Powell's Rehires Some Employees to Handle Online Orders

A surge in online sales at Powell's Books in Portland, Ore., has allowed the bookseller to rehire 49 previously laid off union employees, ILWU Local 5 has confirmed. They are now working alongside more than 50 people in management to fulfill orders. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie bookstore Powell's Books rehires more than 100 employees as online orders soar

Portland's beloved indie bookstore Powell's Books rehired more than 100 employees after seeing a surge in online orders. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-03-29 18:12:16 UTC ]
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Powell's Closes for Eight Weeks as Laid Off Employees Fire Back

In a letter to employees, Emily Powell, owner of Powell's Books in Portland, Ore., said the store would be closed for a minimum of eight weeks, forcing layoffs. Former employees rejected her explanation, saying it "added insult to injury." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Powell’s employees protested a reading by the author of The Red Pill.

Powell’s employees were among a group on Monday night that protested a reading at the bookstore by Blake Nelson, a Portland author whose recent work and public statements have drawn on extremist right-wing rhetoric. Nelson’s newest book, The Red Pill—published by Bombardier Books in... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-07-17 18:00:11 UTC ]
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Australia to tax online book orders

Australia will reportedly begin a 10% tax on books ordered online from within Australia and shipped from abroad. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-08-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Australia to Tax Online Book Orders Shipped from Abroad

In July 2018, Australia will begin collecting a 10% tax on books ordered from within Australia online and shipped from abroad. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-08-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Christian Stores to Launch Online Ordering Initiative

The Association for Christian Retail (CBA) is providing Christian stores with a consumer website that allows online sales and in-store customer pick-up. The Get It Local Today program is scheduled to launch this year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-07-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Best Online Book Clubs: 15 Online Clubs to Join in 2020

So you want to join a book club but don't have time to commit to real-life meetings? Here are the 15 best online book clubs to join right now. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-02-27 11:38:07 UTC ]
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Outgoing Facebook Employee Slams Company for Treatment of Black Employees and Users

A former manager at Facebook published a scathing memo on Tuesday criticizing the social media giant for its treatment of its black users and its black employees. Mark Luckie, a former partner manager for global influencers at Facebook who focused on underrepresented voices, wrote in a memo to... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2018-11-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookish Online Tools to Keep Up to Date and Stay Focused

Check out these bookish tools that you can incorporate into your life to keep up to date on the book world and stay focused on your reading. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-06-01 10:34:41 UTC ]
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Moyes revisits Lou Clark in online story

Jojo Moyes has written a story featuring the heroine of her bestselling novel Me Before You, Lou Clark, and exploring how the character may be coping in lockdown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-31 14:08:36 UTC ]
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What Happens to Powell’s Books When You Can’t Browse the Aisles?

The enormous independent bookstore in Portland, Ore., became an unlikely tourist attraction. Now that it’s shut, Emily Powell, the chief executive, is having to rethink the books business. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-05-29 17:31:21 UTC ]
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Friday’s BookExpo Online Sessions Schedule; Jonathan Karp To Lead S&S

The news of Jonathan Karp's promotion to CEO of Simon & Schuster coincides with the conclusion of BookExpo's US trade show 2020 digital sessions. The post Friday’s BookExpo Online Sessions Schedule; Jonathan Karp To Lead S&S appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-05-29 11:43:21 UTC ]
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Like the rest of our lives, the National Book Festival will be online this year.

The latest live event to shift its plans in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic: the National Book Festival. Organizers announced Thursday that the festival, which was originally set to take place Aug. 29 at the Washington Convention Center will now run online from Sept. 25-27. The event... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-05-28 16:22:19 UTC ]
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Coronavirus forces National Book Festival to shift to online-only format this year

The Library of Congress’s annual event usually draws hundreds of thousands of attendees. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-28 15:10:21 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2020: YA Editors Buzz Online

PW chatted with the editors of five of most talked about YA books of the season to get the story behind each book. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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J.K. Rowling unearthed an old work for her new children's book that's free online

"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling is releasing her new book, "The Ickabog," in free online installments. The first two chapters are out now. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-05-26 19:33:57 UTC ]
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J.K. Rowling unveils new kids tale The Ickabog as free online serial

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is releasing her latest book as a free online serial for kids "needing distraction during the strange and difficult time we're passing through" — and she's also calling on young fans to help create illustrations... Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2020-05-26 15:57:26 UTC ]
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J.K. Rowling’s next book, ‘The Ickabog,’ will be available free online

The Harry Potter series creator is also asking her young readers to supply illustrations for the print version of the novel, available in November. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-26 15:11:00 UTC ]
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Tuesday’s BookExpo Online Sessions Schedule: May 26

ReedPop's trade show opens its digital events, which are available free of charge to the public. The weekend will feature a digital edition of BookCon. The post Tuesday’s BookExpo Online Sessions Schedule: May 26 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-05-26 12:19:49 UTC ]
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