Hachette team reveals how the publisher is Changing the Story

Hachette team reveals how the publisher is Changing the Story

When Sharmaine Lovegrove was thinking of crossing the aisle from literary scouting into publishing—with a view to set up a list “dedicated to inclusivity”—there was one company she thought would be the best fit.

Lovegrove, now publisher of Dialogue Books, an imprint of Little, Brown, says: “When I was in discussions with [Little, Brown m.d.] Charlie King and [Hachette UK c.e.o.] David Shelley, it was clear that Dialogue would have to be at Hachette because there was already an understanding of the problem of publishing’s lack of diversity and inclusivity—they weren’t just paying lip servic...

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