Tagged: diversity

Hidden labour

Hidden labour

Emotional labour is hardly a new concept, but surprisingly there hasn’t yet been a study of this form of work in the book industry -... Read more

Allies, step it up

Allies, step it up

I am struggling to condense everything that troubles me about recent events in our industry... Read more

Not leading the way

Not leading the way

The publication of books on leadership and workplace success by women of colour is a rarity, meaning the discourse available is very limited Read more

Lessons from Clanchy

Lessons from Clanchy

The response to the criticism of Kate Clanchy’s memoir was a moral failure on the part of white publishing—and an artistic failure too... Read more

The disabled author experience

Living with a disability isn’t easy, and it brings unique challenges, but by sharing our experiences we can find better solutions. Author-illustrator Paula Knight, psychological... Read more

Industry must adapt to bring real change for people with disabilities

The industry has proven itself to be incredibly adaptable over the past 18 months. How can that momentum be harnessed to bring about real change... Read more

Whitaker’s world

Last week David Whitaker, a former editor of The Bookseller and for a long time the head of the family that owned the magazine, died.... Read more

Expanding the range

My daughter has the most beautiful hair. Corkscrew curls that, when she was little, crowned her head like twists of treacle. Read more

When all is said, what is being done? Introducing the Black Agents & Editors’ Group

The global if tragically-induced surge of the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked vital conversations. Yet, what was revelatory for so many in our industry... Read more

Asian Booklist: my response to the exhausting diversity debate

I don’t ever want to be pitted against Lionel Shriver because, frankly, I’m intimidated by her. Shriver is successful, wealthy and powerful and has that... Read more

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