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Waterstones says it can't pay living wage, as 1,300 authors support staff appeal

Managing director says book chain ‘simply not profitable enough’, as Sally Rooney, Val McDermid and other authors write to protestMore than 1,300 writers including Kerry Hudson, David Nicholls, Sally Rooney, Michael Rosen and Val McDermid have backed a campaign for Waterstones booksellers to be... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-03-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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As celebrity books boom, professional authors are driven out of full-time work

Novelist Donal Ryan is the latest name forced to seek an income outside books, while children’s writers complain that stars from other media monopolise advancesDespite scoring three bestsellers in five years and a clutch of awards, The Spinning Heart author Donal Ryan has been forced to return... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-02-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2016: At ABA Town Hall, Concerns About Minimum Wage, Removing Cover Prices

At the ABA town hall, booksellers raised a range of issues, from paying a living wage to whether cover prices should be removed from books. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Accent Press to become Living Wage employer

Accent Press founder Hazel Cushion has called on the industry to end “morally wrong” unpaid internships and improve diversity by signing up to pay the Living Wage to staff. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-11-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indies wary of the introduction of increased Minimum Wage

The proposed rise in the Minimum Wage announced by chancellor George Osborne in his recent budget will “hit indies hardest”, booksellers have said. Osborne said the Minimum Wage for people aged 25 and over would rise to £7.20 per hour in April 2016 (it is currently £6.50 per hour for those aged... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-07-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Unpaid internships 'should be banned to build diversity in publishing'

Novelist Kerry Hudson is setting out ‘a provocation’ calling for wholesale change to encourage and reflect broader spectrum of voicesThe award-winning novelist Kerry Hudson is set to make a bold call for change in UK publishing, which she believes is failing “to reflect the extraordinary... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-07-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Anonymous in 'Christmas card' protest

Campaign group Amazon Anonoymous has delivered a "Christmas card" to the company's UK boss Christopher North challenging him to pay workers the Living Wage. The card, delivered to Amazon's UK headquarters in Slough yesterday (22nd December) was two metres wide and mimicked the design of an... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Amazon-free’ Christmas campaign diverts reported £5m worth of sales from online retailer

Amazon Anonymous campaigners hand-deliver giant Christmas card to online retailer’s UK headquarters and call for company to pay workers a living wageDisenchanted shoppers have taken over £5m worth of business away from Amazon this Christmas in protest at the internet retailer’s business... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-12-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Petition calls on Foyles to pay the Living Wage

Foyles has defended the wages of its staff after an online petition called on the company to pay booksellers the Living Wage. The petition at Change.org was set up today (11th December) by Lindsay Woods, who is campaigning for the six-store company to pay all its workers “at least the London... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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