‘There never really seemed to be a change,’ says one player in a new network aiming to provide support for UK publishing workers of black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.
A preview of BISG’s upcoming ‘Making Information Pay: Publishers Making a Profit By Making a Difference’ conference on May 26 focusing on the benefits of corporate social responsibility in publishing.
Tuesday, April 12, at #LBF16 in Olympia London’s National Hall Gallery: “Women in Comics: Is the Graphic Novel Industry Failing To Recognise Female Creators?”
Scholastic and the non-profit organization We Need Diverse Books has announced that they are expanding their collaboration in order to put more books by diverse authors with diverse characters into schools.
House of Anansi’s Groundwood Books for children in Canada is making special efforts to promote the diversity of its list for young readers.
France’s great comics event, the Festival International de la Bande Desinée at Angoulême, faces serious criticism for being dominated by men.
The US publishing workforce is 79% Caucasian and 78% women, according to a study by publisher Lee and Low.
#1000BlackGirlBooks is a project headed by an 11-year-old in Philadelphia who wants to promote diversity in children’s books.
Trying to instill diversity into the UK publishing industry is like “working on a car while it is still running,“ says Bobby Nayyar. The answer, he asserts, can only be entrepreneurship.
Bobby Nayyar offers a statistical analysis of diversity — or lack thereof — in the catalogs of major UK publishing houses, as well as initiatives to improve.