Books: Situation Report

In New York City, the center of the industry, there is only one female president of a large publishing firm. Corporate officers for the largest firms are virtually all male.

Women fare much better in such positions as publicity directors, rights and permissions executives. As a whole, New York's bigger and more prestigious publishers employ roughly one woman editor for every two men, including editors of juvenile-book programs, who are usually women. A considerable number of the top trade-book editors are women, and their salaries appear to be more or less equal to their male competitors'.

Sexist attitudes toward women are more...

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