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Where are all the Black editors?
April 10, 2021 at 1:45 am

This piece was going to be about the art of editing and how vital this is for career progression. It was going to talk about the challenge faced by young editors to get editing hours under their belt. The day-to-day job of publishing books, all the marketing and the admin, means that editing often gets…

Mateo Askaripour | 'The lines are intentionally blurred, which puts the responsibility on the reader to decide what’s what'
April 10, 2021 at 1:45 am

On publication in January, Iranian-Jamaican  Brooklynite Mateo Askaripour’s Black Buck became an instant New York Times bestseller. Described as “a crackling, satirical début novel”, and informed by the author’s own experiences in the tech world, the book has been compared to The Great Gatsby (NPR) and comes with the endorsement of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner…

What the Black Writers’ Guild did next
April 10, 2021 at 1:45 am

One of the things that Black people know to be true is that when we lift up our voices to celebrate our joy, share our pain, or warn of the injustices levelled against our communities, we are often silenced—either by being denied the necessary platforms to elevate our voices, or by wilful ignorance of the…

Opinion: Reaching Black readers
April 10, 2021 at 1:45 am

The marketing of books to readers of colour is often restricted to titles by writers of similar backgrounds, but who ‘the reader’ is must be re-assessed

Dearth of a Black salesman
April 10, 2021 at 1:45 am

For one of my final school essays, I chose to analyse a whisper of a book. Upon confirming my choice, I found out that my teacher hadn’t heard of A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood and would take the night to read it. Having already planned the essay, I returned to his office nervously the…

Book fair season - but not as we know it
April 10, 2021 at 1:45 am

It is as though ‘Bologna-time’ is hard-wired into children’s publishers; the smell of spring in the air makes us think of our new publishing, new potential deals and exciting times ahead. Travelling to Italy certainly helps the feeling, but it turns out that it still happens for us whilst at home! Over the last fortnight…

Rights Roundup: The Pandemic Changes the Book Fair Calendar Again
April 9, 2021 at 12:27 pm

Titles in our Rights Roundup come from Japan by way of Finland, as well as Slovakia, Sweden, Germany, Turkey, the United States, and France. The post Rights Roundup: The Pandemic Changes the Book Fair Calendar Again appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Rights Roundup: The Pandemic Changes the Book Fair Calendar Again
April 9, 2021 at 12:27 pm

Titles in our Rights Roundup come from Japan by way of Finland, as well as Slovakia, Sweden, Germany, Turkey, the United States, and France. The post Rights Roundup: The Pandemic Changes the Book Fair Calendar Again appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

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