#open letter

Publishing news tagged with #open letter


NYC's Strand Book Store Asks for Help

Nancy Bass Wyden, owner of Strand Book Store, with two locations in Manhattan, has posted an open letter on social media asking for help from the local community, saying sales are down 70% and the need for more support has become urgent. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Diversity needs unions

In response to the discussions around the #PublishingPaidMe and #BookJobTransparency hashtags, and the open letter from the Black Writers’ Guild, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Book Branch recognises that these problems are not new and will not be fixed without ambitious, far-reaching... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-25 09:04:37 UTC ]
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"Let’s clarify what free speech is and is not": An open letter to the industry from Pride in Publishing

Being a book publisher comes with a set of tough moral responsibilities. You provide livelihoods for authors and booksellers, your hiring decisions can greatly influence how UK culture is shaped, and you’re also a company with a duty of care towards your staff. Sometimes these duties come into... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-23 03:23:48 UTC ]
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'Change is not happening fast enough': UK publishers promise to tackle inequality

Responding to the newly formed Black Writers’ Guild, all five of the biggest publishers say they will make more room for black authors and staffThe “big five” UK publishing houses have separately acknowledged that “change is not happening fast enough” and that they must do a lot more to address... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-17 12:45:22 UTC ]
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We could and should do more: publishers reply to the Black Writers' Guild

Publishers have responded to the Black Writers’ Guild’s open letter, welcoming their suggestions and agreeing they have work to do Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-16 13:02:41 UTC ]
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An open letter to UK publishing from the Black Writers' Guild

The protest movement sweeping the world since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has forced an international soul searching to understand the pervasive racial inequalities that haunt most sectors of our society. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-15 17:05:27 UTC ]
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Poetry Foundation Responds to Criticism, Pledges Action

The staff and board of the Poetry Foundation said in an open letter that they are committed to "ongoing action in response to the call to dismantle white supremacy." The pledge came after an open letter highly critical of the Foundation's past treatment of marginalized was released and led to... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Black Writers' Guild tells UK publishing how to get its own house in order

The Black Writers' Guild has issued an open letter, signed by writers including Dorothy Koomson, Malorie Blackman, Candice Carty-Williams, David Olusoga and Bernardine Evaristo, telling British publishers it is "deeply concerned" they are "raising awareness of racial inequality without... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-14 19:50:25 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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Poets Call for Change at Poetry Foundation

An open letter to the Poetry Foundation signed by more than 1,800 individuals issued in response to the organization's recent statement on the killing of George Floyd and other current events calls for significant change at the organization, including the resignations of its president and board... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Weird, Funny, Delicious Books Wanted: A Conversation with Emma Ramadan, by Veronica Esposito

Interviews Veronica Esposito Emma Ramadan is a literary translator based in Providence, Rhode Island, where she is the co-owner of Riffraff, a bookstore and bar. She is the recipient of an NEA Translation Fellowship, a PEN/Heim grant, and a Fulbright... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

[ World Literature Today | 2020-05-18 18:20:27 UTC ]
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PubWest to Amazon: Publishing Needs Your Help

PubWest has published an open letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos asking him to support independent publishers by placing a moratorium on certain fees and by making books more of a priority for shipping as soon as possible. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Italy's AIE asks for delay on new discount limits

Over 200 publishers and publishing imprints in Italy’s Publishers Association (the Associazione Italiana Editori or AIE) have signed an open letter to the country’s government, asking it to delay the implementation of controversial new rules on book discounting, and citing the coronavirus... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-25 20:35:16 UTC ]
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Gaiman, Sparkes and Rowson sign letter against Hampshire library closures

Scores of authors including Neil Gaiman, Ali Sparkes, Pauline Rowson and Philip Hoare have signed an open letter to Hampshire County Council calling for it to ditch its "shameful" proposal to close 10 libraries. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-10 13:57:46 UTC ]
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Springer Nature points out problems with cOAlition S transformative journals plan

In an open letter sent today (Tuesday 17th December) to research funder consortium cOAlition S, Springer Nature has urged the coalition to make amendments to its proposed framework on transformative journals, currently out for consultation. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-16 23:07:57 UTC ]
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Macmillan CEO John Sargent: 'We're not Trying to Hurt Libraries'

In an open letter to librarians published this week, Macmillan CEO John Sargent struck a somewhat conciliatory note over the issue of embargoing e-books to libraries, but his message remains unchanged: library lending of e-books pose a problem. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Boris Johnson urged to support creative industries in open letter

Boris Johnson has been urged to support a second EU referendum rather than a no-deal Brexit in order to support the UK's creative industries and protect the sector's public investment, just hours after he was elected leader of the Conservative Party.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-23 11:05:44 UTC ]
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'We choose Europe': Pullman and Gaiman condemn Brexit in open letter

Almost 90 UK authors including Robert Harris, Neil Gaiman, John le Carré and Philip Pullman, have condemned Brexit in an open letter urging people to vote in tomorrow's European Parliament elections.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-22 12:21:59 UTC ]
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London Book Fair 2019: Four Questions for...Chad Post

What’s the state of the U.S. market for literature in translation? Ahead of the 2019 London Book Fair, PW caught up with Open Letter and Three Percent founder Chad Post to get a glimpse at where things stand. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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