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Valuing disability in the publishing industry

Valuing disability in the publishing industry

This post is written by three people with disabilities who work in academic publishing – Simon Holt (Senior Acquisitions Editor, Elsevier) is visually impaired, Katy Alexander (Global Director for Marketing and Communications, Digital Science) has dyslexia, and Becky Degler (Digital Product Manager, Wiley) has chronic migraine. Diversity is finally at the forefront of the agenda […]

Interview advice from a publishing guru

Interview advice from a publishing guru

Have a publishing interview coming up but have no clue what to expect? We caught up with our former Harlequin UK intern – turned Head of Zeus Commissioning Editor, Rhea Kurien, to ask her about her top tips for acing those interview questions… 1. Tell me a little about yourself and your experience to date. They ask this […]

Amazing dyslexics and the jobs they do

Amazing dyslexics and the jobs they do

In honour of Jessica Kingsley Publisher’s upcoming book ‘The Bigger Book of Amazing Dyslexics’, we spoke to authors Kathy Forsyth and Kate Power about the incredible work that dyslexic people do across all the creative industries! Welcome to the colourful world of dyslexia. Looking to inspire our teenage dyslexics through secondary school and college, we spent three […]

Brighton Publishing Masterclass announced for 4th February 2020

Brighton Publishing Masterclass announced for 4th February 2020

Love books but not sure how to make a career out of it? If the answer is yes then you’re in luck! Sign up for an evening of inspiration, information and networking with the Publishers Association and leading industry professionals to learn all about how you can turn your passion for reading into a lifelong career… Our next […]

Penguin Random House host colourful March masterclass

Penguin Random House host colourful March masterclass

Our March masterclass was hosted by the UK’s largest publishing house, Penguin Random House, at their beautiful offices on the Strand overlooking the Thames. First up was former actress, Morwenna Loughman, who spoke about her role as a non-fiction editor at Ebury. She said “being an editor is incredibly proactive and you have to make […]

The Case For Diversity in the Publishing Sector

The Case For Diversity in the Publishing Sector

A recent report showed that just 7% of those working in publishing are from non-white backgrounds, though over 40% of Londoners are. And even worse – it showed that just 4% of editorial staff were from a BME background. But the question about how the publishing industry is able to reflect society at large, when […]