Told that the publishing industry ‘has a responsibility to be a beacon of inclusivity,’ delegates to the UK’s diversity conference look at challenges.
Ahead of the second ‘Building Inclusivity’ conference, London Book Fair’s director sees ‘examples of publishers making concerted efforts’ in diversity.
‘Publishers are noticeably investing in improving inclusivity,’ says the Publishers Association’s Emma House in London ahead of Monday’s conference.
There’s more work to be done in recognizing Indigenous authors in Canada, says Cherie Dimaline, a 2017 Governor General’s Literary Award winner.
Copyright Clearance Center’s Tracey Armstrong is on Frankfurt Book Fair’s ‘The Markets’ panel of female publishing executives.
In its program to change the makeup of the UK book business workforce, British publishers have taken the lead in international inclusivity efforts.
From Frontier Myanmar: ‘A complete collection of all our child-authored books’ is part of the reading program one literacy-based charity delivers to kids.
‘Stories remain when the land has been taken,’ says Cherie Dimaline about indigenous narratives of Canada. “We live in the stories.”
Open to female and male writers of color, the Eleanor Taylor Bland annually goes to an unpublished writer working on a mystery-in-progress.
Available to people of various racial, ethnic, sexuality and disability categories, these scholarships are designed to help booksellers attend trade shows.