The book industry needs to take responsibility for transforming itself

It would have been hard to have missed last week’s digital launch of Rethinking ‘Diversity’ in Publishing. The report - the first of its kind on diversity in trade fiction - not only landed noisily, but put the publishing ecosystem in the dock. So what's next? Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-03 09:58:58 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: 2020 World Book Capital; Political Book Sales in the US; PRH Names New CFO

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Industry Notes: Amazon ‘Prime Book Boxes’ for Children; National Book Festival September 1

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