Tagged: diversity

How to build a literary festival in a town where most people don't care about books

In 2015 I sat in a solicitor’s office finalising my divorce. This was not the worst set-back in a knock-down, drag-out year, but it wasn’t... Read more

What does the publishing industry look like from the outside?

That’s a question I’ve been asking myself a lot, lately, as I work on a new conference, called Get a Job in Publishing , which... Read more

How OWN IT! is reimagining the book launch for a multimedia generation

With 60,000 – 80,000 books being published a year, it’s little surprise that there’s no shortage of a book launch or two. What is surprising... Read more

"Authors, as role models, can be transformative": Pop Up Projects on engaging kids with books

Pop Up Projects is a social enterprise that works with educational, literary and cultural organisations to empower families from all walks of life to read... Read more

Hiding in plain sight: how can publishers find more diverse writers?

Publishers are seeking diversity - but how exactly can they make outreach initiatives work? Read more

"I continue to dream about 99p books for children, in supermarkets"

Dr Ger Graus OBE is the first Global Director of Education at KidZania, where children aged 4 to14 can experience the world of work through... Read more

Anti-bullying and LGBTQ: what Wattpad’s data tells us about what readers want now

Ashleigh Gardner of Wattpad examines the trends they've seen on the platform in the past year - and what it means for readers, writers and... Read more

Let's use innovation to help fix diversity's publishing problem

Let’s turn the innovation lens not just on new ways to tell stories and sell books, but on creative ideas for how to make a... Read more

Don't underestimate your readers when it comes to recommendations

It's all too tempting to follow the 'more like this' model of discoverability - but diversity leads to more satisfied readers and more cherished publishers,... Read more

5 things inspiring Digitalback Books' Gersy Ifeanyi Ejimofo right now

Gersy Ifeanyi Ejimofo is founder and director of Digitalback Books . After starting her career working in tech and academic publishing (for the likes of... Read more

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