NaNoWriMo Has The Writers To Solve The Book Industry’s Diversity Problem

As the writing challenge turns 20, it’s time for the publishing industry to challenge itself. Continue reading at 'HuffPost'

[ HuffPost | 2019-11-01 09:45:13 UTC ]
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Got Diversity? Six Hacks that Address Book Industry Diversity, 21st-Century Style

The lack of diversity in the book publishing industry is not new or surprising to veterans of the business. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-12-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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W H Smith's Pete Selby says lack of diversity means book industry is ‘failing’ children

Pete Selby, head of books for W H Smith, has called on the book industry to make the high street more diverse and inclusive for young readers, saying that diversity is going to become a "significant" part of WHS' strategy. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-22 19:12:13 UTC ]
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North of England publishers on obstacles to regional diversity in the book industry

Independent publishers based in the north of England explore the problems faced by such presses in a market dominated by London-based corporate publishers in a round-table discussion chaired by The Bookseller at Bradford Literature Festival. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: Canada’s Shifts in Ebook and Print; London Book Fair Plans a Writer’s Digest Day

In Canada, BookNet's check on sales shows ebooks a bit up, In the UK, a new author day is announced by London Book Fair and the US-based Writer's Digest. The post Industry Notes: Canada’s Shifts in Ebook and Print; London Book Fair Plans a Writer’s Digest Day appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-07-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Young Writers Call for Diverse Books at Children's Institute

Jason Reynolds, Marley Dias, and Rachel Ignotofsky called on booksellers, many from a new generation themselves, to carry diverse books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-04-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What’s the Key to Solving the Book Discoverability Problem?

Instead of mining data or listening to a chorus of friends, Describli founder Laura Fredericks says we should look at how people found books in bookstores. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-11-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-books May Solve Latin America’s Library Problem

In Latin America, ebooks are a huge opportunity for governments to provide their citizens with access to quality content while overcoming the problem of distribution. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2012-11-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH Bolsters We Need Diverse Books for Banned Books Week

Penguin Random House has partnered with the publishing diversity group on a social media campaign as a part of its support for Banned Books Week, held this year September 23-29. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: 2020 World Book Capital; Political Book Sales in the US; PRH Names New CFO

Kuala Lumpur is the 2020 World Book capital; more political books in the US released and compete with growing sales of Woodward's 'Fear'; and PRH has a new CFO. The post Industry Notes: 2020 World Book Capital; Political Book Sales in the US; PRH Names New CFO appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: Amazon ‘Prime Book Boxes’ for Children; National Book Festival September 1

Having tested the program on an invitational basis for three months, Amazon rolls out its children's book boxes offer to the US Prime membership. And the Library of Congress holds its annual National Book Festival this weekend. The post Industry Notes: Amazon ‘Prime Book Boxes’ for Children;... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-08-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookCon 2018: We Need Diverse Books: Beyond Diversity 101

We Need Diverse Books has grown alongside BookCon, working for greater inclusiveness in publishing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Writer’s Summit’ from London Book Fair and Writer’s Digest Announces Pitch Slam Agents

Now with a 'pitch slam' event in which writers present projects to agents, the November 'Writer's Summit' is co-chaired by The Guardian's Alison Flood. The post ‘Writer’s Summit’ from London Book Fair and Writer’s Digest Announces Pitch Slam Agents appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-09-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book the Writer service brings authors to book clubs – for a fee

While authors have appeared in person, via Skype or via telephone at book clubs before, Book the Writer has the clubs pay for the author's appearance. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The book industry needs to take responsibility for transforming itself

It would have been hard to have missed last week’s digital launch of Rethinking ‘Diversity’ in Publishing. The report - the first of its kind on diversity in trade fiction - not only landed noisily, but put the publishing ecosystem in the dock. So what's next? Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-03 09:58:58 UTC ]
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‘Black and Asian people not seen as readers’: Bernardine Evaristo condemns books industry

In foreword to report into diversity in publishing, Booker prize-winning author rails against ‘ridiculous’ beliefsBernardine Evaristo, the first black woman to win the Booker prize, has hit out at “ridiculous” and “misguided” beliefs in the publishing industry, where “black and Asian people are... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-23 11:06:09 UTC ]
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Changing the story with Hashtag BLAK and The Diverse Book Awards

I am a Black author and publisher in an industry that is dominated by white people. Black Lives Matter is not a hashtag. It is a movement that will carry on until we have seen real change. It is being said time and time again but there is still not enough representation in the publishing... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-11 01:22:51 UTC ]
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The Problem With All The Books Publishing This Fall: Critical Linking, June 10, 2020

A daily roundup of the most interesting and awesome bookish links from around the web! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-06-10 10:30:05 UTC ]
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Empathy – a new 'why' for the book industry

Simon Sinek stresses the importance of every business finding its “WHY”. But it’s not often that an entire industry can develop a whole new “why” - an articulation of the social good generated by its products. That’s the position I believe the book industry is in. We’re at a pivotal moment, and... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-08 13:07:01 UTC ]
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Black Lives Matter in the book industry

It’s early 2012 and a young boy is walking home when he is fatally shot in the back by a neighbourhood watch officer. The officer claims the boy – only seventeen at the time – was reaching for a gun. All the boy had on him was a packet of Skittles and a can of Arizona iced tea. Now it’s the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-02 22:33:58 UTC ]
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