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Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Publishing Industry: White And Female

Publishing Industry Is Overwhelmingly White and Female, US Study Finds

Survey of workforce at 34 book publishers and eight review journals in US reveals 79% of staff are white and 78% female – with UK numbers still unmonitored

Alsion Flood | January 27, 2016

A survey of American publishing has found that it is blindingly white and female, with 79% of staff white and 78% women.
Multicultural children’s publisher Lee & Low Books surveyed staff at 34 American publishers, including Penguin Random House and Hachette , as well as eight review journals, to establish a baseline to measure diversity among publishing staff. They found that 79% were white. Of the remainder, Asians/Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders made up 7.2% of staff, Hispanics/Latinos/Mexicans 5.5%, and black/African Americans 3.5%.

<more at; related links: (Where Is the Diversity in Publishing? The 2015 Diversity Baseline Survey Results. January 26, 2016) and (Why hasn't the number of multicultureal books increase in eighteen years? June 17, 2013)>

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