Scholastic Starts Temporary Staffing Reductions

The publisher is looking to reduce labor costs by temporarily closing some distribution centers and implementing measures including a combination of furloughs, shortened work weeks, and voluntary unpaid leave. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Temporary Permanence and Forced Detention: In Conversation with Stephanie Malia Hom, by Andrea Bryant

Interviews Andrea Bryant Published by Cornell University Press in 2019 and awarded the 2019 American Association for Italian Studies Book Prize (20th and21st Centuries), Stephanie Malia Hom’s Empire’s Mobius Strip: Historical Echoes in Italy’s Crisis of... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2020-05-26 12:48:05 UTC ]
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Helen Monks Takhar | 'I started to get really angry about the hate narrative against Millennials in the mainstream press'

The end of catcalls during her jogs caused an unexpected epiphany for journalist-turned-author Helen Monks Takhar. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-22 16:20:58 UTC ]
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Scholastic builds anticipation online for Hunger Games prequel

Scholastic has been building anticipation online for Suzanne Collins' eagerly awaited prequel to the Hunger Games series, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-17 18:28:18 UTC ]
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The Morning After: Apple's online-only WWDC starts on June 22nd

If the combined libraries of Steam, Xbox Game Pass, Stadia (now with wireless controller support on PC) and all the rest just aren’t enough for you, Dan Cooper has a recommendation: spreadsheets. His latest obsession is a browser-based version of the... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2020-05-06 11:33:37 UTC ]
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Coronavirus Puts Abrupt End to Good Start for Lagardère Publishing

In the first two months of 2020, sales in Lagardère's worldwide publishing group were up 5.3% over the comparable period in 2019, but fell 19% in March. For April, Lagardère said it expects global publishing sales to be down 45% from April 2019. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Scholastic UK acquires 'heart-stopping' Windrush story by Zephaniah

Scholastic UK is to publish Windrush Child by Benjamin Zephaniah as part of its Voices series.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-28 09:03:54 UTC ]
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Two Used Book Chains Start to Reopen

Gottwals Books reopened two stores in Georgia yesterday, while Half Price Books is planning to reopen some stores this weekend. In both instances, reopening has resulted in difficult discussions between employees and management. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Scholastic UK to publish new series by Amy Timberlake and Jon Klassen

Scholastic UK has acquired three books in the Skunk and Badger series by author Amy Timberlake and illustrator Jon Klassen. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-15 09:03:03 UTC ]
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Publishing's First Quarter in 2020: A Good Start, Then the Virus

Publishing sales got off to a decent start in 2020—but as the new coronavirus increased its grip on the country’s economy, sales have softened. The business outlook for the second quarter is, at best, uncertain. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Temporary’ puts a whole new spin on millennial woe

Hilary Leichter’s novel blends the oddball and existential into a whimsical, resonant tale. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-04-08 13:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH UK Starts Furloughs

Penguin Random House UK is the latest U.K. publisher to take cost out of the business in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Elsevier makes small reduction to high gender pay gap

Elsevier, which for the past two years has reported significant median gender pay gaps of 40% and 39.4%, has reduced that number slightly to 37% in its latest filing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-06 20:51:43 UTC ]
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Scholastic and Nosy Crow release coronavirus related titles for children

Scholastic has acquired Matt Carr's Now Wash Your Hands! while Nosy Crow has published a free information book explaining coronavirus to children, illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-06 15:53:14 UTC ]
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Pan Mac announces pay reductions and distribution staff furloughed as sales drop over Covid-19

Higher paid staff at Pan Macmillan have been asked to volunteer for a pay reduction and employees at its distribution arm will be furloughed as the publisher unveiled measures to help “safeguard” its business during the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-03 10:15:37 UTC ]
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The Best Roald Dahl Books: 5 Books to Get You Started

This prolific children's book writer is beloved by many generations of readers, and we've rounded up some of the best Roald Dahl books. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-25 10:35:22 UTC ]
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Scholastic moves to cut costs as it anticipates coronavirus impact

Scholastic Corporation has said it expects business in the fourth quarter to be affected by coronavirus-related school closures and it is taking "agressive actions to reduce operating expenses throughout the Company" as a result, including the temporary closure of warehouse and distribution... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-19 15:51:43 UTC ]
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Scholastic creates Hunger Games prequel campaign for coronavirus-hit indies

Scholastic UK has created a pre-order campaign for Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games prequel that it says could drive trade to indie bookshops during the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-19 08:56:22 UTC ]
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Virus Will Lower Scholastic's Q4 Results

The widespread school closings caused by the new coronavirus will mean disruptions to Scholastic's book fair, book club, and educational businesses in the quarter ended May 31, company chairman Dick Robinson reported. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Independent bookshops start to close as coronavirus advice comes in

Independent bookshops across the country are closing their doors to protect staff and customers from the coronavirus outbreak. Many indie shops are encouranging customers to support their businesses and place orders online. Delivery services have also been ramped up across the board, with some... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-16 22:52:52 UTC ]
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