In depth: Diversity in publishing

In depth: Diversity in publishing

In this year’s Bookseller 100, the annual list of the most influential people in the trade, new ground has been broken. There are more women than ever before, and the largest number of people from black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds in the list’s five-year history.

It should be emphasised that the selection of the list was completely colour and gender-blind; the Bookseller 100 class of 2013 are all there solely on merit. And this is certainly not self-congratulatory back-patting, for even though the diversity numbers on the 100 are the biggest ever, they come nowhere nea...

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