Bookselling still not 'particularly diverse' say trade figures, as New Futures project launches

Bookselling is still “not particularly diverse” say trade figures, as a scheme launches to help entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities start bookshops. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Libraries Connected launches training scheme to tackle lack of diversity

Libraries Connected has secured £342,000 in funding from Arts Council England to develop a new training programme supporting potential female and BAME leaders. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-28 11:24:48 UTC ]
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NYT launches ‘The 1619 Project’ to examine the legacy of slavery in America

In August 1619, as colonist John Rolfe wrote at the time, “twenty and odd Negroes” who were captured and taken from Angola arrived on the Virginia coast; they were promptly sold to wealthy English landowners, setting the stage for slavery in America for centuries to come. To recognize the 400th... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-08-14 15:59:53 UTC ]
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Campaign to launch diversity charity for children's books kicks off

Non-profit organisation We Need Diverse Books has kicked off its campaign to launch a UK branch to improve diversity and representation in children’s books, as Knights Of co-founder Aimée Felone said the project needs industry-wide support. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-30 15:42:06 UTC ]
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Trade figures weigh in on Booker Prize longlist as big names dominate

The Booker Prize longlist has been declared “an absolute gift for bookselling” by Waterstones, as retailers acknowledged the lack of surprise entries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-24 14:15:32 UTC ]
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Trade figures welcome Barnes & Noble deal

Trade figures have largely welcomed the news that Waterstones boss James Daunt will become c.e.o. of both Waterstones and Barnes & Noble, after Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited bought the US chain in a $683m deal. But a warning has been sounded that some consequences of the deal - which marks... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-09 07:57:43 UTC ]
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Online bookseller aims to boost diverse children’s literature

A new online bookshop has launched to promote books, graphic novels and gifts that feature characters from under-represented backgrounds. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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CILIP launches magazine to promote diversity in children’s publishing

CILIP, the library and information association, is going to promote diverse and inclusive children’s literature via a new magazine, Pen&inc. The first edition of Pen&inc launches today (2nd May) with information about 450 titles, submitted by publishers ranging from Egmont and Hachette... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Patterson launches bookseller bursary

Author James Paterson is launching a Young Bookseller Special Achievement Award in association with the Booksellers Association. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon launches scheme to boost gender diversity

Amazon will launch a programme to boost gender diversity and inclusion across its UK business with plans to ramp up the recruitment and retention of women employees.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Bookseller and WBD launch bookshop competition

The Bookseller is teaming up with World Book Day to launch a competition for bookshops. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins launches £20,000 Literacy Project grants for indies

HarperCollins has pledged £20,000 in grants for independent bookshops as part of its ongoing commitment to The Literacy Project.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pop Up Projects launches BAME illustrator mentor programme

London-based Pop Up Projects is launching a programme to help illustrators from diverse backgrounds start a career in children’s books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SoA calls on ACE to increase diversity in the arts and secure libraries' future

The Society of Authors (SoA) has responded to Arts Council England’s consultation on its future strategy, saying it would like ACE to do more to increase diversity in the arts, secure the future of the library service and ensure that young people from all backgrounds can engage in cultural activity. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Bookseller launches podcast to champion writers and recommendations

The Bookseller is this month launching a podcast to run alongside The British Book Awards. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK Trade Associations Call for Professional Behavior in a Diverse Industry

Vowing to 'bear witness and support appropriate action,' the four key trade associations in the UK publishing industry commit to combating misconduct. The post UK Trade Associations Call for Professional Behavior in a Diverse Industry appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-12-08 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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The Bookseller launches Books in the Media

The Bookseller has announced the launch of Books in the Media, a new book reviews curation and aggregation service at booksinthemedia.thebookseller.com. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘People, not tech’: Trade’s digital leaders optimistic for future

Voice and artificial intelligence are the most likely candidates to further disrupt the book business, according to the results of a survey of the book trade's most innovative, the FutureBook 40, conducted ahead of FutureBook Live, The Bookseller's publishing conference taking place on 30th... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Editing role 'needs championing in-house', trade figures say

Figures in the industry have responded to calls from this year’s Man Booker judging panel for tighter editing, with some voicing anger at an undervaluing of the editorial process. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-09 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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