‘It’s important that the book industry stays culturally in touch with the whole of society,’ says PRH Ebury’s Rebecca Smart. She brings her viewpoints to Frankfurt’s The Markets conference.
With a goal of supporting and promoting ‘Latino/a/x’ people and literature in the publishing industry, a new network of book professionals formalizes the group’s activities.
PEN America’s new report asserts that ‘diverse books’ frequently are the first to be yanked when it comes to book challenges and ‘soft censorship.’
Publishers need to become ‘genuine members of reading communities themselves,’ says Leena Normington, recently of Pan Macmillan’s ‘Book Break’ channel.
‘The pressure on books and the industry is huge,’ says author-campaigner Nikesh Shukla, a rising star in diversity awareness. ‘Once they can get wi-fi on all public transport, that’s probably it for books.’
The writers’ support organization Sisters in Crime releases a new report on diversity in mystery writing and today’s book publishing industry.
As part of Nielsen’s inaugural Romance Book Summit at the Romance Writers of America conference, a panel of publishers talk about globalization, sales, and diversity challenges.
Born in London and now living in Berlin, author Sharon Dodua Otoo wins the prestigious Ingeborg Bachmann Prize in Klagenfurt, Austria during the 40th Festival of German Language Literature.
Nayana Kakoma has a daughter and ‘I cannot find her stuff to read that does not have ponies and long blonde hair.’ So she’s starting a publishing company in Uganda.
‘There never really seemed to be a change,’ says one player in a new network aiming to provide support for UK publishing workers of black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.