Tagged: equality

On the bias

In her “provocation” in The Bookseller this week, author Kamila Shamsie calls for a Year of Publishing Women in 2018—12 months when publishers... Read more

Generation XX

Women tend to dominate issues of The Bookseller. Last week it was Murtagh, Enright, Atkinson and Harper Lee; this week it is Baroness Rebuck, Tonkinson,... Read more

Reflecting on Women in Publishing

I have been reflecting on Women in Publishing (WiP), which was established in 1979, having completed two sets of interviews with Sarah O’Reilly at the... Read more

Pastures new

I was recently struck by these words in a picture book: “In some families everyone has a job… and some just can’t get a job... Read more

Black and white

"Cultural diversity is both a moral and a commercial issue . . . the moral arguments for cultural diversity are backed by strong economic incentives.... Read more

Trans action

In the early stages of writing The Art of Being Normal, I asked a group of young transgender people if they felt fairly represented in... Read more

Open letter says 'transphobia acceptable in British book industry'

A group of individuals from across the books industry has written an open letter to The Bookseller which has warned “transphobia is still perfectly acceptable in the... Read more

Hachette to host free seminar for LGBTQIA+ writers

Hachette UK will host a free event in April with author Laura Kay and her editor Emma Capron which aims to demystify publishing for LGBTQIA+ aspiring writers and publishers.  ... Read more

Home-working has put spotlight on inequalities within industry, staffers say

The publishing industry has revealed frustration over how home-working has exposed disparity between the wealth of some junior and senior members of staff.  ... Read more

Cat Mitchell unveils disability survey for the trade

Academic and former Penguin Random House publicist Cat Mitchell is calling on the publishing trade to share evidence around inclusivity and accessibility to disabled people. ... Read more

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