Tagged: Working Class survey

Why class is a far bigger problem in publishing than you think

Dave O'Brien investigates the hidden barriers that have resulted in major underrepresentation in publishing. Read more

Top of the class

Philip Jones reflects on The Bookseller's first ever survey into class within the publishing industry. Read more

Poor pay perpetuates creative block for low-socioeconomic writers

Author and screenwriter Adam Hardy challenges the publishing industy's notion of a "worthy" book. Read more

The meritocracy myth and regional obstacles hinder true inclusion

Nathan Connolly gives a publisher's perspective following the results of our class survey. Read more

A thriving industry needs a level playing field to survive

Jemma McDonagh gives an agent's perspective following the results of our class survey. Read more

Publishing courses have managed positive change in the trade

Academic Claire Squires reacts to our class survey findings. Read more

The Bookseller's Working Class Survey wins PPA award

The Bookseller’s Working Class survey, an analysis of class in the publishing business, has been named Content Piece of the Year at the PPA's Independent... Read more

Four questions for... Kit de Waal

Author Kit de Waal discusses forthcoming anthology Common People (Unbound)—and what publishers can do to ensure working-class voices are better represented.... Read more

Survey reveals extent to which working class feel excluded from book trade

Almost 80% of people in the publishing industry who see themselves as working class feel that their background has adversely affected their career, The Bookseller’s... Read more

Publishers and chief executives respond to class survey findings

Following the sobering statistics uncovered by The Bookseller's survey into class barriers in the books trade the industry has shared its efforts to redress the... Read more

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