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17 Excellent Short Stories By Black Authors

These short stories by Black authors include some of the best Black short stories published, for middle graders, YA readers, and adults. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2020-10-16 10:37:00 UTC ]
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Angry Robot extends Black Voices Matter open submissions window

Independent publisher Angry Robot Books has extended indefinitely its open submission window for sci-fi and fantasy novels by black authors, following a positive response to the initiative.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-24 03:52:28 UTC ]
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How to promote books by black authors

As a black publicist with more than seven years in culture and entertainment publicity, I have sat in many all-white creative meetings where the genuine answer to making a campaign diverse was to give Stormzy a call (before that it was Tinie Tempah).  If you are serious about diversity and... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-24 03:36:15 UTC ]
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I'm the first black author to win book of the year. I'm proud, but not completely happy

Instead of celebrating myself, I’m going to celebrate the books by black authors that came before meI have a funny thing about winning. I find it overwhelming. I don’t know how to cope or act when things are meant to be “good”. What do I do? Should I be happy? What is that? How many ways can I... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-07-02 07:00:46 UTC ]
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Evaristo and Carty-Williams become first black authors to win top British Book awards

Candice Carty-Williams and Bernardine Evaristo take book of the year and author of the year categories, as publishers face criticism for treatment of black authorsCandice Carty-Williams and Bernardine Evaristo have become the first black authors to win the top prizes at the British Book awards,... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-29 17:45:42 UTC ]
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Can #BlackoutBestsellerList be the reckoning the publishing industry needs?

The social media campaign could force publishers to focus on black writers by encouraging readers to buy their booksCould the New York Times’ Best Seller book list ever be filled entirely by black authors?As industries undergo reckonings around race, in the wake of international demonstrations... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-17 10:00:17 UTC ]
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Amistad Launches #BlackoutBestsellerList on Social Media

Looking to showcase the popularity of Black literature, Amistad Press has launched the hashtag campaign #BlackoutBestsellerList and #BlackPublishingPower in an effort to support the work of Black authors and Black book professionals. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Black British authors top UK book charts in wake of BLM protests

Bernardine Evaristo and Reni Eddo-Lodge take No 1 slots in wake of anti-racist demonstrations, as Waterstones staff ask chain to support causeBernardine Evaristo and Reni Eddo-Lodge have become the first black British women to top the UK’s fiction and nonfiction paperback charts, in a week where... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-10 13:46:40 UTC ]
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"Do better, publishing people": an open letter to the industry

I have to start by admitting that when I began writing this letter last week, I was boiling mad and ready to take everyone on. Now, in its tenth or twentieth draft (I don’t know which) I’m still boiling mad, but most of your gaslighting social media posts that sent me over the edge have gone, so... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-10 12:34:21 UTC ]
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Dorothy Koomson: 'publishing is a hostile environment for Black authors'

Author Dorothy Koomson has written an open letter to the publishing industry, in which she describes it as a “hostile environment for Black authors”.   Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-10 06:37:48 UTC ]
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Publishers Promise More Action to Diversify Industry

In response to Monday's Day of Solidarity, which saw more than 1,100 publishing workers demanding that the industry take action to diversity its workforce and to publish more black authors, three of the Big Five publishers issued statements pledging to do just that. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors Push for Transparency with #PublishingPaidMe

A new hashtag campaign aims to highlight the disparity in book advances between white and black authors and has garnered well over 1,000 submissions. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Where Are All The Black BookTubers?

There's something missing from YouTube's book blogging community: Black people and books by Black authors. Continue reading at 'The Huffington Post'

[ The Huffington Post | 2019-06-27 22:17:41 UTC ]
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Bookselling Roundup, Week Ending September 18, 2015

It’s fair play in New York City this weekend with no fewer than three book fairs/festivals. Across the country Kepler’s is marking its 60th, while new stores continue to open, including a kiosk in Indianapolis dedicated to black authors. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-09-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New data says less than 3 percent of children's books surveyed in 2013 were about black people

The Cooperative Children's Book Center of the University of Wisconsin – Madison found that of the new children's books they received at their center, less than 3 percent focused on black people and even fewer were by black authors (about 2 percent, according to the CCBC.) Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-03-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Harlem Book Fair kicks off

FRIDAY, JULY 19, AND SATURDAY, JULY 20 The 15th annual HARLEM BOOK FAIR is an outdoor literary extravaganza dedicated to black authors and their readers. The fair is at West 135th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard and features some 250 booths and exhibitions. The event, hosted by the New York... Continue reading at 'Crains New York'

[ Crains New York | 2013-07-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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