Finally: DC, Marvel announce new line-up with more female characters

Last summer, two-time National Book Award finalist Gene Luen Yang ("American Born Chinese") gave a rousing speech at the Library of Congress, letting his fellow writers know at the National Book Festival kickoff that the comic-book industry needs to do more, and give itself more liberty, to increase character diversity. Continue reading at 'Stuff'

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The Guardian is the latest old-line publisher to reach outside the business for a CEO

As the challenges and competition in the consumer publishing industry intensify, publishers have sought top talent from betting firms, streaming music services and scientific publishing. The post The Guardian is the latest old-line publisher to reach outside the business for a CEO appeared first... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2020-01-16 05:01:09 UTC ]
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US Book Industry Study Group Announces James Daunt Keynote

The annual meeting of BISG in April will hear Barnes & Noble and Waterstones' James Daunt in a keynote address around supply chain issues. The post US Book Industry Study Group Announces James Daunt Keynote appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-01-14 15:25:18 UTC ]
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Harlequin’s Carina Press to Launch LGBTQ Romance Line

Harlequin’s digital-first romance imprint Carina Press plans to launch Carina Adores, a line of contemporary and classic LGBTQ romance tales, in June 2020 during Pride Month. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Oscar nominations announced, Academy still LOVES white dudes.

Sooo. People are pissed—rightly so, I think—about the particularly white, particularly male slate of nominations for this year’s Academy Awards.* For example, in a year with movies like Little Women (directed by Greta Gerwig), The Farewell (directed by Lulu Wang), and Hustlers (directed by... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-13 15:46:10 UTC ]
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NBCC Awards Finalists Announced

The National Book Critics Circle has announced 30 finalists in six categories––autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry––for the annual National Book Critic Circle Awards, which will be presented March 12 in New York. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Digital Bestseller Lists: Kay tops weekly e-book ranking as Amazon list joins line-up

As the old saying goes, new year, new e-book charts—the Bookstat E-Book Top 10 is joining the Publisher E-Book Ranking in The Bookseller’s regular e-book chart section. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-10 11:38:52 UTC ]
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Forbes Announces New Digital Leadership | People on the Move

[caption id="attachment_176235" align="alignright" width="150"] Nina Gould[/caption] On Thursday, Forbes announced the promotions of Nina Gould (formerly VP of product) to chief product office and Vadim Supitskiy (formerly SVP, engineering) to chief technology officer. Both veterans of the... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-01-09 20:03:07 UTC ]
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'Nobody in Tesco buys spy books by women': how female authors took on the genre

Publishing’s long established boys’ club in espionage fiction is having its cover blown by a new school led by Stella Rimington, Manda Scott and Charlotte PhilbyWhen Stella Rimington, the former director general of MI5 and spy author, wrote a new foreword last year to The Spy’s Bedside Book,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-01-07 09:00:54 UTC ]
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Read Harder 2020: A Picture Book With A Human Main Character From A Marginalized Community

Read these spectacular picture books featuring human main characters from a marginalized community. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-01-06 11:32:03 UTC ]
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Press tour announced for Colfer's first adult fantasy novel

Eoin Colfer will embark on a book tour this month to mark the publication of his first adult fantasy novel Highfire, Quercus has announced. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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How a Voice of Female Gen X Anxiety Spends Her Sundays

Ada Calhoun had a rough year. Fortunately, the process of writing her latest book prepared her for it. Continue reading at The New York Times

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First Lines: December 2019

Our monthly look at some of the best first lines by BookLife authors This month, we’ve got sobriety, galoshes, and not being afraid of the dark. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Reporting from the front lines of the war against the Islamic State

Mike Giglio describes how various groups came together in the grinding fight against the militants. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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ALA Midwinter 2020: On E-books, Librarians Must Hold the Line

As librarians gather in Philadelphia for the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting, the future of digital content in libraries remains uncertain. Librarians must stay engaged. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Richard Jewell’ is only the latest film to depict a female journalist trading sex for scoops

The persistence of this trope might say something about the barriers women in media continue to face. Continue reading at The Conversation

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Pulitzer Prize Board Announces New Audio Reporting Category

The Pulitzer Prize Board today announces a new Journalism prize category for the 2020 prize cycle: Audio Reporting. “The renaissance Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-12-06 15:53:37 UTC ]
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A Final Farewell to Susan Kamil

On December 5, New York's trade publishing community packed the TimesCenter in Manhattan to hear a who's who of authors remember the highly regarded Random House publisher Susan Kamil, who died suddenly on September 8 at 69. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Danish AI Software Specialists UNSILO Announce Japanese and US Deals

In two announcements days apart, Denmark’s UNSILO publisher software announces agreements with PeerJ and Kyorinsha. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Kyorinsha and UNSILO’s Technical Checks ell known to Publishing Perspectives readers, UNSILO–based in Aarhus–has made two... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-12-05 09:30:41 UTC ]
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WaterBrook and Multnomah Announces New Publisher, More Promotions

As part of a series of promotions at WaterBrook and Multnomah, Laura Barker has been named executive v-p and publisher of the Penguin Random House imprints, effective immediately. She was previously v-p, editor-in-chief. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-04 05:00:00 UTC ]
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OUP becomes latest publisher to announce US Read and Publish deal

Oxford University Press has announced its first Read and Publish deal with a US institution, with Iowa State University Library. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-03 04:45:41 UTC ]
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