Mind the Inclusion Gap

By Suzy Levy

How allies can bridge the divide between talking diversity and taking action

Saturday, 20 May 2023

Addresses, Aspirations and Algorithms


It's been just over a week since Mind the Inclusion Gap launched to the world.  In those 9 days, my emotions have been vacillating between elation and exhaustion.

Elation, because the book is finally here, and exhaustion because there is so much more to do in order to make sure it gets read.  I love talking about what's inside, and I have deep belief that the lessons and mistakes I share in the book can help others.  But the process of promoting a book is more than just speaking.  It's managing visibility, understanding what makes a book rise in search engine terms, and playing a long game of telling anyone and everyone about your book.  

That part is exhausting.  It would be so much easier if you simply had to write a book and the job was done. I am only just beginning to understand the work (and the emotional roller coaster around it) that goes on after a book is launched.

Which brings me to addresses, algorithms and aspirations...

If you've ordered a book via Unbound and your copy of Mind the Inclusion Gap hasn't come, please can you log in to your Unbound account and confirm your address.  I've already had emails from half a dozen folks whose shipment is delayed due to not confirming the shipment address.  As it's taken some time since you made your pledge, this is an important step to ensure it doesn't end up in the wrong place. Unbound won't ship your copy until you verify the shipment address. 

My aspiration and hope is that the book helps to drive positive change-  by reducing the divisive and shouty and by helping more people find a confident and calm role. To do that, I need to have written a cracking book (that will be up to the readers to decide!!) and I need the online algorithms to work in my favour.  Every review readers leave helps raise the visibility of Mind the Inclusion Gap and the chances of it doing well in reaching wide audiences. 

If you have started reading the book and feel compelled to leave an honest account of your experience of Mind the Inclusion Gap in an online review, it would be greatly welcomed.  All of you will have purchased at least a copy from Unbound, you can leave reviews on Goodreads or other book recommendation sites.  Some of you may have bought a second copy for a friend at Amazon, Waterstones, WH Smith, Barnes and Noble or another store - a verified purchase review on those sites goes a long way.  If you haven't bought on those sites, simply liking recommendations you feel are an accurate account of the book is also helpful. 

Lastly, as you read the book and are struck by something, keep those emails and texts coming.  Every time I read one of your ah-ha moments in my inbox it makes such a difference and gives me renewed energy to keep going!

Until soon,



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