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The Publishers Association works alongside publishers, individuals, authors and organisations to improve inclusivity in the publishing 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 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. And if you are a PA member get in touch with Eliza (Campaigns Executive) to talk about ways you can improve your company's inclusion.

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Spare Room Project

The Spare Room Project pairs Publishers with spare rooms with aspiring publishers from outside of London. If you're a publisher with a spare room, or an intern in need of one, email James Spackman.

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Internship Guidelines

We've joined forces with The Bookseller to create guidelines for publishing internships. If you are a publisher and want to see how your internship measures up, or if you're thinking of setting one up but don't know where to start, take a look at our checklist.

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Guide to Inclusivity Organisations

The Publishers Association has produced a guide to organisations in the UK that can help publishers improve the inclusiveness of their organisations.

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The EQUIP charter

The EQUIP (Equality in Publishing) charter provides recommendations for publishers to improve the inclusivity of their workforce. From appointing mentors to advertising all jobs externally, the charter recommendations are a fantastic resource for publishers wishing to demonstrate their willingness to improve the inclusivity of the publishing industry.

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The Building Inclusivity in Publishing Conference 2016

Last year, the Publishers Association partnered with The London Book Fair to deliver the first Building Inclusivity in Publishing ConferenceDelegates from all stages of the publishing supply chain attended the conference to learn about best practice and declare pledges for individual and company action.

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Inclusive Mind's Everybody In Charter

The Everybody In Charter from Inclusive Minds is designed to inspire publishers to take action for inclusive children's books to ensure every child can find themselves in books, as well as seeing others.

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The Business Case for Inclusive Publishing

The moral imperative for a representative industry is self-evident but what about the commercial one? Chris McCrudden delves into the Global Web Index to identify the potential audience for inclusive books, taking a data-led approach to the commercial imperative for inclusivity.