UK Publishers’ 2018 Diversity Report: ‘More Needs To Be Done’

The Publishers Association's second annual diversity survey found that racial and ethnic criteria were where progress is slowest in the UK industry. The post UK Publishers’ 2018 Diversity Report: ‘More Needs To Be Done’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-01-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Federation of European Publishers’ New COVID-19 Impact Report: Europe Closes 2020 Down 2 to 5 Percent

A first look at the new report on Europe's book publishing markets highlights the range of impact felt in the first year of the pandemic. The post Federation of European Publishers’ New COVID-19 Impact Report: Europe Closes 2020 Down 2 to 5 Percent appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-03-26 15:57:21 UTC ]
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The UK’s IPG Opens Registration for its International Publishing Forum

The UK's Independent Publishers Guild is holding two days of informational and networking events in March at its International Publishing Forum. The post The UK’s IPG Opens Registration for its International Publishing Forum appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-02-23 14:51:48 UTC ]
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Small Publishers Struggle to Build a Diverse Workforce

Interviews with mainline Christian, Catholic, and spirituality publishers found efforts to build a more inclusive staff bump into tight budgets, small staffs, lack of attrition, and high competition for talent. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-09 05:00:00 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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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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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 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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AI to benefit academic publishers the most, says PA report

A report compiled by the Publishers Association has found that one in six publishers think Artificial Intelligence will bring about "significant" change for the industry, with academic publishers set to benefit the most. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-06 21:50:35 UTC ]
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HBG Releases Diversity and Inclusion Progress Report

A new diversity and inclusion progress report from Hachette Book Group details internal and external commitments, including goals to increase the number of people of color employed by the company as well as make “measurable improvements” to company culture and community service. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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'We haven't seen anything like it since Harry Potter': UK bookshops report record week

With books delayed by the pandemic reaching shops alongside other titles aimed at the Christmas market, the trade has seen sales boomBooksellers up and down the UK are reporting a boom in sales since readers returned to bookshops after the lockdown, with the first avalanche of Christmas titles... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-09-11 12:40:19 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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Meyers Reported Fired by IDW Publishing

Newly named IDW publisher Jud Meyers, who was placed on administrative leave less than a week after being promoted to the position, has reportedly been fired. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-10 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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Chelsea Green Publishing outlines its plan for UK market expansion

Though several publishers have been hit hard by the economic impact of coronavirus, one that has been thriving during this period is Chelsea Green Publishing (CGP), which specialises in non-fiction books on the politics and practice of sustainable living. CGP was launched by American... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-26 22:38:39 UTC ]
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