Celebrating diversity with Ingram

Ahead of the upcoming Pride Month, Sammi Lau, Marketing Manager of Ingram Content Group in the UK, highlights selected LGBT authors and their contribution and shares more about Ingram's diverse collection of titles in a dedicated guest blog post.

Pride Month is not only a time for celebrating the rich history and culture of the LGBTQ+ community but also for recognizing the struggles and challenges that many LGBTQ+ authors faced in the past. Some challenges remain, in fact. For instance, there were times in history when social acceptance and even terminology didn’t yet exist. Therefore, we would like to take this opportunity to highlight a few authors who were members of the LGBTQ+ community and recognize their contribution to great literature.


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David Garnett (1892 – 1981) was a writer and publisher, nicknamed “Bunny” in his youth for wearing a cloak made of rabbit skin. His first novel, Dope-Darling, was published under the pseudonym of Leda Burke and his next novel, Lady Into Fox was a critical and commercial success and won him the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.   

Irene Clyde (1869 – 1954) was a lawyer who published one of, if not the first, trans-sci-fi novels, Beatrice the Sixteenth in 1909.

Yone Noguchi (1875 – 1947) was a Japanese poet, writer, and literary critic. Known for his introduction of the East to Western literary traditions, Noguchi published his first collection of poetry, Seen and Unseen, Or, Monologues of a Homeless Snail after reaching San Francisco in 1897.

Langston Hughes (1901 – 1967) was a poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and one of the inventors of “jazz poetry.” Perhaps the most well-known voice from the Harlem Renaissance, Hughes produced over three dozen works over the course of his career with 1926’s The Weary Blues effectively putting him on the map.


Ingram’s Depth of LGBTQ+ Literature

Over the past three years, sales of LGBTQ+ books have seen a significant increase. Major book retailers have reported double-digit growth in the sales of LGBTQ+ books, particularly around Pride Month indicating a growing interest and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community and the importance of diverse representation in literature. Ingram has one of the largest collections of books from LGBTQ+ authors and literature available, representing over 1,000 individual publishers, tens of thousands of titles, and 34 different languages and counting. With millions of books readily available for direct purchase from Ingram, booksellers can access a broader range of titles, faster and straight from the source thanks to their continued improvement in print-on-demand services and global distribution network. Ingram is helping to ensure limitless opportunities for literature to flourish and reach a wider audience.


LGBTQ+ Titles Available from Ingram Wholesale UK

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The literary world is a diverse and welcoming home to a multitude of authors, books, and ideas. Independent publishers have played a significant role in bringing about positive change and growth in the development of LGBTQ+ literature. Furthermore, advancements in global distribution have made it possible for more diverse literature to be accessible to readers around the world, further promoting inclusivity and representation.


Ingram contemporary titles

9781580054744 Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution Hachette Book Group USA
9781630000000 Unconditional: A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ+ Child Mango Media Inc.- IPS
9781500000000 Lie With Me Simon & Schuster
9780578327105 Home, Whitney Hanson
9780230000000 Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America Columbia University Press
9788525065377 Um Milhão de Finais-Felizes, [Portuguese language title]


Sales Boom in Pride Month

Seize the opportunity to capitalize on the Pride Month sales surge for LGBTQ+ titles! Ingram Wholesale Services has curated a comprehensive list of LGBTQ+ titles to help booksellers better prepare for the anticipated increase in demand in the coming weeks.  

Bookshops who would like to set-up an account with Ingram and order directly can contact Mark Hunt –


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