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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Jacaranda reveals plans to publish 20 black British writers in 2020

Indie publisher says its #Twentyin2020 initiative will cover fiction, non-fiction and poetry and help ‘normalise’ diverse readersA group of unnamed individuals has donated £25,000 towards an independent publisher’s initiative to publish 20 black British writers in 2020, in the hope it will... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookselling Without Borders and Tišma Prize Open for Submissions

The Bookselling Without Borders program will again send bookstore workers to international book fairs and trade shows. And Novi Sad's new Tišma Prize is in its inaugural year. The post Bookselling Without Borders and Tišma Prize Open for Submissions appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-01-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Borough Press and The Good Literary Agency open submissions for un-agented BAME writers

The Borough Press has teamed up with The Good Literary Agency to open submissions for un-agented BAME writers, with the one winning applicant set to secure a £10,000 publishing contract, agency representation and mentoring from writer Nikesh Shukla. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rai and Patrice celebrate BAME figures from British history

Scholastic will next year publish a series of books about BAME protagonists from British history, with Bali Rai and Patrice Lawrence signed on to write the first titles. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cape publisher Robertson takes £10k Goldsmiths Prize for 'convention-defying' noir narrative

Jonathan Cape publisher Robin Robertson has taken the £10,000 Goldsmiths Prize for his "convention-defying novel in verse" The Long Take (Pan Macmillan). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kassabova wins British Academy's £25k Prize for Global Cultural Understanding

Kapka Kassabova's "extraordinary" book Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe (Granta) has won the British Academy’s £25,000 Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2018. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: Richard Charkin Opens Mensch Publishing; LBF Opens Award Submissions

Two items from London: Publishing Perspectives columnist Richard Charkin announces a new publishing venture, and London Book Fair opens submissions for its 2019 International Excellence Awards. The post Industry Notes: Richard Charkin Opens Mensch Publishing; LBF Opens Award Submissions appeared... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-10-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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French bookshops revolt after prize selects novel self-published on Amazon

Booksellers refuse to ‘jump into the wolf’s mouth’ and order Marco Koskas’ Renaudot-longlisted novel onlineFrench booksellers have called on literary judges to “defend books and not those who threaten them”, after one of France’s most prestigious prizes selected a self-published novel available... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-09-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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De Bellaigue, Mekhennet, Kaufmann shortlisted for £25k British Academy prize

Six writers will contest the shortlist for the Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2018, the British Academy's £25,000 international prize. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Calder, British Publisher Who Fought Censorship, Dies at 91

John Calder, who published works by Samuel Beckett, Henry Miller, Eugène Ionesco and Marguerite Duras, among others. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2018-08-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Six 'compelling' finalists revealed for the BAME short story prize

The Guardian 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize shortlist has been revealed, with subjects ranging from the Grenfell Tower fire to a historic village plagued by a mysterious smell. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Man Booker International Prize Jurors Named; Submissions Open

Along with news of the jurors for the 2019 prize, the organization has has announced that more than 10,000 copies of 'Flights' were sold in the week following May's naming of this year's winner of the Man Booker International Prize. The post Man Booker International Prize Jurors Named;... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-07-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers should 'hire more BAME staff' to improve representation in children’s books

Hiring more employees of colour and seeing stories with BAME characters as normal, not niche, are just some ideas suggested by the book industry following a damning report which revealed that only 4% of all the children’s books published in the UK last year featured a black, Asian or minority... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Awe-inspiring' debut snubbed by mainstream publishers wins Desmond Elliott Prize

Preti Taneja has won the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize for her "awe-inspiring" retelling of King Lear in We Are That Young. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Carnegie medal winner slams children’s book publishers for ‘accessible’ prose

Geraldine McCaughrean, accepting award for Where the World Ends, warned that restricting the language children read risks creating a future underclass who are ‘easy to manipulate’Carnegie medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean has castigated the books industry for dumbing down language in children’s... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-06-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: US Publishers Association Announces Book Expo Panels; UK’s Sunday Times Prize Opens for Entries

Three Big Five CEOs are scheduled for a session from BookExpo and the Association of American Publishers. And the UK's award for writers aged 18 to 35 opens for submission. The post Industry Notes: US Publishers Association Announces Book Expo Panels; UK’s Sunday Times Prize Opens for Entries... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-04-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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British publishing can still lead the world after Brexit | Letters

Representatives of the Publishers Association call on the government to make sure the UK retains its place as ‘the world’s publisher’UK publishing is world leading and a cornerstone of Britain’s cultural and economic influence. The books and journals our authors write have helped shape thoughts... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-04-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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NBC News Chairman Lack Sees No Value for Publishers in Facebook

NBC News' Chairman Andrew Lack isn't optimistic on Facebook."Facebook doesn't have value for publishers really," Lack told reporters during a press briefing on NBC News' digital initiatives on Wednesday. "I call them Fakebook.""What's frustrating about Facebook is you can't have a relationship... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2018-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jacaranda pledges to publish 20 black British writers in 2020

Jacaranda Books, in partnership with Words of Colour Productions, has launched an initiative to publish 20 Black British writers in the year 2020 across adult fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-02-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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