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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 Conversation with Tanja Goossens

March 5, 2021

For our first instalment of Publishing Insiders, a new interview series on the blog, we spoke with Tanja Goossens, TV extraordinaire-turned-publishing professional. I connected with Tanja through Twit…

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Amazing Authors, Prize Shortlists, Grants and Testing Democracy

November 28, 2020

We’ve been mesmerized by the incredulous twists and turns in the 2020 US presidential election saga. It made us appreciate the strength of the US judiciary and brought home how precious democracy is a…

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The Awakening

July 20, 2020

We’ve been a little paralyzed by the lock-down and have found ourselves navigating Dr Seuss’s surreal Waiting Place. We too have been ‘waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or t…

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Spring Fever

March 17, 2020

We are hunkering down in central London and had been venturing out to a few (small) meetings, but as of tomorrow, this will be stopping completely for a while. It’s certainly a very surreal time. We’v…

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‘Modest Fashion’ Is An Emotive Phrase

February 3, 2020

This is our first blog post of the new year and it’s already February 3rd, Brexit ‘has happened’ and we’ve had a national press article by the author of our first non-fiction book, Modesty: A Fashion…

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Happy Holidays And A Wonderful New Year!

December 24, 2019

Wishing everyone a peaceful, blessed and magical holiday – wherever you are in the world! And the warmest and best of wishes in 2020 for all of us living on this beautiful pale blue dot suspended in a…

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Marketing Mode and Nike’s High-Tech Modest Swim Wear

December 10, 2019

We’ve been trying to figure out what are the best marketing and publicity tactics – what will actually make people press the buy button and, importantly, which ones are the most cost-effective. Withou…

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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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50 years ago, Jimi Hendrix’s Woodstock anthem expressed the hopes and fears of a nation

50 years ago, Jimi Hendrix’s Woodstock anthem expressed the hopes and fears of a nation

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Banana Republic is Now Selling Hijabs, But Not Everyone is Happy About It — Here’s Why

Banana Republic is Now Selling Hijabs, But Not Everyone is Happy About It — Here’s Why

Read more (Vogue Middle East)
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What Is Modest Fashion?

The profile of modest fashion is rising. Historically dressing conservatively has been at odds with what’s considered ‘cool’ in Western fashion trends, but more considered, covered looks are increasingly becoming more appealing to young adults.

Read more (BBC)
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7 Stats About Diversity In Book Publishing That Reveal The Magnitude Of The Problem

7 Stats About Diversity In Book Publishing That Reveal The Magnitude Of The Problem

Read more (Bustle)
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A History Guide to the 2008 Financial Crisis: What Caused the crash?

The 2008 financial crisis explained:

The 2008 crash was the greatest jolt to the global financial system in almost a century – it pushed the world's banking system towards the edge of collapse. We explore the causes and consequences of the crash, consider its historical parallels, and ask – how will history remember the crisis?

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Refugee family renews century-old ties on Crete

After fleeing the conflict in Syria with his family, Ahmed has rediscovered his roots on the Greek island of Crete.

Read more (UNHCR Agency)