costs less than that

As the owner of a Kindle, I normally get all my ebooks from Amazon. It is a great experience, as not only can I read the book on my e-reader, but thanks to the Kindle app, my smartphone and tablet too. Quite frankly, I never considered getting an electronic book anywhere else. If you are a... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2017-06-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ursula K. Le Guin Urges Amazon Book Buying Boycott

SF grand dame Ursula K Le Guin, writes, 'Every book purchase made from Amazon is a vote for a culture without content and without contentment.' The post Ursula K. Le Guin Urges Amazon Book Buying Boycott appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Stagnito Buys Canadian Brands From Fulcrum Media

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Blake Society urges support for 'Jerusalem' cottage buy

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Press freedom groups urge David Cameron to lay off The Guardian

A group of the world's leading press freedom bodies is calling on prime minister David Cameron to distance himself from the investigation into The Guardian over the leaks by the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.The seven organisations also want Cameron to urge parliament to repeal the statute... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Facebook Admits Organic Reach Is Falling Short, Urges Marketers to Buy Ads

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Audible buys rights to 5,000 AudioGO titles

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Barnsley urges publishers to remember their 'true strength'

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Indigo fires Canadian publishers' anger over changing terms

Written By: M J Deschamps in Ottawa Publication Date: Fri, 22/07/2011 - 15:02 Canadian publishers have attacked the decision by Indigo Books & Music, the country's biggest bookshop chain, to stock fewer books and evaluate returns on a shorter time frame. They claim it is putting extra... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Indigo buys The Grisha Trilogy

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 31/03/2011 - 08:48 Orion young adult imprint Indigo has acquired a debut trilogy by Jerusalem-born author Leigh Bardugo. Indigo publisher Fiona Kennedy bought UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) in the three titles from Alex Webb... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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