Publisher accused of 'ripping off' best-selling book on racism

Ben Lindsay’s We Need To Talk About Race has similar cover and title to prizewinning book by Reni Eddo-LodgeThe publisher of a new book about racism in the UK has been accused of “ripping off” Reni Eddo-Lodge’s best-selling polemic Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, after announcing a book with a strikingly similar cover design and title.Ben Lindsay – the author of We Need To Talk About Race – which focuses on race and the church – and his publisher SPCK launched the book online on Thursday.I’m sure that Ben Lindsay’s book makes a lot of relevant points about racism in the church, but the cover art and concept are both heavily influenced by Reni Eddo-Lodge. This public conversation about race must deal with why Black women’s work is so often uncredited and copied. pic.twitter.com/PFQ9aq4ZJP Related: The BBC ripped off my Slay in Your Lane slogan – now I’m being attacked | Yomi Adegoke Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-07-18 17:51:47 UTC ]
News tagged with: #book makes #ben lindsay #similar cover #reni eddo-lodge #best-selling polemic #longer talking #white people #relevant points #cover art #heavily influenced #public conversation #black women #/pfq9aq4zjp related #bbc ripped #lane slogan #best-selling book

Other Publishing stories related to: 'Publisher accused of 'ripping off' best-selling book on racism'


Books: The trouble with publishing accused harassers; Ernie, Bert and authorial intent; the Brown family dynasty; and more book news

Welcome! It’s sunny here in El Segundo. I’m Carolyn Kellogg with not one but two essays from Critics at Large this week, because it has been a big week for cultural questions in the world of books. Let’s get started. THE FIRST BIG ESSAY Critic at Large Laila Lalami looks at two big recent essays... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-09-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #carolyn kellogg #el segundo #book news #big week


For publishers, books on race and racism have been a surprising success

Their popularity was rising even before the George Floyd protests, Mark Whitaker writes. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-06-12 12:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with:


ViacomCBS looking to sell book publisher Simon & Schuster

ViacomCBS, fresh off a recent merger, is looking to sell its Simon & Schuster book publishing business Continue reading at ABC News

[ ABC News | 2020-03-04 18:09:45 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #schuster


Area man attempts to sell self-published book to 50 bookstores in 50 days, learns lesson along the way.

As reported in The Republic, Columbus, Ohio’s Mason Engel had already tried to get his self-published reboot of Orwell’s dystopian classic, 1984, into the hands of New York literary agents—like, right into their actual hands. After reaching number one in Amazon’s dystopian fiction category,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-09-25 15:11:55 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #self-published book


Bonnier sells US children’s publisher Little Bee Books

Swedish publishing conglomerate Bonnier has sold US children’s publisher Little Bee Books to its founding executive management. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #bee books


Religion Publishers Suspend Publication of Accused Pastor’s Books

At least two Christian publishing houses are halting the publication of books by Bill Hybels, the former pastor of a megachurch outside of Chicago, amid allegations against him of sexual misconduct. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-04-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #sexual misconduct #bill hybels


Shandong Fine Arts Publishing House Sells Nepalese Rights to Art Book Series

A new rights deal between Shandong Fine Arts Publishing House and Nepal Modern Publishing House was celebrated with a special signing ceremony at the 2018 Bologna Book Fair. The post Shandong Fine Arts Publishing House Sells Nepalese Rights to Art Book Series appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-03-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #rights deal


Frankfurt Book Fair’s LitAg Sells Out; Publishers Rights Corner Is Open

With Frankfurt's agents and scouts center an early sell-out, the fair recommends quick bookings in the Publishers Rights Corner, scheduled for October 10. The post Frankfurt Book Fair’s LitAg Sells Out; Publishers Rights Corner Is Open appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-03-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #scouts center


Bad Little Children's Books satire pulled following racism accusations

Collection of pastiche illustrations, which declares itself ‘shamelessly offensive’, has been withdrawn from sale after Twitter stormThe author of a parody collection of children’s book covers from “more innocent times”, has asked for his book to be pulled after a storm of complaints on Twitter... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-12-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #covers featured #posted online


'Biggest-selling' self-published book of 2016 lands Amazon deal

Self-published author Adam Croft has been snapped up for a publishing deal by Amazon imprint Thomas & Mercer after releasing what he says is the biggest-selling book by a self-published author in 2016. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-06-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #self-published author #publishing deal #self-published book


Orbital Publishing Accused of Fraud in Selling Subscriptions

Top prosecutors in several states accused an Oregon company on Tuesday of overcharging consumers for subscriptions to newspapers, magazines and other periodicals.   The Orbital Publishing Group, a periodical subscription service, is facing accus ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2015-04-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #selling subscriptions


Belarusian publisher on trial for selling books without state registration

Declared ‘extremist’ by repressive regime, Ihar Lohvinau faces heavy fine and the closure of shop described as ‘vital hub for the country’s fragile literary community’An award-winning publisher in Belarus who angered the country’s government by publishing a book containing an image of police... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-01-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #ihar lohvinau #police brutality


BEA 2014: Christian Children’s Books Sell More Widely, Publishers Say

For publishers of religion books aimed at young readers, it's easier than ever to find readers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-05-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #find readers #young readers #books sell #christian children


London Book Fair 2014: Helping Publishers to Sell Direct: The Qbend Story

Powering more than 50 e-bookstores for publishers specializing in such subjects as fiction, academic, professional and romance has given Qbend COO Kaushik Sampath many unique insights on e-retailing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-04-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #sell direct #helping publishers


Templar Books to publish cartoonist Tom Gauld's debut picture book

Bonnier Books UK's Templar imprint has acquired cartoonist Tom Gauld's first picture book, The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-11 04:10:24 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #bonnier #picture book


Powell’s Books will stop selling books through Amazon due to its “detrimental impact” on stores.

With this year’s Independent Bookstore Day occurring at a particularly rough time for booksellers, the iconic Powell’s Books in Portland has decided to make a statement and stop selling through Amazon. In a statement, owner Emily Powell notes that the occasion, this year, feels “especially... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-08-27 19:29:44 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #independent bookstore #stop selling


Mirror Books to publish true crime book

Mirror Books has acquired true crime story The Witness by journalist Nicola Tallant.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-12 02:59:59 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #mirror books


SAS star Ollerton to publish second book with Bonnier Books UK

Bonnier Books UK is publishing a second book with ex-Special Forces soldier Matthew "Ollie" Ollerton, the star of Channel 4's show "SAS: Who Dares Wins", in 2020. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-15 12:19:26 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #bonnier #dares wins


One of the largest book publishers in the world announces new publisher.

Andy Ward has been named a new vice president and publisher at Random House. Formerly editor in chief, Ward moves into the spot long held by the beloved Susan Kamil, who died in September. Ward has edited the likes of David Mitchell, George Saunders, and Imbolo Mbue, and will see his role as... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-19 15:22:43 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #largest book #imbolo mbue #george saunders #david mitchell #random house #vice president #andy ward