‘We can’t afford it’; Daunt hits back at real living wage campaign as petition approaches 8,000

Waterstones m.d. James Daunt has warned the business cannot afford to pay the real living wage to its most junior staff and increase the pay of its most experienced booksellers, as nearly 8,000 people backed the campaign calling for the rise.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Essex library campaigners prepare for action as 1,600 back petition to stop volunteer service

Library campaigners in Essex are gearing up for a county wide day of action next month, as more than 1,600 people sign a petition against plans for volunteers to run some facilities.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-28 05:47:04 UTC ]
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Amazon under fire for 'refusal' to pay Scottish real living wage

Amazon is under scrutiny for its apparent reluctance to sign up to the Scottish government’s "fair work" programme and pay employees the Scottish real living wage.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-11-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pullman, Rebuck and Daunt back 'Remain' campaign in joint letter

Leading publishing figures, including Waterstones m.d James Daunt, chair of Penguin Random House UK Gail Rebuck, author Philip Pullman and poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, have signed a letter to say they believe leaving the European Union would "severely weaken" the UK's creative industries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-05-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Petition calls on Foyles to pay the Living Wage

Foyles has defended the wages of its staff after an online petition called on the company to pay booksellers the Living Wage. The petition at Change.org was set up today (11th December) by Lindsay Woods, who is campaigning for the six-store company to pay all its workers “at least the London... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Living wage petition handed to Amazon

Demonstrators will descend on Amazon’s headquarters in London later today (28th February)... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-02-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Campaigners hand in 6,000 strong petition over Brent library

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 29/03/2011 - 21:54 Library campaigners have handed in a petition of more than 6,000 signatures objecting to the proposed closure of Preston Road library in Brent, as the council consults over wider closures. Six libraries could be at risk,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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After 4,000 miles and 5,000 book giveaways, Poetry to the People is back home.

On June 28, the Poetry to the People tour wrapped up its 4,000 mile round-trip journey from Brooklyn to New Orleans and back. It was exhausting and exhilarating. There’s nothing like putting a free book into the hands of someone who will obviously love it. The enthusiasm for story was palpable... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-07-08 14:50:37 UTC ]
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Emily St. John Mandel’s ‘Station Eleven’ was a huge hit. Now she’s back with a different apocalypse.

“The Glass Hotel” is inspired by Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, so the real pathogen this time is deceit. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-23 18:17:00 UTC ]
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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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Scholastic creates Hunger Games prequel campaign for coronavirus-hit indies

Scholastic UK has created a pre-order campaign for Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games prequel that it says could drive trade to indie bookshops during the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-19 08:56:22 UTC ]
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Essex libraries campaigners hit out at 'commercialisation' of service

Plans for Essex libraries by the county council have sent “alarm bells ringing” about increased commercialisation of the service, a campaign group has said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-24 02:02:07 UTC ]
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Knights Of Christmas ad hits 100,000 views

​Indie publisher Knights Of is celebrating after its festive inclusive books ad campaign hit 100,000 views.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-16 03:23:22 UTC ]
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PRH Uses UK Designer for Holiday Campaign, Adds 300,000 Books to Donation

Penguin Random House has a new UK-built D2C holiday gift selector, and ups its donation to longtime charity partner First Book. The post PRH Uses UK Designer for Holiday Campaign, Adds 300,000 Books to Donation appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-12-05 08:30:52 UTC ]
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James Daunt at FutureBook Live: Barnes & Noble’s ‘Crucifyingly Boring’ Stores

Seeing Barnes & Noble stores' character 'crushed' by the corporate 'opulence' of American business, James Daunt says the chain must 'rip out the boring.' The post James Daunt at FutureBook Live: Barnes & Noble’s ‘Crucifyingly Boring’ Stores appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-11-25 05:05:12 UTC ]
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Author hits back after West Virginia library removes LGBT picture book from shelves

‘Gay adults grew up reading straight romances,’ says writer Daniel Haack after US library withdraws Prince & Knight from shelvesThe author of a rhyming picture book removed from the shelves of a West Virginia library has hit back at protesters, suggesting that anyone concerned the book could... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-11-20 12:31:16 UTC ]
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Meredith Brings Subscriptions Back to Coastal Living, Citing “Resounding Success” on Newsstands

After what it called "resounding consumer demand and success" in Coastal Living's first year as a quarterly, newsstand-only magazine, Meredith Corp. announced Tuesday that it is once again selling subscriptions to the 22 year-old title, which it acquired through its merger with Time Inc. at the... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-11-19 18:04:17 UTC ]
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MPs back PA campaign calling for end to VAT on e-books and audiobooks

Nearly 40 MPs have signed a letter calling for the Chancellor to remove VAT on e-books and audiobooks. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-21 10:27:19 UTC ]
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David Cameron publication day: Former PM hits campaign trail as HarperCollins hails pre-order success

David Cameron marked publication day of his autobiography today with a flurry of high profile interviews as HarperCollins hails the success of his memoir.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-18 16:43:56 UTC ]
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BookTrust to deliver 700,000 free books to schools as Time to Read campaign kicks off

BookTrust will deliver 700,000 free books to every school starter as part of the annual Time to Read campaign this week.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-16 12:05:14 UTC ]
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