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'A posh profession'

11 February 2008

'Publishing this book made me an author, and I have since gone on to write other books, some about publishing/writing but also about parenting... So my views on the industry are sharpened by an awareness of feelings on both sides. Publishing remains rather a posh profession, and although there have been initiatives to widen recruitment... the workforce remains substantially white, middle-class, inward-looking. Publishers are suspicious of activities they don't engage in themselves, and it is increasingly up to the author/agent to prove an unfamiliar market exists.'

Alison Baverstock, author of the authoritative How to Market Books, in Publishing News

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