More than 300 writers and publishers sign letter opposing Policing Bill

More than 300 prominent writers and publishers including Bernardine Evaristo, Alan Hollinghurst and Malorie Blackman have signed a letter to the Times opposing the Police, Crime, Sentencing & Courts Bill, which is being voted on in the House of Lords over the next two weeks.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2022-01-13 12:40:06 UTC ]
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Publisher Trade Group Letter Calls Out Apple and Google App Stores in Antitrust Bills

Last week, a trade group representing major publishers including The New York Times, National Public Radio, News Corp. and Associated Press wrote to leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee advocating for two bills that would curtail the dominance of tech giants in the U.S. The Open App Markets... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2022-02-22 22:10:40 UTC ]
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Vintage signs Letters to a Writer of Colour edited by Anappara and Soomro

Vintage has acquired an essay anthology examining the craft of writing through the lens of race and culture, edited by novelists Deepa Anappara and Taymour Soomro. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-07 11:56:04 UTC ]
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Hundreds in publishing sign letter objecting to book deals for the Trump administration

More than 250 members of the literary community signed a letter this week urging publishers not to sign book deals with anyone in the Trump administration. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-01-15 19:12:33 UTC ]
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Writers and publishers pen open letter to show solidarity with trans and non-binary community

An open letter expressing “love and solidarity for the trans and non-binary community”, spearheaded by authors Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Daisy Johnson, has garnered support from more than 200 writers, including Malorie Blackman, Jeanette Winterson and Joanne Harris. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-30 14:25:47 UTC ]
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An open letter to UK publishing from the Black Writers' Guild

The protest movement sweeping the world since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has forced an international soul searching to understand the pervasive racial inequalities that haunt most sectors of our society. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-15 17:05:27 UTC ]
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Morality clauses: are publishers right to police writers?

Offensive opinions. Bullying. Sexual misconduct. As the literary world is rocked by scandal US publishers are asking authors to sign contracts with ‘morality clauses’. Are they really the answer?When the American Libraries Association awards its Andrew Carnegie medals in New Orleans later this... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-06-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frederick Douglass Books, a new imprint, will publish nonfiction by writers of color.

Forefront Books and the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives are teaming up to form Frederick Douglass Books, a publishing imprint meant to “establish a pathway for Black and Brown authors” into the publishing industry, the two organizations announced in a press release last week. The imprint... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-06-16 13:04:40 UTC ]
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U.S. Book Show: Ukrainian Novelist Andrey Kurkov on Wartime Reality for Writers and Publishers

The U.S. Book Show's opening keynote featured Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov, speaking from his home in Kyiv, who provided the history through a literary lens of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict that culminated in war. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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IPA and Kenyan Publishers Blast ‘Unacceptable’ Copyright Bill

Messaging from the International Publishers Association joins a chorus of alarm around a fast-moving set of copyright changes in Kenya. The post IPA and Kenyan Publishers Blast ‘Unacceptable’ Copyright Bill appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2022-02-14 15:34:56 UTC ]
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Working Class Writers' Festival seeks publisher sponsorship for 2022

The Working Class Writers' Festival is urging publishers to demonstrate their commitment to diversity by investing in sponsorship for next year's event.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-10 12:00:51 UTC ]
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The newest self-publishing platform for writers? OnlyFans.

The Internet has opened up new modes of self-publishing for writers: subscription services like Substack and Patreon, online releases on platforms like Gumroad, and even NFTs. Now, we’re seeing the debut (to my knowledge) of a new self-publishing model: writer Aurora Mattia has published her... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-07-30 16:50:24 UTC ]
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New Publisher Says It Welcomes Conservative Writers Rejected Elsewhere

All Seasons Press, started by former executives from Simon & Schuster and Hachette, plans to publish books by the former Trump officials Mark Meadows and Peter Navarro. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-06-15 22:28:39 UTC ]
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Indie publishing 'crucial' for literary fiction writers, Roffey says

Independent publishers are "crucial and critical" for literary fiction writers, Costa-winning author Monique Roffey has said, enabling them to take risks no mainstream publisher would allow. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-11 11:27:01 UTC ]
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Farshore signs deal for CoComelon's book publishing

Farshore and HarperCollins Poland have signed a joint deal for the book publishing of "CoComelon", a pre-school YouTube channel and streaming media show owned by Moonbug Entertainment. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-11 03:24:35 UTC ]
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Letter to the Editor: Maryland's E-Book Bill 'Likely Unconstitutional'

The AAP general counsel calls Maryland's e-book bill an "unprecedented government intervention into the manner and terms by which authors and publishers distribute valuable works of fiction and nonfiction to the public." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
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France’s Publishers Sign on to the UN’s SDG Compact

The SDG Publishers Compact was introduced at Frankfurter Buchmesse and today gains the support of Paris' Syndicat national de l’édition. The post France’s Publishers Sign on to the UN’s SDG Compact appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-03-23 14:22:45 UTC ]
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Open letter calls for publishing boycott of Trump administration memoirs

More than 500 book industry professionals have added their names to a call for publishers not to sign up veterans of the departing president’s governmentFive-hundred American authors and literary professionals have signed a letter calling on US publishers not to sign book deals with members of... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-01-19 16:25:50 UTC ]
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Read an open letter from publishing professionals condemning Trump enablers’ book deals.

As you may remember, about a week ago, Senator Josh Hawley challenged the results of the election, encouraged the storming of the Capitol, and then complained about Simon & Schuster canceling his book deal, calling the publisher’s decision “Orwellian” (how?) and “a direct assault on the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-01-19 16:20:57 UTC ]
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Bloomsbury Continuum to publish Bryant's 'modern-day Letter from America’

Bloomsbury Continuum has acquired When America Stopped Being Great by BBC New York correspondent Nick Bryant. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-11 12:55:05 UTC ]
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