The industry is ‘hostile environment on multiple levels’, says Singh

Jhalak Prize co-founder Sunny Singh has called out the industry’s “moral failure” to reflect diversity at every stage of publishing. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-28 12:52:03 UTC ]
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The industry is ‘hostile environment on multiple levels’, says Singh

Jhalak Prize co-founder Sunny Singh has called out the industry’s “moral failure” to reflect diversity at every stage of publishing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-28 12:52:03 UTC ]
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Dorothy Koomson: 'publishing is a hostile environment for Black authors'

Author Dorothy Koomson has written an open letter to the publishing industry, in which she describes it as a “hostile environment for Black authors”.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-10 06:37:48 UTC ]
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A thriving industry needs a level playing field to survive

Jemma McDonagh gives an agent's perspective following the results of our class survey. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Was a Hostile Work Environment Behind the Firing of AWP’s David Fenza?

Controversy has dogged the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) since David Fenza, its longtime executive director, was fired on March 11. While the AWP board has not offered any explanation for Fenza's termination, former AWP president Rita Dove claims she was told a hostile work... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-05-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Multiple arrests, 19 charges laid in $22.5M Pearson gold heist

Peel police say a joint task force investigating a multimillion-dollar gold heist at Pearson airport last year has arrested multiple people, laid 19 related charges and interrupted a "large quantity of firearms" intended for import into Canada in connection with the case. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2024-04-17 11:01:09 UTC ]
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New PEN America Report Finds School Book Bans at Record Levels

The report, 'Banned in the USA: Narrating the Crisis,' reports 4,349 book bans recorded from July to December 2023, with more book bans recorded during the first half of the current school year than in all of the last school year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-04-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Piracy in Italy: Study Shows Book Industry Losing €705 Million Annually

Book piracy is costing the Italian book market more than a quarter of its overall value, according to a study commissioned by the AIE. The post Piracy in Italy: Study Shows Book Industry Losing €705 Million Annually appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2024-03-08 22:07:51 UTC ]
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Steam defined the modern video game industry

Gather ’round, children, and let me tell you a story about the old bugaboo we used to call DRM. Digital Rights Management was the beast under every gamer’s bed in the mid-2000s, an invisible bit of software baked into game discs that dictated and tracked player behavior under the guise of... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2024-03-04 16:30:21 UTC ]
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Anjali Singh on Launching Her Own Literary Agency

Singh, an agent at Ayesha Pande Literary and the former editorial director at Other Press, has worn many hats in her 30-year career in publishing. Now, at the helm of the Anjali Singh Agency, she's starting yet another professional chapter. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-03-04 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Comics Industry Unites Against Headwinds at ComicsPro 2024

Comics retailers, publishers, and distributors discussed a changing distribution landscape, a new metadata system for publishers and retailers, and more at the annual retailer meeting, held February 22–24. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-02-26 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishing Industry Sales Were Flat in November

Gains in both the children's/young adult books and religion categories were enough to offset declines in the other major segments in November at the 1,225 publishers that report sales to the AAP. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-02-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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‘The levels of attack are extraordinary’: Gary Lineker on punditry, podcasts – and why he won’t stop speaking his mind

The football broadcaster and podcast mogul keeps tweeting about the Israel-Gaza war, despite arguing with friends and getting into hot water with the BBC. What drives him?Gary Lineker has asked me to meet him at his house in Barnes at 2.30pm. It’s a miserable wet day in London, so I give myself... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2024-01-20 07:00:52 UTC ]
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AAP StatShot: US Industry Was Up 1.8 Percent in October

The AAP StatShot report for October shows US book publishing revenues at US$10.6 billion in the first 10 months of 2023. The post AAP StatShot: US Industry Was Up 1.8 Percent in October appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2024-01-09 20:42:57 UTC ]
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Publishing Industry Sales Rose 1.8% in October

Results were buoyed by strong sales in higher education course materials, which were up 17.9%, and at religious presses, which saw a 12.2% bump, in conjunction with a 1.5% increase in sales of adult books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-09 05:00:00 UTC ]
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‘A bellwether for the industry’: why Warner-Paramount talk is no surprise

Investors seemed unimpressed but analysts say even talk of a merger reflects moves to consolidate in a tough market Barbie and Tom Cruise’s Top Gun are planning on getting hitched. Warner Bros Discovery, the Hollywood studio that brought us the Batman, Harry Potter and Barbie films, and... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-12-21 17:19:19 UTC ]
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The PW Publishing Industry Salary Survey 2022

Our annual industry survey reveals a modest median pay increase and minor improvements in workforce diversity across trade book publishers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-17 05:00:00 UTC ]
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The PW Publishing Industry Salary Survey 2023

Our annual industry survey reveals a modest median pay increase and minor improvements in workforce diversity across trade book publishers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-17 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt: Ljubljana Reading Manifesto Rallies Book Industry

Guest of Honor Slovenia kicks off its professional program at the Frankfurt Book Fair with a presentation of Ljubjana Reading Manifesto. The post Frankfurt: Ljubljana Reading Manifesto Rallies Book Industry appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2023-10-18 15:10:08 UTC ]
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