Social diversity, in creators and industry professionals, is essential to a strong creative economy and should be encouraged and supported.

We must take steps to open the creative industries more widely and welcome new entrants irrespective of class, race, nationality, age, gender, disability or sexual orientation. Innovation depends on fresh ideas- and to ignore currently under-represented groups, both nationally and internationally, is a waste of talent and potential.

You can get involved on Twitter using the hashtag #WeNeedDiverseBooks.