Trade trio launches £10,000 crowdfunder for booksellers hit by Covid-19 crisis

Three members of the trade have launched a £10,000 crowdfunder raising money for hardship grants to help booksellers hit by the coronavirus crisis. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-23 07:43:54 UTC ]
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Hughes wins £10,000 Encore Award for The Wild Laughter

Caoilinn Hughes has won the £10,000 RSL Encore Award for her "grand feat of comic ingenuity” The Wild Laughter (Oneworld). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-20 04:50:48 UTC ]
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More support needed as Covid-19 hits author earnings, say MPs

More targeted support is needed for the country’s “fragile creative and cultural sectors” beyond emergency funding, according to a new report into the impact of coronavirus on the UK’s authors and writers.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-11 05:20:25 UTC ]
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BA launches action group to improve diversity in bookselling

The Booksellers Association is launching an Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Action Group, as part of its work to improve diversity within bookselling and the wider trade. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-10 15:18:27 UTC ]
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Biblioasis Launches Bookseller Series

The Ontario-based publisher and independent bookstore has soft-launched a series of chapbooks by booksellers, for booksellers, aimed at sparking discussion and debate about important issues in the trade. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK publishing income up 2% in Covid-hit 2020 despite print decline

Total publishing income hit record levels in 2020, rising 2% to £6.4bn, buoyed by a digital surge that helped offset a 6% decline in print sales, a report by the Publishers Association shows. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-26 10:50:38 UTC ]
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'Arms' Race: Where We Stand One Year into the Covid-19 Crisis

As we approach the one year anniversary of the first U.S. Covid-19 lockdowns, PW spoke with Columbia University epidemiologist Jeffrey Shaman, who offered a frank assessment of where we stand in our battle against Covid-19. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-04 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Export delays and cost hikes continue to hit trade with Europe

The trade is continuing to face lengthy delays exporting books to Europe following the end of the post-Brexit transition period, with Amazon understood to have made changes to its purchasing to mitigate the issue. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-14 23:27:28 UTC ]
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HarperCollins donates 50,000 books to Covid-19 support projects

HarperCollins is donating 50,000 books to organisations supporting families during the Covid-19 crisis, including titles by Michael Morpurgo, Ant Middleton and David Walliams. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-11 05:16:31 UTC ]
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PW Launches New U.S. Book Trade Fair for May

Publishers Weekly will launch a new American publishing trade fair. The U.S. Book Show will run virtually May 26-28 and will offer events and programming for the domestic and international publishing industry, including booksellers, librarians, publishers, and self-published authors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-07 05:00:00 UTC ]
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France's bookshops report 3.3% sales dip in Covid-hit 2020

France's bricks-and-mortar booksellers have reported a year-on-year fall in sales of only 3.3% in 2020, despite a total of three months closure across two lockdowns, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-06 14:21:18 UTC ]
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Indie booksellers invited to complete 2020 Christmas trading survey

Indie bookshops in the UK and Ireland are invited to complete The Bookseller’s annual Christmas trading survey.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-17 20:16:26 UTC ]
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Generational shift in the Covid-challenged Bookseller 150

The Bookseller's 12th annual list of the industry's most influential people reveals a spate of pandemic heroes. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-03 23:15:34 UTC ]
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Obama memoir hits charts top spot, PRH says 147,000 sold

Barack Obama's A Promised Land (Viking) has soared straight into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot in its first week on sale.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-24 12:37:14 UTC ]
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Stanfords launches crowdfunder as coronavirus puts future in 'grave danger'

London map and travel book specialist Stanfords has launched a £120,000 crowdfunding campaign and warned that the coronavirus crisis has put its future in “grave danger”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-04 05:05:13 UTC ]
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Five excellent new thrillers and mysteries take us back to the pre-covid-19 era

Val McDermid, Brad Parks and Ann Cleeves have new novels to distract readers from reality. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-10-05 12:00:00 UTC ]
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S&S acquires Pope Francis' 'inspiring' guidance for Covid-hit world

Simon & Schuster is to publish Let Us Dream from Pope Francis in December.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-02 17:32:34 UTC ]
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Unbound launches Secret Life of LEGO Bricks crowdfunder

Unbound has put together a deal with LEGO Group publishing partner Ameet for a direct-to-consumer book, The Secret Life of LEGO Bricks. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-17 14:10:10 UTC ]
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Kennedy launches crowdfunder for Beirut book industry

The director of an international publishing consultancy company has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support those who work in Beirut's book industry, following an explosion that killed over 200 people in the Lebanese capital last week. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-11 02:48:14 UTC ]
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Evening Standard to cut 115 jobs as Covid-19 hits advertising

Print edition of London paper will remain but focus will shift to digital and mobile platformsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Evening Standard is to cut 115 jobs, a third of its staff, as the London freesheet seeks a dramatic reduction in costs to survive the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-08-07 10:58:35 UTC ]
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Trade bodies to 'engage' with Covid-19 culture panel but note industry's absence

The Publishers Association has said it "looks forward to engaging" with a new expert advisory panel set up to investigate the pandemic's impact on arts and culture, although it has failed to include a representative from the industry. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-05 09:04:29 UTC ]
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