Ladybird drops 'boys and girls' books

One of the leading children's publishers, famed for its classic Peter and Jane reading scheme, is to drop gender branding from its books. Continue reading at 'BBC News'

[ BBC News | 2014-11-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ladybird drops branding books ‘for boys’ or ‘for girls’

Much-loved publisher of books for youngsters says it does not want ‘to be seen to be limiting children in any way’Ladybird, the iconic publisher of children’s books including the classic Peter and Jane reading scheme, has vowed to remove any “boy” or “girl” labels from its books because it... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2014-11-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Campaign to stamp out 'books for boys,' 'books for girls' gains traction

A campaign titled Let Books Be Books has received the support of authors, a newspaper, and bookseller Waterstones, and the related petition has garnered more than 4,000 signatures. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ladybird to drop gender-labelling of books

Penguin Random House’s Ladybird imprint will no longer publish books labelled “for boys” and “for girls”, in response to a campaign by Let Toys Be Toys. Ladybird has previously published books such as Ladybird Favourite Fairy Tales for Girls and Ladybird Favourite Stories for Boys. The Let... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-11-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Parents push to end gender division of boys' and girls' books

Let Books Be Books campaign wins instant repsonse from publisher Usborne, in time for International Women's DayA campaign to break down gender divides in children's publishing has met with instant success, after one of the publishers under fire announced they will stop producing titles labelled... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2014-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books: The Beastie Boys' memoir, fascinating fiction and more book news

Hello, readers! Welcome to this week’s books newsletter from the L.A. Times. I’m Carolyn Kellogg, our books editor, with the word on some fascinating new books. THE BIG REVIEW What was it like to start out in the punk rock scene, be fascinated by the birth of hip-hop and wind up superstars?... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-10-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Black Girls' Book Club talks brunch, booze and books

We spoke to Melissa Cummings-Quarry, co-founder of the Black Girls Book Club, about the club's plans for the future and thoughts on diversity in the publishing industry. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Children's Book Gives Boys Who Love Ballet A Chance To Feel Seen

John Robert Allman's "Boys Dance!" explains how fancy footwork can pay off at school and in sports, while spotlighting male role models in the art form. Continue reading at HuffPost

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IPA Calls on Brazil’s Government To Drop Proposed VAT on Books

The International Publishers Association calls on Brasilia to abandon plans for new book taxes, as the econmy sharply contracts. The post IPA Calls on Brazil’s Government To Drop Proposed VAT on Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Updating the ‘You Go Girl’ Book Collection

New children’s books published to mark the 19th Amendment’s 100th anniversary provide a wider lens than Alice Paul and dig deeper than “Girls Rule!” Continue reading at The New York Times

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Walker Books lands Ladybird publisher Stowell's Norse Gods series

Walker Books has landed a “brilliantly funny” diary-style Norse Gods series, written and illustrated by Ladybird publisher Louie Stowell. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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

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'Know your audience and be direct,' Black Girls Book Club founders urge M&P delegates

Marketers and publicists have been encouraged to know their audience and be "direct" and "transparent" in their approach, in a keynote at The Bookseller's marketing and publicity virtual conference. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-08 06:40:23 UTC ]
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Mission-Driven Indie Bookstores Drop J.K. Rowling's Books

Three mission-driven indie bookstores well-known for their commitment to social justice have ceased stocking books written by J.K. Rowling, accusing the Harry Potter author of promoting hatred towards transgender people. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Raising a boy in 2020 is tough. Three new books aimed at fathers offer some guidance.

The father-son relationship is more complex than ever. And talking about the difficult stuff needs to start sooner. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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THE NICKEL BOYS Book Club Questions and Reading Guide

Check out our THE NICKEL BOYS book club questions and discussion summary to help you prepare for your next book club discussion. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Oprah’s Book Club dropped her novel. It still became a best seller.

Kate Elizabeth Russell’s publication experience has been the best of times and the worst of times. Here’s why. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Macmillan drops controversial US e-book library policy

Macmillan has abandoned its controversial lending policy on e-books for US libraries in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Oprah’s Book Club Drops My Dark Vanessa, Keeps American Dirt

After holding a forum to discuss one contentious novel, Winfrey said she did not want to wade into literary controversy again. Continue reading at Slate

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Coronavirus-hit Italy sees 25% drop in book sales

According to the Italian Publishers Association (AIE), Italy's book market fell 25% last week, with those areas worst-hit by the coronavirus—such as Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia—seeing drops of 50% and above. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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