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HBG Big News This Week: April 15-19, 2019

Added: 26.10.2020 21:31 | 4 views | 0 comments


Following is a recap of major news at Hachette Book Group for the week of April 15-19, 2019: HBG Community Service Day: we had our second annual Community Service Day on Wednesday, and close to 600 HBG employees volunteered in a wide variety of activities – preparing food in community kitchens, delivering hot meals to homebound seniors, reading with children, repainting rooms in community centers, gardening in green spaces, caring for animals in rescue shelters, assisting with literacy and mental health awareness projects, creating handmade cards for hospitalized children, and much more. Bestseller news:  James Patterson’s The Fall of Crazy House (JIMMY Patterson) debuts at #4 on the New York Times YA Hardcover list. Also, debuting on the NYT lists are William W. Li’s Eat to Beat Disease (GCP) at #10 on the Advice, How-To, & Misc., and Miracle at St. Andrews by James Patterson & Peter de Jonge (LB) at #13 on the Print HC Fiction list. HBG’s distribution clients have a #1 bestseller with Jeff Kinney’s new addition to the Diary of the Wimpy Kid franchise, Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid (Abrams) at the top of the Middle Grade Hardcover list. And David Sax’s The Revenge of the Analog (PublicAffairs) makes a surprise appearance at #1 on the Washington Post bestseller list this week. LA Times Book Prize: Beth Macy’s Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America (LB) has won the 2018  for Science & Technology. Ondaatje Prize shortlist: Adam Weymouth’s Kings of the Yukon (LB) has been named to the Royal Society of Literature’s 2019  shortlist. The £10,000 prize is awarded annually to a book of the highest literary merit – fiction, non-fiction, or poetry – which best evokes the spirit of a place. The winner will be announced May 13. Major launch: Ali Benjamin’s highly anticipated The Next Great Paulie Fink (LBYR) went on sale this week with an interview on NPR’s Here & Now, coverage to come in The Denver Post, New York Times, People, and the Wall Street Journal, and a two-week national tour.

'Toxic': CDC staffers say morale inside the agency has plummeted during the pandemic

Added: 25.10.2020 10:20 | 8 views | 0 comments

One CDC staffer said a Trump victory in November could be a "tipping point" for a mass exodus of employees.

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Trump’s historic assault on the civil service was four years in the making

Added: 24.10.2020 3:19 | 32 views | 0 comments

The sweeping executive order strips job protections from employees in policy roles across the government.

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Disney struggles with reopening global theme parks as Disneyland finally gets California rules

Added: 23.10.2020 22:23 | 29 views | 0 comments

The company is laying off 28,000 US employees as Disneyland stays shut and Disney World attendance remains capped.

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Delta has added 460 people to 'no-fly' list for refusing to wear masks

Added: 23.10.2020 21:53 | 9 views | 0 comments

In a memo to employees on Thursday, Delta CEO Ed Bastian said the airline has a total of 460 people on its no-fly list.

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Can Employee Monitoring Be Done Ethically?

Added: 23.10.2020 20:30 | 2 views | 0 comments

It can be if you follow these four simple rules.

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New Hampshire restaurant owner says he’d rather close than make employees, customers wear masks

Added: 23.10.2020 19:55 | 11 views | 0 comments

New Hampshire ice cream shop and restaurant refuses to comply with state mask-wearing policy during COVID-19, and the owner would rather shut down the business.

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New Hampshire restaurant opts to shut down rather than enforce face-mask mandate

Added: 23.10.2020 19:03 | 3 views | 0 comments

The restaurant owners claim that they complied with every single measure the state mandated other than face masks, which employees did not follow due to health reasons.

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California appeals court rules Uber, Lyft must reclassify drivers as employees

Added: 23.10.2020 4:40 | 11 views | 0 comments

A California judge in August ordered the companies to reclassify their drivers as employees, a ruling the companies appealed under the threat of leaving the state altogether

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