This week in Indie Publishing

Author Don Massenzio

art1Romance publishing has a major diversity problem, according to new report

Romance publishing has a problem — and no, it’s not how to mend all those ripped bodices.

According to a report from The Ripped Bodice, the only romance specialty bookstore in the United States, for every 100 books published by leading romance publishers in 2016 only 7.8 were written by people of color.

Even worse, 50 percent of the publishers surveyed in the report had fewer than five percent of books authored by people of color. Out of 20 publishers surveyed, only three had at least 10 percent of their books written by people of color. This study focuses on traditional publishers and doesn’t account for self-publishing and other non-traditional models which make up a significant chunk of romance writing.

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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One Response to This week in Indie Publishing

  1. Thanks for sharing this, Anna.

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