PEN America on Diversity Issues and Banning Books in the USA

Young readers’ access is limited not only by local challenges but also by ‘soft censorship,’ asserts PEN America’s new report—and ‘diverse books’ may be the first to be yanked. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson The US Will Be ‘Majority Minority’ By 2044 Reporting “a persistent pattern of attempts to remove certain books from public schools… Read More

Romance Publishers and #Diversity at the Nielsen Summit: ‘Uniquely Familiar’

As part of Nielsen’s inaugural Romance Book Summit at the Romance Writers of America conference, a panel of publishers talks about globalization, sales, and diversity challenges. Read More

Lee & Low: Diversity Is Not Created Equal

  By Porter Anderson | @Porter_Anderson Editor-in-Chief Lee and Low is a children’s book publisher that specializes in cultural diversity. And in its survey of diversity issues in U.S. publishing, the company has handed us a much-needed chance to discuss something healthily difficult: the issue of gender in the publishing workforce. Lee and Low created and executed a large… Read More