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THE PROBLEM The publishing industry concedes that it has a problem with a lack of diversity. Publishers recognise that writers of colour in particular have been historically excluded. Yet while publishers would like to publish more diversely, finding writers of colour and publishing them successfully remains a challenge.


THE PROJECT AND ITS AIM This research explores the obstacles that writers of colour face in trade publishing. We rethink “diversity” by shifting the debate from a sole focus on the quantity of minorities who work in publishing, to the quality of the experience, particularly for writers of colour. The project’s aim was to examine the ways that writers of colour are published and to reflect the findings back to the industry to make visible where the structural problems are.


Rethinking ‘Diversity’ in Publishing is the first in-depth academic study in the UK on diversity in trade fiction and the publishing industry. The project is a partnership between Goldsmiths, University of London, Spread the Word and The Bookseller, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The research entailed qualitative interviews with key stakeholders across the sector, including 113 professionals, authors, agents, c.e.o.s and managing directors, editors, designers, staff in marketing, PR and sales, as well as booksellers and literature festival organisers.


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