Technology • Innovation • Publishing — Issue #192

Innovation

Sesame brings Epic MegaGrant to the street

kidscreen.com

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

kidscreen.com

Technology

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

www.thebookseller.com

Media & Publishing

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

www.thebookseller.com

ABC News Launches “The Book Case” Podcast

lunch.publishersmarketplace.com

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

lunch.publishersmarketplace.com

#BooksGiveRefuge, Ukraine Relief Efforts Continue

www.publishersweekly.com

How to Support Diverse Books During a Book Ban

diversebooks.org

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

pen.org

Texas County Officials Sued over Library Book Bans

www.publishersweekly.com
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?

www.publishersweekly.com

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

www.theguardian.com

Publishers’ secondary market strategy: What happens when the monetary appeal of NFTs isn’t enough?

digiday.com
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

digiday.com
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

www.mediapost.com

Academic Publishing: Elsevier’s ‘Research Futures 2.0’

publishingperspectives.com
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

www.theinformation.com

Resources & Opportunities

dvdebut — DiverseVoices, Inc.

diversevoicesinc.org

We Need Diverse Books Internship Grant Program

diversebooks.org

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

news.artnet.com

New York City Lawmakers Vote to Delay Pay-Range Disclosure on Job Listings

www.wsj.com
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

www.nytimes.com

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

www.mas.org

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Kathy Sandler

Kathy Sandler

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