Jamaica: A Small Nation With an Outsize Global Influence

Orlando Patterson’s “The Confounding Island” is a sociologist’s analysis of his birthplace as well as a personal memoir of affection and failure. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

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Amazon’s influence felt larger in small cities

In just a quarter-century of existence, Amazon has grown from an online bookseller to a company valued at $1 trillion and sells pretty much anything that can be imagined. With such a hefty inventory, Amazon has had to grow beyond Jeff Bezos' garage in Bellevue to a huge headquarters in... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

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Yuval Noah Harari's new book to cover global warming, God and nationalism

The historian’s next book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, will ask ‘what should we teach children today to prepare them for the world of tomorrow’ and promises a sweeping look at the futureFaced with a world stuck in “nostalgic fantasies about going back to the past”, where politicians are “no... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Bobbie Houston: Championing Women’s Global Influence

Hillsong Church pastor Bobbie Houston gives a behind-the-scenes look at her women’s ministry, the Sisterhood, and explains how she hopes to share its message of female empowerment and unification to women around the world. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Staff Pick: Small Wars, Faraway Places: Global Insurrection and the Making of the Modern World, 1945-1965

Reviews editor Everett Jones recommends Michael Burleigh’s lengthy, speedy account of two decades of imperialist 'little wars' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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McGraw-Hill Global Education Posts Small 2014 Profit

McGraw-Hill Global Education had net income of $3.8 million last year compared to a loss of $89.4 million in 2013. Sales rose 4%. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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A Small World: The Global E-Book Market Expands

The rise of easy-to-use ebook publishing platforms that distribute globally, the inherent speed of digital publishing, and the low cost and ever-rising demand for ebooks in both the developing world, as well as from developed but remote economies like Australia, offer the potential of vibrant... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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First National Antiracist Book Festival Launched by National Book Award Winner

Ibram Kendi, who received the 2016 National Book Award for his book 'Stamped From the Beginning,' has launched the first National Antiracist Book Festival, to be held April 27 at American University in Washington, D.C. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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In a tough ad climate, small publishers are finding success in small donations

Publishers are finding readers are willing to make small-dollar donations to support news operations. The post In a tough ad climate, small publishers are finding success in small donations appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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'We need small presses': author launches new award to support fiction from small publishers

The Republic of Consciousness prize has been launched by novelist Neil Griffiths, who intends to ‘guilt trip’ bestselling authors into contributingThe award-winning novelist Neil Griffiths is launching a new literary prize celebrating the “small presses producing brilliant and brave literary... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2014: Onix 3.0: Global Publishing, Global Metadata

Among the challenges technology poses for publishing is the issue of how to handle globalization. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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20 Small Press Books from 2020 You Might Have Missed

There’s no denying that this is a rough—if not catastrophic—year for many businesses, from mom-and-pop-run local eateries to huge corporations like Macy’s. But as the Washington Post noted, a national array of bookstores and readerly good-will has helped Bookshop.org raise millions for indie... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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James Beard’s outsize appetites and carefully hidden secrets

A new biography may spark admiration or antipathy for the dean of American cookery. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Three bookshops make Britain's Best Small Shop 2020 shortlist

Indie stores Mr B's, Books At The Dragon's Garden and Griffin Books (pictured) are in the running to be crowned Britain's Best Small Shop 2020. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Global recession and no-deal Brexit will bite, IPG conference hears

As the UK edges closer to the Brexit transition deadline, global recession and the weakened state of the UK's economy because of Covid-19 will hit the trade hard, delegates at the Independent Publishers Guild conference heard.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Penguin Random House’s Global Social Impact: Claire von Schilling

Vowing to address its own workforce demographics, Penguin Random House releases a Global Social Impact site on corporate responsibility. The post Penguin Random House’s Global Social Impact: Claire von Schilling appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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2020 National Book Awards Finalists Announced

The National Book Award Finalists are here! The winners will be announced November 18, 2020, in a virtual ceremony. Continue reading at Book Riot

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God’s Polity: Books on What it Means to be a ‘Nation’

Three writers examine the interplay of religion and nationalism, from Biblical kings to Thomas Jefferson to Donald Trump. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Sarah Hall wins BBC National Short Story Award for second time

Sarah Hall has become the first author to win the BBC National Short Story Award twice in its 15-year history.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Vice Media Group Names Agency Veteran as Global CMO

Vice Media Group has named Ogilvy's Nadja Bellan-White to the role of global CMO, the publisher announced today. The newly created position will put Bellan-White in charge of the Vice portfolio's branding, communications and marketing internationally, leading the brand narrative for the... Continue reading at AdWeek

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