Becoming the change we want to see: #Inclusivityconf17

Becoming the change we want to see: #Inclusivityconf17

On Monday 13th November, London Book Fair and the Publisher’s Association held their second annual Building Inclusivity in Publishing Conference in London. Hosted by BBC’s Razia Iqbal, the day’s purpose was to confront what more the publishing industry should be doing to ensure it is representative of the world we are speaking to. The key […]

The Good Journal: Interview with Julia Kingsford

The Good Journal: Interview with Julia Kingsford

Abbie Headon interviews Julia Kingsford, literary agent and marketing consultant at Kingsford Campbell, about her new project, The Good Journal. 1) You’ve just launched The Good Journal on Kickstarter: what is it? It’s a quarterly literary magazine for writers of colour. We’re launching it because we believe there should be more of a platform for […]

Let frustration be your fuel: 7 lessons for start-ups from Salomé Magazine

Let frustration be your fuel: 7 lessons for start-ups from Salomé Magazine

Salomé is one of the newest publications to hit the independent press scene. Launched in April this year, Salomé is the literary magazine for emerging female writers, and gives self-identifying women the platform, confidence and experience to get their writing published. Jacquelyn Guderley, the magazine’s founder, shares lessons she’s learned along the way. “Salomé was […]

Talking Podcasts: Standard Issue

Talking Podcasts: Standard Issue

Following on from our articles on The Riff Raff and The Extraordinary Business Book Club, Abbie Headon interviews the team behind the brilliant Standard Issue podcast, an online magazine by women, for women. 1) Where did the idea for Standard Issue podcast spring from? Standard Issue started life as an online women’s magazine almost three […]

We really need diverse books

We really need diverse books

Typically, when I tell someone I work at the Feminist Press one of two things usually happens. People either share all of their (usually negative) thoughts about feminism or they ask what that means. The simple answer is that we are a small nonprofit publisher dedicated to uplifting marginalized voices from around the world. Founded […]

Inclusive language: 3 rules for editorial best practice

Inclusive language: 3 rules for editorial best practice

While the details of any book are important to get right, books about personal or sensitive topics require an extra level of attention to ensure inclusivity and correctness. We launched our gender diversity list in January 2017, and since then we’ve published a wide range of books by trans and non-binary authors. While the issues […]

Interview with WriteNow participant Nelson Abbey

Interview with WriteNow participant Nelson Abbey

WriteNow, Penguin Random House UK’s programme to find, mentor and publish new writers currently under-represented on the nation’s bookshelves, is back for 2017. The world’s number-one publisher is looking for new writers from a socio-economically marginalised background, LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer) and BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) writers, or writers with a disability, […]

Interview with WriteNow mentor Lydia Yadi

Interview with WriteNow mentor Lydia Yadi

WriteNow, Penguin Random House UK’s programme to find, mentor and publish new writers currently under-represented on the nation’s bookshelves, is back for 2017. The world’s number-one publisher is looking for new writers from a socio-economically marginalised background, LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer) and BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) writers, or writers with a disability, to […]

Tips for how and when to use paid social media advertising

Tips for how and when to use paid social media advertising

William Horsnell joined Jessica Kingsley Publishers in April 2016 and is the marketing executive responsible for their Education, Special Education, Early Years and Adoption and Fostering lists.  He takes a particular interest in digital marketing and finding new ways to make campaigns more innovative. Here, he discusses the use of paid social media advertising. Any […]

Innovative publishing for people who have visual impairments

Innovative publishing for people who have visual impairments

It’s entirely possible that you won’t have heard of Calibre and yet this organisation is a key part of the publishing supply chain for thousands of adults and children in the UK and EU. Nearly 2,000,000 people in the UK suffer from sight loss (either partial or complete) and of these over 25,000 are children. […]