Bath branch leads the way as W H Smith revamps estate with diversity the focus

The mass-market retailer has launched a raft of changes at its Bath store, appealing to its core market of light readers and consumers of children’s titles under a new books duo. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-02 07:34:31 UTC ]
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IPA’s Bodour and Setzer Lead African Focus in Conference Closer

Both the president and vice-president of the International Publishers Association led Sharjah's Publishers Conference spotlight on African publishing. The post IPA’s Bodour and Setzer Lead African Focus in Conference Closer appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-10-30 02:24:44 UTC ]
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W H Smith's Pete Selby says lack of diversity means book industry is ‘failing’ children

Pete Selby, head of books for W H Smith, has called on the book industry to make the high street more diverse and inclusive for young readers, saying that diversity is going to become a "significant" part of WHS' strategy. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-22 19:12:13 UTC ]
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W H Smith appoints El-Assad to lead US expansion

W H Smith is looking to expand its retail travel business in the United States with the appointment of Ziad El-Assad.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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W H Smith reveals plans to transform post office shops with bigger focus on books

W H Smith has revealed plans to refit its post office stores with a bigger emphasis on books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Go Getten: Kereen’s début leads a flurry of diverse books bagged at Bologna

Diversity and inclusion is high on the agenda at this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair, with US and UK publishers keen to snap up stories by authors from backgrounds which have previously been underrepresented in publishing.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Wilbur Smith branches out into children’s fiction with MG series

Wilbur Smith is branching into children’s books by telling the story of the youngest member of the Courtney family for a new series of middle grade novels. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Polis Books Launches Diversity-Focused Crime Imprint

In an effort to attract a more diverse roster of writers, Polis Books founder Jason Pinter is launching Agora Books, a diversity-focused imprint specializing in crime and mystery fiction. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-12-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BuzzFeed News’ Ben Smith: ‘Every company needs diverse business models’

Once dependent on Facebook, the publisher is broadening the ways it distributes its news and makes money. The post BuzzFeed News’ Ben Smith: ‘Every company needs diverse business models’ appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-09-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Firefly publisher to lead new Golden Egg Academy branch

Children’s writing organisation the Golden Egg Academy is opening a new branch to cover Wales and the South West, which will be led by Firefly Press publisher Penny Thomas. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hybrid Publishing, Diversity of Voices Focus at IBPA Conference

The growth of hybrid publishing and the diversity of voices independent presses bring to publishing were among the topics at this year's IBPA Publishing University. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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‘We need real diversity’: Hearst’s Joanna Coles says more women in leadership will lead to culture change

The chief content officer at Hearst talks about #MeToo, print media's comeback, Snapchat's value to publishers and more. The post ‘We need real diversity’: Hearst’s Joanna Coles says more women in leadership will lead to culture change appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Diversity discussions lead IPG autumn conference

Diversity in the book industry, Amazon and selling TV and film rights were some of the hot topics of the IPG's biggest ever autumn conference. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Smith becomes HC deputy publishing director of estates

HarperFiction has promoted Chris Smith to deputy publishing director of estates. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mahey-Morgan urges publishers to focus on boardroom diversity

Crystal Mahey-Morgan, the founder of OWN IT!, has called on the industry to stop focusing on entry-level schemes to improve diversity, but instead to look at the boardrooms “where the real decisions are actually made”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Otter-Barry Books launches poetry list with focus on debuts and diversity

Janetta Otter-Barry, the founder of independent publisher Otter-Barry Books, is hoping to publish new voices in children’s poetry with her new list. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Irish Company Focuses on Diversity for New Personalized Children's Books

Irish startup Writing for Tiny allows users to create personalized books with characters of all sizes and colors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Banned Books Week to Focus on Diversity

The annual celebration of the freedom to read, set this year for Sept. 25-Oct. 1, will focus on banned books written by people of color. The event will also look to examine why titles by diverse writers are so often challenged. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Diversion Books Branches Out

In November 2014, Kristin Cast, the younger writer in the mother-daughter duo behind the bestselling House of Night young adult titles, signed with Diversion Books for a five-book paranormal romance series titled the Escaped. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Estates Management Agency Acquires 12 Literary Estates

International Literary Properties, an estate management firm formed late last year with headquarters in London and New York, has acquired 12 literary estates, including those of Evelyn Waugh and Georges Simenon. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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