From agenting to editing, from sales to marketing, less than five percent of publishing professionals are Black, according to the results of the most recent Lee & Low diversity graphic on Black representation in the publishing industry. How does institutional exclusion and racism impact the success of books by Black authors and the trajectory of Black creators? In this series of panel discussions, industry experts offer insights, share experiences and concerns, and suggest ways to create change.
Part II: Centering Black Creators
Part III: Building Community