Diversity and inclusivity (or the lack thereof) has been an issue that's been present across all industries, the the publishing industry is not exempt from it. In the Fall of 2018, People of Color in Publishing and Latinx in Publishing collaborated to send out a survey to industry workers about racism on the job.
Two established publishing veterans teamed together to create All Seasons Press, a publishing company encouraging conservative voices in a post-Trump era.
Sourcebooks, which is the largest women-owned book publisher in North America, is launching a new innovative imprint with author, E. L. James. James, who is the author of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, will have her backlist moved to Sourcebooks as part of the deal, effective April 1, 2021. The new imprint is said to focus on entrepreneurial female authors, such as James herself, that have taken a hands on approach to publishing.
Following the unrest in the capitol on Wednesday, Simon & Schuster has announced that it will no longer be publishing Senator Josh Hawley's upcoming book.
Publishers Weekly has announced the launch of the U.S. Book Show, showcasing booksellers, librarians, publishers and literary agents.