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 Toys Be Toys campaign launched Let Books Be Books earlier this year to encourage publishers to stop labelling books for a certain gender. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-11-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Buster Books drops gender labels

Michael O’Mara imprint Buster Books has promised to stop selling books as being “for boys” or “for girls” following an online campaign against gender labelling. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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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Print Book Sales Start July with 8.8% Drop

Sales of print books began the second half of 2022 on a down note, with units falling 8.8% last week compared to the week ended July 10, 2021. The sales pattern was a familiar one, with gains in adult fiction not enough to offset deep declines in adult nonfiction and the juvenile segments. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Print Book Sales Dropped 9% Last Week

As sales of nonfiction continued to struggle, unit sales of print books fell 9.4% last week compared to the week ended June 26, 2021. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Print Book Sales Dropped 12% Last Week

Print unit sales were down in every category last week compared to the week ended April 24, 2021, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan, resulting in an overall decline of 12.6%. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Print Book Sales Dropped 16% Last Week

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Research Says Kids' Books Reinforce Gender Stereotypes. Here's What To Do About It.

Children's literature has come a long way, but many books still link girls with emotions and boys with tools. Continue reading at HuffPost

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How to Pick Children’s Books About Gender

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Declines in Nonfiction Dropped Print Book Sales Last Week

With sales in nonfiction categories all falling again, unit sales of print books declined 4.9% last week compared to the week ended July 25, 2020, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Natalie Portman’s upcoming children’s book is a collection of “gender-safe” fairy tales.

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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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Excellent Little Free Library Book Labels, Stickers, and Stamps

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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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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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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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