Technology • Innovation • Publishing — Issue #197


The Web3 Movement’s Quest to Build a ‘Can’t Be Evil’ Internet


How BuzzFeed Found Success in Livestream Shopping

TikTok to launch LIVE creator subscriptions this week — TechCrunch

Mark Zuckerberg Is Blowing Up Instagram to Try and Catch TikTok

Google’s Ad-Tech Stack Faces Antitrust Scrutiny From All Sides

Pinterest acquires AI-powered shopping startup The Yes, co-founded by former Stitch Fix exec

Shutterstock Continues Acquisition Spree with Splash News Deal

Walmart expands its drone-delivery service to reach 4 million households
The big-box retailer has been testing how drone deliveries could drive e-commerce growth and turn stores into a way to outmatch Amazon on speed.

Amazon Aims to Sublet, End Warehouse Leases as Online Sales Cool

Amazon’s Plan to Take the Kindle Off the Chinese Market

Publishing & Media

How Amazon surrendered in its war on bookshops
The e-commerce giant has increased its prices, while the number of independent booksellers continues to rise.

How to Track & Monitor Your Amazon Product Page: 9 Things We Learned from Tracking 150k Books for 3 Years on Amazon

AP Stylebook adds inclusive storytelling chapter with updates on covering race, gender, sexual orientation and more

The War’s Toll on Ukrainian Publishers

Detention of Publisher, Bookseller in Belarus

Readmagine 2022: Publishing Faces Its Future in Madrid
The Readmagine publishing conference in Madrid discussed several dynamic issues facing the industry, from the challenge of increasing inclusivity to reducing the book business’s environmental impact and more.

U.S. Copyright Office Announces Study to Evaluate the Current Electronic Deposit and Best Edition Rules

Kid Lit Authors Send Letter to Congress to Speak Out Against Book Banning
The letter, signed by 1,300 children’s and YA authors and read into the record at a congressional hearing, spoke of the harm to kids from book censorship.

Virginia Legal Action Threatens the Freedom to Read: Coalition Statement

SLJ Controversial Books Survey 2022

Anti-Racism Booklist + Book Drive for Buffalo, NY

What is a “Classic?” Educator’s Guide Now Available

The Freadom Festival, a book festival focused on Black literature, will make its debut in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, June 18.

PEN Presents: a new program to support sample translations

Gardners owner Little Group buys Baker & Taylor UK
The Little Group, the parent company of global wholesaler Gardners alongside firms including Browns Books and the Hive website, has bought wholesaler Baker & Taylor UK for an undisclosed sum.

Baseball Team Opens ‘World’s Smallest Bookstore’

PRH UK donates entire audiobook library to charity Calibre Audio

A new Latino media group is buying up — and shaking up — Spanish-language radio

What journalists need to know about product thinking in 2022

Announcing Leap, ICFJ’s news innovation lab

Online Publishers’ Affiliate Revenues Are Flagging

Forbes, Chronicler of Wealthy and Powerful, Will Scrap Plan to Go Public via SPAC
The century-old business magazine had aimed to go public through a blank-check company based in Hong Kong but changed course after the market flipped.

Resources & Opportunities

Women’s Media Group Scholarship Committee 101 with Nevin Mays

Pride Month | The New York Public Library

The Bronx Book Festival 2022 Free 6/9–6/12

Freedom Dreams: Free Juneteenth-Inspired Professional Learning for NYC Educators

Crush your 2022 reading goals with Read Receipts

Free Computation + Journalism Conference

Authors Council | Everytown Support Fund

PEN America, the Online News Association, and the International Women’s Media Foundation have teamed up to create step-by-step videos and hands-on workshops to help you defend yourself against online abuse.

LitUp Fellowship w Reese’s Book Club Deadline Extended

#PITBLK Publishing Professional Support

COVID & Flu Trends in your area



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

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Kathy Sandler

Kathy Sandler

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