Finding Liberation in the Early Years of the Women’s Royal Naval Service

At the training college for the Women’s Royal Naval Service (also called the Wrens) in Greenwich, Madge Barnes joined a cohort of other young recruits to learn not only nautical terms and naval traditions, but also, in that nobly stifling British way, the rules of civility and decorum. In the Painted Hall, a room of […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-07 09:49:43 UTC ]
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Half of women over 40 say older women in fiction are clichés, survey finds

Fifty-one percent of women over 40 feel older women in fiction books tend to fall into clichéd roles, according to a new survey.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-27 07:03:41 UTC ]
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Royal Birmingham Conservatoire partners with Women Poets' Prize

The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire has partnered with the Women Poets' Prize for the 2020 award, as it launches its second year in action.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-02 02:25:17 UTC ]
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Studio Press acquires two 'important' early years series

Bonnier Books UK imprint Studio Press has acquired two new board book series for its early years publishing.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-11 20:55:38 UTC ]
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Hilary Mantel: Royal women's bodies 'still perceived as public property'

Wolf Hall author Dame Hilary Mantel discussed the final book in her trilogy with the BBC's Rebecca Jones. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2020-03-02 17:51:43 UTC ]
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Finding 'Grace in the Rubble' 25 Years After the Oklahoma City Bombing

After writing about forgiving her sister’s murderer in 2015’s ‘Change of Heart,’ Jeanne Bishop is telling the story of an unlikely friendship between the father of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and the father of one of his victims in her new book. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-26 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Bluemoose launches subscription model for its women-only publishing year

Bluemoose Books is launching a subscription model for the first time, to accompany its year of only publishing female writers over 45 in 2020. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-18 08:25:36 UTC ]
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Record-breaking year for Women in Translation award longlist

Indie publishers have dominated a record-breaking longlist for the third annual Warwick Prize for Women in Translation. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-09 10:26:23 UTC ]
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A robot read 3.5 million books to find we describe women by appearance, and men by virtue.

Researchers have used machine-learning (a reading robot!) to read 3.5 million books published between 1900 and 2008, and tally all the adjectives used to describe men and women. Not surprisingly, women in books are beautiful and men are true-hearted! Yup, when positively described, women (or... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-08-28 13:30:07 UTC ]
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Most Users Know What They Want to Watch on Streaming Services, Report Finds

The amount of time adults in America stay connected with media is astronomical. Specifically, they spend 11 hours and 27 minutes per day plugged into some type of device, according to the Q1 Nielsen Total Audience report released today. And even though there are many streaming options for... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-07-01 10:00:11 UTC ]
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Bloomberg’s TicToc Plans to Launch on OTT Streaming Services This Year

Bloomberg’s goal to turn TicToc, its 24/7 news brand, into a fully fledged media network is taking shape. Launched on Twitter December 2017, Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-05-21 18:30:13 UTC ]
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Bloomberg’s TicToc plans to launch on OTT streaming services this year

"The mission is to live across all platforms that make up someone’s daily news diet," said Jean Ellen Cowgill, md of TicToc. The post Bloomberg’s TicToc plans to launch on OTT streaming services this year appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-05-21 04:01:14 UTC ]
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Conduit women in publishing event sells out—organisers forced to find bigger venue

The newly launched collective for women in publishing, Conduit, has found an expanded venue for its inaugural meeting next month after an overwhelming response saw all spaces snapped up within an hour. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Westchester Publishing Services Celebrates 50 Years

The leading provider of publishing services celebrates 50 years of delivering excellence to the publishing industry. (Sponsored) Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How early NASA inspired the women of Kate Mascarenhas’ ‘Psychology of Time Travel’

Many popular time travel tales hinge on the idea that the past can be changed. The particular breed of time travel in Kate Mascarenhas’ debut novel, “The Psychology of Time Travel,” may sound limiting — its characters can’t voyage to any era before the time machine’s invention in the 1960s, and... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-02-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books by women priced 45% lower, study finds

Analysis of more than 2m titles shows that on average, male authors’ work is strikingly better valuedA study of more than 2m books has revealed that titles by female authors are on average sold at just over half the price of those written by men. The research, by sociologist Dana Beth Weinberg... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hay and The Pool to celebrate 100 years of women's literature

Hay Festival is partnering with The Pool on a public campaign to select 100 books by women from the last 100 years to be celebrated at its festivals in the UK and around the world. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Women better represented in Victorian novels than modern, finds study

Analysis finds proportion of female authors and characters fell after 19th century, with male authors remaining ‘remarkably resistant’ to writing women Women in novels have tended to “feel”, while men “get”; women smile or laugh, while men grin or chuckle. An analysis of more than 100,000 novels... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-02-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rights Roundup: Ten Titles Doing Brisk Business Early in the Year

From Germany, the States, Sweden, Spain, Israel, Mexico, and France, here are works of nonfiction, adult trade and children's fiction, including a sweeping graphic memoir and a novel headed for a cinema near you in February. The post Rights Roundup: Ten Titles Doing Brisk Business Early in the... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-01-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What became of 2018 as the year of publishing women?

Only one publisher, And Other Stories, has answered Kamila Shamsie’s challenge to publish only female writers this year. But wider lessons are being learned, as the novelist and other industry insiders explain2018 was meant to be the “year of publishing women”, after the novelist Kamila Shamsie... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-01-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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