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How do I get my book into bookshops

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How do I get my book into bookshops

Bookshops want to be about 90% sure that they can sell a book before they buy it, so that means that you have to give the bookshop a quality product. Something that stands out qualitatively and fits in beautifully genre-wise.

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How are black people represented in the publishing industry?

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How are black people represented in the publishing industry?

We have just seen the release of the publishing associations annual diversity survey.

Don’t get me wrong it is good that the publishing industry continue to put this survey out, but the lack of progression really does say that they are not doing much about the results.

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Bubble & Squeak

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Bubble & Squeak

Here’s the key. 
Because you are British, it does not mean you speak for Britain.

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A different kind of Christmas

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A different kind of Christmas

We sell books not because we want to make a quick buck. (In fact, most people will tell you there is very little profit in books, we just about break even.) We sell books because we want to change the world. I believe that with every fibre of my being. If we can get these books, books of tears, books of laughter, books of the future and of the past. Books that go from the cradle to the grave.

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Creating Activists and Allies

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Creating Activists and Allies

These books create an expectation for all the books that they will read in the future. Young children who have diversity in their books have different expectations about the world around them than those who don't.

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