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Elf Heads to TV For the Holidays

Publishers Weekly – 2011-11-04

It may be increasingly common for first-time authors who can’t place their book with a trade house to publish themselves. But it’s pretty rare for a self-published book to sell more than 1.5...

Two Borders' execs resign; B&N's Nook boosts holidays

Reuters – 2011-01-04

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Barnes & Noble Inc reported strong preliminary holiday results at its superstores, led by the popularity of its Nook e-readers, and shares of the top U.S. bookseller...

Publishers hope that holidays help turn page on poor book sales

The Columbus Dispatch – 2008-11-17

For the book industry, the question for the upcoming holiday shopping season might be whether more people are like Francisco Clough or like Jacqueline Belliveau. Both were browsing recently at a...

Amazon will hire 50,000 temporary workers for the holidays

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-10-17

Is Amazon’s ambitious hiring a sign of good things to come for the US economy?

Happy Holidays! Here's a Free E-Book of Our Best Stories From 2012

The Atlantic – 2012-12-21

A free ebook of our best work just in time for the holidays. Makes a great gift for wordy nerds! And much cheaper than a Battlestar Galactica box set.

Happy holidays for indie bookstores – but not for Barnes

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-01-04

Barnes & Noble reported disappointing holiday sales numbers while, in contrast, some independent bookstores said they had their best month ever.

15 Gift-Worthy Coffee Table Books For The Holidays

The Huffington Post – 2013-11-19

NEW YORK (AP) — The holidays bring out the inner-coffee table book obsessive in gift buyers. They're easy, weighty and satisfying to give. You've done your job with your pricey treat. A few to...

Amazon now allows you to gift Prime, just in time for the holidays

Engadget – 2013-11-22

If you're still looking for gift ideas for that special someone, Amazon is looking to lend a hand. The online retailer has announced that customers can now give a $79 one-year membership to Prime....

Random House's Grinch campaign encourages children to do selfless deeds over the holidays

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-11-30

The Grinch campaign, also known as the 'Grow Your Heart 3 Sizes,' encourages children to do good deeds in exchange for book donations.

A Spirited Bread Pudding for the Holidays

Publishers Weekly – 2013-12-16

A Christmas Eve dessert from Ree Drummond's The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays.

Microsoft pulls Surface update; fix delayed until 'after the holidays'

PC World – 2013-12-19

Microsoft said Friday that it has pulled a faulty update to its Surface Pro 2 tablet, and won’t have a fix ready until “after the holidays.” In November, Microsoft released an update to the...

Hot for the Holidays

Publishers Weekly – 2013-12-20

The Rainbow Loom—a loom for weaving jewelry and other objects out of colorful rubber bands that has become one of the hottest toys this holiday season—has been a boon to children’s publishers...

Happy Holidays! Here's an E-Book About a 3D-Printed Sad Keanu

The Atlantic – 2013-12-23

Sad Keanu's Excellent 3D Adventures, an e-book gift from us to you    

Happy Holidays From Digiday

Digiday – 2013-12-23

Digiday is taking a break from publishing over the holidays. We'll highlight some of our best stories. We'll be back on January 2. Have a happy holidays from all of us here -- and thanks for reading...

The Holidays Are Here—and Booksellers Are Ready!

Publishers Weekly – 2013-11-27

With Indies First, Shop Small, and Thanks for Shopping Indie, independent bookstores could get off to a strong start.

Happy Holidays

Publishers Weekly – 2011-12-23

Our December 23 newsletter was the final issue of PW Daily for 2011. We hope all of our subscribers enjoy the holiday break and come back ready for what promises to be another exciting and...

Holidays of Hope: Books for Passover and Easter

Publishers Weekly – 2014-03-25

Stories and traditions are repeated from season to season and become part of holiday celebrations themselves. This year, new books for the most joyful holidays in Judaism and Christianity offer fresh...

Random House Offers 2-Day Transit for the Holidays

Publishers Weekly – 2014-09-30

For the third year in a row, Random House (but not its Penguin side, because the warehouses aren't integrated yet) will provide express shipping, starting November 1.

The Surprising Book Tumblr's CEO Will Gift for the Holidays

ABC News – 2014-12-04

Tumblr CEO David Karp offered two Christmas gift suggestions.

Indie Optimism High for the Holidays

Publishers Weekly – 2014-12-05

Despite an abbreviated selling season of only 27 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas (2012 had a 32-day season, the longest possible), most booksellers contacted by PW were buoyed by good sales...

At NEIBA, Gearing Up For the Holidays After ‘Brisk’ Summer

Publishers Weekly – 2015-10-09

This year’s New England Independent Booksellers Association regional trade show, held in Providence, R.I., from October 6–8, brought together an upbeat crowd of booksellers new and veteran,...

Young turn to mobiles to book holidays

BBC – 2015-10-14

More than a third of 16 to 24-year-olds booked a holiday last year on their mobile phone or tablet computer, a travel association has said.

Mobile technology and targeted marketing barge in on holidays

Reuters – 2015-11-02

LONDON (Reuters) - Thumbing through guide books for restaurant and shopping tips while on holiday could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to mobile travel technology that knows where you are and...

Lawmaker urges airlines to halt bag fee hikes during holidays

Los Angeles Times – 2015-11-08

A U.S. senator from Florida is asking airlines not to act like a Scrooge during the holidays. Sen. Bill Nelson, the top Democrat on the Senate Commerce Committee, has called on all U.S. carriers to...

6 snappy, statistics-based responses to those awful questions you get at the holidays

Los Angeles Times – 2015-11-26

Ah, home for the holidays. A time for fun. A time for family. A time to be interrogated about whether you've hit life's benchmarks, and if not, why, and when will you, you aren't getting any younger....

Now that the holidays are underway, 8 places where you can celebrate in Southern California

Los Angeles Times – 2015-11-26

If you think Thanksgiving was tough to plan, Friday may present a bigger challenge. You have Black Friday shopping and sales, and #optoutside activities to consider. And it's the official kickoff to...

Celebrate the holidays by welcoming Mideast refugees

Los Angeles Times – 2015-11-28

To the editor: During this season of Thanksgiving, the difference between our lives and those fleeing violence around the world is thrown into sharp contrast. While we eat plenty of turkey and pie,...

Microsoft Ad Calls for Truce With Apple, if Only for the Holidays

Advertising Age – 2015-12-01

Call it the Christmas Truce of 2015.Last year Microsoft ran ads comparing its Surface pro 3 to Apple's Mac Book Air for its holiday push, but this year the marketer is calling for peace with Apple in...

Beyond the bestsellers: Michael Dirda picks 12 books for the holidays

The Washington Post – 2015-12-11

From Sherlock Holmes to T.S. Eliot and Betty Boop, these are titles you’ll find deeper in the stacks.

Happy Holidays! Christmas Carols for the Book Industry

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-12-21

As our parting gift to you for 2015, Publishing Perspectives re-imagines several popular Christmas carols through the prism of the book business. The post Happy Holidays! Christmas Carols for the...

Strong Holidays Give Children's Bookstores a Boost in 2015

Publishers Weekly – 2016-01-14

"Indie bookselling is back," Vivien Jennings, owner of Rainy Day Books in Fairway, Kan., proclaimed after a "wonderful" holiday season with sales up 11%.

Inside Brit + Co’s new Snapchat Discover partnership to brand the holidays

Digiday – 2016-03-25

Brit + Co. is bringing its DIY lifestyle to Snapchat for the Easter and the rest of holidays going forward, thanks to a deal it struck with the media messaging app, which was being announced today....

Snapchat Adds Brit & Co to Its Discover Publishers, for Holidays Only

Advertising Age – 2016-03-25

Snapchat is expanding its cadre of Discover publishers to include Brit & Co, a media and e-commerce platform with a focus on DIY, but on a recurring temporary basis for big annual holidays and...

IPS Ready for the Holidays

Publishers Weekly – 2016-12-06

With its integration of the Perseus distribution companies completed, Ingram Publisher Services said that 98% of independent booksellers will receive their orders within three days.

Thursday's TV highlights: 'Taraji's White Hot Holidays' and more

Los Angeles Times – 2016-12-08

  SERIES DC’s Legends of Tomorrow The team lands in the Roaring ’20s Chicago in this new episode. 8 p.m. KTLA Alone The remote Argentinian region of Patagonia is the destination as this...

Reminder: Suicides Don't Actually Increase Around The Holidays

The Huffington Post – 2016-12-14

Suicide rates are usually at their lowest during the month of December. But you wouldn’t know it based on stories in the media that link this time of year to self-harm. Nearly half of...

Hot Books for the Holidays in Paris: Love Letters to a Mistress

Publishing Perspectives – 2016-12-13

Selling well in France, controversial François Mitterand books, love letters for the former president's mistress, are on offer to international publishers. The post Hot Books for the Holidays in...

With World of Color and Festival of Holidays, Disneyland looks beyond its walls and goes global

Los Angeles Times – 2016-12-17

The Disneyland Resort has a rather global feel this holiday season. The newest festive offerings at its California Adventure theme park look beyond the magic-encased bubble that is Southern...

'Little Drummer Bowie' injects some Ziggy Stardust into the holidays

Los Angeles Times – 2016-12-17

Twenty years old and counting, the Troubadour Theater Company has been celebrated for its blend of rock music, commedia-based clowning and improvisational flair, building an audience composed...

Reading Up on the Holidays: Book Recommendations From the Field

Publishing Perspectives – 2016-12-21

Our international publishing colleagues tell us which books are on their holiday gift lists this year. We wish you happy holidays and a wonderful New Year. The post Reading Up on the Holidays: Book...

Friday's TV highlights: 'A Home for the Holidays' and more

Los Angeles Times – 2016-12-23

SERIES Terry Crews Saves Christmas This limited series, in which the “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star helps everyday folks plan their holiday parties, ends its run with a pair of new episodes. 8 and 9...

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