Marvel executive blames plummeting sales on diversity and female characters

A Marvel executive has blamed declining comic book sales on the studio’s efforts to promote diversity and female characters. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK national newspaper sales plummet under Covid-19 lockdown

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Tributes paid after Hachette sales executive Melvyn Munyua dies on holiday

Hachette has paid tribute to its “incredibly charming and generous” international sales executive Melvyn Munyua, who has died in a drowning accident. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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'Highly concerning': picture books bias worsens as female characters stay silent

Guardian research shows that the top 100 illustrated children’s books last year showed growing marginalisation of female and minority ethnic charactersThe most popular picture books published in 2018 collectively present a white and male-dominated world to children, feature very few BAME (black,... Continue reading at The Guardian

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La Croix sales plummet as it becomes another failed experiment in hipster design

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BookExpo 2018: YA Editors Aim to Further Diversify Character Diversity

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Comic Con: Do fans want diverse characters?

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My Job in 5: Benedetta Costantini, UK sales executive, Michael o’Mara Books

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Female Crime Writers Group Issues Diversity Report

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Sainsbury's Brings Beloved Kids' Character to Life -- and Tops U.K. Book Sales

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