October 07, 2021

From access to impact

Digital content and learning is nothing new. Academic journals and books have been online for decades, many universities offer massive open online courses (MOOCs), and most of us have digital search tools at our fingertips most of the time. But the pandemic has accelerated existing trends, cramming as much as a decade’s worth of digital evolution into less than a year.

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Nobel Literature Prize 2021: Abdulrazak Gurnah named winner

Nobel Literature Prize 2021: Abdulrazak Gurnah named winner Oct 07 2021 Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has said he was "surprised and humbled" to be awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Swedish Academy praised Gurnah for his "uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism". The prize is awarded by the Swedish Academy and is worth 10 million Swedish crowns ($1.14m / £840,000). Gurnah, 73, is the author of 10 novels, including Paradise and Desertion. Source: BBC News More News Stories

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Melinda French Gates launches imprint with Flatiron

Oct 07 2021 Melinda French Gates will launch Moment of Lift Books, a new nonfiction imprint, with Macmillan's Flatiron Books, the publisher announced. The imprint's first three titles are due in 2023. The imprint takes its name from Gates's bestselling book The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World, which Flatiron published in 2019. Source: Publishers Weekly More News Stories

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2021 Nobel Prize Literature Winner Announced

The Swedish Academy has awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature to the novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah for his “uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.” The Tanzanian author, who now resides in the United Kingdom, is the author of ten novels and, as cited by the Academy, “the theme of the refugee’s disruption runs throughout his work.” Born in 1948, Gurnah grew up on the island of Zanzibar, now part of Tanzania, but arrived in Britain as a refugee in the 1960s. He was 18...

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How to Sell More Books Direct to Consumer (Yes, We Mean Sidestepping Amazon)

Reading Time: 4 minutesBefore we delve into today’s blog post about how to sell more books direct to consumers, we want you to know about an exciting announcement! It’s finally here – Book to Bestseller: The Savvy Author’s Guide to Book Promotion, Smart Branding, and Longterm Success is up on Amazon for pre-order and that means it’s time to announce all the fantastic promotions we’ve been planning to celebrate! Honestly, this has been the most exciting release yet, so I encourage you to click on the Book to Bestseller link under the Resources and Free Downloads at the bottom of this page....

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