Women on the rise in 10th annual Bookseller 100

Women on the rise in 10th annual Bookseller 100

If there is an overarching trend in the 10th annual The Bookseller 100—our list of the most influential people in the book trade—it is that 2018 is the year of the woman. There are 48 women on this year’s century, an uplift of 15% on 2017, and by far the most we have ever had on the list.

Before you roll your eyes too far back in your head or send that furious tweet, we’re not patting ourselves on the back here for being gender justice warriors. First, there is no quota system in play; we judge on merit, try to reflect the reality on the ground and let the chips (and gender ratio) fall whe...

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