Publishing Round Up: 24th April 2017.

PRH to pay work experience placements logo

the Living Wage  

PRH have announced that they are moving to pay work experience placements the national living wage (£262.50/week), along with assisting with subsidized accommodation alongside The Book Trade Charity, to help non-Londoners. The changes were announced in a bid to make publishing more accessible.

Tom Weldon, CEO, Penguin Random House UK, believes the measures will encourage greater diversity within the industry.

He said: “At Penguin Random House we want to be open to the very best talent, regardless of background. We also believe it is vitally important that the publishing industry reflects the society we live in today.

“But we recognise that only covering expenses for work experience has been a barrier for many young people in the past.

“Through meaningful and paid work experience, we hope to open the door to the next generation of passionate and creative young people, helping them to establish their careers, and develop a skilled pipeline of future talent.”


Read more here.


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Shortlist Announced

The Man Booker prize has unveiled its shortlist for the MB International Prize 2017. The shortlisted titles (Author, Translator, Title, Imprint) are:

  • Mathias Enard (France), Charlotte Mandell (US), Compass (Fitzcarraldo Editions)
  • David Grossman (Israel), Jessica Cohen (US), A Horse Walks Into a Bar (Jonathan Cape)
  • Roy Jacobsen (Norway), Don Bartlett (UK), Don Shaw (UK), The Unseen (Maclehose)
  • Dorthe Nors (Denmark), Misha Hoekstra (US), Mirror, Shoulder, Signal (Pushkin Press)
  • Amos Oz (Israel), Nicholas de Lange (UK), Judas (Chatto & Windus)
  • Samanta Schweblin (Argentina), Megan McDowell (US), Fever Dream (Oneworld)

Read more here.


Scottish Braille Press growing business braille

Scottish Braille Press are set to expand, with the announcement that they are taking on new staff with the move to a state-of-the-art-facility this Autumn.

The company will move from its current premises at the Royal Blind School in Craigmillar Park, which has housed the business since 1953, to a new premises on Robertson Avenue.

Read more here.



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