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In Conversation with Chris Moody

July 29, 2021

Chris Moody is the founder of Bang the Drum. He has over 35+ years of experience in publishing and has worked with some of the largest UK publishers prior to going freelance and moving to working with…

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In Conversation with Rumana Yasmin

July 15, 2021

Rumana Yasmin is the founder of BokBok Books, an independent book publisher specialising in both English and Bengali children’s books. Starting the company with no industry knowledge, Rumana’s journey…

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In Conversation with Sanjee de Silva

July 1, 2021

Sanjee de Silva is a relatively recent addition to the Sweet Cherry team and comes from an amazingly diverse background – from being an accounts manager and brand manager for companies like Ralph Laur…

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In Conversation with Divia Kainth

June 25, 2021

Divia Kainth is Head of Sales and Marketing at independent children’s publisher, Sweet Cherry Publishing. The company recently took home the Small Press of the Year 2021 prize at the British Book Awar…

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In Conversation with Sade Omeje

May 27, 2021

Sade Omeje is an Editorial and Publisher’s Assistant at HarperCollins, working across the William Collins and 4th Estate divisions. A proud Mancunian, Sade completed her degree at the University of Ma…

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In Conversation with Taliha Quadri

April 29, 2021

Taliha Quadri is a British Pakistani freelance editor based in Bedfordshire, England. She has been an editor for over six years and has worked as a proofreader for Hachette, Joffe Books and Bloomsbury…

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In Conversation with Amy Wong

April 19, 2021

This week’s instalment of Publishing Insiders features Amy Wong, production controller at Bloomsbury. Originally from Lincolnshire, Amy has worked at various independent publishing houses and is the f…

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In Conversation with Katalina Watt

March 25, 2021

Katalina Watt is an author and publisher based in Edinburgh. She currently works in Audio and Digital for Canongate Books, an award-winning independent publisher, and as Audio Director for khōréō, a q…

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In the news

We love to read more about the topics our authors write about or just explore interesting news items! Here are some things that have caught our eye recently.

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Cultural Appropriation in Fashion

How does cultural theft affect the identity and heritage of marginalised groups.

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Male Allyship

Behaviour change and not just ‘good intentions’ will help men become better advocates of gender equality

Read more (The Independent)
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12 Scientific Benefits of Being Outdoors by James Black

There’s plenty of research to back up the claim that spending time in the great outdoors is good for your health and well-being. And whilst this is good news, there’s a flip side to this story. Americans spend 93% of their lives indoors. Rapid urbanization is seeing people move away from rural, green spaces and into built-up, high-traffic cities. Enjoying the great outdoors is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.

Read more (Wilderness Redefined)
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Turkey-Greece conflict

The historic background to the current Turkish/Greek conflict.

Read more (The Conversation)
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The return of the airship

Could airships be the future for 'green' travel and transport?

Read more (The Week)
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Visualizing the Social Media Universe in 2020

This excellent infographic provides a very good overview of the current social media universe.

Read more (Visual Capitalist)
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An Excerpt From Fashion Journalist Hafsa Lodi’s Book | Teen Vogue

Hafsa Lodi is an American journalist who has been covering fashion in the Middle East for the past decade. Her debut non-fiction book, Modesty: A Fashion Paradox, published by Neem Tree Press, launched in June 2020 and explores the causes, controversies, and key players of the global modest fashion movement. Here is an exclusive excerpt from her book exploring modest fashion bloggers as “ambassadors” of Islam.

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