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Charter Member Profiles

Acorn Independent Press Ltd

Company Biog
Acorn Independent Press was set up by brother and sister duo, Leila and Ali Dewji, in 2010. Leila had previously worked at a literary agency and within a large publishing house, while Ali had been at a world-leading commercial publisher. They pooled their expertise to bridge the gap between traditional publishing and self-publishing to offer a wraparound, top quality, professional route for authors and literary agencies to get their titles to market. Self-publishing is a rapidly developing market and in December 2010 Leila received Women in Publishing‘s New Venture Award for her pioneering work at Acorn.

Action 1
Establish an apprenticeship scheme and have an apprentice working with us by April 2013

Action 2
Take an active part in Equip talks and sessions e.g. speaking at events

Website address: http://www.acornselfpublishing.com


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Amlap Publishing

Action 1
Continue to provide good quality multicultural resources

Action 2
Continue to promote the need for diversity in schools, libraries and book shops by collaborating with various stakeholders.


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Amphora Arts

Company Biog
Producers of the South Asian Literature Festival and South Asian Reading Campaign. Also produced “Writing in a Digital Age”, the UK’s first digitally-focused conference for writers.

Action 1
Be involved in industry-wide collaborations to increase equality in publishing.

Action 2
Form a relationship with a local school and run workshops/talks to educate students about the industry.

Website address: http://www.amphora.org.uk


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And Other Stories

Company Biog
And Other Stories is a publisher of the best in adventurous contemporary writing. It started publishing in 2011 and its books include Man Booker shortlisted Swimming Home by Deborah Levy and Guardian First Book Award shortlisted Down the Rabbit Hole by Juan Pablo Villalobos.

Action 1
Form relationships with local schools and libraries' youth work teams and run workshops / talks to educate students about the industry.

Action 2
Work with EQUIP to encourage applications from underrepresented groups for internships and jobs.

Website address: http://www.andotherstories.org


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Anglia Ruskin University

Action 1
Take part in careers events in order to raise the profile of the industry to traditionally underrepresented groups

Action 2
Be involved in industry wide collaborations to increase equality in publishing


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Association of Authors' Agents

Company Biog
The AAA is the trade association for UK literary agencies.

Website address: www.agentsassoc.co.uk


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Atwood Tate

Company Biog
Atwood Tate is our vision. We are publishing people. We felt a need for a new and vital approach from a publishing recruitment agency - an approach that reflects the exciting and dynamic world of publishing, embracing both digital and printed media. Atwood Tate is the publishing recruitment agency of today - working with you in partnership to build your careers and businesses for the future. Atwood Tate works on permanent, contract, temporary and interim vacancies, at all levels: from administrative and entry level, through to board level appointments.

Action 1
Create an equality policy and that is embedded throughout the organisation in policy, strategy and working practice.

Action 2
Include an equality statement within job advertisements.

Website address: http://www.atwoodtatepublishingjobs.co.uk


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Bookcareers.com

Company Biog
Bookcareers.com is a professional careers consultancy (careers guidance, career development, career management, redundancy counselling, coaching) which specialises in all areas of the book industry. We often help people overcome workplace difficulties too. We keep a register of people who are looking for jobs and from time to time run projects to help those who are unemployed.

Action 1
To introduce an Ethnic Monitoring Form to our CV Clearing House.

Action 2
To publish at least two blog posts targeting diversity issues within publishing.

Website address: http://www.bookcareers.com


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Booksellers Association of the UK & Ireland Ltd

Company Biog
Representing bookselling operations of all types and sizes within the sector, the Booksellers Association works for its members through the provision of goods and services, through representation, advocacy, networking and education, and through the promotion to consumers of bookshops and bookselling

Action 1
To make our members aware of Equip’s work and to encourage their involvement.

Action 2
To involve our staff, on a voluntary basis, in a local literacy scheme for children.

Website address: http://www.booksellers.org.uk


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Brilliant Publications

Action 1
Wherever possible ensure authentic representation of people from underrepresented groups (e.g. book cover designs, illustrations, marketing material etc.)

Action 2
Form a relationship with a local school and run workshops/talks to educate students about the industry


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Cambridge University Press

Company Biog
Cambridge University Press is part of the University of Cambridge. Our purpose is to further the University's objective of advancing learning, knowledge and research worldwide

Action 1
Strengthen our relationship(s) with our Business Class partner school(s), and work with BITC, to reach more students and inspire them about the industry.

Action 2
Increase the number of apprenticeships we have within the Press

Website address: http://www.cambridge.org


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Canongate Books

Company Biog
Canongate was founded in 1973 and has since emerged as one of the most dynamic publishing houses in Britain. With a distinctly international outlook, Canongate Books continues to nurture and publish new talent from around the world, whilst retaining the essence of the Scottish Canon. We have no specific agenda other than to promote and publish challenging, quality work from as broad a perspective as we are able. We are one of the founding members of the Independent Alliance, a global alliance of ten UK publishers and their international partners who share a common vision of editorial excellence, original, diverse publishing, innovation in marketing and commercial success. Canongate Books has offices in Edinburgh and London.

Action 1
Secure a partnership with a local college to provide first experience of a job environment to students from marginalised communities

Action 2
To participate and promote with Capability Scotland their Great Scottish Book Off events

Website address: www.canongate.tv


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Carcanet Press Ltd

Company Biog
Since 1969, Carcanet has been pubklishing literary works, primarily poetry, in English and translation from around the world. An independent press supported by the Arts Council, Carcanet has published several Nobel, Pulitzer and other Prize-winning authors and has launched the careers of dozens of new poets.

Action 1
Introduce the work of twenty new poets from around the Anglophone world in the anthology NEW POETRIES VI.

Action 2
Promote readings and reading tours by new writers from the UK and Commonwealth including Canada, India, Jamaica, New Zealand, Singapore and Trindad.

Website address: http://www.carcanet.co.uk/


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College of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Derby

Company Biog
Inspiration, stimulation and real-world insight sum up our approach to learning and research across the College. Our principal focus is on students as individuals, supporting and challenging them to achieve their best. We are an open and inclusive academic community, ensuring that our staff and students are able to work confidently in a supportive environment, characterised by respect for social and cultural diversity. The College offers a broad range of programmes including Publishing, and through our research, teaching and outreach work we are committed to promoting equality and diversity throughout the institution and the publishing industry.

Action 1
To work together to promote the recruitment of a diverse and representative student body to our Publishing courses.

Action 2
To raise awareness of issues relating to equality and diversity both in the university and beyond through our work in research, communications and teaching.

Website address: http://www.derby.ac.uk/lhss/


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Dahlia Publishing

Company Biog
Dahlia Publishing is a small independent press based in Leicester committed to publishing regional and diverse writing.

Action 1
Host an open day so that aspiring entrants can find out more about a career in publishing and the organisation.

Action 2
Wherever possible ensure authentic representation of people from underrepresented groups on book covers, illustrations and marketing material.

Website address: http://dahliapublishing.co.uk


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Dog Horn Publishing

Action 1
Increasing number of female writers (we already have a 3:1 ratio of female:male editors), particularly through our new literary imprint (Fruit Bruise Press) and Young Writers' Hub-funded outreach programme..

Action 2
Increasing, and recording, the number of BME writers, particularly through our new literary imprint (Fruit Bruise Press) and Young Writers' Hub-funded outreach programme.


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Faber and Faber

Company Biog
Faber and Faber remains one of the last of the great independent publishing houses in London. With the great depth of its backlist, featuring books by no fewer than twelve Nobel Laureates and six Booker Prize-winners, a thriving frontlist and ever-growing e-book list, and new ventures including the print-on-demand Faber Finds imprint, Faber Digital (publisher of the award-winning The Waste Land for iPad App), Faber Academy (the creative writing school), as well as Faber Factory Powered by Constellation, and Faber Factory Plus.

Action 1
Support Equip to introduce a programme that helps people enter the industry.

Action 2
Hosting an event at Faber for Equip members.

Website address: http://www.faber.co.uk


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Filament Publoshing Ltd

Company Biog
Established 1999. Publishers of mainly business title, biography and non fiction

Action 1
Increase diversity in our published authors

Action 2
Increase diversity in our team

Website address: www.filamentpublishing.com


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flipped eye publishing limited

Action 1
Continue the development of editors from under-represented backgrounds.

Action 2
Work towards increasing access to the work we publish by groups with low disposable income.


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Hachette UK

Company Biog
Hachette UK is the largest and one of the most diversified book publishers in the UK. The Group is made up of several publishing companies and imprints including Headline Publishing Group, Hodder & Stoughton, John Murray, Orion Publishing Group, Octopus Publishing Group, Little, Brown Book Group and Hodder Education Group.

Action 1
Improve our data and monitoring of current staff diversity data through the introduction of a self service function – enabling us to provide better and more accurate statistics to the business for monitoring purposes.

Action 2
We have rewritten and published a new Group wide Equal Opportunities and Diversity policy which for the first time is consistent across the Group and has been published in our new employee handbook and on the Group intranet site.

Website address: http://www.hachette.co.uk


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HarperCollins

Company Biog
HarperCollins is one of the world’s foremost English-language publishers, offering the best quality content right across the spectrum, from cutting-edge contemporary fiction to digital hymnbooks and pretty much everything in between.

Action 1
Partner with Creative Access to establish and run internships.

Action 2
To hold a diversity-driven event with cross-Company collaboration.

Website address: http://www.harpercollins.co.uk


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Hot Key Books

Company Biog
Hot Key Books is a top quality, strongly commercial and diverse fiction list for children and young people aged 9-19. The company name derives from the power of stories to open doors and feed the imagination of readers. Hot Key Books seeks to unlock the power of reading, a love of books and a joy of stories for readers of all ages. It also reflects the digital age in which we now live through its association with 'hot key' commands - the short cut command on a keyboard.

Action 1
Host an industry event with Equip around children’s books.

Action 2
Partner with Islington-based youth hub Platform to launch their book club, provide professional advice on publishing and internship opportunities.

Website address: http://www.hotkeybooks.com


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Icon Books

Company Biog
Icon Books is an independent British publisher formed in 1992, which publishes popular, engaging and sometimes provocative non-fiction for adults.

Action 1
Work with Equip to develop a mentoring scheme to connect experienced publishing professionals with those who have started their publishing career, or are seeking to enter the industry.

Action 2
Run a publicity and marketing internship in 2013 that will be advertised to Equip’s members.

Website address: http://www.iconbooks.net


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iMedPub

Company Biog
International Medical Publisher

Website address: 483 Green Lanes, London


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iMedPub

Company Biog
International Medical Publisher

Website address: 483 Green Lanes, London


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Kingston University

Company Biog
Kingston University is the largest provider of higher education in SW London, offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the UK & overseas.

Action 1
Talking to a range of state schools and colleges about working in publishing and publishing education opportunities

Action 2
supporting paid placements and bursaries within the industry

Website address: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate-course/publishing/


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Lawrence & Wishart

Company Biog
We are longstanding independent left publishers, founded in 1936. We publish Soundings, Renewal and New Formations.

Action 1
aim to commission wider range of authors

Action 2
continue policy of positive discrimination

Website address: www.lwbooks.co.uk


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Limehouse Books

Company Biog
Limehouse Books is a publisher of quality fiction and non-fiction books in print and digital. The company was founded in October 2009 and launched four months later with the publication of our first two titles, 100 and Bloody Vampires. In our first year we published five anthologies and made the transition to publishing novels in our second year. In 2012 we published The Rules of Poker, our first title in partnership with the International Federation of Poker. Uniquely we focus on commissioning titles rather than reading manuscripts and making acquisitions. Our aim is to be a small publishing house with a global reach – our titles are available in all markets digitally. But we do not forget our commitment to high standards in the design and production of our books. We are one of the few publishing houses that use a designer to ensure that the inside of our books are as beautiful as the outside. For two years design was led by Eren Butler, since the latter half of 2011 design has been led by Emily Foster. Limehouse’s publisher and managing director is Bobby Nayyar. In 2013, we will be publishing two titles, offering our Tower publishing service to prospective clients, and continuing efforts to launch Limehouse Academy, a social enterprise that will offer a vocational route into publishing. Overall our aim is run a publishing house with books for me, you, everyone.

Action 1
To be an active participant with Equip events.

Action 2
To help create a cross-publishing mentoring network for Equip members.

Website address: http://limehousebooks.co.uk


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Out of House Publishing

Company Biog
Supporting academic and education publishers with content development and production.

Action 1
We will try to recruit a representative mix of people according to our local demographics.

Action 2
We will ensure equal pay between men and women of similar positions/experience in our workforce.

Website address: Willow Court


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Out of House Publishing

Company Biog
Supporting academic and education publishers with content development and production.

Action 1
We will try to recruit a representative mix of people according to our local demographics.

Action 2
We will ensure equal pay between men and women of similar positions/experience in our workforce.

Website address: Willow Court


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Pearson

Company Biog
Pearson is an international media and publishing company with world leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. In the UK, Pearson is made up of unique brands like the Financial Times newspaper, Penguin the publisher and Pearson Education – the largest educational publishers in world.

Action 1
Recruitment – Continue with the implementation of the Pearson Diversity Summer Internship Programme. The Pearson Diversity Internship Programme is a paid eight (business) or twelve week (journalism) placement within one of Pearson’s leading companies for bright and talented graduates from black and other visible ethnic minority backgrounds.

Action 2
Recruitment - Continue to build our external partnerships in the UK, to expand our recruitment reach and to raise our profile in the communities.

Website address: http://www.pearson.com


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Penguin Random House UK

Company Biog
On 1st July 2013 Penguin and Random House officially united to create Penguin Random House, the world's first truly global trade book publisher. It comprises the adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction print and digital trade book publishing businesses of Penguin and Random House in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa, and Penguin’s trade publishing activity in Asia and Brazil; DK worldwide; and Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial’s Spanish-language companies in Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, and Chile. Penguin Random House employs more than 10,000 people globally across almost 250 editorially and creatively independent imprints and publishing houses that collectively publish more than 15,000 new titles annually. Its publishing lists include more than 70 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely read authors.

Action 1
To expand our talent pool and enable all employees to do the best work of their lives

Action 2
To recruit a dedicated CSR manager to actively harness and champion Penguin Random House UK's social impact across our deep and varied environmental, literacy and community projects.

Website address: http://www.penguin.co.uk/about-penguin/


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Profile Books

Company Biog
Profile Books is an independent publisher based in London, UK. Formed in 1996, Profile specialises in quirky, humorous, thought-provoking non-fiction.

Action 1
Management of an eight-week paid internship providing opportunities and support for a diverse range of candidates.

Action 2
Mentoring for diversity scholars studying for an MA in Publishing.

Website address: http://www.profilebooks.com


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Publishing Scotland

Company Biog
Publishing Scotland is the network and trade body for the book publishing sector in Scotland. It currently has just over 100 members - publishers and network member companies and individuals.

Action 1
Conduct an equality impact assessment on the Scottish publishing industry

Action 2
Encourage members (and colleagues) to be involved in seminars/workshops/talks - and host some - to raise the profile of the industry to traditionally under-represented groups

Website address: www.publishingscotland.org


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Quercus Publishing Plc

Company Biog
Founded by Mark Smith and Wayne Davies in May 2004, Quercus Publishing Plc is one of the industry’s fastest-growing, independent publishing houses, with an ever-expanding list of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books, and three imprints: MacLehose Press, Jo Fletcher Books, and Heron Books. In its short life, Quercus has won many awards including the Small Publisher of the Year award at the British Book Awards in 2007, the Costa Book of the Year Award in the same year for Stef Penny’s Tenderness of Wolves, the Independent Publisher of the Year Award in 2008 and Publisher of the Year in 2011. In addition, Quercus is renowned as the publisher of the phenomenally successful Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson whose sales records include providing the first translated title to top the UK hardback fiction chart and the first author to sell one million ebooks. With the launch of its North American publishing programme in autumn 2013, Quercus has set out to continue its dramatic growth on a global stage.

Action 1
Create an equality policy that is embedded throughout the organisation in policy, strategy and working practice.

Action 2
Develop and run an internship specifically for under-represented groups.

Website address: http://www.quercusbooks.co.uk


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Robert McKay Consulting

Company Biog
www.slaw.ca/author/McKay

Website address: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/robert-mckay/11/936/7ab/


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SAGE Publishing

Company Biog
SAGE was founded 50 years ago by Sara Miller McCune to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE now publishes over 800 books a year, over 900 journals – including those of more than 400 learned societies and institutions – across a broad range of subject areas encompassing business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. Alongside this SAGE has a growing suite of innovative library products such as archives, data, case studies, video and the highly successful online tool SAGE Research Methods. SAGE remains majority-owned by our founder, who has ensured that the company will remain permanently independent.

Action 1
Ensure all hiring Managers have attended the Unconscious Bias seminar presented by the Challenge Consultancy extending beyond that group to any individual employees who are interested in learning more about the subject so as to apply it to their own roles.

Action 2
Continue the working relationship with Creative Access and explore other direct methods of creating intern opportunities for candidates from a BAME background with a view to increasing diversity in underrepresented parts of the business and engaging 3 more interns in 2016.

Website address: https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur


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Saqi Books

Company Biog
Saqi Books is an independent publishing house of quality general interest and academic books on North Africa and the Middle East. Founded in 1983 in London, Saqi’s links with cutting edge and authoritative voices have led to a rigorous reassessment of Arab cultural heritage. Publishing in a wide range of fields, Saqi also releases the best in new and classic Arabic literature, including works by Mahmoud Darwish, Adonis, Nawal El Saadawi, Samih al-Qasim, Mohamed Choukri and Algosaibi. Over the years Saqi has expanded its list to include writers from all over the world. Its fiction imprint Telegram has come to represent the best in international translation and home-grown literary fiction. Launched in 2012, The Westbourne Press releases engaging and thought-provoking non-fiction from around the globe. Saqi Books was awarded the Arab British Culture and Society Award in 2008, the British Book Industry Award for Diversity in Literature in 2009 and the IPG Diversity Award in 2013.

Action 1
Actively encourage minority groups to apply for internships at Saqi.

Action 2
Collaborate with a range of organisations to help promote diversity across UK publishing.

Website address: http://www.saqibooks.com


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Shade 7 Limited

Company Biog
Shade 7 Publishing specialises in publishing premium quality pop-up, novelty books and 3D interactive digital apps teaching children Quranic and Prophetic stories in a fun, interactive way. We have a strong vision of creating accessibility and understanding through creative storytelling of some of the most magnificent, classic and historical events common to all our faiths.

Action 1
Diversity in children's publishing

Action 2
Diversity in authors

Website address: www.shade7publishing.com


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Silhouette Press Ltd.

Company Biog
Silhouette Press is a Midlands-based social enterprise publisher driven by a passion for finding and developing new writers, artists and publishing people. Our bi-monthly arts magazine, Here Comes Everyone, acts as a platform for their work and a means of sharing skills and ideas.

Action 1
Provide opportunities for regional applicants who may otherwise struggle to access the industry.

Action 2
Encourage participation from underrepresented communities at workshops and events.

Website address: http://www.herecomeseveryone.me


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Society for Editors and Proofreaders

Action 1
Increase recruitment pool and by advertising jobs externally instead of informal recruitment methods (.e.g word of mouth)

Action 2
Be involved in industry wide collaborations to increase equality in publishing.


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Spread the Word

Company Biog
Spread the Word is the writer development agency for London, established in 1995. We deliver creative development opportunities for talented writers and aim to foster a literature ecology that reflects the cultural diversity of contemporary Britain. In 2005 Spread the Word and ACE commissioned Free Verse, a research report into the publication of Black and Asian poets which led to The Complete Works 1 & 2 , highly regarded mentoring programmes for talented Black and Asian poets. In April 2015 we published our research report into Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) diversity in the publishing industry workforce and access to publication by BAME fiction writers. Writing the Future: Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Writers and Publishers in the UK Market Place is available free as a PDF from Spread the Word. Earlier in 2015 we began Flight 1000, a three year trainee scheme in publishing for culturally diverse writers funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Spread the Word is a National Portfolio client of Arts Council England London.

Website address: www.spreadtheword.org.uk


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Suffolk Libraries

Action 1
Both buy and gift picture books with positive images of diversity

Action 2
Talk to Early Years practitioners about selecting books with positive images


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Sweet Apple Publishers

Company Biog
We are an independent publisher of children's books;specialising in diverse picture books. We publish quirky, wonderfully illustrated books, featuring diverse characters. Our books give children of all backgrounds characters to connect with, in great, non-issue books with fun and loveable characters. Our current book list appeals to an audience between the ages of 0 to 8 years. We are an inclusively minded publisher. Our vision is to create respect, empathy, compassion and love for everyone through books.

Action 1
Wherever possible ensure authentic representation of people from underrepresented groups

Action 2
Encourage members of staff to be involved in seminars/workshops/talks that raise the profile of the industry to traditionally underrepresented groups

Website address: www.sweetapplebooks.com


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The Galley Club

Website address: http://www.galleyclub.co.uk/


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The Literary Consultancy

Company Biog
The Literary Consultancy was co-founded in 1996 by Hannah Griffiths and Rebecca Swift, who is still Company Director.  TLC was the first company to offer writers working at any level in-depth, impartial manuscript assessment and advice to people writing at any level, in any genre, writing in English from anywhere in the world.  Where writers are marketable, TLC helps them to literary agents and publishers.  Since its inception, TLC has flourished and diversified. It now offers an online mentoring service and a range of literary events including an annual Writing in a Digital Age Conference,  at the vibrant Free Word Centre in London, of which TLC is a founder member.  As publishing diversifies, TLC continues to offer writers independent access to first-class editorial help, and  to find innovative ways to advise writers about their publishing options. TLC is supported by Arts Council England, and offers a Free Read Scheme to high quality, low income writers coming through fourteen regional literary development bodies.

Action 1
To prepare and give a talk at the Equip Conference 2013.

Action 2
To host a networking event for Equip with a focus on editing opportunities.

Website address: http://www.literaryconsultancy.co.uk


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The Open University

Action 1
We will embed equality and diversity policy throughout our policies, strategy and working practice.

Action 2
We will conduct regular equality impact assessments to monitor the impact of our commitment to equality.


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The Publishng Training Centre

Company Biog
http://www.publishingtrainingcentre.co.uk/blogs

Action 1
Begin to collect diversity data for the delegates attending PTC training course

Website address: http://www.publishingtrainingcentre.co.uk/


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Tower Hamlets School Library Services

Action 1
Increase range and quantity of inclusive books purchased by Tower Hamlets School Library Services

Action 2
Promote inclusive books purchased by Tower Hamlets School Library Services to schools across the borough

Website address: janetpamelanoble.com


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Walker Books

Company Biog
Walker is the world's leading independent publisher of children's books. Working with the best authors and illustrators, Walker Books is renowned for its truly original publishing and outstanding quality. Walker is part of a vibrant international group that includes Candlewick Press in the States and Walker Books Australia and is home to many award-winning authors, illustrators and brands including Anthony Horowitz, Lucy Cousins, Anthony Browne, Polly Dunbar, Mal Peet, Cassandra Clare, Patrick Ness and Where's Wally? Walker's licensing division manages licensing activity across several Walker brands including Maisy and all other Lucy Cousins properties, Guess How Much I Love You and new property Tilly & Friends. Walker Productions develops Walker content for other media platforms with a range of media partners, with current projects including Tilly & Friends for BBC and Fleabag Monkeyface for ITV. Walker is always keen to find talented people to work with. Vacancies will be posted on our website so do keep an eye on it or subscribe to our Twitter feed, which will let you know when new vacancies are posted.

Action 1
We will be involved in industry-wide collaborations to increase equality in publishing.

Action 2
We will form a relationship with a local school and run workshops/talks to educate students about the industry.

Website address: http://www.walker.co.uk


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WordUnited Ltd

Company Biog
WordUnited is a British independent educational publisher of books and learning resources for children. Our aim is to make learning enjoyable and accessible to all children. We create high-quality products that are modern, fun, engaging and designed to last. Our educational range supports the national EYFS and KS1 curricula, Special Education Needs and English as a Second Language. They promote literacy, numeracy, language development, communication skills, self-confidence and early learning skills.

Action 1
Wherever possible ensure authentic representation of people from underrepresented groups in our products.

Action 2
Take on flexible working/condensed working hours to support those with caring responsibilities.

Website address: www.wordunited.com


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Zed Books

Company Biog
Zed Books is an independent international publisher of trade and academic social science books with a special focus on the politics of the global south. Co-operatively managed with a strong ethical commitment, Zed publishes books that matter.

Action 1
Review and update of our equality policy by our external HR advisor.

Action 2
Active co-operation with Equip initiatives involving individuals and the company as a whole to work towards improving equality in the publishing industry.

Website address: http://www.zedbooks.co.uk