Publishers Need Diversity, Too


The publishing industry is at a cultural turning point, with recognition and celebration of writers of color on the rise. But despite the surge in the publishing industry’s interest in works by writers of color, the people working behind the scenes still lack much-needed diversity. Recent studies have found that the majority of those who work in publishing self-identify as white—about 80% out of those surveyed. Diversity is needed within the publishing industry to bring those perspectives that will help market books by authors of color.

Amanda Hildebrand is a painter and writer based in Los Angeles. She Instagrams: @amandahilly. More from this author →