Children’s authors of colour published in UK rose to 11.7% of market in 2021

BookTrust research shows, however, that the overall picture ‘remains far from representative’ with some writers and illustrators reporting tokenismNew research has found that 11.7% of children’s book creators published in the UK in 2021 were people of colour, up from 5.6% in 2017.Despite the big improvement, though, “the UK’s body of children’s literature overall remains far from representative” said Diana Gerald, chief executive of BookTrust, in the report’s introduction. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2022-11-23 06:01:50 UTC ]
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RCW and Knights Of launch children's publishing workshop for authors of colour

The RCW literary agency and publisher Knights Of have announced the return of a free children’s publishing workshop for aspiring authors of colour, now in partnership with development scheme Megaphone. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-08 01:37:05 UTC ]
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Christian Children's Book Publishers Eye Wider Market

Publishers are adding books they say are faithful to Biblical values, but not explicitly religious, leaving it to parents to draw connections. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-11-09 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishing Industry Sales Rose by $3 Billion in 2021

Final sales numbers for 2021 from the Association of American Publishers show a 12.3% increase in industry sales, with total sales hitting $29.33 billion, up from $26.1 billion in 2020. Easing of the pandemic in 2021 had a significant impact on industry results. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Ukrainian children’s book to be published in UK as charity fundraiser

Author Larysa Denysenko wrote introduction to Maya and Her Friends while sheltering from missiles in Kyiv“As I write to you, rockets are flying outside my windows, and at a distance of 20km from my house, Russian aggressors are destroying the suburbs of Kyiv,” author Larysa Denysenko says in an... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-03-11 11:15:48 UTC ]
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John Lewis sued by self-published children’s author over Christmas ad

Fay Evans alleges a ‘striking similarity’ between the 2019 Excitable Edgar TV campaign and her 2017 book Fred the Fire-Sneezing DragonThe author of a self-published children’s book about a dragon that causes havoc with its fiery sneezes is suing John Lewis over its 2019 Christmas ad about a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-11-16 14:46:45 UTC ]
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Children's book on Governor General's Literary Award short list a win for Indigenous publishing, author says

A children's book shortlisted for a 2021 Governor General's Literary Award was written by a University of Guelph associate professor who specializes in the history of Indigenous Peoples and illustrated by an Ojibway multidisciplinary artist. ... Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2021-11-02 08:00:00 UTC ]
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Bologna Children’s Book Fair: Italy Published 7,289 Kids’ Titles in 2020

The Association of Italian Publishers participates in Monday's Bologna Book Plus conference and shares 2020 book publishing and rights sales data from Italy. The post Bologna Children’s Book Fair: Italy Published 7,289 Kids’ Titles in 2020 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-06-10 18:58:15 UTC ]
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Russian Market Looks to Children’s Books for 2021 Growth

Some children's book publishers in Russia forecast growth in 2021, but another publisher cautions that 'oversupply' and 'low-quality books' are problematic. The post Russian Market Looks to Children’s Books for 2021 Growth appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-03-04 17:10:20 UTC ]
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Publishing Perspectives Talks: Italian Book Market Narrows Losses to 7 Percent

The Italian Publishers Association joins us today at Frankfurter Buchmesse Special Edition talking about its 'New Books From Italy' program. The post Publishing Perspectives Talks: Italian Book Market Narrows Losses to 7 Percent appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Amazon Publishing launches first UK ad campaign for celeb author

Amazon Publishing is launching its first ever ad campaign for a celebrity in the UK, rolling out digital signage across 100 London bus stops for essay collection Nothing Like I Imagined by US actress Mindy Kaling. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Cowell launches campaign to highlight children's authors and illustrators of colour

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[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-05 01:01:07 UTC ]
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US Publishers, Authors, Booksellers Call Out Amazon’s ‘Concentrated Power’ in the Book Market

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Chelsea Green Publishing outlines its plan for UK market expansion

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Council publishes superheroes book authored by children in care

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The latest stage in Wattpad's rapid expansion, its own new line of books is to be published in the UK market by Penguin Random House UK. The post Penguin Random House Children’s Books to Publish Wattpad Books in UK appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-08-08 09:05:12 UTC ]
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Tributes paid to children’s author Malaika Rose Stanley

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UK publishing industry revenues overall stood at £6.05bn in 2018, down 2% on the £6.15bn revenue of the previous year, according to the PA Publishing Yearbook 2018, just released.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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