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Report finds £23k 'class pay gap' in publishing
April 18, 2018 at 1:45 am

A report slamming representation in the arts has highlighted a "class pay gap" in publishing of up to £23,000 a year and found that people of working class origins make up just 12.6% of the sector.

Feminist Book Fortnight launches this summer
April 18, 2018 at 1:45 am

Over 25 radical and independent bookshops are taking part in a two-week long celebration of feminist books in a bid to add to the debate about diversity in publishing and showcase books by women writers.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi rockets to chart top spot
April 18, 2018 at 1:45 am

Michael Kogge’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Dean & Son) has ascended into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 62,104 copies through Nielsen BookScan’s TCM.

Broadway producers of To Kill a Mockingbird countersue Harper Lee's estate
April 17, 2018 at 5:53 am

New suit claims Aaron Sorkin adaptation may have to be scrapped over alleged differences between the play and novel, as producers offer to stage disputed work at federal courtIn a courtroom drama worthy of the novel itself, producers of the first Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird are suing the author’s estate.…

A Woman’s Worth: Examining the Gender Pay Gap among UK Scholarly Publishers
April 17, 2018 at 5:30 am

It's a well-known secret that women are paid less than men -- in scholarly publishing as in other sectors -- but the UK government's recent legislation requiring organizations with more than 250 employees to publish their gender pay gap provides valuable data on just how much of a gap there is... The post A Woman’s…

Macmillan’s Second Major Political Book of 2018: James Comey’s ‘A Higher Loyalty’
April 17, 2018 at 2:30 am

A treatise on making moral decisions in an immoral age–or the excuses of a man Donald Trump calls a "slimeball" who "always ends up badly and out of whack"–the new James Comey book is from Macmillan, which published 'Fire and Fury' earlier this year. The post Macmillan’s Second Major Political Book of 2018: James Comey’s…

Macmillan’s Second Major Political Book of 2018: James Comey’s ‘A Higher Loyalty’
April 17, 2018 at 2:30 am

A treatise on making moral decisions in an immoral age–or the excuses of a man Donald Trump calls a "slimeball" who "always ends up badly and out of whack"–the new James Comey book is from Macmillan, which published 'Fire and Fury' earlier this year. The post Macmillan’s Second Major Political Book of 2018: James Comey’s…

Industry Notes: Bogotá’s Second Pro Program; Kindle UK’s Second Storyteller Award
April 17, 2018 at 2:30 am

In its second year at Bogotá, the professional program has a class of agents, editors, and translators arriving this week. And in the UK, Amazon will pay a second Kindle Storyteller winner £20,000.  The post Industry Notes: Bogotá’s Second Pro Program; Kindle UK’s Second Storyteller Award appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Industry Notes: Bogotá’s Second Pro Program; Kindle UK’s Second Storyteller Award
April 17, 2018 at 2:30 am

In its second year at Bogotá, the professional program has a class of agents, editors, and translators arriving this week. And in the UK, Amazon will pay a second Kindle Storyteller winner £20,000.  The post Industry Notes: Bogotá’s Second Pro Program; Kindle UK’s Second Storyteller Award appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Storytelling Competition from Film and Television: What Can Publishers Do?
April 17, 2018 at 2:30 am

Publishing's traditional position as society's main storytelling industry may be in jeopardy. At a Byte the Book session during London Book Fair, speakers discussed how publishers can remain competitive. The post Storytelling Competition from Film and Television: What Can Publishers Do? appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

'Heart-wrenching' and 'original' tale to Dialogue Books
April 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

Dialogue Books has acquired Remembered by Yvonne Battle-Felton, a "heart-wrenching" story set in 1910 Philadelphia delving into the memories of an emancipated slave at a time her son's life hangs in the balance.

Canongate to publish Think Like a White Man
April 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

Canongate has snapped up the "definitive self-help gospel on how to understand, overcome and overthrow the White Man", by Penguin WriteNow graduate Nels Abbey.

Allen Lane and YUP bag double Wolfson History Prize shortlistings
April 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

Allen Lane and Yale University Press (YUP) both have two books apiece on the £40,000 Wolfson History Prize 2018 shortlist, which recognises and celebrates books which combine excellence in historical research with readability for a general audience.