Male writers favoured in broadsheet reviews, research finds

In a new research project, new books by men were found to receive 12% more broadsheet review coverage than those of their female counterparts. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publisher finds that writers' influences are mostly male

When Tramp Press asked authors submitting manuscripts to name the writers who inspire them, only 22% were female - pointing again to ‘the larger issue in the industry: our habitual dismissal of women’An Irish publisher has stoked the flames of the gender debate currently running in the literary... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Male writers continue to dominate literary criticism, Vida study finds

Women buy two-thirds of books sold but magazine reviews are centred on male authors and critics – though picture is beginning to changeThe continuing bias towards men in the British and American literary establishment has been confirmed by a study released on Tuesday.Vida, a US organisation... Continue reading at The Guardian

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James Patterson Apologizes For Saying Older White Male Writers Face Racism

“I absolutely do not believe that racism is practiced against white writers," the bestselling author said. Continue reading at HuffPost

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James Patterson claims White male writers face ‘another form of racism’

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The problematic white, male Southern writer who inspired a diverse generation

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New research finds a growing appetite for Australian books overseas, with increased demand in China

A new survey of Australia’s international book rights sales finds children’s books are most popular with overseas buyers but adult fiction is catching up. Continue reading at The Conversation

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Where to Find the Best Children’s Book Reviews

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Just 0.7% of GCSE English Lit students study writers of colour, PRH research shows

Research commissioned by Penguin Random House has revealed only 0.7% of English Literature GCSE students in England study a book by a writer of colour while only 7% study a book by a woman. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Pandemic Survey Finds NYC Writers, Lit Organizations Face Economic Loss

A new survey examining the impact of the pandemic on New York City’s literary community found that 75% of the city’s literary organizations reported some financial loss over the last year, with some organizations reporting losses as high as $100,000. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops by Shaun Bythell review – virtuosic venting

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Forty per cent of western academics overloaded by peer review requests, finds IOP

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UK’s National Literary Trust Research Finds Benefits of Audiobooks for Kids

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