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Microsoft outages caused by CrowdStrike software glitch paralyze airlines, other businesses. Here's what to know.

Jul 19 2024: Banks, airlines, television networks and health systems around the world that rely on Microsoft 365 apps reported widespread outages Friday. Thousands of flights and train services were cancelled globally, including more than 1,000 in the U.S., and there were ...

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Hachette reorgs Workman, moves Algonquin into Little, Brown

Jul 16 2024: Hachette Book Group on Monday confirmed a realignment that included layoffs at Workman Publishing, as well as several promotions and other changes—including moving Algonquin Books into Little, Brown, reporting to president and publisher Sally Kim, and Algonquin Young ...

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Random House Is buying Boom! Studios

Jul 10 2024: Penguin Random House continues its renewed emphasis of making strategic acquisitions with a new agreement to acquire comic book and graphic novel publisher Boom! Studios. The agreement, between the Random House Publishing Group and Boom! founder and chairman Ross Richie...

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Attack on Ukrainian printing plant disrupts publishing industry

Jul 08 2024: On May 23, Russian missiles targeted the Factor Druk printing plant, one of the largest such plants in Europe and a crucial printer for the Ukrainian publishing industry. The attack killed seven employees at the plant and rendered one shop of the factory inoperable, ...

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End of the librarian? council cuts and new tech push profession to the brink

Jul 07 2024: Staff in England’s public libraries under threat of being replaced by automated checkouts amid budget pressures.

The role of the traditional “librarian behind the counter” is under threat in a drive by councils to cut staff hours using self-service checkouts....

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‘It’s a snowball effect’: the gen Z niche reading event making waves in New York

Jul 05 2024: Reading nights and avant-garde literary groups are rapidly emerging as platforms for younger generations to foster community and creatively share personal narratives – and one new series is making waves in New York.

Literary events are on the rise across the US, with...

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Small press community slowly builds back after SPD failure

Jul 02 2024: A little more than three months after Small Press Distribution abruptly closed, leaving some 400 independent presses without a trade distributor, publishers and distributors alike are moving forward even as damage assessment continues. Approximately 25% of the stranded ...

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ALA 2024: Librarians rally for the right to read

Jul 01 2024: Freedom to read tops the list of librarians’ priorities, and the American Library Association’s 2024 conference emphasized the existential threats posed by book bans and the populist undermining of public institutions and trust. A Rally for the Right to Read, panels to ...

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