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Indie US booksellers aren’t going down without a fight
February 29, 2020 at 1:45 am

When Amazon accounts for at least 40% if not half of US book sales, independent bookstores in the US are looking to stay afloat using a combination of innovation, mobility, as well as a little taste of Amazon’s own medicine. 

Ruth Jones to embark on UK book tour this May with Fane
February 29, 2020 at 1:45 am

Ruth Jones will be embarking on a UK tour to celebrate the publication of her new novel Us Three in a collaboration between Fane and Transworld. The tour, combining a Fane-produced theatre tour with bookshop events organised by Transworld, will comprise seven dates across the UK. It begins at London’s Alexandra Palace on 10th May and concludes at Sevenoaks Bookshop on 19th May.

To tag or not to tag—when author feedback gets personal
February 29, 2020 at 1:45 am

Would you walk up to an author at a book event, or on the street, and tell them how much you hated their book? No? But by creating a public work of art, surely authors are opening themselves up to scrutiny and should be prepared to take the rough with the smooth?

The personal touch
February 29, 2020 at 1:45 am

If ever there were two words to strike fear into the hearts and minds of the trade in the run-up to the London Book Fair, the charmless duo “social distancing” would surely be it.

S&S and Ingram Cancel: COVID-19 Concerns Mount for London Book Fair
February 28, 2020 at 1:07 pm

With Ingram's and Simon & Schuster's exits from London Book Fair, other publishers are watchful–concerned both for employee safety and for cost in case of a quarantine. The post S&S and Ingram Cancel: COVID-19 Concerns Mount for London Book Fair appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

S&S and Ingram Cancel: COVID-19 Concerns Mount for London Book Fair
February 28, 2020 at 1:07 pm

With Ingram's and Simon & Schuster's exits from London Book Fair, other publishers are watchful–concerned both for employee safety and for cost in case of a quarantine. The post S&S and Ingram Cancel: COVID-19 Concerns Mount for London Book Fair appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

‘Surreal immediacy’: how a 1,000-page novel became a 45-hour audiobook
February 28, 2020 at 9:00 am

Lucy Ellmann’s Ducks, Newburyport has attracted much attention for its length, but one publisher believes the spoken word might be its perfect mediumFinishing a good book should leave you feeling bereft for a little while, but it’s rare to leave a novel with your brain vibrating at a different frequency. After I finished Lucy Ellmann’s…

Every Pop Melody Possible is Now in the Public Domain
February 28, 2020 at 5:30 am

What if you used a computer to generate every possible song and then put it in the public domain? Damien Riehl and Noah Rubin did just that. The post Every Pop Melody Possible is Now in the Public Domain appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

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