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'

[ The New York Times | 2019-11-13 19:00:09 UTC ]
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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

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2019-06-25 11:18:10 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-04-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Digiday | 2018-05-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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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HarperCollins' annual global revenue falls 4.4%

HarperCollins global revenues fell 4.4% in the financial year ending 30th June, including a 3% decline in the fourth quarter, according to figures from parent firm News Corp. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bernard and Barokka named National Centre for Writing associate artists

Ted Hughes Award winner Jay Bernard and Indonesian poet Khairani Barokka have been named associate artists at the National Centre for Writing (NCW). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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I Watched the SDCC Small Press Panel and Now I am 86% Rage Bees

Exactly zero women were included on the SDCC Small Press panel and the lack of representation showed in the comics highlighted and discussed. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Lisa Lucas on the National Book Foundation: ‘Energetic and Dynamic and Exciting’

As she plans her final awards season, Lisa Lucas takes stock of the progress the National Book Foundation has made in service to readers and authors. The post Lisa Lucas on the National Book Foundation: ‘Energetic and Dynamic and Exciting’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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New ‘Festival of Licensing’ to Connect Global Licensors and Licensees Virtually

The Global Licensing Group has canceled the live version of its London-based Brand Licensing Europe trade show, scheduled for October. Instead, it is launching a global, month-long, virtual Festival of Licensing from October 6-29. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Ann and Jeff VanderMeer on Fantasy’s Influence on Today’s Literature

At Electric Literature, Ann and Jeff VanderMeer take a look at fantasy’s impact on comtemporary pop culture, in their introduction to the new collection, The Big Book of Modern Fantasy. “Fantasy becomes something of use to a writer to make a political or social statement,” they write. “It’s not... Continue reading at The Millions

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It’s a good day to rewatch John Lewis accepting the National Book Award.

In case you forgot: in 2016, legendary civil rights leader and Congressman John Lewis won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, along with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell, for his graphic novel March: Book Three, the third volume in his trilogy about his... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Can of Worms and Leapfrog to collaborate on Global Fiction Prize

Independent publisher Can of Worms has partnered with New York–based publisher Leapfrog Press for it's Global Fiction Prize.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Lisa Lucas stepping down as executive director of the National Book Foundation

Lisa Lucas is stepping down as executive director of the National Book Foundation to become Senior Vice President & Publisher of Pantheon and Schocken Books. According to a press release from the NBF Lucas, who took over the ED role in 2016, …was instrumental in securing a $900,000 grant... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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