Department of WTF

A survey of publishers, booksellers, agents and librarians has found there is fear of pursuing books that appeal to readers of color. According to the survey:

While 7.9% of the UK’s population is of ethnic minority origin, only 50 (1%) of this year’s top 5,000 bestsellers are by BME writers, despite the high profile of award-winners Zadie Smith, Andrea Levy and Monica Ali.

Wait, it takes a survey to know that?


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