PW Asks: What Can Publishing Do to Make Its Workforce More Diverse?

According to our 2015 salary survey, publishing is 89% caucasian. What can the industry do to make the workforce more diverse? Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Asks, You Answer: On Diversity in Publishing

This week, we asked our readers what the publishing industry could do to encourage diversity within its ranks. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors Guild Diversity Webinar Asks: Can Book Publishing Change?

The Authors Guild's virtual panel "Centering Black Voices: Short-Term Progress or Sustainable Change?," held on July 27, offered a wide-ranging examination of the history and potential of the book industry’s continuing struggle to address diversity. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-07-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Small Publishers Struggle to Build a Diverse Workforce

Interviews with mainline Christian, Catholic, and spirituality publishers found efforts to build a more inclusive staff bump into tight budgets, small staffs, lack of attrition, and high competition for talent. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-09 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Jenn Baker, PW Superstar, on Diversity in Publishing

Jennifer Baker is this year’s PW Star Watch Superstar. We spoke to Baker after her win about her experiences in the book business, the work she does to make the industry more diverse, and what needs to change in publishing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The UK’s Publishers Formally Commit to a Workforce Diversity Program’s 10-Point Action Plan

In its program to change the makeup of the UK book business workforce, British publishers have taken the lead in international inclusivity efforts. The post The UK’s Publishers Formally Commit to a Workforce Diversity Program’s 10-Point Action Plan appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-09-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The UK’s Publishers Commit to a Workforce Diversity Program’s 10-Point Action Plan

In its program to change the makeup of the UK book business workforce, British publishers have taken the lead in international inclusivity efforts. The post The UK’s Publishers Commit to a Workforce Diversity Program’s 10-Point Action Plan appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-09-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Star Watch’s Andrew Harwell: ‘Make Diversity a Priority’

'We just have to do better at acquiring, marketing, and selling books by marginalized authors,' says HarperCollins' Andrew Harwell, this year's Frankfurt Book Fair-bound PW Star Watch Superstar. The post PW Star Watch’s Andrew Harwell: ‘Make Diversity a Priority’ appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-09-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Twitter publishes targets for a 'more diverse' workforce in 2016

Aims to increase proportion of women and underrepresented minorities, with no African American or Hispanic staff currently in US leadership positionsTwitter has outlined its ambitions to boost the proportion of women and underrepresented minorities in its workforce, publishing targets for “a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-08-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'PW' Panel Warns Industry, Lack of Diversity Threatens Publishing

At a panel about the lack of diversity in the book publishing industry, hosted by PW, a number of publishing warned that the overwhlemingly white makeup of the industry threatens its longterm viability. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-10-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canadian Publishing 2018: Is Diverse, Data-Driven Wattpad Publishing's Future?

The Canadian digital platform is using machine learning to discover what readers want. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Recycle, reuse … re-publish? How publishers make what’s old new again

Despicable or brilliant? How three publishers have grown, at least in part by repurposing or resurfacing old content. The post Recycle, reuse … re-publish? How publishers make what’s old new again appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2014-08-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK Publishing Pros Ask: “Is Publishing Cool Any More?”

Will the bright, imaginative, tech savvy, book reading (or content devouring) twentysomething choose Gollancz or Google, Faber or Facebook, Orion or O2? Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-06-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Al Qasimi makes history at International Publishers Association as body hits 125

Bodour al Qasimi, the IPA’s new president, discusses the development of the organisation as it celebrates a century and a quarter Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-18 22:49:52 UTC ]
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U.S. Book Show: Making Publishing More Inclusive Demands Leadership

On the anniversary of the death of George Floyd, a panel at the U.S. Book Show discussed the challenges of and best practices for establishing a more inclusive publishing industry. It starts a the top, with a leadership that is willing to embrace the process of change. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-26 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Kyle to publish debut from hosts of 'Things You Can’t Ask Yer Mum' podcast

Kyle Books will publish the debut book from the hosts of the "Things You Can’t Ask Yer Mum" podcast, Lindsey Holland and Lizzy Hadfield. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-18 17:04:35 UTC ]
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The UK’s Publishers Association Releases Its New Diversity Report

The fourth annual diversity survey of British publishing shows progress in women's leadership, slower movement in BAME employment. The post The UK’s Publishers Association Releases Its New Diversity Report appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-02-12 14:37:25 UTC ]
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Hodder to publish the story behind the making of the Oxford vaccine

Hodder & Stoughton is publishing the inside story of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine written by two of the leading scientists who developed it, Professor Sarah Gilbert and Dr Catherine Green. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-03 06:00:52 UTC ]
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BiblioBoard, PW’s BookLife Launch New Library E-book Program for Self-Published Authors

BookLife Elite will offer public libraries access to a curated collection of unlimited, simultaneous-use indie e-books, meaning library readers can access the books instantly—no holds lists. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Commentary: The latest publishing mega-merger might kill off small presses — and literary diversity

The planned merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster may be global but it's bad for books both foreign and domestic. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-12-04 19:25:12 UTC ]
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