Including the excluded: diversity in publishing

When I was young, my favourite books often featured female protagonists. I related to Frances Hodgson Burnett’s Sara Crowe in A Little Princess, mainly because her name was Sara (it’s spelt a bit different, but I like to think it’s pronounced the same), and to Anne of Green Gables because she was a bit clumsy…

FutureBook14 conference – my favourite bits

What is the future of the publishing industry? That’s one of the questions the FutureBook conference (full disclosure: run by my employers) aims to answer. This year it was as much about looking outside the industry as it was about looking internally, with appearances from speakers from Tumblr, YouTube and more. Here are my nine…