Headline and Koomson launch open casting call for black female audiobook narrators

Headline and Dorothy Koomson have launched "Find My Verity", an open casting call designed to bring more black female voices into the world of audiobooks. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-17 06:25:35 UTC ]
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Koomson 'finds her Verity' as Gbeleyi lands audio role after open casting call

Maria Gbeleyi has been chosen as the voice of Verity Gillmare in the audio version of Dorothy Koomson’s new novel, All My Lies are True (Headline). The announcement follows an open casting call, "Find My Verity", designed to bring more black female voices into the world of audiobooks. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-07 11:36:17 UTC ]
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20 Must-Read Audiobooks Narrated by Black Women

20 of the best audiobooks narrated by black women, including fiction, classics, science fiction and fantasy, memoir, essays, and poetry. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-02-14 11:38:06 UTC ]
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Jack Black and Samira Wiley to narrate Minecraft audiobook

Penguin Random House is recording two editions of its Minecraft novel's audiobook - one narrated by actor Jack Black and the other by actress Samira Wiley - to reflect the fact that its protagonist is "gender neutral".  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Influx Press launches first novel prize for Black British women with Black Ballad

Independent publisher Influx Press is launching a new fiction prize for Black British women, in partnership with lifestyle platform Black Ballad. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-27 19:32:32 UTC ]
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Open Road Launches ‘Open Road Ignition,’ a Marketing Services Group

This article is sponsored by Open Road Integrated Media (OR/M) and was originally featured in our Frankfurt Book Fair print edition. The post Open Road Launches ‘Open Road Ignition,’ a Marketing Services Group appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-10-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canada’s Kids Can Press Opens a ‘Black Write’ Incubator with Nelvana

The children's publisher Kids Can Press has partnered with Nelvana to develop content from Black writers, submissions opening now. The post Canada’s Kids Can Press Opens a ‘Black Write’ Incubator with Nelvana appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-09-16 14:11:34 UTC ]
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Why Linguistically Diverse Audiobook Casting Matters

Over the last decade there has been a push towards better representation in visual media. While movies and television have provided more examples of non-white characters in key roles, there has also been an uptick in linguistic diversity in film. Movies like Lulu Wang’s The Farewell, which slips... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2021-08-17 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Dean, Mukherjee and Koomson to headline SlaughterFest

This year's SlaughterFest will feature more than 30 authors across eight panels, including Girl A author Abigail Dean (HarperCollins), as well as Abir Mukherjee and Dorothy Koomson. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-10 03:17:49 UTC ]
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Dawn French narrates first ever audiobook of I Love My... series

Dawn French will narrate an audiobook edition of Giles Andreae’s I Love My… picture books for Bolinda, the first time any of the series will be produced in audio.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-28 01:59:59 UTC ]
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Galbraith series hits audiobook milestone ahead of paperback launch

J K Rowling's Cormoran Strike series, written under the name Robert Galbraith, have hit an audiobook milestone for Little, Brown ahead of the fifth novel's paperback release. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-21 11:49:14 UTC ]
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Black Sands Publishing Launches Digital Comics App

The new Black Sands Publishing digital comics app is the latest move by a Black-owned publishing venture that has used social media and crowdfunding platforms to sell its books and to raise more than $1 million over the last year to fund its plans for growth. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Joffe Books launches crime writing prize with Koomson and Yearwood

Independent publisher Joffe Books is partnering with author Dorothy Koomson and literary agent Susan Yearwood to launch a writing prize for unagented crime writers of colour. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-30 23:20:48 UTC ]
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How George Floyd's death gave bite to a book called 'Sure, I'll Be Your Black Friend'

Ben Philippe pitched "Sure, I'll Be Your Black Friend" as a humorous guide. But as the world changed, he allowed himself to explore his own anger. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-04-26 18:53:10 UTC ]
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Dialogue snaps up Ofori's debut challenging 'monolithic narrative about Black women'

Dialogue Books has aquired A Word from the Margins: The Intersections of Race, Gender, Class and Ambition by Lennina Ofori.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-14 04:33:22 UTC ]
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Jericho Prize launched for Black children's writers

Children's book blogger Fabia Turner has launched a competition for Black children's book writers, to be sponsored by inclusive indie publisher Knights Of. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-04 23:23:40 UTC ]
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Columbia, Howard University to Launch Black Studies Book Series, Diversity Program

Columbia University Press, in collaboration with Howard University and Columbia University, is launching a new Black studies book series, with plans to also recruit and train students for the book industry. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-03 05:00:00 UTC ]
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S&S Children's to launch audiobook partnership with the Daily Mail

Simon & Schuster Children’s Books is to launch an audiobook partnership with the Daily Mail. It will also feature a retail tie-in with Waterstones, with a campaign fronted by children’s author and actor Ben Miller (pictured). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-24 18:49:20 UTC ]
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WNDB Launches Black Creatives Fund

Operating under the Black Creatives Fund banner, We Need Diverse Books is partnering with Penguin Random House on a series of programs designed to get more books by Black writers published. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-17 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Picking the Right Audiobook Version With Different or Same Narrators

Why do some audiobooks have two versions with different or same narrator? Here’s what to do if undecided on picking an audiobook version. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-02-15 11:37:00 UTC ]
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