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Diversity and Equality

Diversity and Equality

Under the EQUIP banner, The Publishers Association and IPG keeps you up to date with the latest developments and issues in publishing, when it comes to diversity and equality. We've brought together a coalition of partners who can help you improve equal representation in publishing, from discovering new authors to ensuring that your workplace is representative of the UK population.

Find out more about EQUIP below, find out about upcoming events and news, or explore the different organisations working to improve diversity in the UK publishing industry.


Equality in Publishing (EQUIP)

Equality In Publishing has been established to promote equality across UK publishing, bookselling and agenting, by driving forward change and increasing access to opportunities within the industry. EQUIP is hosted and funded by the PA and the IPG and operates on two levels; through the Publishing Equalities Charter and EQUIP network. Contact Seonaid MacLeod  for more information.

Equality in Publishing Charter

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The EQUIP charter sets out achievable recommendations for companies wishing to improve their equality programme. From appointing an equalities champion, to advertising all jobs externally, charter members will receive advice and an opportunity to demonstrate their willingness to improve diversity in the publishing industry.

Equality in Publishing Network

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Individual members of EQUIP have full access to all EQUIP materials. Free to join, members receive access to a supportive network of publishers, booksellers and others in the book industry, information on job opportunities and how to get into the publishing industry, a named contact for advice and discounts on networking events. Sign up to be an EQUIP network member, and receive a monthly newsletter packed with blogs, discount codes and insights into the publishing industry


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