Building Inclusivity in Publishing

  • Building Inclusivity in Publishing

    Building Inclusivity in Publishing 2018 is a half day conference, building on the success of the past two years' full day events. Much has been achieved in the book industry, from charters, new Inclusion Director roles and new imprints, to BAME traineeships, spare room projects and increasing number of role models. But there is  much more to be done to achieve full inclusion.

    The London Book Fair, in association with the Publishers Association, remains committed to keep this important topic on the publishing agenda. The cost to attend the half-day includes a number of free places for unemployed publishing professionals; highly discounted tickets for students and sole traders/ consultants and very competitive prices for businesses in the book and wider creative industry worlds.  Topics under discussion this year will be regional diversity, children's entertainment, and the class ceiling. In addition, for each full price ticket bought, The London Book Fair will make a contribution to the Spare Room Project.

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  • In Partnership with

    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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    Speakers

    We have an amazing array of speakers for you, from inside and outside publishing!

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    Programme

    Our packed programme includes case studies, inspiring talks, and panels, and speakers will be new voices from books and aligned creative industries.

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  • "Building inclusivity continues to be a priority within all aspects of the book ecosystem, whether in the publishing workforce or in the content publishers produce. This conference is a must for all publishers so that they can learn about best practice within the industry and join the conversation about what more publishers can do to ensure the industry becomes more representative of the UK population. Following the launch of the PA inclusivity action plan we are delighted that this event, now in its second year, will keep the momentum going on this important issue and provide further support to publishers looking to implement new initiatives and schemes to increase inclusivity in their organisations."

    Emma House, Deputy CEO at the Publishers Association

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