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University Presses Are Overwhelmingly White

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The Association of University Presses analyzed university press data from the most recent Diversity Baseline Survey of U.S. publishing from Lee & Low and found the university press segment severely lacking in diversity.

SPD Executive Director Stepping Down

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Small Press Distribution announced Monday that executive director Brent Cunningham will step down following an internal investigative report released to employees by the association's board.

Diversity in Romance Books Still Lags

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The Ripped Bodice bookstore's fifth annual state of diversity in romance survey found some progress by publishers in signing more authors of color to write novels, but more work still needs to be done.

Graywolf Hires Soft Skull Editor-in-Chief

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Literary publishing veteran Yuka Igarashi has been tapped by Graywolf Press as executive editor, lured away from Soft Skull Press. Igarashi will assume her new position on April 8, working remotely from Hawaii.

Archie Comics Any Way You Want Them

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Archie Comics’ fictional teenagers continue to be among the most popular and universally recognized characters in popular culture—and continue to branch out into new mediums.

Celebrate Black History Month with Blooming in Motion

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A “love letter to all the Black dancers that have paved and continue to pave the way”, Amber Barbee Pickens’ coloring book showcases stunning illustrations that also serve to educate about Black history in the arts. Learn more about the notable and inspiring historical figures from Blooming in Motion.

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