2018 Festival of Faith & Writing ‘Mixes It Up,' Touts Diversity

Nearly 2,000 writers, literary agents, and publishers gathered in Grand Rapids, Mich. from April 12-14 for the Calvin College Festival of Faith & Writing, which featured speakers of color and panels on racial issues. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-04-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookCon 2018: We Need Diverse Books: Beyond Diversity 101

We Need Diverse Books has grown alongside BookCon, working for greater inclusiveness in publishing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Big Black Chapters: Navigating Diversity Within the Indie Writing Community

Two authors build a unique writing space for African American #OwnVoices storytellers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival holds inaugural library conference

This year’s Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival will host an inaugural library conference, with speakers including Ann Cleeves and Arts Council England c.e.o. Darren Henley. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Primadonna festival 'gives prominence' to women's writing

New literary event the Primadonna festival will give "prominence to work by women”, with support from author Kit de Waal and Curtis Brown agent Cathryn Summerhayes. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Big Write children's workshop returns to Harrogate International Festivals

The North’s biggest children’s creative writing workshop The Big Write is returning in May, Harrogate International Festivals has announced. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK Publishers’ 2018 Diversity Report: ‘More Needs To Be Done’

The Publishers Association's second annual diversity survey found that racial and ethnic criteria were where progress is slowest in the UK industry. The post UK Publishers’ 2018 Diversity Report: ‘More Needs To Be Done’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-01-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reidy Touts 2018 as S&S's 'Most Successful Year'

In addition to a string of bestsellers, Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy cited strong gains in digital audio and backlist sales as keys to the “most successful year in Simon & Schuster's history.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-12-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lucy Cavendish College launches one-day writing festival

Lucy Cavendish College, part of the University of Cambridge and the organiser of the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, is launching a festival for aspiring authors. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishing in Québec 2018: Today’s Québec Writing Is Bold, Intimate, And Borderless

Québec publishers and authors are confident looking abroad, searching less for reassurances and acknowledgment from the rest of the world than for new international outlets to share all they have to say. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canadian Publishing 2018: Is Diverse, Data-Driven Wattpad Publishing's Future?

The Canadian digital platform is using machine learning to discover what readers want. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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International Literature Festival Berlin Rolls Out Its 2018 Program for September

'Up-to-the-minute political and scientific discourses' are at the heart of the September 5 to 15 International Literature Festival Berlin this year, which is programmed around six guiding pillars of interest. The post International Literature Festival Berlin Rolls Out Its 2018 Program for... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-08-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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German Book Prize 2018 Longlist Announced: Familiar Names, Literary Diversity

This year's German Book Prize longlist for Germany's most prestigious literary prize includes authors Maxim Biller, Helene Hegemann, and other familiar names The post German Book Prize 2018 Longlist Announced: Familiar Names, Literary Diversity appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-08-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bush and Winterson to star in 2018's Bradford Literature Festival

Musician-writer Kate Bush, novelist Jeanette Winterson and former boxer Frank Bruno are among those participating in the Bradford Literature Festival 2018, in association with Provident Financial Group, where over 500 speakers will feature across more than 400 sessions. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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China Bestsellers May 2018: Popular Philosophy and Faith in Love

Lessons in what one observer calls 'the ability to get along with one's own emotions' lead the way in our May bestseller list from China. The post China Bestsellers May 2018: Popular Philosophy and Faith in Love appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-06-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo and BookCon 2018: Authors Explore the Multiplicities of Diversity

Both BookExpo and BookCon organizers have committed themselves to scheduling panels meant to raise awareness of diversity and multiculturalism in literature. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cheltenham Literary Festival 2018 Announces Its Educational Program for Kids

The Cheltenham Literary Festival—the UK's oldest literary festival—announces its 2018 educational programming  aimed at children and school groups. The main festival runs October 5 to 14. The post Cheltenham Literary Festival 2018 Announces Its Educational Program for Kids appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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BookExpo 2018: WNDB Panel Looks to 'Diversity 2.0'

We Need Diverse Books, the grassroots organization committed to promoting greater inclusivity in children’s literature and the publishing industry, hosted a discussion titled "Life Cycle of a Diverse Book" on June 1, as part of BookExpo. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2018: YA Editors Aim to Further Diversify Character Diversity

The five editors presenting this year’s YA buzz books at a BookExpo panel on May 31 underlined the importance of inclusion in book acquisitions. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: Asian Festival of Children’s Content; Macmillan, Binc Open Diversity Scholarships

In recognition of the Singapore Book Council's 50th anniversary, the Asian Festival of Children's Content names Singapore its 'Country of Focus.' And in the States, Macmillan and Binc open a second year of diversity-driven bookseller scholarships. The post Industry Notes: Asian Festival of... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-06-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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