Technology • Innovation • Publishing — Issue #192


Sesame brings Epic MegaGrant to the street

Hasbro teams w Quantum Storey on a series of AR/VR-powered books


Amazon reports first loss since 2015 on back of shares collapse in electric vehicle firm

Media & Publishing

Children reading more books but enjoyment levels in ‘worrying decline’, report suggests

ABC News Launches “The Book Case” Podcast

More Paper Problems: Big European Producer Looks to Sell Four Mills

#BooksGiveRefuge, Ukraine Relief Efforts Continue

How to Support Diverse Books During a Book Ban

Book Banning In Walton County Based On Misleading “Porn In Schools Report” Illustrates Alarming Influence Of Fringe Groups On Educational Censorship

Texas County Officials Sued over Library Book Bans
A group of library supporters in Llano County, Tex., have filed suit against county officials in federal court arguing that a series of book bans and other actions at the library violates their constitutional rights.

How Free Is Free Expression?

Four times more male characters in literature than female, research suggests

Publishers’ secondary market strategy: What happens when the monetary appeal of NFTs isn’t enough?
Publishers are still dropping NFT collections, but it’s not the get-rich-quick opportunity that’s getting people to buy and trade digital assets.

Publishers seek reader payments without the pressure of a paywall
By removing its paywall and opening up access to its content, Quartz’s membership model follows in the footsteps of Vox and The Guardian, aiming to drive direct revenue by simply asking for readers’ support.

Us Weekly is launching a celebrity-inspired commerce platform called Us Now

Academic Publishing: Elsevier’s ‘Research Futures 2.0’
In its second stage of a multiyear study, Elsevier looks at pressures, challenges, and potentials in research in the next 10 years.

Vice Media Is Exploring Sale of Studio Business

Resources & Opportunities

dvdebut — DiverseVoices, Inc.

We Need Diverse Books Internship Grant Program

A Museum in Bangalore Has Launched a Free Online Encyclopedia Covering 10,000 Years of Indian Art History

New York City Lawmakers Vote to Delay Pay-Range Disclosure on Job Listings
City council votes to revise salary transparency law, postponing the requirement until November among other changes

How to Get Covid Treatments in New York City

Jane’s Walk 2022 — The Municipal Art Society of New York



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Kathy Sandler

Kathy Sandler

Sr Mgr, Content Applications, Penguin Random House * Innovation * Technology * Publishing * Opinions expressed are my own