Building Inclusivity in Publishing

  • Building Inclusivity in Publishing

    How valuing diversity is essential for a successful publishing industry.

    NEW for 2016! This day-long conference was run by The Publishers Association and LBF in November. Attendees were encouraged to consider how they interact with every point of the publishing ecosystem to ensure equal representation in our industry, from authors right through to the consumer. The day challenged ideas about who our audience is, and how we speak to them, asking attendees what they can be doing better by providing positive examples and personal experiences.

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  • Play Your Part: Play it Back

    Attendees gave us their thoughts on the importance of inclusivity in publishing and made their pledges of what they plan on doing to encourage change.

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    See our attendees pledges


    The Programme

    The conference was open to all those working in the book industry including booksellers, agents, authors, literary festival and event organisers, and publishers. All those who commission, who hire, and who have the urge to make change a reality, were encouraged to attend.

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    The conference was jointly chaired by broadcaster Rosie Goldsmith and journalist Arifa Akbar and we are delighted to welcome Crystal Mahey-Morgan, founder of story-telling brand OWN IT!, and Robyn Travis, author of Mama Can’t Raise No Man, as keynote speakers, who will be joined by some of the biggest names in publishing.

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  • Partner

    The Publishers Association has worked with diversity organisations and other engaged parties across the publishing industry on the preliminary planning of the conference to ensure a balanced and relevant programme.

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    The Publishing Training Centre is a network of over 50 publishing and training professionals focused solely on delivering training courses for the publishing industry and developing publishing skills.

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    Media Partner

    The Bookseller has been the business magazine of the book industry since 1858. Each week, The Bookseller magazine is the incisive and independent source of business intelligence and analysis for the book trade.

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