Agents respond to #PublishingPaidMe debate

Agents respond to #PublishingPaidMe debate

Publishers need to invest more in bringing diverse talent to market and find new ways to ascribe “value” to the books they buy, some agents have suggested in the wake of #PublishingPaidMe. Others believe agents should also look to the diversity of their own ranks.

The hashtag #PublishingPaidMe took off last weekend to illustrate the disparity between the advances publishers are prepared to stump up for non-black authors compared to black authors at similar stages of their careers. Despite originating in the US, disclosures from writers in the UK has forced the trade to interrogate its own ...

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