Publishers 'struggling' to address regional diversity

Publishers 'struggling' to address regional diversity

London-based publishing houses are “struggling” to work out how to “address the problem of regional diversity” the head of an organisation supporting writers in the north of England has said after revealing she has been “overwhelmed” by requests for help.

Claire Malcolm, chief executive of New Writing North, has told The Bookseller major publishing houses should consider moving outside of London in a bid to get “much closer” to their audiences.

Two of the top four houses and a major independent are among those that had got in touch after she gave speech at a Foyles event in London last ye...

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