Tom Watson to speak at Unite-BookMachine event

Deputy leader of the Labour Party, Tom Watson will address United, We Publish, an evening of workshops hosted by Unite and BookMachine. Watson will discuss his role in exposing the phone-hacking scandal at News International and his book Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation and the Corruption of Britain (Allen Lane). Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-10-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Afua Hirsch to speak at Conduit autumn event

Booker Prize judge and author Afua Hirsch will speak at the Conduit autumn event later this month, aimed at women in publishing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-03 18:17:18 UTC ]
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Kyle Books eats up Tom Watson’s weight-loss memoir

Kyle Books aims to spark a "national conversation" with Tom Watson’s account of how he reversed his diabetes and lost eight stone. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-11 07:20:10 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2017: Macron, Merkel Speak of a Europe United by Culture

The two leaders touched on not only the power of culture to hold Europe together, but also on some issues within the publishing industry, including copyright and digitization. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-10-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tom Hanks' event sells out in under two hours

Tickets to actor Tom Hanks' only event in the UK to promote his new collection of short stories, Uncommon Type (William Heinemann), have sold out in under two hours.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-08-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BBC Radio 1's Cairney to speak at Reading Agency event

BBC Radio 1 presenter Gemma Cairney is going to be speaking in conversation with The Reading Agency at The British Library next month. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-10-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Owen Jones to discuss publishing pay and conditions at Unite event

Author, Guardian columnist and political activist Owen Jones is speaking at "United, We Publish", an evening debate hosted by Unite and BookMachine focused on pay and conditions in the UK publishing industry. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-06-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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At Authors United Event, a Call to Bust Amazon 'Monopoly'

If Amazon’s business practices continue unchecked the result could be a “nuclear winter” for book publishing, said Smashwords founder Mark Coker during a Jan. 27 event called Amazon’s Book Monopoly—A Threat to Freedom of Expression? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors United event to discuss Amazon's 'misuse of power'

Campaign group Authors United is set to hold an event to discuss Amazon’s “enormous market power” and the "misuse" of that power, in Washington DC next week. The event, to be held on Wednesday 27th January at the New American Foundation, is entitled Amazon's Book Monopoly: A Threat to Freedom... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-01-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tom Watson: the 'intimidating' press operates 'like a mafia'

Labour MP lashes out at publishers and editors in second annual Leveson speech for Hacked Off campaignLabour MP Tom Watson has lashed out at newspaper publishers and editors by accusing them of “fixing” legislation that affected them and operating “like a mafia.” In delivering the second annual... Continue reading at The Guardian

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UK Authors United speak out

European and US governments should act to protect “the literary marketplace from domination... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Keane and Doyle unite for major book events

Roy Keane and Roddy Doyle will promote Keane’s memoir The Second Half (Weidenfeld &... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-09-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How News Corp is uniting 10 business units and 25,000 employees in a global IT push

Embarking on a new IT project is a major undertaking no matter what your company's scope or size, but when you're News Corp -- with 10 business units and 25,000 employees around the globe -- it's not for the faint of heart.That, however, was exactly the challenge that faced Dominic Shine less... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2015-10-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SHARJAH FOCUS: London Book Fair events

 Tuesday 10 March Omar Ghobash in Conversation with Philippe Sands11.45-12.15, English PEN Literary Salon (3E90), OlympiaOmar Ghobash is a former diplomat and the author of Letters to a Young Muslim (Picador 2018), an exploration of the complexities of life as a modern Muslim, written as a... Continue reading at British Council global

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SHARJAH FOCUS: Public events

1001 Stories: UAE Writers on Arabic Literature Today Tuesday 10 March 2019| 19.15-20.30Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB An evening with three writers from the United Arab Emirates to chime with this year's London Book Fair Sharjah Focus. Hear how writers in... Continue reading at British Council global

[ British Council global | 2020-02-17 10:55:59 UTC ]
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Unit Sales Down 3.2% in Early February

Unit sales of print books fell 3.2% in the week ended Feb. 8, 2020, compared to the similar week in 2019, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Tom Lutz fights for L.A. publishing, this time as a novelist

Los Angeles Review of Books editor Tom Lutz talks about "Born Slippy," his first novel, and why the city should have a more vibrant book publishing industry Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-02-09 15:00:03 UTC ]
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Surf, schools, critters, comics and the Didion hive: 5 great book events this week

5 books events in L.A. the week of Feb. 8, including Lidia Yuknavitch, Diane Ravitch, and surf photography Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-02-07 21:50:44 UTC ]
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Literary LA: Viet Thanh Nguyen in Conversation with Tom Lutz

Subscribe on iTunes | Spotify | SoundCloud | LARB Editor-in-Chief Tom Lutz is joined by author and USC Professor Viet Thanh Nguyen, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel The Sympathizer, at a recent LARB Luminary Dinner. Viet begins by talking about about his family’s... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-01-27 20:01:38 UTC ]
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Niantic announces real-world events for its Pokémon and Harry Potter games

Niantic's real-world events for 2019 were so successful that they generated $249 million in tourism revenue across Chicago, Dortmund and Montréal. That's what the company has revealed in a new events website, which it launched alongside its fe... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2020-01-23 13:44:00 UTC ]
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