Publishers need to target non-traditional outlets and realise the media has changed if they want to make their book campaigns more inclusive, Dialogue senior publicity manager Millie Seaward has said.
Library and Information Association CILIP has warned librarians not to participate in the government's contact tracing programme unless a series of criteria are met first.
Jul 07 2020 A former senior aide to Melania Trump who helped oversee Donald Trump’s inauguration has written an “explosive” memoir detailing her 15-year friendship with the first lady, according to reports. Stephanie Winston Wolkoff was appointed as an unpaid adviser to the first lady shortly after Donald Trump won the 2016 election ... But in February 2018, Winston Wolkoff was forced out after reports that her firm had received $26m in payments to help plan Trump’s lavish inauguration ceremony in 2017 and related events. At the time, Winston Wolkoff said the firm had “retained a total of $1.62m” that...
TV presenter Phillip Schofield has revealed he is publishing his autobiography with Michael Joseph this autumn.
Jul 07 2020 Humble Bundle's mission is to support charity while providing awesome content to customers at great prices. Under the Humble Bundle model, consumers can pay what they wish for DRM-free digital content, with some of the proceeds going to nonprofits. In partnership with the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc), it has helped raise more than $450,000 to support independent booksellers and comics retailers since the beginning of 2020. In addition, this year it has helped raise more than $70,000 for the Hero Initiative, a fund that supports comics creators in need and $40,000 for EveryLibrary, a political action...
Jul 07 2020 In an opinion piece for The Atlantic, Helen Lewis examines the backlash against J. K. Rowling, including two fan sites distancing themselves, after Rowling argued last month that “woman” should remain a biological category: ... The difficulty of adulting also includes the acknowledgment that people are fallible, and the world is complicated. Parents, and heroes, have feet of clay. Call it a loss of youthful idealism, or call it pragmatism, it is what allows us to survive in the adult world. And this is the struggle facing Harry Potter fans. They have long resented Rowling’s continued involvement...
A recent reshuffle in management at Sweet Cherry has seen Lara Clift and Rhiannon Izard promoted.
HarperCollins has defended David Walliams after food writer Jack Monroe claimed his children's books were “sneering classist fatshaming grim nonsense”.
This spring/summer was meant to look very different (a statement that could be applied to literally any person on the planet, I know, but bear with me just so I can give context). After 10+ years working my way up through the arts, and a particularly big year at Cheltenham last year delivering its 70th anniversary edition, I’d negotiated with my company to take a sabbatical this year and take six months out to hike the 2,000+ miles of the Appalachian Trail in the US.
Canada’s presentation as Guest of Honour at Frankfurt Book Fair has been postponed until 2021, owing to the changed conditions caused by Covid-19.