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DON’T MISS OUT! Save $300 on Velocity Registration!

Get your ticket now and save $300 with our early-bird pricing. Rate expires Friday, February 15th. My Private Brand’s flagship conference, Velocity, is in its third year running, bringing you conversations and networking with the best and brightest minds in private brand and retail. This year we’ve lined up an amazing list of speakers that includes icons geniuses and mavericks from major retailers like Kroger, Publix, and Metro, hot disruptors like Boxed.com and Brandefy as well as academics an...
Tags: Featured, Velocity, Branding, Metro, Kroger, Don, Doug Baker, Follett, Gil Phipps, Christopher Durham, Jeff Gamsey, Marie Horodecki Aymes, Kroger Publix, Kenan Flagler, Jason Bidart, Jan Benedict Steenkamp


Velocity early-bird ticket rates expire FRIDAY!

My Private Brand’s flagship conference, Velocity, is in its third year running, bringing you conversations and networking with the best and brightest minds in private brand and retail. Pick up your ticket now and save $300 with our early-bird pricing. These low rates expire Friday, February 15th, so act now to save big. This year we’ve lined up an amazing list of speakers that includes icons geniuses and mavericks from major retailers like Kroger, Publix, and Metro, hot disruptors like Boxed.com...
Tags: Featured, Velocity, Branding, Metro, Kroger, Doug Baker, Follett, Gil Phipps, Christopher Durham, Jeff Gamsey, Marie Horodecki Aymes, Kroger Publix, Kenan Flagler, Jason Bidart, Jan Benedict Steenkamp, Brandefy


Renting College Textbooks Can Be An Even Bigger Ripoff Than Buying Them

And the huge late fees that companies like Amazon, Barnes & Noble College and Follett charge may actually be illegal.
Tags: News, Follett, Amazon Barnes Noble College


Private Brand Goes to College

Follett Corporation, the operator of more than 1,200 official on-campus stores and one of the nation’s largest retailers of college licensed merchandise, has launched an innovative new apparel customization program at its University of California Berkeley store. Marketed under its Fall Rush private brand which launched earlier this year, the Shirt Bar allows in-store customization of UC Berkeley and Cal Athletics officially licensed apparel with over 20,000 possible design combinations. Scot...
Tags: Fashion, Featured, Stanford, University, University Of California Berkeley, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Branding, Cal, Bancroft Way, Follett, Cal Berkeley, Killian, Follett Corporation, Cal Athletics, Scott Killian


The Water Cooler: The Martin Scorsese MasterClass, Pillars of the Earth, and a Coen Brothers Simulator

Welcome to The Water Cooler, a feature where the /Film staff is free to go off-topic and talk about everything except the movies and TV shows they normally write about. In this edition: Chris Evangelista starts the Martin Scorsese MasterClass, Hoai-Tran Bui reads The Pillars of the Earth, Jacob Hall plays Fiasco, and Ben Pearson reads A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. Chris Evangelista Started the Martin Scorsese MasterClass You might have heard of MasterClass: it’s a site that offers online...
Tags: Hbo, England, Movies, Instagram, Earth, Features, Chicago, Netflix, Mick Jagger, Dan Brown, Scorsese, Donald Trump, Bill Hader, City Hall, Martin Scorsese, Coen Brothers


Runner reaches lifetime goal of 100,000 miles

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado runner has run in all 50 states and 21 foreign countries. He has seen more than 16,750 deer, 309 bald eagles, 14 bears, five cougars, four dolphins and 130 alligators. The Coloradoan reports Kevin Follett on Saturday reached his lifetime goal of running his 100,000th mile. Follett’s wife, […]
Tags: News, Fitness, Colorado, Life, Coloradoan, Follett, Nation & World, FORT COLLINS Colo AP, Kevin Follett


Ken Follett "Enchants" Us With Another Book in the Kingsbridge Series

It's a brick. You know the sort of book I'm referring to. And, as much as we love to read, when one of these doorstops hits our desks with a palpable ca-thunk, it can sometimes elicit a groan. Not so when it comes to a new novel by Ken Follett, however, and A Column of Fire is no exception. Continuing the Kingsbridge series which began with The Pillars of the Earth, Follett's latest historical epic addresses themes that are still very relevant today. Erin Kodicek: A Column of Fire is about relig...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Books, Washington Post, History, Earth, Mystery, Cia, Jack, Best Books, Queen Elizabeth, Philip, Ken Follett, Kingsbridge, Follett


Stacked-Up Book Thoughts: 2 Great Audiobooks and a Book in Print

The joys of getting a new computer spilled over in other improvements. I now have a second monitor (swoon, why did I wait so long to do this?) and new computer speakers. I think that's going to be it on acquisitions for the office for a while. In other news, we're starting to feel the hints of fall, with cooler weather and some changing leaves. The garden is winding down as well, though I'm keeping the annuals on the deck well watered, so they should last until the first frost. We took ad...
Tags: Europe, Books, England, Ken Burns, Random House, Harlem, James, Mary, Moore, Susie, Ken Follett, Kingsbridge, Follett, Allie, Elizabethan, Beth F


Stacked-Up Book Thoughts: Books I Loved, Books I Didn't

For everyone who lives in Florida or the Caribbean, my thoughts are with you. I hope your homes, your family, and your pets are safe and sound. The photos and videos look so scary. I can't imagine what you all are going through. Some of you know that I've been on a great organize my books project. My ultimate goal is to put all my unread books--print, e, and audio--into a single database. I've been keeping up with my print books for months now, and as of Sunday morning, I'm totally up t...
Tags: Books, Florida, England, Cleveland, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Caribbean, Laura, Diane, John Lee, Wilder, Great Plains, McDowell, BEA, Celeste Ng, Little House, Susie


Interview with Ken Follet about forthcoming 3rd book in Kingsbridge series: A Column of Fire

The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End by Ken Follet's are two lenghthy novels about a fictional medieval English town called Kingsbridge. When I read them years ago I became immersed in a world of conflict, betrayal, and scheming. In a way, the novels are like Game of Thrones (at least the TV series; I have not read the books) without magic. I did expect Follet to write a third book about Kingsbridge, but he did. and it's coming on September 12. It's called A Column of Fire. They sent m...
Tags: Post, England, News, Earth, Novels, Elizabeth, Kingsbridge, Follett, Ken Follet, Ben H Winters, Underground Airlines, Follet, Kingsbridge Cathedral


Baltimore County Public Schools named National School Library Program of the Year

Posted in News“Baltimore County Public Schools, serving all public schools in Baltimore County, Md., is the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2017 National School Library Program of the Year (NSLPY) Award recipient. Sponsored by Follett, the NSLPY Award annually recognizes a single school or district-wide school library program that meets the needs of the changing school and library environment and is fully integrated into the school’s curriculum. The recipient receives an obelis...
Tags: News, Awards, School Libraries, Follett, Baltimore County Md, AASL, Baltimore County Public Schools, National School Library Program, News Baltimore County Public Schools, American Association of School Librarians, AASL 2017 National School Library Program


Building from Understanding the Framework and Knowing What Works

Bill Evans was a classically-trained American Jazz pianist. In a rare recorded interview from the '60's on the creative process#, he says: “It’s better to do something simple which is real. It’s something you can build on because you know what you’re doing. Whereas, if you try to approximate something very advanced and you don’t know what you’re doing, you can’t build on it.” To further explain the concept of starting from what we know when solving problems rather than trying to tackle t...
Tags: Business, England, Knowledge, Marketing, Earth, Vienna, New York Times, Evans, Siena, Bologna, Richard Feynman, Modena, Bill Evans, Ken Follett, Follett, Valeria Maltoni


Follett Acquires Baker & Taylor

Posted in News“Follett Corporation today announced that it has acquired Baker & Taylor, LLC, the leading distributor of books, video and music products to public libraries and institutions, and a major wholesaler to retailers worldwide. With combined sales of $3.6 billion, the two businesses will offer librarians, patrons, educators and students unprecedented access to the best curated physical and digital content wherever learning and reading take place in the community.” (via Follett) Leave a ...
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Blockbuster book deal: Follett buys Baker & Taylor

For family-owned book seller Follett, the math was simple, and the figures added up: Buying Baker & Taylor would boost its sales by almost 40 percent and strengthen its presence in a number of markets, from public libraries to foreign countries. Westchester-based Follett, best known for selling...
Tags: Taylor, Baker, Westchester, Follett, Baker Taylor


Out-of-Date Apps Put 3 Million Servers At Risk of Crypto Ransomware Infections

An anonymous reader cites an article on Ars Technica: More than 3 million Internet-accessible servers are at risk of being infected with crypto ransomware because they're running vulnerable software, including out-of-date versions of Red Hat's JBoss enterprise application, researchers from Cisco Systems said Friday. About 2,100 of those servers have already been compromised by webshells that give attackers persistent control over the machines, making it possible for them to be infected at any ti...
Tags: Cisco, Cisco Systems, Jboss, Follett, Crypto Ransomware Infections


Companies team up to offer literacy platform

Follett announced it has begun selling ThinkCERCA, an award-winning online literacy platform that empowers teachers to personalize critical reading, writing and thinking instruction. ThinkCERCA includes curriculum for grades 4-12 across English language arts, science, social studies, and mathematics.
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Follett, EBSCO Announce eBook Partnership

Posted in News“Follett announced it is partnering with EBSCO Information Services to make approximately 600,000 EBSCO-hosted eBooks available for ordering through Titlewave, Follett’s premier collection development and order platform for K-12 schools. EBSCO offers high-quality eBooks from more than 1,500 major publishers, including eBooks from more than 115 worldwide university presses. The Follett-EBSCO partnership provides schools with the flexibility to purchase EBSCO eBooks™ on Titlewave, a ...
Tags: News, Ebsco, EBSCO Information Services, Follett, Titlewave Follett


National Geographic photography, video, and illustrations shared with Follett

Follett has partnered with National Geographic Learning , part of Cengage Learning, to provide its customers with convenient access to NGL's catalog of textbooks and supplemental materials in both print and digital form. NGL is the K-12 brand for Cengage Learning - a leading educational content, technology, and services company - following Cengage's acquisition of National Geographic School Publishing.
Tags: Cengage, National Geographic, Follett, National Geographic Learning, NGL


Wellington Advances, but Follett Falls

The Wellington Skyrockets advanced with an impressive 52-0 win over Seagraves, but the Follett Panthers lost to Grandfalls, 67-58.
Tags: Wellington, Follett, Seagraves, Follett Panthers