PRH Children's commits to finding 'overlooked voices' at summer party

Francesca Dow stressed the importance of finding stories from “voices that are overlooked” at last night’s Penguin Random House Children’s summer party. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH Children's Summer Party celebrates 'magic' and 'wonder'

Penguin Random House Children’s Summer Party boasted a magician, ice cream created with liquid nitrogen and two “magic wonder” trees. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Creatives praised at PRH Children’s Summer Party

Francesca Dow praised her authors and illustrators for keeping the “magic of storytelling” alive at the annual Penguin Random House Children’s Summer Party. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-06-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo Children’s Dinner Speakers Emphasize Finding One’s Voice

This year’s BookExpo Children’s Book & Author Dinner took place via Facebook Live, where more than 700 booksellers and others viewed in real time a diverse group of authors, ranging from the iconic Judy Blume to younger voices such as Kwame Mbalia and Raj Haldar. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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A Literary Festival for Diverse Voices Finds a Home Online

What happens when you hand over the reins of a literary festival to the hosts of the popular feminist podcast Call Your Girlfriend? You get By The Books: A Collection of Rising Voices, a highly diverse online lit fest. By The Books starts today and is curated by Ann Friedman and Aminatou... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Indie Success: Raising Voices, Finding Opportunities

After more than 30 years, the publishers of 'Just Us Books' continue to innovate and inspire. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Arrow bags novel from PRH Children's editor Sara Jafari

Arrow has bagged a novel about a young British Iranian woman living in London and navigating love, family and friendship from PRH Children's editor Sara Jafari, in a two-book deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-24 19:50:12 UTC ]
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As Audiobook Market Grows, Narrators of Color Find Their Voice

Publishers are increasingly seeking out audio talent that reflects the race and experience of the books’ authors and characters. But what constitutes a black, Latino or Asian voice? Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-06-03 12:00:12 UTC ]
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Finding your literary voice - with a working class accent

At the beginning of 2020, well before my debut novel was published, I was invited to an evening soiree in Glasgow’s Mitchell Library – a kind of preview event for authors performing at a well-known literary festival.  I changed quickly in the toilet at the car salesroom I worked in and navigated... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-15 16:53:37 UTC ]
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Guppy Books holds competition to find new YA voices

Oxford-based independent publisher Guppy Books is launching a competition to search for new voices in young adult fiction.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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PRH Children's acquires 'achingly romantic' YA from Jennifer Niven

Penguin Random House Children's is publishing Breathless, a new "personal" and "achingly romantic" YA novel by Jennifer Niven, in paperback this autumn. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-19 14:05:27 UTC ]
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Concern for children's book market as The Book People fails to find buyer

Trade figures have said the failure of The Book People to find a buyer, leading to 155 redundancies, could have ramifications for the children's book market.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-14 05:00:29 UTC ]
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WI15: Finding Her Voice: PW Talks with Rebecca Solnit

In this conversation with a featured speaker, PW checks in with Rebecca Solnit, who will give the afternoon keynote on Wednesday, January 22. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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PA urges political parties to commit to axing 'unfair' reading tax

Trade bodies, including the Publishers Association (PA), have sent a letter to the political parties ahead of the release of their election manifestos calling for them to commit to removing "unfair and illogical" VAT on digital publications. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-20 05:24:16 UTC ]
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‘What’s taking so long?’: children’s books still neglect BAME readers, finds study

Although picture has improved since 2017, research shows that last year only 4% of books for the youngest readers featured a minority ethnic heroIn most children’s books, according to one London primary school pupil, “people are peach”. Another feels there are “no black people” in the stories... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-09-19 11:15:59 UTC ]
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Slight increase in BAME representation in children's books, CLPE report finds

The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) has revealed that there has been a slight increase in children's books featuring a BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) character – from 4% in 2017 to 7% last year – with a rise in BAME central protagonists, from 1% to 4% in its second... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-18 14:42:56 UTC ]
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PRH Children’s signs ‘subversive YA’ Anna Karenina retelling

Penguin Random House UK Children’s has scooped a 'subversive YA' modern-day reimagining of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina (Penguin Classics).   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-13 02:57:34 UTC ]
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PRH Children’s acquires Vincent’s Fairy Tales for Millennials

Penguin Random House UK Children’s has bought world rights to 12 fairy tale retellings by Bruno Vincent, author of the Enid Blyton for Grown-ups series. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-05 19:08:41 UTC ]
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Redmayne celebrates Kerr at HarperCollins summer party

HarperCollins UK c.e.o. Charlie Redmayne celebrated Judith Kerr and paid tribute to Bob Bradford at the publisher's annual summer party last night. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-04 08:35:24 UTC ]
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Dow hails Puffin's 'great new adventure in non-fiction' at summer party

PRH Children's m.d. Francesca Dow hailed Puffin’s “great new adventure in non-fiction” and the importance of literary adaption and evolution at Penguin Random House Children’s Summer Party at the Natural History Museum last night. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-03 20:23:37 UTC ]
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