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UK diversity in publishing network established

A network for people working in the UK publishing industry who are from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds has been established, reports the Bookseller. The BAME in Publishing group, set up by the Bookseller’s online editor and producer Sarah Shaffi and Oberon Books’ sales and marketing assistant Wei Ming Kam, will host monthly sessions for people to ‘chat, share advice, tip each other off about jobs, find mentors, and more’. ‘We all know there’s a lack of ethnic diversity in the UK publishing industry,’ said the group on its website. ‘When people from BAME backgrounds do make it into the industry, they can often feel isolated because they’re one of the few BAME people around. So we want a group where BAME publishing folk can meet each other.’ The group also plans to open the sessions up every three months to people from BAME backgrounds who want to break into the publishing industry.


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