Publishers Association and The London Book Fair launch inclusivity in Publishing Award

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At the first Building Inclusivity in Publishing Conference in London, the Publishers Association and The London Book Fair have launched the Inclusivity in Publishing Award, supported by Equip, as part of The London Book Fair’s International Excellence Awards.

Recognising publishing companies that have demonstrated commitment to improving inclusivity across the publishing ecosystem, the new award is open to UK-based publishers. This could include diversity in content produced; marketing strategies and activities that engaged diverse audiences; or commitment to the improvement of diversity in the workforce.

Stephen Lotinga, CEO at the Publishers Association, said, “There has never been a greater need to have a more inclusive publishing industry and publishers are at the heart of driving change. From the publishing workforce through to the publishing and promotion of diverse works, publishers are able to drive the change that is needed throughout the ecosystem. We’re delighted that this award will recognise a publisher that has implemented initiatives that have resulted in actual change.”

The London Book Fair will be held in Olympia, London from March 14 -16, 2017.

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