'Reject authors constructively or face alienating them'

The founder of 'author-centric' independent publisher September Publishing has said publishers should find time to “constructively” reject authors or they will “abandon the industry” and become self-published. Speaking on a panel entitled ‘Writing the future: author-centric publishing’ at today’s FutureBook conference (4th December), Hannah MacDonald said the industry should give editors more time to provide feedback to authors.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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James Patterson apologizes for saying white male authors face ‘racism’

The 75-year-old writer has penned more than 300 titles, sold more than 500m copies and is worth an estimated $800mThe bestselling author James Patterson has apologized for saying white male authors face “another form of racism”.In an interview with the Sunday Times, Patterson said white male... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-06-15 18:35:13 UTC ]
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Rachel Hollis, Lifestyle Author, Faces Backlash

Rachel Hollis, the best-selling author and motivational speaker, built a blockbuster business sharing her “authentic” self. Then things got a little too real. Continue reading at The New York Times

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What now for authors? On writing, coping and facing the future

Sanjana Varghese had been working as a freelance journalist in London for around a year when the coronavirus pandemic hit.  As countries around the world went into lockdown, many organisations froze their commissioning budgets, while others halted business entirely. Several of the pieces... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-21 20:08:07 UTC ]
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Cengage faces fresh lawsuit from authors over digital sale royalties

Textbook authors who claim Cengage has not paid them correct royalties for sales from its digital services have filed a class action lawsuit against the publisher. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-13 21:55:01 UTC ]
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Cengage Faces New Class Action Suit From Authors

A group of textbook authors has filed a class action suit against Cengage, alleging that the company’s recent digital pivot violates their author agreements. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors facing increasing pressure on 'morality'

The Royal Society of Literature’s president Marina Warner has lamented the increasing pressure on authors to “win gold stars for conduct”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Author Junot Diaz faces sexual misconduct allegations

Weeks after publishing his own story of sexual abuse in the New Yorker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz is facing an onslaught of accusations of sexual misconduct and misogyny directed at fellow writers. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2018-05-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sherman Alexie Latest Author Facing Harassment Allegations

National Book Award–winning author Sherman Alexie has been anonymously accused of sexual and general misconduct by members of the Native American writing community and others in the writing world. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Authors help crowdfund Cain's book after it received 30 rejections

Authors David Walliams, David Nicholls and S J Watson are among those who have pledged money to crowdfund the publication of journalist Matt Cain’s book after it was rejected more than 30 times by traditional publishers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors question the novel's future in face of declining attention spans

Authors have asked whether the novel will exist in the future when competing against new entertainment trends such as online streaming and television box sets. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Amazon rejects advertisement for Kapiti author's book for being 'too provocative'

Amazon has rejected a Kiwi author's advertisement for her debut novel, stating the cover and content is too provocative. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2017-08-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Author Paul Beatty faced a strangely racial interview in Australia

Paul Beatty, celebrated as the first American to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize, appeared in an onstage interview at the Sydney Writers’ Festival in Australia on Friday. But when the conversation turned to race, things got heated. ABC Radio National host Michael Cathcart, who is white, was... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK faces 'common problems' with Turkey, authors warn

A panel of Turkish authors speaking about censorship in the troubled country have warned that the UK faces "common problems" with Turkey, where right-wing anti-intellectualism has led to a state crackdown on freedom of expression following the failed coup on 15th July. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Authors Ask PEN to Reject Israeli Sponsorship

A letter signed by writers including Pulitzer winners Junot Diaz, Alice Walker, and Richard Ford calls PEN's acceptance of Israeli support "deeply regrettable." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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JK Rowling posts letters of rejection on Twitter to help budding authors

Harry Potter writer shares publishers’ brush-offs for first Robert Galbraith novel in attempt to to inspire other authorsThe Harry Potter author JK Rowling has shared some withering rebuffs publishers sent to her alter ego Robert Galbraith, in an effort to comfort aspiring authors.Rowling posted... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-03-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK author James Dawson chimes in on debate over 'white faces' in children's books

UK children’s laureate Malorie Blackman faced racist comments after Sky News misquoted her as saying there were 'too many white faces' in children's literature.  Now young adult author James Dawson has stepped into the fray, saying, "Malorie did not say there are too many white faces in... Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Author faced 'hostility' over book

Author Ros Barber recalls the early hostile reaction she received for her award-winning debut novel in which playwright Christopher Marlowe is credited as the true author of Shakespeare's plays. Continue reading at BBC News

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Library of Congress to Replace ‘Aliens,’ ‘Illegal Aliens’ Subject Headings

The decision was announced on November 12, at the regularly scheduled meeting of the LC's Policy and Standards Division, which maintains Library of Congress Subject Headings and comes after a long-running advocacy campaign—and a conservative political backlash against the effort. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-11-12 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Ninety budding authors to receive trade tutelage through HC’s Author Academy

HarperCollins affiliate publisher Rose Sandy reveals the details of its new Author Academy, which will give 90 emerging talents guidance as to how the book industry functions. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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