The UK’s Publishers Commit to a Workforce Diversity Program’s 10-Point Action Plan

In its program to change the makeup of the UK book business workforce, British publishers have taken the lead in international inclusivity efforts. The post The UK’s Publishers Commit to a Workforce Diversity Program’s 10-Point Action Plan appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-09-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH UK to publish four from inauguration poet Amanda Gorman

Penguin Random House UK is to publish four books from Amanda Gorman, the youngest presidential inaugural poet in US history, including a special edition of “The Hill We Climb” which she read at Joe Biden's inauguration. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-08 03:19:06 UTC ]
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Frankfurt’s Publishers Training Program Returns to Taipei’s Book Exhibition

Rights and licensing are part of the Taipei Book Fair's Publishers Training Program, produced digitally with Frankfurter Buchmesse. The post Frankfurt’s Publishers Training Program Returns to Taipei’s Book Exhibition appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-01-22 21:19:09 UTC ]
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BiblioBoard, PW’s BookLife Launch New Library E-book Program for Self-Published Authors

BookLife Elite will offer public libraries access to a curated collection of unlimited, simultaneous-use indie e-books, meaning library readers can access the books instantly—no holds lists. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Commentary: The latest publishing mega-merger might kill off small presses — and literary diversity

The planned merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster may be global but it's bad for books both foreign and domestic. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-12-04 19:25:12 UTC ]
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Staff at Jordan Peterson's publisher protest new book plans

Penguin Random House Canada’s plans to publish a new work by the ‘professor against political correctness’ has reportedly prompted numerous complaintsThe announcement of a new book from Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson, the self-styled “professor against political correctness”, has prompted... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-11-25 14:35:10 UTC ]
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University of Johannesburg Joins ProQuest’s Publishing Program

The University of Johannesburg becomes one of the schools that add some 200,000 works annually to ProQuest's Dissertations & Theses program. The post University of Johannesburg Joins ProQuest’s Publishing Program appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-11-16 21:51:12 UTC ]
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Pandemic drives ebook and audiobook sales by UK publishers to all-time high

Printed book sales plunge in first six months of 2020 on back of shop and school closuresSee all our coronavirus coverageSales of digital books by British publishers are set to hit an all-time high this year as the public turns to reading to escape pandemic cabin fever.However, the ebook and... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-11-14 07:00:02 UTC ]
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‘There Are Tons of Brown Faces Missing’: Publishers Step Up Diversity Efforts

The push in book publishing for more authors and workers of color hasn’t abated, and companies are increasingly making lasting changes to the way they do business. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-10-29 16:18:17 UTC ]
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Amazon donates $100,000 for diversity and robotics programming at UMd.

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is again putting more money toward computer science education in the region, this time with a $100,000 donation to the University of Maryland's engineering school for diversity initiatives and robotics programming. Specifically, Amazon Lab126, the... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2020-10-14 11:53:45 UTC ]
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Amazon donates $100,000 for diversity and robotics programming at UMd.

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is again putting more money toward computer science education in Greater Washington, this time with a $100,000 donation to the University of Maryland's engineering school for diversity initiatives and robotics programming. Specifically, Amazon Lab126, the... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2020-10-13 15:47:55 UTC ]
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Amazon Publishing launches first UK ad campaign for celeb author

Amazon Publishing is launching its first ever ad campaign for a celebrity in the UK, rolling out digital signage across 100 London bus stops for essay collection Nothing Like I Imagined by US actress Mindy Kaling. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-13 00:14:33 UTC ]
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Informa issues £640m in bonds as part of Covid-19 action plan

Taylor & Francis owner Informa is issuing £640m worth of Euro bonds as part of its Covid-19 action plan. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-30 12:55:05 UTC ]
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Fourth Estate wins 10-publisher auction for French sensation I Hate Men

Fourth Estate has won a 10-publisher auction for Pauline Harmange’s I Hate Men, which caused a storm on its release in France, with calls for it to be banned. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-27 13:23:29 UTC ]
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PRH Releases Workforce Report on Diversity

An internal report on workforce demographics at Penguin Random House shows that 78% of PRH non-warehouse employees are white. In addressing the report, PRH U.S. CEO Madeline McIntosh said the company is determined to make its workforce "reflect the demographics of American society.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Hachette UK Buys Laurence King Publishing

Laurence King Publishing, the original publisher of adult coloring book queen Johanna Basford, has been acquired by fellow U.K.-based publisher Hachette UK in a deal signed August 31. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Hachette UK buys Laurence King Publishing

Hachette UK has bought arts and gifts specialist Laurence King Publishing for an undisclosed sum. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-01 17:19:46 UTC ]
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Aspen Institute Looks at a Publishing Industry Challenged to Embrace Diversity

Aspen asks, 'Why is the world of publishing so reluctant to offer Black writers the same major book deals typically offered to white writers?' The post Aspen Institute Looks at a Publishing Industry Challenged to Embrace Diversity appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-08-21 18:41:12 UTC ]
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HarperCollins’ Ecco and Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney Create a Publishing Diversity Fellowship

Led by author Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, the publishing imprint sets up a five-year program with the Columbia Publishing Course. The post HarperCollins’ Ecco and Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney Create a Publishing Diversity Fellowship appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-08-19 13:46:28 UTC ]
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Diversity in Publishing in the Age of Black Lives Matter

While recent efforts are encouraging, publishing needs to establish permanent methods to give people of color more opportunities. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Selby to spearhead music publishing imprint for Bonnier Books UK

Bonnier Books UK is launching a new music publishing list, with Pete Selby joining as publishing director. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-03 13:16:22 UTC ]
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