Opportunity Cost: Why Diversity is Financially Critical for the Book Industry

Opportunity Cost: Why Diversity is Financially Critical for the Book Industry

05/30/2018, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Location: 1E11
Language:
English

The publishing industry is white, straight, and physically able (Diversity Baseline Survey 2015, Lee & Low Books), and the vast majority of books published are intended for these audiences. This lack of diversity is not just a societal problem, but it is increasingly becoming a financial problem for all players in the industry. Publishers, editors, reviewers, bookstores, and libraries that ignore America's increasing diversity, do so at their own financial peril. Developed for publishing and retail decision makers, this panel features prominent and diverse voices from around the industry who will discuss how all parties in publishing, big and small, can benefit socially and financially from diversity. The session will cover a number of issues, from the current state of affairs to developing action plans for taking advantage of this opportunity.

Contributors

  • Dhonielle Clayton

    Panelist

    Dhonielle Clayton is the New York Times bestselling author of The Belles and the coauthor of the Tiny Pretty Things series. She hails from the...

  • Brooke Warner

    Moderator

    Brooke Warner is publisher of She Writes Press and SparkPress, president of Warner Coaching Inc., and author of Green-light Your Book, What's Your...

  • Chris Jackson

    Panelist

    Vice President/Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, One World/Random House: Chris Jackson is Vice-President, Editor-in-Chief, and Publisher of One World/Random...

  • Ayesha Pande

    Panelist

    Proprietor, Ayesha Pande Literary: Before launching her boutique literary agency in 2005, Ayesha Pande was a senior editor at Farrar Straus & Giroux...

  • Jason Low

    Panelist

    Jason Low is the publisher and a co-owner of LEE & LOW BOOKS, the largest multicultural children’s book publisher in the United States. Jason has...

Categories

  1. Track
    Education
    • Business of Publishing
    Education
    • Business of Publishing

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