Spare Room Project tackles regional diversity

A pilot scheme to help regional diversity in publishing has launched to offer accommodation to those who live outside of London and don’t have somewhere to stay during an internship or work experience placement. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Ball launches remote internships in an attempt to tackle regional and ethnic diversity

Publishing consultancy Speckled Pen is launching a remote internship scheme aimed at encouraging diversity in publishing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-05-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookselling still not 'particularly diverse' say trade figures, as New Futures project launches

Bookselling is still “not particularly diverse” say trade figures, as a scheme launches to help entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities start bookshops. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Spare Zoom Project racks up 300 introductions within three months

The Spare Zoom Project, the online adaptation of The Spare Room Project supporting book trade interns and job applicants from outside London, has made 320 introductions between jobseekers and publishing trade professionals since it launched in mid-November. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-09 16:04:45 UTC ]
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Spare 'Zoom' Project calls on professionals to meet publishing hopefuls virtually

The Spare Room Project is collaborating with Penguin Random House to temporarily transform into "The Space Zoom Project" – an adaptation of the scheme in light of continued home-working across the industry. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-27 21:12:52 UTC ]
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Penguin launches project to boost diversity in GCSE reading lists

Lit in Colour, the publisher’s partnership with the Runnymede Trust, hopes to redress imbalances in English literature coursesThe book publisher Penguin Random House has teamed up with the thinktank the Runnymede Trust to boost diversity in reading lists in schools.The partnership – Lit in... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-10-24 16:11:09 UTC ]
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Libraries Connected launches training scheme to tackle lack of diversity

Libraries Connected has secured £342,000 in funding from Arts Council England to develop a new training programme supporting potential female and BAME leaders. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-28 11:24:48 UTC ]
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Publishers failing to improve racial and regional diversity, survey finds

Despite concentration of publishers in London, only 11% of respondents identified as BAME – significantly lower than average of 40% in the cityA major survey of the UK’s publishing workforce has found that “significant progress” still needs to be made on both the numbers of black, Asian and... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-01-16 00:00:00 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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Booksellers urged to tackle diversity with £50k worth of grants

The Booksellers Association has unveiled a raft of measures to improve diversity in bookselling, including handing out £50,000 worth of grants to bookshops. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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WI13: Booksellers Tackle Diversity and the Sustainability of the Indie Model

Following an eruption about the lack of diversity in bookselling at last year's Town Hall Meeting, the topic was front and center at this year's discussion. Also on attendees' minds? How to create a sustainable business model for indie bookstores. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Perminder Mann: 'quotas not the right solution' to tackle diversity

Quotas are not the right solution for boosting diversity in the workplace, according to Bonnier Publishing UK c.e.o. Perminder Mann. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Diversity and Tolerance Promoted in Myanmar Children’s Books Projects

From Frontier Myanmar: 'A complete collection of all our child-authored books' is part of the reading program one literacy-based charity delivers to kids. The post Diversity and Tolerance Promoted in Myanmar Children’s Books Projects appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Publishers 'struggling' to address regional diversity

London-based publishing houses are “struggling” to work out how to “address the problem of regional diversity”, New Writing North's Claire Malcolm has said.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Internal training documents reveal how Facebook tackles diversity, bias, and discrimination

Workforce diversity is something that has been brought into sharp focus in recent months as companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook reveal the make-up of their staff. White, middleclass, male employees dominate the world of technology, and this is certainly the case at Facebook -- even... Continue reading at Betanews

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UK's creative industries 'must back regional and ethnic diversity'

IPPR report calls for advertising, film and TV to support businesses outside London and to help develop non-white talentThe UK's creative industries need to embrace regional and ethnic diversity if they are to play an improved role in helping the economy, warns a report from a leading... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Panorama Project Names New Project Lead, Announces Free Webinar

The Panorama Project, the OverDrive-funded cross-industry initiative devoted to “data-informed insights on public libraries’ role in the publishing ecosystem” has announced the appointment of Daniel Albohn as the new Project Lead, replacing Guy LeCharles Gonzalez, who has taken a full-time... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Panorama Project Pivots, Taps New Project Leader

As library e-book issues gain urgency, the OverDrive funded effort to measure the impact of libraries on authors and publishers taps industry vet Guy LeCharles Gonzalez to take the project to the next level. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-07-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Fall Regionals 2018: Read the World at the Regionals

At the fall regionals, Ingram is extending its “Be Worldly. Read Lit in Translation” campaign for literature in translation, which it launched at BookExpo. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Fall Regionals 2018: Regional Show Highlights

A roundup of key panels, roundtables, and author appearances at all eight shows. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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