We believe our industry and the books we publish should reflect the rich diversity of the society in which we all live.
This isn’t just about doing the right thing. For us, more diverse publishing is not just a moral imperative but makes good business sense too, enabling us to reach the widest and most diverse readership.
Over the last few years we have found new ways to break down barriers, both for authors and for future publishers - but we know we still have more to do. We – along with the rest of the publishing industry – need to make greater and faster progress in addressing inequalities in our industry and ensuring our publishing is truly representative.
In July 2020 we shared a new accelerated inclusion strategy to outline some of the ways in which we are trying to do this. Read this strategy, ‘Books for everyone, by everyone,’ here.