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The Effect of the #MeToo Movement on Publishing

The Effect of the #MeToo Movement on Publishing

It’s the hashtag heard around the world. Tarana Burke originated the phrase and the movement ten years ago with her organization, Just Be Inc. It exploded across the internet in October 2017, when Alyssa Milano tweeted, “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” The #MeToo movement […]

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The Demand for More Diversity in Publishing

The Demand for More Diversity in Publishing

In 2015, Mira Jacob attempted to give a keynote speech about the challenges facing writers of color in publishing. Half of the room turned away and talked over her. Jacob is one of many calling for more diversity in publishing, something to be ignored at the industry’s peril. The Harrowing Statistics on Diversity in Publishing […]

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Authors Who Have Moved from Children’s Books to Fiction for Adults

Authors Who Have Moved from Children’s Books to Fiction for Adults

Judy Blume, Roald Dahl, R.L. Stine, Louisa May Alcott, J.K. Rowling — we know them all as celebrated children’s and young adult authors. But there’s another common thread among these writers. They have all written books for adults, too. Judy Blume’s Adult Fiction Judy Blume is a classic children’s author, writing all kinds of books […]

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The Cricket Syndrome

The Cricket Syndrome

Authors need to avoid cricket syndrome. And we don’t mean watching too many cricket matches. What is Cricket Syndrome? When you think about an awkward silence, there are the crickets. Their chirping fills in what would otherwise be a void. If etiquette says you should respond to something, but you’re silent, that’s Cricket Syndrome at […]

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