What black writers think about the UK's publishing industry – a survey

Limited promotion and marketing budgets reinforce false ideas about how well diverse books and writers will sell. This leads to a negative cycle for black, Asian and minority ethnic writers. Continue reading at 'The Conversation'

[ The Conversation | 2020-07-15 09:57:53 UTC ]
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Black Writers’ Guild calls for sweeping change in UK publishing

More than 100 authors join new body calling for the industry to address deep-seated inequalities in output and personnelMore than 100 writers including Booker winner Bernardine Evaristo, Benjamin Zephaniah and Malorie Blackman have called on all major publishing houses in the UK to introduce... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-15 17:08:57 UTC ]
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An open letter to UK publishing from the Black Writers' Guild

The protest movement sweeping the world since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has forced an international soul searching to understand the pervasive racial inequalities that haunt most sectors of our society. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-15 17:05:27 UTC ]
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Black Writers' Guild tells UK publishing how to get its own house in order

The Black Writers' Guild has issued an open letter, signed by writers including Dorothy Koomson, Malorie Blackman, Candice Carty-Williams, David Olusoga and Bernardine Evaristo, telling British publishers it is "deeply concerned" they are "raising awareness of racial inequality without... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-14 19:50:25 UTC ]
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UK publishing industry remains 90% white, survey finds

Research indicates diversity has improved in recent years, but a generational change is needed to balance the book trade, according to researchersA survey of more than 1,000 people working in UK publishing has found that more than 90% currently in the industry classify themselves as white... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-09-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK Book Industry: Publishers Call for Aid, Reporting 2019’s Success

Exports in 2019 rose 3.3 percent over those of 2018 for the UK market, as revealed in today's report on last year's pre-pandemic performance. The post UK Book Industry: Publishers Call for Aid, Reporting 2019’s Success appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-07-22 13:29:07 UTC ]
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We could and should do more: publishers reply to the Black Writers' Guild

Publishers have responded to the Black Writers’ Guild’s open letter, welcoming their suggestions and agreeing they have work to do Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-16 13:02:41 UTC ]
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The PW Publishing Industry Salary Survey, 2019

More small strides were made in 2018 toward addressing issues of pay disparity and diversification of the workforce. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-15 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: SAGE Publishing Makes UK’s Index on Censorship Archive Free

The UK's quarterly 'Index on Censorship' has opened its 45-year archive to free readership, a response to an era of fake news and leadership lies. The post Industry Notes: SAGE Publishing Makes UK’s Index on Censorship Archive Free appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-02-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jacaranda reveals plans to publish 20 black British writers in 2020

Indie publisher says its #Twentyin2020 initiative will cover fiction, non-fiction and poetry and help ‘normalise’ diverse readersA group of unnamed individuals has donated £25,000 towards an independent publisher’s initiative to publish 20 black British writers in 2020, in the hope it will... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The PW Publishing Industry Salary Survey, 2018

The industry made small improvements on such hot-button issues as pay disparity and workforce diversification in 2017—but sexual harassment remains an issue. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Industry Notes: Marrakesh Treaty; Bologna Carle Award; Kids’ Black Detectives in the UK

The United States is ready for implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty, pending a presidential signature. Meanwhile, Bologna gets an award and Knights Of gets a new book series. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson 40 Nations Have Ratified and Implemented Marrakesh he... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-09-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers Association: How Rights Sales Factor Into the UK’s Book Industry Revenues

‘The share of income from rights has steadily increased from 72 percent in 2013 to 80 percent in 2016,’ says the UK’s Publishers Association, in a report released this summer. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson In Five Years: A 90 Percent Rise in Rights Income hen Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-08-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: US Publishers Association Announces Book Expo Panels; UK’s Sunday Times Prize Opens for Entries

Three Big Five CEOs are scheduled for a session from BookExpo and the Association of American Publishers. And the UK's award for writers aged 18 to 35 opens for submission. The post Industry Notes: US Publishers Association Announces Book Expo Panels; UK’s Sunday Times Prize Opens for Entries... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Jacaranda pledges to publish 20 black British writers in 2020

Jacaranda Books, in partnership with Words of Colour Productions, has launched an initiative to publish 20 Black British writers in the year 2020 across adult fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-02-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The PW Publishing Industry Salary Survey 2017

Women’s share of all publishing jobs rose in 2016, and the pay gap with men closed slightly. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Horowitz's UK publisher says it did not warn author off creating black character

Anthony Horowitz children's publisher at Walker has said it would not instruct authors on whether or not to include characters of a different race or background in their books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The PW Publishing Industry Salary Survey, 2016

PW's annual salary and jobs survey found that pay improved slightly in 2015, and that the industry is still overwhelmingly white. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Publishing Industry Salary Survey 2015: A Younger Workforce, Still Predominantly White

Our annual salary survey drew responses from a younger group than in years past, though the industry still is very white, with 89% of respondents reporting as caucasian. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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PW Salary Survey 2015: What People in the Publishing Industry Actually Earn

From editorial assistants to senior VP’s, this is how much people who work in publishing reported earning last year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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