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Unacceptable practices

The Society of Authors and The Bookseller have joined forces to call for co-operation throughout the publishing to tackle sexual harassment.

An industry-wide survey conducted by The Bookseller found that more than half of the 381 respondents had experienced harassment: 54% of women and 34% of men. The reported harassment was spread throughout the industry: booksellers, publishers, agents, scouts, authors, events organisers and freelances. The harassment frequently happened to younger workers and had been carried out by senior or higher status colleagues, contacts, authors and clients. A higher-than-average risk of harassment was reported by publicists (66%) and booksellers (61%).

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