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Competing Without Trashing

It may indeed be fundamental to the task of competing in commercial markets that providers, for present purposes in legal information publishing, just like European governments squabbling over their respective Covid responses, must not only create value and unique selling propositions for their goods and services, but also seek to destroy those of others, usually existing and long-established businesses. Some criticise whole industries and communities, to help make their own goods and services l...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, Lex, Casemaker, Bloomsbury, Justis, Legal Publishing, Tottel, Bloomsbury Professional Hart Publishing

Alan Moore is back and he's "bursting with fiction"

Two years ago, comic legend Alan Moore announced his retirement from comic books. He's now signed a book deal with Bloomsbury for a five-volume epic fantasy series and a huge collection of short stories. While he's done with comics, he isn't done with being a storyteller. — Read the rest
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‘I’m bursting with fiction’: Alan Moore announces five-volume fantasy epic

Exclusive: Watchmen and V for Vendetta writer lands six-figure deal for fantasy quintet Long London and short story collectionTwo years after announcing that he had retired from comics, Alan Moore, the illustrious author of Watchmen and V for Vendetta, has signed a six-figure deal for a “groundbreaking” five-volume fantasy series as well as a “momentous” collection of short stories.Bloomsbury, home to the Harry Potter novels, acquired what it described as two “major” projects from the 67-year-ol...
Tags: Books, Alan Moore, UK News, Culture, Harry Potter, Bloomsbury, Long London

Bloomsbury sees higher profits thanks to reading 'ray of sunshine'

The Harry Potter publisher expects a jump in profits after books provided a "ray of sunshine during dark year".
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Anthony Bourdain Talks About the Big Break That Changed His Life–at Age 44

In 1999, Anthony Bourdain’s career seemed to have stalled. While his “principal vocation remained his position as executive chef” at New York’s Les Halles, restless intelligence and wanderlust kept him looking for other opportunities. “He was 43 years old, rode hard and put up wet,” writes Elizabeth Nelson at The Ringer, “a recovering addict with a number of debts and a penchant for finding trouble in failing restaurants across the city.” He had fought for and won an undeniable measure of ...
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Hudson joins Bloomsbury to head consumer publishing division - The Bookseller

Hudson joins Bloomsbury to head consumer publishing division   The Bookselle
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‘Your worries disappear!’ East 17's Tony Mortimer on discovering reading - as a 50-year-old

Until lockdown hit the singer – who won an Ivor Novello for songwriting – had never read a full book. Now he has galloped through 70 and is writing his own. He talks about his life-enriching habit Should the government ever need to hire a reading tsar to raise the country’s literacy skills, then they should look no further than Tony Mortimer. Sure, the former East-17 star had made it until almost 50 years of age without ever reading a novel – perhaps not ideal credentials for the role. But liste...
Tags: Books, Music, Culture, Pop and rock, Mortimer, Bloomsbury, Ivor Novello, Tony Mortimer

Harry Potter publisher says Covid has weaved magic over book sales

After shaky start in lockdown, Bloomsbury sales soar as people pick books over box setsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Harry Potter publisher, Bloomsbury, has reported its most profitable first half in more than a decade, after a nation tiring of box sets fuelled a lockdown boom in book sales.The company furloughed staff as the coronavirus crisis forced the publishing industry to shut down, but has seen a remarkable change in fortune as the pandemic has persisted....
Tags: Books, Business, Publishing, UK News, Culture, Harry Potter, Bloomsbury, COVID

Harry Potter publisher says Covid is weaving magic over book sales

After shaky start in lockdown, Bloomsbury sales soar as people pick books over box setsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Harry Potter publisher, Bloomsbury, has reported its most profitable first half in more than a decade, after a nation tiring of box sets fuelled a lockdown boom in book sales.The company furloughed staff as the coronavirus crisis forced the publishing industry to shut down, but has seen a remarkable change in fortune as the pandemic has persisted....
Tags: Books, Business, Publishing, UK News, Culture, Harry Potter, Bloomsbury, COVID

Coronavirus: People 'rediscovering books' as lockdown sales jump

The publisher Bloomsbury, best known for the Harry Potter titles, has seen profits rocket since March.
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People 'rediscover books' as lockdown sales jump

The publisher Bloomsbury, best known for the Harry Potter titles, has seen profits rocket since March.
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Coronavirus: People 'rediscovering pleasure of reading', says Bloomsbury

The publisher best known for the Harry Potter titles says trading in recent months has been excellent.
Tags: UK, News, Harry Potter, Bloomsbury

Harry Potter books prove UK lockdown hit despite JK Rowling trans rights row

Bloomsbury says books were a lockdown hit, with children’s division revenue up 27%The backlash against JK Rowling’s views on transgender law reform has failed to dent the popularity of the Harry Potter author’s books, with publisher Bloomsbury saying they have proved a lockdown hit, pushing revenues at the group’s children’s division up more than a quarter.The company, which publishes all of the author’s Harry Potter books, said its consumer publishing arm grew sales by 28% to £31.4m. The childr...
Tags: Business, Publishing, UK, Society, UK News, Transgender, LGBT rights, Harry Potter, Jk Rowling, Rowling, Bloomsbury

Munroe Bergdorf receives landmark book deal for trans manifesto

Model and activist signs six-figure contract to publish Transitional, ‘a manifesto for how I see society changing for the better, bringing us all closer’The first book by Munroe Bergdorf, a manifesto on gender by the black transgender activist and model, has been bought for a six-figure sum after a bidding war between 11 publishers.Bergdorf’s Transitional will be published by Bloomsbury in 2021. Exploring six different facets of human experience – adolescence, sexuality, gender, relationships, i...
Tags: Books, Publishing, Fashion, Gender, Society, UK News, Transgender, Culture, Sexuality, Models, Jk Rowling, Bergdorf, Bloomsbury, Transitional, Munroe Bergdorf

Trend Alert: Paper Flowers, Fruits, and Plants as Decor

Noticed lately: delicate handmade paper flowers, vegetables, potted plants. Here’s a look: Above: Berkeley-based artist Momoca Usagi offers a selection of Paper Plants, including paper lemons, daikon, radishes, and pomegranates; $82 each. Above: Bay Area-based artist Tiffanie Turner trained as an architect before turning to botanical sculpture; we especially like her The Ends Series, depicting past-their-prime florals and made from Italian and German crepe paper, floral wire, floral tape, glue...
Tags: Accessories, Books, Minneapolis, NYC, Brooklyn, Bronx, Berkeley, Bay Area, Cooper Hewitt, Tucson, Livia, Margot, Bloomsbury, Floral Design, John Derian, Livia Cetti

Broadway’s Hermione, Noma Dumezweni, Reads the Second Chapter in the ‘Harry Potter at Home’ Series

The Harry Potter franchise wouldn’t be the global phenomenon it was today without the book that started it all, Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone (The Philospher’s Stone when it was first published in the U.K.). And while we’re all stuck in quarantine, everyone has taken to revisiting things they love. And all the stars and featured players of the Harry Potter franchise are doing the same, through the Harry Potter at Home initiative launched by J.K. Rowling back in April. The chosen one him...
Tags: Spotify, Books, UK, Movies, Fantasy, Stage, Eddie Redmayne, Broadway, Harry-Potter, West End, Daniel Radcliffe, Warner Brothers, Noma Dumezweni, Hermione Granger, Hermione, Around The Web

‘Harry Potter at Home’ Summons Daniel Radcliffe to Read ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’

Daniel Radcliffe will always be thankful for his time spent leading the Harry Potter franchise, but the actor is undoubtedly happy to have moved on from the wizarding world. The multi-billion dollar franchise has afforded him a lot of freedom to take on whatever roles he wants, whether it’s a peculiar indie like Swiss Army Man or a wild action thriller Guns Akimbo. But in these uncertain times, Daniel Radcliffe realizes everyone needs a little inspiration, which is why he’s taken the time to ge...
Tags: Spotify, Books, UK, Movies, Fantasy, Sequels, Eddie Redmayne, Stephen Fry, Harry-Potter, Daniel-Radcliffe, Warner Brothers, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, Noma Dumezweni, Video Clips, Scholastic, J K Rowling

Harry Potter At Home: Daniel Radcliffe Reads First Chapter of Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter At Home: Daniel Radcliffe reads first chapter of Sorcerer’s Stone After nearly 9 years since Daniel Radcliffe had made his last appearance as Harry Potter in 2011’s Deathly Hallows: Part 2 which was the eighth and final installment to the long-running franchise, Radcliffe is finally revisiting the J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World as he joins other celebrities including Fantastic Beasts lead Eddie Redmayne in a special reading event of the first book Philosopher’s Stone/ Sorcerer’s...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Movies, David Beckham, Eddie Redmayne, Stephen Fry, Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe, Radcliffe, Scholastic, Rowling, Hogwarts, Grindelwald, Bloomsbury, Movie News, Dakota Fanning

Editors’ Picks: 11 Mother’s Day Gifts from Artisans and Independent Shops

This year we’re doing our bit to support independent shops and makers; here’s our roundup of Mother’s Day gifts we’re coveting: Above: Margot has been eyeing a pot of paper flowers from artist Livia Cetti of the Green Vase; her work is available from John Derian in NYC; contact the shop directly to see what they have in stock. (And see Margot’s tour of Livia’s house at Bloomsbury in the Bronx: At Home with Livia Cetti and Family.) Above: Some of us have been thinking a lot about sleepwear; Jul...
Tags: Books, NYC, India, Barcelona, Canada, New Mexico, Annie, Bronx, Gift Guides, New Delhi, Tucson, Livia, Julie, Justine, Margot, Bloomsbury

J.K. Rowling Launches ‘Harry Potter at Home’ Online Hub For Bored Kids and Teachers

J.K. Rowling is bringing a little magic to our quarantines. The author of the Harry Potter series has launched an online hub for children, families and teachers who are stuck inside amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The hub, called Harry Potter at Home, comes soon after Rowling relaxed the copyright permission on the Harry Potter books so that teachers could read the beloved stories to their students over video. It’s at times like this that we could use a little enchantment to whisk ...
Tags: Books, Movies, Harry-Potter, J K Rowling, Forbes, Rowling, Audible, Bloomsbury, Business and Industry News, Coronavirus, Harry Potter at Home, Blair Partnership, Home Online Hub For Bored Kids

Sheltering at Home—and Posting on Instagram: 12 Inspiring Glimpses from Behind Closed Doors

Arranging, rearranging, sanitizing–and taking photos. These last few cooped-up weeks have been a time of interior introspection. And an opportunity to take part in some Instagram Show and Tell. For design voyeurs, there’s been a steady flow of inspiration to distract from the news and fear. Here, a dozen inside looks from creatives sheltering at home. Above: We’ve been turning to artist Wayne Pate for inspiration for years now: see Julie’s 2010 Steal This Look on his home office, and Bloomsbury...
Tags: Books, London, Furniture, Munich, Brooklyn, Paris, Uzbekistan, Mark Lewis, South London, Provence, Brittany, Oxfordshire, Kitchens, Megan Wilson, Bedrooms, Wayne

A Buyer’s Market ~ Anthony Powell ( A Dance to the Music of Time - Book Two)

First things first, Happy Leap Year, and if you’ve decided to propose to anyone I do hope they’ve said yes. The opening sequence to A Buyer’s Market, the sale room, somehow epitomised for me what these books are about. Disparate, unconnected objects united by their presence in the same room and under the same roof, all seemed like an analogy with the people various gathered within Anthony Powell’s extraordinary novels. ‘The odds and ends harmonise quietly with each other.’ And yet a funny thi...
Tags: Books, London, 2020, Anna, Oxford Street, Trafalgar Square, Hampstead, St Martin, Jenkins, Stringer, Bloomsbury, Laura Ashley, Dovegreyreader, Bookhound, Marylebone High Street, Anthony Powell

This Week in Photography: Conversations on Conflict Photography

  I’m keeping it super-short today. (Like, for real.) If all goes well, as you read this, I’ll be on my way to Amsterdam to supervise printing of my first book. I’m a ball of nerves, if I’m being honest, but the upside is, I’ll have lots of new things to write about for you. Between the global panic over the corona virus outbreak, and the fact that I’m flying into a bomb cyclone hurricane, (Storm Dennis,) I think you’ll allow me a rare quickie. To balance the brevity, though, we’re going heavy. ...
Tags: Photography, Amsterdam, Time Magazine, Vietnam, Photography Books, Nyu, Walsh, Eddie Adams, Bloomsbury, Nina Berman, Lauren Walsh, Santiago Lyon, Shahidul Alam, Storm Dennis, Nina Berman Ben Lowy Susan Meiselas, MaryAnne Golon Top

Flip It Over: An Ode to the B-Side

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Facebook quietly acquired another UK AI startup and almost no one noticed

Over the last few years, Facebook has been busy building out AI capabilities in areas like computer vision, natural language processing (NLP) and ‘deep learning,’ in part by acquiring promising startups in the space. Understandably, this has seen the U.S. social networking giant look to the U.K. for AI talent, including an acqui-hire of NLP startup Bloosbury AI in 2018, and most recently, acquiring Scape Technologies, a British company using computer vision to offer more accurate location positi...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Facebook, Europe, UK, London, Tech, Atlas, NLP, Bloomsbury, Robert Stojnic, Scape Technologies, Deeptide Ltd, Deeptide, Atlas ML co

Facebook has acquired Scape Technologies, the London-based computer vision startup

Scape Technologies, the London-based computer vision startup working on location accuracy beyond the capabilities of GPS, has been acquired by Facebook, according to a regulatory filing. Full terms of the deal remain as yet unknown, although a Companies House update reveals that Facebook Inc. now has majority control of the company (more than 75%). However by looking at other filings, including a recent share issue, I understand the price could be about $40 million. Further filings show that Sca...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Facebook, Europe, London, Tech, Sdk, Scape, Facebook Inc, Bloomsbury, Edward Miller, Fly Ventures, Scape Technologies, LocalGlobe Mosaic Ventures, Vision Engine

Significant LBGT collection goes to the University of London

Jonathan Cutbill, the co-founder of Gay’s The Word bookshop in London’s Bloomsbury neighborhood who died last year, has left his collection of 30,000 LBGT+ items to the University of London.  The collection, which has items dating back to 1760, will arrive having already been completely cataloged and cross referenced by Cutbill. Cutbill has been at the forefront of the LGBT struggle for justice for years. In 1984 his shop was raided by customs officers and he was accused of conspiracy to i...
Tags: Books, London, Bbc, Content, Shrewsbury, Bloomsbury, University of London, Bookshops, Banned / Censored / Destroyed, Jonathan Cutbill, University of London The, Cutbill Cutbill, Stu Maddux Maria Castrillo, London University s Senate House Library

Lucy Macdonald Long Bloomsbury Publishing: Sohn London Conference

We're posting up notes from the Sohn London investment conference.  Next up is Lucy Macdonald of Allianz Global Investors who presented a long of Bloomsbury Publishing (LON:BMY). Lucy Macdonald's Sohn London Conference Presentation Long: Bloomsbury Publishing (LON: BMY)The UK market and publishing sector are loathed at the moment. Publishing is quite a way through the digitalization process and much further than most other industries. It will soon be entering the post-digital phase. Half of book...
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Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury hit by US-China tariffs

Bloomsbury faced a overnight price rise of 15% in the cost of books shipped from China to America.
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Garden regionally. Get inspired globally.

Guest Rant by Marianne Willburn   Somewhere near the bottom of every writer’s artistic license, a clever wordsmith will find the following recommendation: Monty Don “Comically exaggerating the position of one’s opponent is encouraged in the defense of one’s argument.”[i] Thus, after verbally sparring with Scott Beuerlein over the curiously inflammatory subject of whether to openly read British garden writers, or to do so under the covers by flashlight – all the while pledging fidelity to the...
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