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The Bookseller asks for trade views of social media

The Bookseller would like to capture the trade’s thoughts on social media and, in particular, "cancel culture" and its impacts on UK publishing, bookselling and writing. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-01 19:32:20 UTC ]
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We've come a long way with LBGTQ+ literature

In 2012, the literary critic Suzi Feay lamented the lack of new lesbian voices in UK publishing. Describing what she saw as “a shortage of lesbian writers in Britain today”, she wondered who would follow in the footsteps of established authors like Ali Smith, Sarah Waters and Jeanette Winterson.... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-22 12:20:04 UTC ]
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Black Writers’ Guild calls for sweeping change in UK publishing

More than 100 authors join new body calling for the industry to address deep-seated inequalities in output and personnelMore than 100 writers including Booker winner Bernardine Evaristo, Benjamin Zephaniah and Malorie Blackman have called on all major publishing houses in the UK to introduce... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-15 17:08:57 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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Publishing must ‘wake up to the world beyond the M25’, new report urges

A new report championing working class writers has published today (1st May), recommending better funding for “new collaborations” and the “decentralisation of UK publishing”–including asking more literary agents to move outside the capital–to help promote inclusion. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-30 13:41:58 UTC ]
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Trading up

William Bowes believes the redrawing of trading relationships with a number of territories worldwide is a chance to reassert the bedrock principles of UK publishing. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Defend and nuture' UK publishing, Wise urges policymakers

Curtis Brown agent Gordon Wise, former president of the Association of Authors' Agents, has urged parliamentarians to defend the achievements of UK publishers.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-02-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK publishing industry remains 90% white, survey finds

Research indicates diversity has improved in recent years, but a generational change is needed to balance the book trade, according to researchersA survey of more than 1,000 people working in UK publishing has found that more than 90% currently in the industry classify themselves as white... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-09-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers prepare to #LoveAudio

An industry-wide #LoveAudio campaign is launching next week, designed to shine a spotlight on the fastest-growing sector in UK publishing. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Have you experienced a gender gap working in publishing?

Anecdotal evidence suggests men are more likely to hold senior positions in UK publishing, despite women making up the majority of the workforce. But what are your experiences?Are things getting worse for women in publishing? Insiders speakA 2016 survey in the US found that 78% of the workforce... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Journals lead in UK publishing’s export drive

The industry’s earnings hit a new high in 2016, according to the PA Publishing Yearbook 2016, which has put total income from invoiced sales at £4.8bn. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A year in review: 2016's biggest stories

From politics to Potter, we take a look at some of the biggest stories in UK publishing in 2016. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The UK’s Publishers Association Issues a Brexit ‘Manifesto’

'UK publishing will embrace the opportunities presented by leaving the EU,' according to a Brexit manifesto on the Publishers Association's lobbying points. The post The UK’s Publishers Association Issues a Brexit ‘Manifesto’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-09-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Review of 2015: heads of houses assess success

The heads of the UK publishing's four biggest trade publishers on the successes, and challenges, of 2015. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Beauty of Belonging? Diversity in UK Publishing

Bobby Nayyar offers a statistical analysis of diversity — or lack thereof — in the catalogs of major UK publishing houses, as well as initiatives to improve. The post The Beauty of Belonging? Diversity in UK Publishing appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-01-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In pictures: FutureBook Conference 2015

The FutureBook Conference celebrated its fifth anniversary with a line-up including rapper Akala, the leaders of some of UK publishing's biggest companies, and the first BookTech Showcase. The use of data and the increase in mobile users were major themes of the event, which also saw the... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-12-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Diversity in UK Publishing Still a Challenge

The book industry remains largely white and middle class, while efforts are being made to boost socio-economic and ethnic diversity in publishing. The post Diversity in UK Publishing Still a Challenge appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-07-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK Publishing is “In A Good Place,” says PA CEO

Richard Mollet, CEO of the Publishers Association, reports that 2014 UK publishing revenues were £4.3 billion, with 44% coming from export markets. The post UK Publishing is “In A Good Place,” says PA CEO appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-05-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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