More than ever, readers, librarians, and retailers are holding publishers accountable for misrepresentation. The vast majority of publishing employees are white, middle class, cisgender, heterosexual, and nondisabled, and too often, this has been the perspective most often represented in the books they publish.
The lack of cultural competence has led to publishers unwittingly releasing problematic and insensitive books. As they respond to calls for social justice with more diverse lists, it is incumbent on publishers to ensure those books are affirming, authentic, and accurate.
No customer should be harmed by material they read for entertainment or education. No librarian or retailer should have to worry that a book they’re carrying is participating in the spread of damaging or inaccurate ideas about already marginalized groups. No author should lose sales, face public vitriol, or have their book dropped because of problems that are easily addressed.
We’ve developed a cultural accuracy reading service to make it as easy as possible for publishers to ensure their entire list is reviewed for issues of representation and harmful content is caught before it’s published.
Our pricing varies per the size and complexity of the order. While the typical rate for a full-length trade book is $0.02/word, we offer bulk rates for orders of 25 manuscripts or more.
We’re also pleased to offer heavily discounted rates to first-time clients and trial services.
Our service is designed to support a high volume of manuscripts without sacrificing quality, personalization, and efficiency. We can work with you one manuscript at a time, or scale to meet your needs.
Kevin Anderson & Associates is an industry-leading book writing, editing, and publishing services firm headquartered in Manhattan with offices in Nashville and L.A.
Our team of former Big-5 acquisitions editors and New York Times-bestselling writers works closely with publishers and agents, providing a variety of reliable and well-managed editorial services.