Based on a recent survey conducted by Publishers Weekly, only 11.3% of the
publishing employees identified themselves as people of color—Hispanic,
African-American, Pacific Islander, Native American, mixed race or other
nonwhite race. Opinions diverge about why a greater number of books by
racially diverse authors are not published.
In this discussion series PW will explore these and other concerns about
diversity within our industry and the books that are being published as a result.
As well, we’ll discuss the salaries and compensation of the industry as a whole.
Join us in conversation and provide your input and feedback as we tackle
these issues. Your opinion and concerns count, and we’ll address them during
Executive Editorial Director
Little Brown Books for
Cheryl Willis Hudson
VP and Editorial Director
Just Us Books
Lee & Low Books
Random House Café Auditorium
Between 55th and 56th Streets
New York, NY 10019
Coffee and pastries: 8: 30 - 9:00 a.m.
Panel discussion: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, October 16
8: 30 - 11 a.m. EDT
Salaries and Diversity
“This is the first time a real number has been put to
the racial composition of the publishing industry.”
—Jim Milliot, Publishers Weekly
Register Now at PublishersWeekly.com/diversity2014