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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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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W H Smith to cut up to 1,500 jobs in restructure after Covid-19 hits business

W H Smith has announced plans for a major restructure which could see around 1,500 roles made redundant across the business. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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CUP scores slim revenue rise despite Covid-19 hit

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French book trade recovering from Covid-19 lockdown

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Pandemic losses hit Scholastic despite good trade sales

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Women's Prize launches crowdfunder for inspiration journal

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Trade is steadying, say indie booksellers, but 'still a long way to go'

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Michele Kirsch wins £10,000 RSL Christopher Bland Prize

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Booksellers in Covid-19 Hotspots Exercise Caution

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McGuinness wins £10,000 Encore Award for Throw Me To The Wolves

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Blackwell's to close five university branches following Covid-19 crisis

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