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We work alongside publishers and industry stakeholders to improve inclusivity in the industry. We hope that through industry-led action we can create a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the UK's demography, opening up opportunities for aspiring publishers and ensuring the long-term health of our industry.

If you're just curious and want to learn about what we do, take a look at our various guidelines and reports.  If you are a young publisher in need of support, check out the Spare Room Project or the support offered by the Book Trade Charity. And if you are a PA member and would like to showcase your company's inclusion initiatives on this page, get in touch with Eliza. 

Find out more

  • Apprenticeships.png Apprenticeshipsif you're an employer with a pay bill over £3 million each year, you must pay the apprenticeship levy from 6 April 2017. In 2018, there will be the opportunity to offer Publishing Assistant Apprenticeships (Level 3).
  • EQUIP.png Equality in Publishing (EQUIP)Equality in Publishing (EQUIP) is a membership organisation hosted by City University London and funded by Arts Council England. It continues the work of the Diversity in Publishing Network, first established in 2004.
  • Inclusivity Action Plan.png Inclusivity Action PlanOur Inclusivity Action Plan sets out ten ways that you can improve and advocate for diversity and inclusion in publishing.
  • Teaching guidelines avatar.png Internship guidelines for employersThinking of hiring an intern or establishing a work experience programme in your office? Read our guidelines for employers.
  • Inclusive Publishers.png PublishersMany publishers already have fantastic initiatives under way to improve diversity and inclusivity.
  • Resources.png ResourcesWe've put together some resources to help you make your organisation more inclusive.
  • Spare Room.png Spare Room ProjectThe Spare Room Project matches interns from outside of London with publishers who can offer a spare room.
  • Specialists.png Specialists in Diversity and InclusionThese organisations specialise in diversity and inclusion in publishing.
  • Website - Avatar - 200x200_2 Industry Commitemtn.png Bookselling and Publishing Industry joins together to publish new Commitment to Professional BehaviourThe first Industry Commitment to Professional Behaviour in Bookselling and Publishing.