Townsend's work will be 'championed' for years

Penguin Random House will “nurture, protect and champion” Sue Townsend’s work for years to come, c.e.o. Tom Weldon has said. Speaking at an event to celebrate the late writer’s life and work at The British Library, Weldon made the promise to Townsend’s family, who were in attendance. He also said Townsend would “be seen as one of the great comic writers this country has produced”. “Sue was a passionate egalitarian,” Weldon said, “and she believed everyone had an equal right to an education and access to books and reading.” Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-11-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Baddiel to champion Jane Austen's House Museum in 70th anniversary year

Comedian and TV presenter David Baddiel will be the ambassador for Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton, Hampshire, in its 70th anniversary year in 2019. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Foyles' Books of the Year champion women's voices

Foyles has revealed its three Books of the Year, with Baileys Women’s Prize-winner Naomi Alderman taking the fiction crown for The Power (Viking). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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WNBA Marks 100 Years of Championing Books

As it celebrates its centennial, the Women’s National Book Association continues to help lead the discussion of literature in America and promote the achievements of women in both bookselling and publishing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-10-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Datebook: A film series at the Hammer and works about language at LACE in the New Year

New Year’s weekend will be generally quiet as far as openings go — though the museums will all be doing their thing, with some terrific shows ongoing. But the art world gets cooking again early next week with the opening of a film festival at the Hammer Museum and a show at LACE that examines the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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DoubleVerify: Inflammatory and Misleading Content Spiked 83% Year Over Year Last November

Brands unwittingly spent a minimum of $235 million in advertising on sites linked to disinformation in 2019, according to Global Disinformation Index estimates, and digital media analytics, data and measurement platform DoubleVerify released a new report that examined three of the most important... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Books in the Media: Children's book reviews dip year on year

In August 2019, The Bookseller reported that children's books accounted for just 4.9% of review space, despite making up a third of the market. Latest figures from Books in the Media shows that this figure has dropped to 4.3%, when looking at reviews from the past 12 months.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Print market volumes up 18% year on year since bookshops reopened

Bookshops reopening since lockdown restrictions eased have boosted the market 18% in volume against the same period in 2019, with 14.6 million books sold since shop doors opened. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-17 09:17:49 UTC ]
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Sales fell 11% year-on-year in second quarter, Nielsen estimates

Book sales fell 11% by volume year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020, estimates by Nielsen suggest, although there have been gains on 2019 since bookshops reopened. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Working Partners brings in Karen Ball to work with publishers

Karen Ball has joined Working Partners as the company's first head of UK sales.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Strong year for Children's publishing as W H Smith unveils Books of the Year

W H Smith has unveiled its Books of the Year, with the retailer recognising two children's books for the first time.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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HBO's *Years and Years* Unlocks Sci-Fi's Ultimate Potential

At its core, science fiction is a tool for building thought experiment machines. That's the game Russell T Davies' new show is playing so beautifully. Continue reading at Wired

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Preakness TV audience down about 10 percent year to year in Baltimore — and twice that nationally

The TV audience in Baltimore for Saturday’s Preakness race was down 10.65 percent compared with that in 2018. Those are household figures from Nielsen that measure the size of the audience during the actual running of the race. They are provided by WBAL-TV, the NBC affiliate that aired NBC’s... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-05-20 13:50:00 UTC ]
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Preakness TV audience down about 10 percent year to year in Baltimore — and twice that nationally

The TV audience in Baltimore for Saturday’s Preakness race was down 10.65 percent compared with that in 2018. Those are household figures from Nielsen that measure the size of the audience during the actual running of the race. They are provided by WBAL-TV, the NBC affiliate that aired NBC’s... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-05-20 13:50:00 UTC ]
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Last Year's Books Top This Year's First Quarter Sales

Michelle's Obama's 'Becoming,' released in early November, was the biggest title, selling 629,000 copies through outlets that report to BookScan in the period ended March 30. Only three books released in 2019 made the top 20 list in the quarter. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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They worked at Apple, Amazon and Lyft. Now they're working to get you stoned

One person suggested Amazon bookstores should replace public libraries. Readers disagreed. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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New Year, New Zuck: What Facebook's CEO Really Wants to Say About the Year Ahead at Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg has issued his annual New Year challenge to himself, and it's a big one: Fixing Facebook.The hoodie-wearing CEO, who has previously taken on learning Mandarin, reading books and visiting new parts of the country, is setting a less concrete goal in focusing on fixing important... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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World Book Day sales soar year on year as campaign report assesses engagement

Sales of World Book Day (WBD) titles soared by more than 50% in comparison to last year, with 469,274 copies in total shifted in the week of the event, sales figures have shown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Year in Preview: 2017 will be the year that platforms pay up

Facebook's paying for live video and Snapchat's evolving the terms of its publisher compensation in 2016 were signs that the platform giants will pony up for content. But it's not out of altruism. What platforms care most about is scale. And only a select few media companies that have the scale... Continue reading at Digiday

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Twenty years of Harry Potter marked with year-long campaign

Bloomsbury is set to celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter with a year-long campaign, including special anniversary publishing and new projects with key partners. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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