'We've always had to battle complacency': Authors Ijeoma Oluo and Emmanuel Acho in conversation

Antiracist author Ijeoma Oluo, whose latest book is 'Mediocre,' joins Emmanuel Acho, author of 'Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man,' for a frank talk. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-11-24 15:16:34 UTC ]
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Ijeoma Oluo’s ‘Mediocre’ dissects white supremacy in America. She’d rather be writing about something else.

“It takes a huge toll to live the trauma of being a Black person in a white-supremacist country and then write it as well,” Oluo says. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-12-03 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Ijeoma Oluo’s new book interrogates white male mediocrity

In her latest book, out now, Oluo examines the cultural and political underpinnings of what she calls the “mediocre-white-man-industrial complex.” As protests against police brutality and racial injustice swept the country this summer, Ijeoma Oluo’s debut book, So You Want to Talk About Race was... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-12-02 06:00:29 UTC ]
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New Ijeoma Oluo title to launch Basic Books UK

Basic Books UK, John Murray Press' new imprint, has acquired Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male Power by Ijeoma Oluo to publish as its first title in 2021.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-22 20:18:01 UTC ]
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'It's a real battle': African authors fight for publishing independence

Francophone African books are still very often published by French imprints, which can make them hard to get at home. But there is a growing push for changeWhen Cameroonian author Daniel Alain Nsegbe first saw his debut novel for sale in his home city of Douala, the price was so high “you would... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-05-14 09:59:14 UTC ]
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Did you know about this deleted subplot in You’ve Got Mail about a creepy author?

Thanksgiving is this week, which can only mean one thing: we’ve entered high You’ve Got Mail season. I’ve seen the movie at least a dozen times, so when today I endeavored to find an exact quote—for a blog post about Barnes & Noble, the IRL Fox Books-turned-lone-reed—I was not expecting my... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-25 17:58:34 UTC ]
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More than 'story, bonking, story': why you've never heard of Australia's best-selling authors

In pushing the romance genre aside, Australia’s publishing industry sent its most successful writers to pursue their careers abroadNalini Singh is trying to convince me to read a love story starring bears. The tiny author is tucked up under a huge scarf in a cafe on a freezing August day in... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-08-17 22:00:54 UTC ]
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Author Conversation Series Gets Cable TV Debut

Live Talk Los Angeles has launched on Spectrum Networks, turning an author event series into a weekly primetime TV show for 1.8 million subscribers in Southern California. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-11-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Conversations with Authors: Sally Rooney talks to The Bookseller

We spoke to the "Salinger of the Snapchat generation" Sally Rooney, following her shortlisting for the 2018 Dylan Thomas Prize.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Asian American authors join forces to help writer Matthew Salesses, whose wife is battling cancer

Author Matthew Salesses' wife, Cathreen, was diagnosed with cancer in March, not long after the birth of their second child. Now, friends and colleagues in the Asian American writing community are offering literary rewards in a GoFundMe campaign to support the family. Author Margaret Rhee... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-12-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's Authors Drive Conversation at NCIBA 2017

Children's authors played a pivotal role at the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association's Fall Discovery Show in San Francisco, sparking discussions on current events and diverse representation. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-10-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fiona Watt: the most ubiquitous author you’ve never heard of

Usborne editorial director Fiona Watt is one of the biggest-selling authors since records began and she’s probably the most ubiquitous author you’ve never heard of. But, as she tells Tom Tivnan, that’s exactly how she likes it—and a veil of anonymity has its advantages when it comes to book-fair... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Best of 2014: Seven authors reflect on battles close at hand

A Monitor book critic recalls seven of his favorite author interviews from 2014. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-12-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon-Bonnier battle goes public with protest by European authors

More than 1,000 writers from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland have signed a letter to Amazon saying that the company has made Bonnier-published books less available and manipulated Amazon's recommended reading lists. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-08-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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German-language Authors Join in Battle Against Amazon

Austrian, Swiss and German authors have sent an open letter of protest to Amazon, protesting the use of 'authors and their books as a bargaining chip to exact deeper discounts.' Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-08-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Returns Fire: The Battle With Hachette and Authors United Continues

Amazon has responded to an open letter by Authors United, signed by 900-plus authors in support of Hachette, with their own open letter, Readers United. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-08-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon ebook pricing battle intensifies after 'Authors United' ad

Compares Hachette dispute to past paperback fears, but partially quoting George Orwell is a risky moveAmazon has hit back following an open letter from more than 900 authors criticising its licensing dispute with publisher Hachette, which was published as an ad in the New York Times.However, the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2014-08-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Headline settles legal battle with author

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 15/08/2011 - 08:49 Headline has settled a high court action brought by a former author for an undisclosed sum. Author Amanda Smith had brought the action after Headline abandoned publication of her misery memoir Toxic. The court ruled the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ninety budding authors to receive trade tutelage through HC’s Author Academy

HarperCollins affiliate publisher Rose Sandy reveals the details of its new Author Academy, which will give 90 emerging talents guidance as to how the book industry functions. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-15 22:41:09 UTC ]
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Sam Adams | 'I just wanted to write and I’ve done so whenever I’ve had the opportunity'

For more than half a century, Sam Adams’ eclectic output has made him a stalwart of Wales’ literary scene. He discusses his latest novel Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-16 01:59:07 UTC ]
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