The turmoil that roiled the National Book Critics Circle last week continued throughout the weekend and into Monday morning as concerns over matters of race and privacy continue to split the organization's board of directors. As of press time, at least 13 members have resigned from the typically 24-member board.
Looking to showcase the popularity of Black literature, Amistad Press has launched the hashtag campaign #BlackoutBestsellerList and #BlackPublishingPower in an effort to support the work of Black authors and Black book professionals.
The staff and board of the Poetry Foundation said in an open letter that they are committed to "ongoing action in response to the call to dismantle white supremacy." The pledge came after an open letter highly critical of the Foundation's past treatment of marginalized was released and led to the resignations of the organization's president and board chair.
The IBPA speculates about what changes caused by the virus maybe permanent.
A day of solidarity could lead to more diversity throughout the book world.
A handful of members of the National Book Critics Circle's board of directors have resigned following the publication of an internal email sent by one of its members, former NBCC president Carlin Romano. The email was sent in response to the board's efforts to draft a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and pledging to support writers and critics of color.
'So You Want to Talk About Race' saw its sales jump by 848% last week over the previous week as a number of other social justice–related titles also saw big sales bumps, helping to drive up total unit sales of print books by 6.8% over the week ended May 30.
The Book Industry Health Insurance Partnership announced an agreement with Lighthouse Insurance Group Solutions to provide its membership with information on health insurance options.
In response to Monday's Day of Solidarity, which saw more than 1,100 publishing workers demanding that the industry take action to diversity its workforce and to publish more black authors, three of the Big Five publishers issued statements pledging to do just that.
Book packager Glasstown Entertainment is being accused by former employees and authors of creating and perpetuating a hostile environment for people of color.
Vesuvian Media Group announced plans to launch Rosewind Books, a romance media division focused on contemporary, historical, fantasy and holiday romance titles.
An open letter to the Poetry Foundation signed by more than 1,800 individuals issued in response to the organization's recent statement on the killing of George Floyd and other current events calls for significant change at the organization, including the resignations of its president and board of trustees chair.
A new hashtag campaign aims to highlight the disparity in book advances between white and black authors and has garnered well over 1,000 submissions.
On June 8, a group of more than 700 workers across book and media industries, most of them junior staffers, will take a day off from work, donate a day's pay to one of a number of fundraisers, and use their time to engage in acts of service in an effort to protest the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and "the many other Black lives lost to racist violence in America."
Middle grade books aimed at boys tout adventure, humor, and a dash of mayhem. (Sponsored).
Publishers Quarto Group, Coffee House, and Tin House Books are both committing funding to causes supporting black rights and social justice in response to the civil unrest nationwide following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.
None of the major New York City publishers who took part in a PW survey about their efforts to return employees to their Manhattan headquarters had fixed plans—and none said they expected to begin bringing staff back in a meaningful way before September 1.
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In the new book 'Trans New York,' published by Apollo Publishers on June 2, photographer Peter Bussian spotlights, through portraits, the transgender community living throughout New York City’s five boroughs.
As protests against police violence and in support of marginalized communities continue nationwide, 'PW' has put together a list of social justice resources to aid members of the book business and others in their efforts.