HarperCollins Canada boycotts RWA conference as diversity backlash grows

A host of publishers including HarperCollins Canada are boycotting the forthcoming Romance Writers of America national conference, as a backlash continues against the organisation over a race row. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-08 21:05:29 UTC ]
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RWA President, Executive Director Resign as Publishers Drop Its Annual Conference

As of this morning, new RWA president Damon Suede has tendered his resignation, effective immediately. Executive director Carol Ritter has also offered her resignation. A number of publishers, including imprints from each of the Big Five, have all pulled support from the RWA's national... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-09 05:00:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins gets BITC diversity acclaim for a second year

HarperCollins has been named as one of 70 employers on Business in the Community’s Best Employers for Race listing, for a second year running. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sharjah Grows As Deals Are Cut at Pre-Fair Publishing Conference

The 37th Sharjah International Book Fair brought nearly 380 publishers and agents to UNESCO's Cultural Capital of the Arab World for a rights-oriented pre-fair publishing conference as issues plaguing freedom to publish worldwide hung over panel discussions. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-10-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook is basically done growing in the U.S., Canada, and Europe

Facebook reported misses on revenue, daily active user count, and monthly active user count. Now the stock is in a free fall. Facebook shares are sliding after the company published its most recent quarterly earnings report. A lot has been riding on the company’s financials as it continues to... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2018-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lonely Planet, HarperCollins and Pullman to speak at The Bookseller Children’s Conference

The programme for this year’s The Bookseller Children’s Conference is now live, with speakers including Philip Pullman, HarperCollins, Penguin Random House and CLPE lined up to take part. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hybrid Publishing, Diversity of Voices Focus at IBPA Conference

The growth of hybrid publishing and the diversity of voices independent presses bring to publishing were among the topics at this year's IBPA Publishing University. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-04-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Conferences Aim to Bring Diversity to Religion Publishing

Brian Allain, director of the Frederick Buechner Center, is launching a new series of conferences for under-represented groups of spiritual authors such as African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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US children's market still growing, Global Kids Connect conference hears

“Economic markers are positive,” proclaimed NPD-BookScan's Kristen McLean in the opening presentation at the Bologna Book Fair/Publishers Weekly Global Kids Connect conference in New York.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The UK’s Second ‘Inclusivity Conference’ Grapples With Diversity Issues

Told that the publishing industry 'has a responsibility to be a beacon of inclusivity,' delegates to the UK's diversity conference look at challenges. The post The UK’s Second ‘Inclusivity Conference’ Grapples With Diversity Issues appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-11-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The UK’s Second ‘Building Inclusivity’ Conference: ‘Taking Stock’ of Diversity Challenges

'Publishers are noticeably investing in improving inclusivity,' says the Publishers Association's Emma House in London ahead of Monday's conference. The post The UK’s Second ‘Building Inclusivity’ Conference: ‘Taking Stock’ of Diversity Challenges appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-11-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Diversity discussions lead IPG autumn conference

Diversity in the book industry, Amazon and selling TV and film rights were some of the hot topics of the IPG's biggest ever autumn conference. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New England Children's Booksellers Take Up Diversity, Inclusion at NEIBA Conference

Children’s booksellers and authors came together to discuss ways to increase diverse perspectives in children’s literature at the annual New England Independent Booksellers Association gathering in Providence, R.I., held September 18–20. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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International Notes: Firebrand Buys Canada’s Enthrill Assets, HarperCollins Withdraws Crowley Book

Ebook distributor Enthrill is acquired by Firebrand; HarperCollins halts digital sales of a Trump appointee's book amid plagiarism allegations. The post International Notes: Firebrand Buys Canada’s Enthrill Assets, HarperCollins Withdraws Crowley Book appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-01-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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London Book Fair’s ‘Building Inclusivity’ Conference Explores Diversity

Amid 'rhetoric of animosity and intolerance and the growing support for right-wing politicians,' a new conference examines the publishing community's accelerating drive for diversity. The post London Book Fair’s ‘Building Inclusivity’ Conference Explores Diversity appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-11-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mahey-Morgan to keynote diversity conference

Publisher Crystal Mahey-Morgan has been announced as a keynote speaker at next month’s 'Building Inclusivity in Publishing' conference. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-10-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins to grow RNIB's Talking Books library by 15%

The Royal National Institute of Blind People and HarperCollins have announced a new three year partnership to grow Talking Books' library by 15% to 28,500 titles. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-09-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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LBF and PA launch diversity conference

The Publishers Association, in partnership with London Book Fair, is launching a conference about inclusivity and diversity in publishing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-08-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canada Welcomes Its Largest Writers' Conference

This Wednesday, the first Canadian Writers' Summit (CWS) kicks off in Toronto. The four-day event, which features more than 200 speakers and panelists, will be the largest event of its kind in Canada. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-06-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SCBWI Conference Attendees Raise Funds for Diversity

About 600 attendees at this year's Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators' "Wild Wild" Midwest conference, got into the spirit of the gathering by going wild with their cash over diversity. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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