Stanfords opens food bookshop in new joint venture

Travel book specialists Stanfords has opened a specialist food bookshop in a joint venture with street food pioneers KERB "to showcase London’s food and cultural history through literature". Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-11 04:36:19 UTC ]
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Reopening your bookshop? You need OODA

Bookshops are currently overwhelmed with advice, support and well-meaning individuals offering ideas and 'tips' on what to do. A few months ago, booksellers might have been considering author events, boosting literacy and how to be greener. Now, the 'strategic space' within which their... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-21 18:52:53 UTC ]
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Welsh bookshops to reopen next week

Bookshops in Wales will be able to reopen again on Monday 22nd June following months of lockdown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-19 04:37:56 UTC ]
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Scottish bookshops to reopen on 29th June

Scottish bookshops will be able to reopen from 29th June as lockdown eases, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-17 18:56:44 UTC ]
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PRH to reopen warehouse as bookshops get back to business

Penguin Random House plans to reopen its Colchester distribution centre next week after the facility was closed late last month for a systems upgrade. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-16 18:41:00 UTC ]
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Universities Step Up the Fight for Open-Access Research

Today’s deal between the University of California and publisher Springer Nature is a big milestone on the path to dismantling paywalls around academic journals. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2020-06-16 15:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookshops report encouraging first day's trading

Bookshops in England reported a brisk trade yesterday (Monday 15th June), with warm wishes from returning customers, as many reopened for the first time since the nationwide lockdown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-16 09:17:10 UTC ]
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University of California, Springer Nature Sign Groundbreaking Open Access Deal

The University of California announced a groundbreaking open access publishing agreement with leading academic publisher Springer Nature, the largest open access agreement in North America to date, and the first for Springer Nature in the U.S. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookshops need to be representative too

I want to acknowledge that my experience as a South Asian is not the same as those of Black people in this country. Although it’s important to note that we may have some shared experiences, the current BLM protests are about Black Lives, and it’s crucial to know the difference.  However, the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-15 19:31:29 UTC ]
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Boldwood and Ad Lib snare Tiger King book for new e-book venture

Boldwood Books has launched an e-book collaboration with John Blake's Ad Lib, starting with a book that reveals all about the stars of hit Netflix series “Tiger King”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-15 19:13:40 UTC ]
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An open letter to UK publishing from the Black Writers' Guild

The protest movement sweeping the world since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has forced an international soul searching to understand the pervasive racial inequalities that haunt most sectors of our society. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-15 17:05:27 UTC ]
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‘We’re so nervous': England’s bookshops prepare to reopen on Monday

Will browsing be allowed, or will we have to judge a book by its cover? With Waterstones and some indie shops set to open on 15 June, Alison Flood finds out what the plan isMelissa Davies had planned to fulfil a lifelong dream and open her independent bookshop, Pigeon Books, in Southsea, at the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-12 06:00:14 UTC ]
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ABA's Priority Is 'Keeping Bookstores Open'

The ABA's Virtual Town Hall held Thursday addressed a wide range of topics, from the shift to online bookselling to racism to marketing activities, all with one thing in mind: the need to keep bookstores in business. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Aspen Words Literary Prize Opens 2021 Submissions Seeking ‘Transformative Fiction’

Opening today for submissions in its 2021 cycle, the Aspen Words Literary Prize is focused on fiction that illustrates 'the transformative power of literature on thought and culture.' The post Aspen Words Literary Prize Opens 2021 Submissions Seeking ‘Transformative Fiction’ appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-06-10 17:05:39 UTC ]
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"Do better, publishing people": an open letter to the industry

I have to start by admitting that when I began writing this letter last week, I was boiling mad and ready to take everyone on. Now, in its tenth or twentieth draft (I don’t know which) I’m still boiling mad, but most of your gaslighting social media posts that sent me over the edge have gone, so... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-10 12:34:21 UTC ]
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Hachette Children's hosts 'open days' for picture book creators in North and Scotland

Hachette Children’s Group will host two virtual open days to discover picture book writers and illustrators from the North of England and Scotland. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-10 07:22:21 UTC ]
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Shrewsbury's Button & Bear children's bookshop to close

Children's bookshop Button & Bear in Shrewsbury is to close blaming the "fickle" high street and customer expectations on price. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-08 23:59:54 UTC ]
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Child, Cole and Rankin join online festival in support of food banks

Crime fiction writers, including Lee Child, Martina Cole and Ian Rankin, are participating in an online festival to raise money for the food bank charity Trussel Trust. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-07 14:34:19 UTC ]
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Serendipity will keep bookshops alive

With some bookshops set to reopen in a couple of weeks, it’s a good time to think about some of the lockdown actions that have kept shops afloat - and why they work on buyers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-01 23:38:27 UTC ]
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The UAE’s Sheikh Zayed Book Award Opens Submissions for 2021 Prize Cycle

Now in its 15th year of prizes, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award leadership is looking to surpass last year's  record level of submissions. The post The UAE’s Sheikh Zayed Book Award Opens Submissions for 2021 Prize Cycle appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-06-01 13:35:48 UTC ]
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Programming Opens Today from Madrid’s Readmagine and Paris’ EDRLab

Coronavirus Impact: The development of digital programming for international publishing in the pandemic goes on, with the 'Digital Publishing Summit.' The post Programming Opens Today from Madrid’s Readmagine and Paris’ EDRLab appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-06-01 07:49:05 UTC ]
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