HQ are thrilled to announce the acquisition of UK and Commonwealth rights to a timely, truly global book celebrating diversity by TV presenter and co-founder of the Women: Inspiration and Enterprise Network, June Sarpong MBE. Diversify is an intelligent and empowering polemic which argues the case for how limited we are by social division while inspiring us to make a change.

 

Lisa Milton, Executive Publisher of Harlequin, and HQ Editor, Clio Cornish, acquired the rights from Caroline Michel at PFD.

 

June Sarpong said:

We are all guilty of “Otherizing” and excluding people who seem different to us, and if unchecked the results can be catastrophic. In Diversify I will be exploring exclusion in its many forms including discrimination by age, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, disability, socioeconomic background, religion or sexual orientation.

 

As a fully signed up member of modern inclusive cosmopolitan Britain, I admit I became complacent and thought that the war had been won and the arguments settled.  However, I suspect I'm not the only one who has had a thundering wake-up call recently.  So, recalling that the pen or the keyboard is mightier than the sword, I figured it was time help ignite a much needed honest dialogue. Because racism and any kind of exclusion or prejudice is bad... for all of us. In short, diversity is not only morally right but also economically right.

 

Lisa Milton said:

I cannot think of a better time to announce this acquisition. Diversify is exactly the kind of book I want HQ to publish: bold, clever and relevant. June is an incredible ambassador for positive change for everyone, and especially women. Together I hope we can really make a difference.

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Working with Professor Anthony Heath, Head of the Centre for Social Investigation at Nuffield College, Oxford University, in Diversify June Sarpong considers how we create and use stereotypes, and how they negatively impact our social interactions both overtly and covertly. Using personal anecdotes, referencing stories of success, and by introducing the “Ism Calculator”, Diversify encourages readers to calculate their levels of discriminative views and limiting beliefs that they can challenge or possibly conquer as they the complete six steps.

Supported by the “Race for Opportunity” network, Diversify: Six Degrees of Integration will be published in hardback, ebook and in an innovative digital edition on the 18th May 2017, the digital version of Diversify will feature video interviews conducted by June Sarpong with experts, and a ground-breaking interface that will allow the user to seamlessly experiment with the content and text.

 

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Our aim is simple. To combine the classic values of readability and quality with a focus on reaching readers directly, while giving writers the support they deserve.

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About HarperCollins Publishers

 

HarperCollins UK is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With nearly two hundred years of history and more than 65 unique imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year, in over 30 languages, and has a print and digital catalogue of more than 200,000 titles.

 

Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize. HarperCollins UK has offices in London, Glasgow and Honley, and can be found online at www.harpercollins.co.uk.

 

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HQ are thrilled to announce the acquisition of UK and Commonwealth rights to a timely, truly global book celebrating diversity by TV presenter and co-founder of the Women: Inspiration and Enterprise Network, June Sarpong MBE. Diversify is an intelligent and empowering polemic which argues the case for how limited we are by social division while inspiring us to make a change.

 

Lisa Milton, Executive Publisher of Harlequin, and HQ Editor, Clio Cornish, acquired the rights from Caroline Michel at PFD.

 

About HQ

 

At HQ we love writers and readers. We publish books we believe will bring pleasure and satisfaction regardless of genre or classification.

Our aim is simple. To combine the classic values of readability and quality with a focus on reaching readers directly, while giving writers the support they deserve.

HQ is an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers

 

 

 

 

 

 

About HarperCollins Publishers

 

HarperCollins UK is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With nearly two hundred years of history and more than 65 unique imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year, in over 30 languages, and has a print and digital catalogue of more than 200,000 titles.

 

Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize. HarperCollins UK has offices in London, Glasgow and Honley, and can be found online at www.harpercollins.co.uk.