The book industry isn't dead. That's just an excuse to keep salaries low

Poor working conditions for book editors are ingrained. It’s time for that to change – no matter how much we love our jobsBook editors love their jobs, perhaps more than the average worker. We work diligently with motivated and inspiring peers on projects we are proud of. You may not realise that every great book you’ve read has been through a rigorous editing process. If an editor’s job is done well, you won’t notice their hand in the final product – this is the invisible work behind each brilliant author, even (or perhaps especially) your favourites.However, book lovers might be surprised to learn that the working conditions for many of those behind the scenes of book publishing are lagging behind other industries. Related: Waterstones says it can't pay living wage, as 1,300 authors support staff appeal This is an industry that has relied on the insecurity of its employees Related: Slimming cookbook becomes fastest selling non-fiction book since records began Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: 2020 World Book Capital; Political Book Sales in the US; PRH Names New CFO

Kuala Lumpur is the 2020 World Book capital; more political books in the US released and compete with growing sales of Woodward's 'Fear'; and PRH has a new CFO. The post Industry Notes: 2020 World Book Capital; Political Book Sales in the US; PRH Names New CFO appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: Amazon ‘Prime Book Boxes’ for Children; National Book Festival September 1

Having tested the program on an invitational basis for three months, Amazon rolls out its children's book boxes offer to the US Prime membership. And the Library of Congress holds its annual National Book Festival this weekend. The post Industry Notes: Amazon ‘Prime Book Boxes’ for Children;... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-08-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Book Is Dead, Long Live the Book

Publishing houses are Germany's intellectual backbone. For many years, they created a culture of literary abundance and generated healthy profits. But in the age of Amazon, ebooks and self-publishing, they could be facing demise. Continue reading at ABC News

[ ABC News | 2013-03-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: John Murray Press Launches US Basic Books Imprint in the UK

Hachette in London is creating a Basic Books imprint for the UK in cooperation with the New York Hachette house of that name. The post Industry Notes: John Murray Press Launches US Basic Books Imprint in the UK appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-11-20 04:30:58 UTC ]
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The PW Publishing Industry Salary Survey, 2019

More small strides were made in 2018 toward addressing issues of pay disparity and diversification of the workforce. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-15 05:00:00 UTC ]
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NaNoWriMo Has The Writers To Solve The Book Industry’s Diversity Problem

As the writing challenge turns 20, it’s time for the publishing industry to challenge itself. Continue reading at HuffPost

[ HuffPost | 2019-11-01 09:45:13 UTC ]
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Why Fox isn’t sweating the low-rated World Series: Sports Media Brief

Welcome to the another edition of Ad Age Sports Media Brief, a weekly roundup of news from every zone of the sports media spray chart, including the latest on broadcast/cable/streaming, sponsorships, endorsements, gambling and tech. Rock for Light The World Series tonight returns to the... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-10-25 21:12:59 UTC ]
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Cressida Cowell warns industry will become 'dead in the water' without school libraries

Author Cressida Cowell has argued that the industry will become "dead in the water" without more support for children's reading, as she reiterated her campaign to make school libraries a statutory requirement. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-24 04:02:45 UTC ]
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W H Smith's Pete Selby says lack of diversity means book industry is ‘failing’ children

Pete Selby, head of books for W H Smith, has called on the book industry to make the high street more diverse and inclusive for young readers, saying that diversity is going to become a "significant" part of WHS' strategy. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-22 19:12:13 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: UK Postcode Lottery Helps Book Aid; F+W Fine Arts Sold to Peak Media

Lottery funds in the UK have generated more than £1.85 million for Book Aid International, and F+W Media's assets in arts and crafts go to Peak Media. The post Industry Notes: UK Postcode Lottery Helps Book Aid; F+W Fine Arts Sold to Peak Media appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-08-15 05:30:02 UTC ]
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Industry 4.0: The Next Revolution in Book Publishing and Manufacturing

As we enter the fourth industrial revolution, book publishing and manufacturing are being affected by automation, data exchange, artificial intelligence, and more. This webinar will explore what it means for publishers and manufacturers, what industry leaders are already doing, and how they plan... Continue reading at Publishing Executive

[ Publishing Executive | 2019-08-05 15:22:41 UTC ]
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As Comic Book Industry Grows, Smaller Publishers Learn to Adapt

Midtown Comics in New York. Movie and TV adaptations have fueled growth in the comic book industry: Sales in 2018 rose $80 million from the previous year. Continue reading at The New York Times

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The Mueller report isn’t just a legal document. It’s also the best book on the Trump White House so far.

Review of “Report on the Investigation Into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election” by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-04-19 20:30:51 UTC ]
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Kyle Books bags low-cost cookbook from This Morning chef

Octopus imprint Kyle Books has acquired a new money-saving cookbook of healthy recipes by "This Morning" chef Phil Vickery. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt’s Juergen Boos on the International Book Industry: ‘It’s Always Changing’

Ask Boos what he and his fellow book fair directors have in common, and he'll tell you it's what they don't have in common that counts. The post Frankfurt’s Juergen Boos on the International Book Industry: ‘It’s Always Changing’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-03-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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London Book Fair’s Market Focus Indonesia: Creative Industries and a Spice Café

Not just books: Laura Prinsloo, who chairs Jakarta's National Book Committee, says Market Focus Indonesia will stress 'everything from film, games, animation and apps, to character, entertainment, and intellectual property.' The post London Book Fair’s Market Focus Indonesia: Creative Industries... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-03-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ahead of London Book Fair: IPA’s New Leadership on the State of a World Publishing Industry

This year's London Book Fair coincides with the arrival of the International Publishers Association's new president and vice-president, leading 'a conversation of public debate' about publishers' role amid 'sensitive socio-cultural issues.' The post Ahead of London Book Fair: IPA’s New... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-03-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: Podcasts at London Book Fair; Pew Research on Smartphones

A newly added podcast series at London Book Fair will be on the Fireside Chat Stage. And smartphones used to access those podcasts are proliferating unevenly in the world, says Pew Research. The post Industry Notes: Podcasts at London Book Fair; Pew Research on Smartphones appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-02-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Czech Book Sales Rise Amid Ongoing Industry Consolidation

Overall book sales in the Czech Republic are up as the number of new titles published declines slightly. Industry consolidation and a focus on high-performing books may be the cause. The post Czech Book Sales Rise Amid Ongoing Industry Consolidation appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-02-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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