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'

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Random launches libraries "buddying" scheme

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 16/05/2011 - 15:26 Random House has soft launched a libraries "buddying" scheme and is in talks with The Reading Agency and others to roll it out for further publishers, the Book Industry Conference heard this morning (16th May). read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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First George Orwell festival launched

Publication Date: Mon, 16/05/2011 - 08:50 A team of volunteers has set up the UK's first festival devoted to Animal Farm author George Orwell. Taking place from 9th-18th September in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, the George Orwell Festival is being run by volunteers including representatives from... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Booksellers "crucial" to media promotion - BIC

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 16/05/2011 - 15:30 Booksellers need to be treated as a crucial partner in the process of promoting books through the media or risk looking "irrelevant", the Book Industry Conference (BIC) has been told. Waterstone's bookseller Cathy Rentzenbrink... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Quercus publisher of the year at The Bookseller Industry Awards

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 17/05/2011 - 09:00 Quercus has been crowned 2011's best publisher at The Bookseller Industry Awards, as Sainsbury's scooped the Bookseller of the Year award. Quercus was presented with the Bonnier Publisher of the Year Award at the black-tie... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Transworld claims first day Madeleine sales of 40,000

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 13/05/2011 - 13:05 Transworld is reporting first day sales of at least 40,000 copies of Madeleine by Kate McCann, about the infamous disappearance of her daughter from their holiday apartment in Portugal four years ago. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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America 'exploring' World Book Night launch

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 11/05/2011 - 15:41 America wants to hold its own World Book Night following in the footsteps of the UK. The American Booksellers Association said it is "exploring" the possibility of replicating "a version" of the event, which saw 20,000 people... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Shift to digital will hit revenue, says Barnsley

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Tue, 10/05/2011 - 09:03 Publishers are unlikely to be able to replace the revenues lost in the shift from print to ebooks unless they can significantly grow volume sales, according to HarperCollins c.e.o. Victoria Barnsley. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Blackwell cuts 19 from library supply business

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 10/05/2011 - 14:19 Blackwell has today (10th May) axed 19 head office jobs from its library supply team. The staff, who are all based at the Blackwell headquarters in Oxfordshire, were told today they will be made redundant as of 1st July. read... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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British Bookshops' creditors to receive less than 10% of money owed

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 09/05/2011 - 15:41 The administrators of British Bookshops and Stationers has said it can only pay back eight-10p in every pound owed and expects the level of claims to increase. A recent document published on Companies House said the former... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Random hits 2m ebook sales

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 06/05/2011 - 08:55 Random House has hit the landmark of two million ebooks sold in the UK, with other leading publishers reporting a first quarter “explosion” in digital sales. E-books currently account for 8% of RH's overall sales, with... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Publishers, AOL To Launch New Book Recommendation Site [MediaMemo]

Three big publishers and AOL are set to launch Bookish, a "new digital platform for readers". Hachette Book Group, Penguin Group, and CBS' Simon & Schuster are backing the new site, which is supposed to launch this summer; AOL will promote the property and handle ad sales. A press release... Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2011-05-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Blackwell launches textbook rental

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 06/05/2011 - 16:41 Blackwell's David Prescott is aiming to revolutionise the way the company sells textbooks and overhaul the bookseller's website in his first months as the chain's new m.d. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Titchmarsh to launch novelist contest

Publication Date: Fri, 06/05/2011 - 15:43 HarperCollins has teamed up with ITV1's "The Alan Titchmarsh Show" to find "The People's Novelist". The competition to track down a new commercial fiction talent was launched today (6th May) on the afternoon show and will run through to the autumn.... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Amazon.com launches romance imprint

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 05/05/2011 - 09:08 Amazon.com has launched its fourth imprint, focusing on romance, as it continues to hire across its publishing business. Montlake Romance will be available to North American readers in digital and physical formats and will... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Granta launches Italian edition

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Wed, 04/05/2011 - 15:43 Granta magazine is to launch an Italian language edition, published through Rizzoli, on 14th May. The development means the magazine will now be available in three European languages aside from English. Granta Italia's first... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstone's launches second Picture This comp

Publication Date: Tue, 03/05/2011 - 08:00 Waterstone's has launched its second Picture This illustration competition, partnering with HarperCollins, the Daily Telegraph and children's author Michael Morpurgo. The competition was launched in the Daily Telegraph Review and on Waterstones.com on... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-Commerce News: New York Magazine To Launch Curated Deals Newsletter in May

Joining the line of publishers who are entering the e-commerce space is New York magazine and NY.com; they’ve announced a New York City-specific online deals program that is set to launch in May. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Wendy Grisham to launch Hachette US imprint

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 28/04/2011 - 15:15 Hodder Faith publishing director Wendy Grisham is moving to the US to launch new Hachette imprint Jericho Books. The imprint will be part of Faith Words, with Grisham appointed as publisher and vice-president reporting to... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-04-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The New York State of Bookselling

Independent booksellers may have dreaded Borders's arrival in New York City in 1996, but it was Barnes & Noble that tried to keep its longtime rival out by leasing every available 40,000-sq.-ft. space on its home turf. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-04-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon launches German Kindle store with fixed prices

Written By: Anja Sieg Publication Date: Thu, 21/04/2011 - 13:53 More than three years after it was introduced in North America and eight months after the UK become the first country outside of the US to get a dedicated Kindle store, Germany has followed suit. The German Kindle store was... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-04-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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