• UK Author Unions Launch Investigation Into ‘Partner Publishing’

    UK Author Unions Launch Investigation Into ‘Partner Publishing’ In News by Porter Anderson   March 3, 2021 Citing ‘a sharp rise in complaints’ about companies that charge writers to produce their work, author-advocacy unions open a study.   Solomon: ‘They Call Themselves Publishers’ The Society of Authors and Writers’ Guild of Great Britain – the United Kingdom’s two authors’ unions–have announced […]

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  • PEN AMERICA SETTLES LANDMARK FIRST AMENDMENT LAWSUIT WITH U.S. GOVERNMENT

      PEN AMERICA SETTLES LANDMARK FIRST AMENDMENT LAWSUIT WITH U.S. GOVERNMENT; PRECEDENT SHIELDS REPORTERS FROM RETALIATION BY A SITTING PRESIDENT   Settlement agreement entered today affirms basis of PEN America’s challenge on behalf of its journalist Members who were threatened and retaliated against by President Trump. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 18, 2021 (New York, NY) […]

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  • Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal for 2021 awarded to publisher Julia Marshall

    Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa Julia Marshall has been selected as the 2021 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal winner, for lifetime achievement and distinguished contribution to New Zealand children’s literature, and will be presented with her medal and deliver the 2021 Storylines Margaret Mahy lecture on 28 […]

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  • WE CAN BUILD A NEW UTOPIA – Arts Regional Trust

    Arts Regional Trust WE CAN BUILD A NEW UTOPIA. The Arts Regional Trust commissioned Rosabel Tan to speak with leading “architects of imagination” about how they’re reimagining Aotearoa’s post-Covid ngā toi arts and culture sector. It’s a confronting and radical conversation. Read here: https://bit.ly/3cbwx2R

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  • Three Authors’ Associations Address Status of Audible.com Talks

    A coalition of author organizations in the US and UK calls for more transparency from Audible to give authors ‘a true picture of how their income is being calculated.’ By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘We Will Continue Our Dialogue’ As we reported in late November, Audible‘s initial response to what writers called #Audiblegate was soundly rejected as inadequate […]

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  • Kiwi Kids Read Kiwi Books

    An online bookstore, Kiwi Kids Read Kiwi Books, has been launched to link New Zealand authors and illustrators creating books for children and teens with book buyers and young readers around the country. The brainchild of Wanaka author Kate Gordon, the bookstore went live mid-November with eight founding authors who have written an array of […]

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  • Book Aid International’s Year of 2020: 867,567 Books sent to refugee camps in 19 Countries

    HOME Read Publishing Perspectives here January 13, 2021 By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Solar lamps as well as hundreds of thousands of books were in play in 2020 as Book Aid International’s logistics team and donor-publishers got books to refugee camps as well as libraries.   Eunice Eyi Dotse, a student in Ghana, studies with […]

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  • Publisher’s Weekly 2020 Person of the Year: The Book Business Worker

    Time to celebrate all those in the publishing chain who make it happen – from book warehouse workers to editors, booksellers, reviewers et al. Celebrating all those involved in the publishing ecosystem looks like a good way to start 2020. Read more here :https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/85158-pw-s-person-of-the-year-the-book-business-worker.html   How the workers in the publishing ecosystem kept it all […]

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  • LITERARY EXCELLENCE FROM AOTEAROA’S QUEER WRITERS SHOWCASED IN SIXTH ANNUAL FESTIVAL February 10-14, 2021

    samesame but different LGBTQIA+ Literary Festival February 10-14, 2021 Aotearoa’s only LGBTQIA+ literary festival, samesame but different returns for its sixth year as part of the Auckland Pride Festival, with an entirely free programme for the first time ever! In 2021, the festival will be a year of firsts. Thanks to Proud Centres, the main […]

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  • Barack Obama receives PEN America Voice of Influence Award 2020

    Barack Obama and the Freedom to Write   PEN America’s Virtual Gala this week was a celebration of the power of words. As part of the ceremony, President Barack Obama received the PEN America Voice of Influence Award for “the power of his soaring words, the promises he has unlocked in our nation, and the […]

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  • Call for nominations for Te Awhi Rito – Reading Ambassador for NZ

    The establishment of Te Awhi Rito New Zealand Reading Ambassador for children and young adults was announced in August by Prime Minister and then-Minister for Arts Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern. The founding partners have since then worked to develop the processes and protocols that govern the establishment and ongoing delivery of the role. Appointment […]

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  • Campbell Champions NZ’s Creatives

    Thank you John Campbell for recognising the over-riding cultural importance of NZ stories from NZ writers …   23 Nov 2020  The Big Idea One of mainstream media’s leading arts advocates, John Campbell explains how he’s taking his passion for Aotearoa’s writers to a new audience this week. John Campbell doesn’t put his name to […]

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