Building Inclusivity in Publishing - The London Book Fair

Building Inclusivity in Publishing

  • Building Inclusivity in Publishing

    Reflecting All: Effecting Change

    Returning for its second year in November 2017, Building Inclusivity in Publishing – Reflecting All: Effecting Change was run by The Publishers Association and LBF. 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 was chaired by the BBC’s Razia Iqbal and the themes that were explored included getting more writers from minority groups published, managing disability in the workplace, and return on inclusion

  • The Programme

    The event was open to all those working in the book industry and the wider creative industries, spanning the entire publishing process, from author to reader. This year’s conference revisited some of the pledges made at last year’s conference and encouraged delegates to make new pledges. Revisit this year's programme here.

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    Attendees heard from an inspirational line-up of speakers from beyond the publishing industry, including June Sarpong MBE a British television presenter and broadcaster and Jamie Beddard of Diverse City, an organisation committed to diversity and equality in the arts.

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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

  • 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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    Sponsored by

    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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    Catch up with 2016

    Our 2016 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

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