Poetry presses thrive as readers turn to verse in straitened economic times

Many thriving poetry publishers in the North have likened its recent boom to its popularity under Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s, arguing the form offers a unique type of human connection.   Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-27 18:24:04 UTC ]
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Poetry presses thrive as readers turn to verse in straitened economic times

Many thriving poetry publishers in the North have likened its recent boom to its popularity under Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s, arguing the form offers a unique type of human connection.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-27 18:24:04 UTC ]
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In an Economic Crunch, South African Readers Turn to Used Book Stores

From the VOA: Amid tough economic times in South Africa, consumers are supporting a growing number of used book stores, avoiding new-book prices. The post In an Economic Crunch, South African Readers Turn to Used Book Stores appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Lessons from Indie Poetry Presses: Poetry 2016

Here’s how six independent publishers make it work—and what the mainstream can learn from their efforts. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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How a Small Press Poetry Contest Launched Samuel Beckett’s Career

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Poetry Foundation Offers Aid to SPD Presses as the Search for New Homes Continues

The Poetry Foundation is funding a new grant program to help presses, while more than 70 former SPD clients have found new distribution partners. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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In light of SPD’s implosion, the Poetry Foundation announces a small press fund.

When SPD (Small Press Distribution) announced its sudden and immediate closure at the end of March, hundreds of small and indie presses were not only caught off-guard but immediately thrown into existential limbo. Publishers and authors took to whatever platforms they had available to share... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Avid Reader Bets Big on Kaliane Bradley's 'The Ministry of Time'

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Turning Kids into Readers Requires More than Access to Books

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How the National Braille Press Brings Books to Blind Readers

The Boston-based publisher—the only organization in the U.S. that publishes its own books by blind authors for blind readers—has been leading the way in improving access in the book business for nearly a century. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Los Angeles Times announces 74 job cuts due to economic challenges

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Expedition Press Delivers Poetry on a Grand Scale

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Amazon's Black Friday sale brings Kindle e-readers back to all-time lows

Amazon's Black Friday deals have started going live, and its Echo Show displays, Fire tablets and Fire TV devices are already being sold at a discount. Also on sale? Its Kindle e-readers, some of which are now listed for the lowest prices we've seen for them on the website. The Kindle Paperwhite... Continue reading at Engadget

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No Kids' Nonfiction Bestsellers Lists from 'Times,' But Advocates Press On

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Record sales show that even the ability to carry thousands of books in one portable electronic device is not enoughIn 2009, when Amazon’s Kindle ebook was launched in the UK, it seemed impossible to imagine that a dozen years later booksellers would be reporting a record year of sales of... Continue reading at The Guardian

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The New York Times Announces Their Readers’ Pick for Best Book of the Past 125 Years

The New York Times Book Review marked their anniversary by asking readers to nominate the best book of the past 125 years. Here's the result. Continue reading at Book Riot

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‘America’s Librarian’ knows why people turn to libraries in times of need

Nancy Pearl, possibly America’s best-known librarian and recommender of books, shares her thoughts on choosing what to read, and when to stop reading. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Can University Presses Keep Up with the Times?

As University Press Week turns 10, leaders of the Association of University Presses ask its members to take stock of how the nonprofit, mission-centered publishing community has changed. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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How 'Infinite Country' Found Its Perfect Home at Avid Reader Press

Patricia Engel's third novel, released on March 2 by Avid Reader Press, already has all the trappings of a charmed publication. It also has a moving pre-publication history. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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