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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Pearson has warned its profits will be hit, and paused its share buyback, after the Covid-19 pandemic closed testing centres and saw US state assessments postponed or waived.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Rolling Stone Launches IGTV Concert Series In Response to COVID-19

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Booksellers call for clarity from Johnson as coronavirus hits business

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'It's time to pull together', BA urges trade to support high street bookselling

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Emerald Publishing launches £20,000 fund to make coronavirus research available

Emerald Publishing has launched a £20,000 fund to cover article processing charges, supporting social scientists in making their research on health emergencies such as coronavirus rapidly available.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Horace Bent and the trade take the fight to Covid...sort of

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Polari Prize launches tour to celebrate 10 year anniversary

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Hong Kong bookseller sentenced to 10 years in prison in China

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China Sentences Hong Kong Bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 Years in Prison

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China Sentences Hong Kong Bookseller to 10 Years in Prison

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Authors launch auction for Australian bushfire crisis

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English language bookshop crowdfunder has week to raise £7,000

A crowdfunding campaign to create a “feminist safe haven” bookshop in Paris has only a week left to raise the remaining £7,000 needed to secure premises, after securing two-thirds of its financial target. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Indie booksellers invited to complete 2019 Christmas trading survey

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Widyaratna and Caless raise £4k in hours for food banks in trade crowdfunder

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Knights Of Christmas ad hits 100,000 views

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10 Useful Skills For Working as a Bookseller

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Crowdfunder for 'best non-fiction book club in world' smashes £100,000 target

A pair of friends crowdfunding to build the “best non-fiction book club in the world” have surged past their £100,000 target. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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BA launches final round of £50k diversity fund grants for booksellers

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Roffey launches PR campaign Crowdfunder for next novel

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