The Diversity Baseline Survey

In 2015, Lee and Low Books released a survey on diversity conduced in 2015. The survey aimed to establish concrete statistics regarding diversity in the publishing workforce, and ask the question: if the people who work in publishing are not a diverse group, how can diverse voices be represented in books? It concluded that the workforce in North America was overwhelmingly white and straight. When the survey was repeated in 2019, the numbers reflected essentially the same demographic statistics.

Type of project: Industry standard, Statistics, Report
Sector: Trade
Lead organization: Lee & Low Books
Video link:

Relevant SDG’s

IPA SDG – Goal No 10 – Reduced inequalities