Most Book Publishing Professionals Are Straight White Women

By Dianna Dilworth 

Seventy-nine percent of book publishing professionals are white; 78 percent are women and 88 percent are heterosexual, according to new research from Lee & Low Books.

The Diversity Baseline Survey includes feedback from 34 publishers and 8 review journals and took a year to complete. The survey also examined the breakdown across the different departments such as executive level positions, editorial and sales.

The publisher created an infographic with all of the stats from the study. We’ve got the entire infographic after the jump.

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