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Hundreds of KidLit authors are calling out the SCBWI for its Gaza silence.

Over 500 members of the KidLit community—including Sabaa Tahir, Angie Thomas, and Jason Reynolds—have signed an open letter to the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, calling for the organization to break its silence on the ongoing genocide in Gaza, which has so far claimed the... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2024-03-04 19:00:45 UTC ]
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Lit Hub Daily: October 17, 2023

“They are closing out the space for a Palestinian voice.” An open letter to the Frankfurt Book Fair in support of Adania Shibli, from more than 350 writers, editors, and publishers. | Lit Hub “I don’t have time to write about the soul. / There are bodies to count.” Read a poem by Hala Alyan. […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-10-17 10:30:08 UTC ]
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An Open Letter in Support of Adania Shibli From More Than 350 Writers, Editors, and Publishers

This letter was originally published by ArabLit. The shocking and tragic events that began on October 7th and are ongoing today have had repercussions all over the globe, including within the publishing world. Award-winning Palestinian author Adania Shibli, who was a finalist for the 2020... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-10-17 09:05:58 UTC ]
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Authors join call for Baillie Gifford to divest from fossil fuel

More than 150 writers and industry professionals are asking the firm, which is a leading sponsor of UK literary festivals, to drop their investmentsMore than 150 authors and books industry professionals including Naomi Klein, Robert Macfarlane, Emma Dabiri and Geoff Dyer have signed a statement... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2023-10-13 11:35:41 UTC ]
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Margaret Atwood among thousands of authors demanding compensation from AI companies

Margaret Atwood, James Patterson and Suzanne Collins are among thousands of writers endorsing an open letter from the Authors Guild urging AI companies to obtain permission before incorporating copyrighted work into their technologies. ... Continue reading at 'CBC'

[ CBC | 2023-07-18 21:52:26 UTC ]
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James Patterson, Margaret Atwood among thousands of writers urging AI companies to honor copyrights

James Patterson, Suzanne Collins and Margaret Atwood are among thousands of writers endorsing an open letter from the Authors Guild urging AI companies to obtain permission before incorporating copyrighted work into their technologies Continue reading at 'ABC News'

[ ABC News | 2023-07-18 20:54:45 UTC ]
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An Open Letter to Stephen King: Book Censorship News, January 27, 2023

No, kids CAN'T get the books being banned at libraries and bookstores, Mr. King. That, plus this week's book censorship news. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2023-01-27 11:40:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins Addresses Stalled Union Negotiations, Union Responds

In an open letter to agents and authors, CEO Brian Murray wrote that he feels "we owe you a response" and wanted to "share some additional background" about the state of the company's negotiations with its unionized employees. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-12-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Open letter to top publisher condemns $2m Amy Coney Barrett book deal

More than 250 literary figures rail against acquisition by Penguin Random House of book by conservative US supreme court justiceMore than 250 figures from the US literary world have signed an open letter protesting the acquisition by Penguin Random House of a book by the conservative supreme... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2022-10-27 06:00:22 UTC ]
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'Hundreds' of Salesforce employees pushback on NFT cloud project

Salesforce wants a piece of the NFT action and "hundreds" of its employees are reportedly not happy about it. More than 400 employees signed an open letter that's being passed around internally, according to Thomson Reuters Foundation News, and is addressed to Salesforce's co-CEOs Marc Benioff... Continue reading at 'Silicon Valley Business Journal'

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2022-02-18 22:58:45 UTC ]
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As a black literary agent, I despair at UK publishing's lack of diversity | Natalie Jerome

For decades, I sat in meetings with all-white teams. The industry needs an independent body to advise on equalityI’m a literary agent and at the height of last year’s Black Lives Matter protests I was sent a list, with accompanying photographs, of the top editors working across the major... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2022-01-01 10:00:46 UTC ]
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Book industry figures condemn abuse of Clanchy critics in open letter

An open letter, signed by more than 150 figures from the book industry, has condemned the abuse suffered by Monisha Rajesh, Professor Sunny Singh and Chimene Suleyman following their criticisms of Kate Clanchy.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-11 17:31:27 UTC ]
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Mike Pence’s publisher refuses to cancel memoir after staff protest

Simon & Schuster president Jonathan Karp says seven-figure book deal will go ahead, after open letter from employees accuses publisher of being ‘on the wrong side of justice’Simon & Schuster has said it will not pull out of a seven-figure book deal with Mike Pence after some of its... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2021-04-21 12:05:44 UTC ]
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Industry Members Unite to Block Trump Administration Book Deals

In an open letter, more than 250 authors, agents, booksellers, and publishers urged publishers not to sign book deals with members of the Trump Administration or anyone "who incited, suborned, instigated, or otherwise supported the January 6, 2021, coup attempt." Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-15 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors Guild demands changes to Audible's returns policy

US writers' body The Authors Guild has sent an open letter to Audible, demanding the company make changes to its policy on returns. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-24 08:16:59 UTC ]
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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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