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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The Bookseller to highlight books impacted by Covid-19

The Bookseller will begin this week to republish its May and June previews showcasing titles that have been rescheduled, as a result of the lockdown, as well as those that are still being published during those months.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-04 16:17:03 UTC ]
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The Bookseller and Spread the Word launch survey for small presses

The Bookseller and writer development charity Spread the Word have launched a survey of small independent presses to assess the financial pressures they are under as a result of the coronavirus lockdown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-04 09:12:42 UTC ]
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Bertelsmann reports first quarter decline of 2.7% as Covid-19 hits business

Penguin Random House owner Bertelsmann has reported a first quarter revenue decline of 2.7% in what it said was a “satisfactory” performance given the challenge of Covid-19. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-29 16:46:13 UTC ]
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4 Shout-Outs to Publishers Giving Back During the COVID-19 Crisis | April 24

Today marks the fifth week we have recognized publishers that, despite difficult challenges and uncertainty, have prioritized their community as much as, if not more than, their own business interests. We continue to be inspired by all of the gestures we’ve seen from around the industry, and we... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-04-24 15:33:49 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair expected to go ahead despite Covid-19 crisis, says Boos

Frankfurt Book Fair is still expected to go ahead in October despite the coronavirus crisis, its president Juergen Boos has said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-22 04:49:28 UTC ]
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Untitled launches online journal after lockdown hits salon event

Under-represented writers' platform Untitled is launching an online journal of pieces on the pandemic after its first salon of 2020 was cancelled due to the lockdown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-21 17:23:31 UTC ]
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Here’s the shortlist for the £10,000 Ondaatje Prize.

Today, the shortlist for the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize was announced. This £10,000 prize is awarded every year to a book—be it fiction, nonfiction, or poetry—that best evokes the spirit of a place. In other words: here’s a great reading list for armchair travel if you are... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-20 15:33:02 UTC ]
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The Bookseller's Library of the Year Award launches despite lockdown

The Bookseller's Library of the Year Award is returning for a third year, celebrating the vital contribution libraries make to their communities—despite the temporary closure forced on public library buildings during the coronavirus lockdown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-16 03:38:23 UTC ]
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4 Shout-Outs to Publishers Doing Their Part During the COVID-19 Outbreak | April 10

Here we are in week three of our new (hopefully short-lived) weekly roundup of praise for publishers doing their part to give back to their communities and readerships during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s heartening to see publishers act selflessly, despite the challenges their own businesses and... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-04-10 13:51:46 UTC ]
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Piatkus to bring out 'guidebook on surviving the Covid-19 crisis'

Piatkus is publishing "a guidebook on surviving the Covid-19 crisis, embracing the global pause and emerging with a new kind of future" by Beth Kempton. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-09 10:48:50 UTC ]
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How is the internet handling increased traffic during the COVID-19 crisis?

With the current COVID-19 pandemic leading to increased demand for online services there have been concerns about the web's ability to cope. New analysis by Fastly of traffic patterns between January and March looks at regional trends for key US states and countries around the globe that are... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2020-04-09 10:31:56 UTC ]
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New Launches at Meredith and Penske; Trade Show M&A “Evaporates” | News & Notes

Call it a case of fortuitous timing: as the nation's unemployment rate approaches historic levels and Americans brace for the second major economic downturn in a decade, Meredith Corp. announced this week that it just so happens to have a new personal-finance-focused print and digital magazine... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-04-07 17:21:16 UTC ]
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As Magazines Seek New Footing During the COVID-19 Crisis, Newsstands Try to Hang On

For most publishers, the newsstand business has become ancillary. But prior to The Great Recession, America’s top 500 magazines delivered nearly 350 million copies to newsstands across the country. Times have changed, to say the least. That number now is a small fraction of what it once was,... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-04-07 15:37:04 UTC ]
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Fundraiser for booksellers affected by Covid-19 reaps over £100k in two weeks

A crowdfunder in aid of booksellers affected by the Covid-19 crisis has exceeded its fundraising target of £50,000. Penguin Random House pledged it would match donations, meaning over £100,000 will now be made available for hardship grants. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-05 21:08:28 UTC ]
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Libro.fm to Hire 10 Unemployed Booksellers

Libro.fm is hiring 10 booksellers from the ranks of those who were laid off due to the new coronavirus crisis as part of a special month-long project. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Friend of booksellers James Patterson will donate $500,000 to indie bookstores.

James Patterson has a long history of helping independent bookstores. In in 2014, he donated $1 million to indie bookstores, and staring in 2015, his Holiday Bonus program has given payments between $500 and $5,000 to bookstore employees each year. Now, as bookstores struggle to keep afloat... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-03 14:23:07 UTC ]
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Is the Covid-19 Crisis a Watershed Moment for Library E-books?

Why the rapid shift to digital library services necessitated by the Covid-19 crisis could help chart a new, more productive course for the digital library market long term. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Porter, Ellmann and Cumming make £10,000 RSL Ondaatje Prize longlist

Laura Cumming, Max Porter and Lucy Ellmann have been longlisted for this year's £10,000 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, rewarding fiction, non-fiction or poetry – which best evokes the spirit of a place. The RSL is promoting the list on social media this afternoon, showcasing each... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-26 04:38:34 UTC ]
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Unemployed NYC Booksellers Launch Online Bookstore

More than a dozen out-of-work booksellers in New York City have launched The Bookstore at the End of the World on Bookshop.org, to "make money doing what they do best." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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EIBF appeals to governments to support booksellers during crisis

The European & International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) has highlighted the enforced closure of brick and mortar bookshops amid the coronavirus crisis is putting the book trade in a precarious position. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-24 12:56:22 UTC ]
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