Jimmy six-hundred: Mr Daunt goes to New York

In all the current adulation for James Daunt, current chief executive of Waterstones and incoming chief executive of Barnes & Noble, it is worth recalling that it was not always so. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-08 21:31:09 UTC ]
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Elliott deal for Barnes & Noble goes through, Daunt heads to New York

Waterstones owner Elliott Advisors has completed its $683m (£537m) acquisition of US book giant Barnes & Noble following approval by the majority of shareholders. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-06 20:14:18 UTC ]
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Daunt to split time between London and New York in Barnes & Noble deal

James Daunt will split his time between London and New York after Waterstones' parent Elliott Advisors (UK) announced that it had agreed to acquire the giant US bookseller Barnes & Noble for $683m. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-08 16:19:54 UTC ]
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Jimmy Breslin, legendary New York City columnist, dies at 88

Jimmy Breslin, the street-savvy, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist whose two-fisted prose championing the little guy and pillorying those who betrayed the public trust made him a New York City institution for more than 40 years, died Sunday. He was 88. Breslin, who also turned out a... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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B&N's James Daunt Isn't Daunted At All

New Barnes & Noble CEO James Daunt gets to work on rejuvenating America’s largest bookstore retailer. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Hundreds Turn Out to Remember Sonny Mehta

Approximately 500 people filled the Celeste Bartos Forum at the New York Public Library on February 19 to celebrate the life of Sonny Mehta, the legendary editor-in-chief of Knopf and chairman of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, who died on December 30. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-20 05:00:00 UTC ]
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US Book Industry Study Group Announces James Daunt Keynote

The annual meeting of BISG in April will hear Barnes & Noble and Waterstones' James Daunt in a keynote address around supply chain issues. The post US Book Industry Study Group Announces James Daunt Keynote appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-01-14 15:25:18 UTC ]
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New York Public Library’s most checked-out books say a lot about what we read and why

The recently unveiled list, compiled from more than a century of circulation data, is like a literary cardiogram of the nation’s beating heart. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-01-13 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Kachka Leaving 'New York' for 'L.A. Times'

Boris Kachka, whose tenure as books editor at 'New York' magazine saw the publication experiment with tripling its book coverage, will succeed former books editor Carolyn Kellogg at the 'Los Angeles Times.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-03 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Puffin lands Jacqueline Woodson's New York Times bestseller

Puffin will publish Brown Girl Dreaming, the multi-award winning memoir told in verse by author Jacqueline Woodson. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-15 18:04:41 UTC ]
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Daunt on the double in The Bookseller's most influential list

Waterstones and Barnes & Noble c.e.o. James Daunt has become the first trade figure to be named person of the year for the second time in The Bookseller's annual listing of the most powerful and influential people in the British book trade. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-13 05:14:10 UTC ]
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Daunt Tweaks B&N for the Holidays

The new B&N CEO has made some merchandising changes but says the real work to refurbish the stores will start in January. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-29 05:00:00 UTC ]
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First Madeleine L'Engle Conference Held in New York City

Nearly 200 participants, including a distinguished roster of children’s book authors, gathered on November 16 in Manhattan to discuss how faith and art inform each other, during "Walking on Water: The Madeleine L'Engle Conference." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-26 05:00:00 UTC ]
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James Daunt at FutureBook Live: Barnes & Noble’s ‘Crucifyingly Boring’ Stores

Seeing Barnes & Noble stores' character 'crushed' by the corporate 'opulence' of American business, James Daunt says the chain must 'rip out the boring.' The post James Daunt at FutureBook Live: Barnes & Noble’s ‘Crucifyingly Boring’ Stores appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-11-25 05:05:12 UTC ]
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Daunt tells booksellers 'don't be boring' to survive Amazon era

Bookshops need to avoid being “boring” and apply a “bookseller's mind” to data if they want to survive in an era dominated by Amazon, Waterstones m.d. and Barnes & Noble c.e.o. James Daunt has said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-24 17:39:21 UTC ]
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The New York Times’ acclaimed “1619 Project” to become a series of books.

Random House announced today that they’ve acquired the rights to a series of books based on the New York Times Magazine’s extraordinarily popular “1619 Project,” which interrogates received perspectives on four centuries of slavery in America through essays, stories, histories, poems, and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-20 13:52:40 UTC ]
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An ambitious lawyer, a stepfather with mob ties and the death of Jimmy Hoffa

Jack Goldsmith digs into the union leader’s disappearance, in which his stepfather was a leading suspect. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-11-14 21:32:46 UTC ]
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US trade urges Daunt to be independent in spirit to revive ailing Barnes & Noble

After Elliott Advisors’ takeover of Barnes & Noble in August, the firm sought the man who turned Waterstones around to right its US acquisition. But what exactly is in James Daunt’s in-tray in New York? Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-08 05:47:49 UTC ]
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Florida men deny smalltown library access to the New York Times online, citing “fake news.”

The bullpen of the 1993 San Diego Padres Citrus County Commission (pictured above) has denied funding to county libraries for digital subscriptions to the New York Times. Led by left-handed middle-reliever area man Scott Carnahan, the commission (comprised of Scott, Jeff, Ron, Jimmie, and Brian)... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-05 16:08:55 UTC ]
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Adobe, Twitter and the New York Times team up to fight digital fakes

Adobe, Twitter and the New York Times are tired of seeing fake media propagate, and they're teaming up to do something about it. The trio has launched a Content Authenticity Initiative that aims to create a standard for digital media attribution. I... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-11-05 00:34:00 UTC ]
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