Singh slams 'pathetic' British publishers for lack of submissions to BAME prize

Sunny Singh, author and chair of judges for the Jhalak Prize, has called the efforts of British publishers "pathetic" due to the "shockingly low" submissions to the prize created to celebrate British BAME writers. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-11-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Inaugural Jhalak Prize open for submissions

The Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour is now accepting submissions for its inaugural prize. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-09-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Singh and Johnson to judge inaugural Jhalak Prize

Authors Sunny Singh and Catherine Johnson have been revealed as judges of the inaugural Jhalak Prize for Best Book by a Writer of Colour alongside Alex Wheatle, Musa Okwonga and Yvette Edwards. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-08-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Crazy but fantastic': Man Booker prize pitches tiny publishers into big league

A year after Marlon James and his indie press Oneworld beat publishing giants to win the Man Booker, three independent publishers have made the 2016 longlist. But what effect does the ‘mother of all prizes’ have on tiny teams?Man Booker 2016 longlist – in picturesAlongside heavy hitters such as... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-07-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Gojimo's Burgess criticises lack of innovation from publishers

George Burgess, founder of edtech start-up Gojimo, has criticised education publishers for a lack of innovation in their field, commenting: "There is still a lot of opportunity in the edtech space and we don't see publishers doing it for themselves." Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-06-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Young, BAME, and chasing the 'alternative route into publishing' dream

Marianne Tatepo on the path to publishing for people from ethnically diverse backgrounds. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-05-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Andersen picks up Bologna best publisher prize

Andersen Press has won the Bologna Book Fair’s ‘children’s publisher of the year’ prize in the European category, becoming the first UK publishing house to win the award. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-04-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Nobel prize winners and stocking fillers – 65 years in the murky waters of London publishing

Ernest Hecht set up Souvenir Press from his bedroom in 1951. Now, following the death of Lord Weidenfeld, he is the last of the group of remarkable Jewish émigrés who transformed postwar British publishingA 65th birthday is a milestone but – now the official retirement age has been abolished –... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-04-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Brexit would be a disaster for British publishing'

Over a book-writing career of more than three decades I have produced a number of well received books with very modest sales mainly on European and international political themes. But never have I had a book - Brexit: How Britain Will Leave Europe (I.B.Tauris) - go through two editions in just... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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British novelist Hadley wins $150,000 Windham-Campbell Prize

UK writer Tessa Hadley has won a Windham-Campbell Prize, worth $150,000 (£107,000).  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Submissions Open for the UK’s Polari First Book Prize 2016

Submissions now are open for the 2016 Polari First Book Prize, for debut books that explore the LGBT experience in poetry or prose, fiction or non-fiction. The post Submissions Open for the UK’s Polari First Book Prize 2016 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-03-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Author launches literary prize for 'risk-taking' indie publishers

Award-winning novelist Neil Griffiths is launching a new literary prize to celebrate “small presses producing brilliant and brave literary fiction” in the UK and Ireland - in part because he believes the publishing business model is "terrible". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-02-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Legendary publisher Klaus Flugge launches picture book prize

New picture book prize will recognise exciting newcomersKlaus Flugge, the publisher who launched the careers of some of our best-loved picture book illustrators, from Quentin Blake and Chris Riddell to David McKee, Tony Ross, Michael Foreman and Emma Chichester Clark, is launching his own book... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-01-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Portico prize winner Benjamin Myers: 'Why bother chasing the big publishers?'

After being turned down by ‘every major publisher in London’ for his Portico winning novel Beastings, the author says landing the £10,000 prize ‘felt like a vindication’ Benjamin Myers, who has beaten Alan Garner to win the £10,000 Portico prize for literature for his novel Beastings, has spoken... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-12-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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World Book Night defends lack of BAME writers on 2016 list

The Reading Agency has responded to criticism about the lack of ethnic diversity among authors chosen for the World Book Night 2016 list, saying it is a “great shame” that there are no Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) writers included. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-11-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers open submissions for Author Day

Publishers Pan Macmillan, HarperCollins and literary agency Peters, Fraser & Dunlop will provide authors with face-to-face advice and feedback as part of The Bookseller’s inaugural Author Day. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-11-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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British Council Publishes Anthology of Myanmar Literature

A new anthology published by the British Council features 28 stories from Myanmar, originally written in 11 languages. The post British Council Publishes Anthology of Myanmar Literature appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-10-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Smith credits Goldsmiths Prize with changing publishing

Author Ali Smith has said the Goldsmiths Prize, which is now in its third year, has encouraged publishers to take risks. The prize, awarded to bold and inventive fiction, was won by Smith last year for How to be Both (Hamish Hamilton). Smith said of the prize: “The change it’s made is that... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-09-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How Unilad became a viral Facebook publisher for British bros through video

With a mix both funny and serious videos and a Facebook-first approach, Unilad has amassed 6.7 million fans on the social network. Its strategy is reminiscent of competitors like Lad Bible, with its own bro-focus and reliance on fans to create and promote video -- but Unilad has also been... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2015-07-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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McGough deplores lack of poetry publishing

Poet Roger McGough has criticised the lack of submissions for the 2015 Children's Poetry Award, for which he is chair of the judges, saying "so few publishers are producing poetry books for children and young people."  McGough was speaking as the shortlist for the £1,000 award, made by The... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-04-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bologna Prize for the Best Children's Publisher of the Year

The winners for the Best Children's Publisher of the Year were announced in Sala Borsa in Bologna on Monday, March 30. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-03-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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