Tagged: Black Lives Matter

The new better

Last week some £33m worth of printed books were sold through the Nielsen BookScan universe, including for the first time since the end of March... Read more

OWN IT! bags Cullors' modern abolitionist guide

OWN IT! has bagged the "bold, humanistic" guide on how to be a modern-day abolitionist by author and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network... Read more

Escapism booms while Black British figures lead key submissions, editors say

Figures such as Michaela Coel and Marcus Rashford are driving change in publishing tastes, while editors are also seeking out more escapist and historical fiction, editors... Read more

Francis questions sector's lack of progress and leadership on diversity

Joy Francis has called on publishing industry leaders to "let us know who you are" and to ensure diversity and inclusion is not just a "transactional" process.... Read more

First winners of Comic Creators’ Prize revealed

The five winning entries has been announced for the inaugural Comic Creators’ Prize, a call-out for Black creatives to get editorial feedback.  ... Read more

Doubleday acquires story of #BlackLivesMatter co-creator

Doubleday has acquired The Purpose of Power: How to Build Movements for the 21st Century by Alicia Garza, the principal at the Black Futures Lab and the Black to... Read more

Dorothy Koomson: 'publishing is a hostile environment for Black authors'

Author Dorothy Koomson has written an open letter to the publishing industry, in which she describes it as a “hostile environment for Black authors”.  ... Read more

Waterstones responds to staffers' call to support Black Lives Matter

Waterstones has said Covid-19 closures means a charitable donation to Black Lives Matter is not currently possible despite a petition set up by booksellers calling... Read more

Canongate signs memoir of Black Lives Matter co-founder

Canongate is to publish a "poetic and powerful" memoir by the co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, written alongside author and journalist asha bandele.... Read more

Angie Thomas: 'Literature births activists'

Angie Thomas talks about her debut YA novel, The Hate U Give, which tells the story of Starr, who is the only witness to the... Read more

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