Diversity Survey Deadline Nears

The goal of the survey, which publisher Lee & Low created and is overseeing, is to gather statistics about the staff makeup of both publishing houses and review journals based on gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-09-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Survey Finds Little Improvement in Diversity in Romance Publishing

The annual “State of Racial Diversity in Romance Publishing Report” has been released, surveying more than 2,400 romance titles published in 2019. It discovered that for every 100 romance books published in 2019, only 8.3 were written by people of color. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Audio Publishers Association Survey: Nearly $1 Billion in 2018 Sales

The new annual sales survey from the APA shows audiobooks holding its market lead for growth in formats, with listening in cars on the upswing in 2018. The post Audio Publishers Association Survey: Nearly $1 Billion in 2018 Sales appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-07-16 17:07:26 UTC ]
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Publishers failing to improve racial and regional diversity, survey finds

Despite concentration of publishers in London, only 11% of respondents identified as BAME – significantly lower than average of 40% in the cityA major survey of the UK’s publishing workforce has found that “significant progress” still needs to be made on both the numbers of black, Asian and... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-01-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Lee and Low Survey: Diversity Is Not Created Equal

The UK and US publishing workforce is dominated by Caucasians (79%) and women (78%), according to a diversity study from children's book publisher Lee and Low. The post The Lee and Low Survey: Diversity Is Not Created Equal appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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New York Times Deadline for 100 Buyouts Nears

A 5 p.m. deadline bore down on New York Times employees considering whether to accept buyout packages, a bid for the newspaper publisher to trim costs.The company has said there will be forced cuts if 100 jobs can't be eliminated through voluntary buyouts.Like many newspapers, the Times is... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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2014 NBA Submission Deadline Nears

The online entry form for submissions for the 2014 National Book Awards closes at midnight on May 15. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BIEC Extends Survey Deadline

The 2013 Book Industry Environmental Council (BIEC) has extended the deadline for industry members to fill out its latest survey that tracks the environmental progress of the book industry. The new deadline is July 12th. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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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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Got Diversity? Six Hacks that Address Book Industry Diversity, 21st-Century Style

The lack of diversity in the book publishing industry is not new or surprising to veterans of the business. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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German book sales drop nearly 14% in 2020 first half

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the German book industry hard with sales down 13.9% year on year in the first half of 2020.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-10 04:40:48 UTC ]
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ABA Seeks to Expand Board to Add Diversity

The American Booksellers Association is asking its membership to vote to add two additional members to the organization's board, bringing to the total to 13, and approve new bylaws that would ensure four board members would be BIPOC booksellers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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A Literary Festival for Diverse Voices Finds a Home Online

What happens when you hand over the reins of a literary festival to the hosts of the popular feminist podcast Call Your Girlfriend? You get By The Books: A Collection of Rising Voices, a highly diverse online lit fest. By The Books starts today and is curated by Ann Friedman and Aminatou... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Report: 2019 Diversity in Children’s and YA Literature

The Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) has released the results of its 2019 survey on diversity in children's and YA literature.  Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-06-26 17:38:28 UTC ]
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Faber acquires Lenny Henry's diversity manifesto

Faber is to publish Access all Areas: The Diversity Manifesto for TV and Beyond by Lenny Henry and Marus Ryder next year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Diversity needs unions

In response to the discussions around the #PublishingPaidMe and #BookJobTransparency hashtags, and the open letter from the Black Writers’ Guild, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Book Branch recognises that these problems are not new and will not be fixed without ambitious, far-reaching... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-25 09:04:37 UTC ]
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How Digital Media Can Stay One Step Ahead of the Diversity Revolution

June 2020's upheaval around racial justice has been at times painful, at times empowering and hopeful, and at times humbling. In the professional sphere, there's not an industry that hasn't felt the impact of the latest iteration of the Black Lives Matter movement. That's why this year's... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Star Watch Deadline Extended

Publishers Weekly and Frankfurter Buchmesse have extended the 2020 Star Watch deadline for submission to July 15, 2020. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Condé Nast Pitches Diversity to Advertisers at NewFronts

Publishing giant Cond? Nast is committed to championing more diverse voices, executives told potential advertisers today at the company's virtual NewFronts presentation. The event comes two weeks after charges of racist and biased behavior toward former and current employees who were outspoken... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2020-06-23 19:36:48 UTC ]
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Publishing must 'radically reimagine' its audience, major diversity study says

The UK's first academic study on diversity in trade publishing and fiction has called for the industry to “radically reimagine” its audience and value readers outside the white middle classes. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-22 22:54:17 UTC ]
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