Technology • Innovation • Publishing — Issue #197

Innovation

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

www.wired.com

Technology

How BuzzFeed Found Success in Livestream Shopping

www.adweek.com

TikTok to launch LIVE creator subscriptions this week — TechCrunch

techcrunch.com

Mark Zuckerberg Is Blowing Up Instagram to Try and Catch TikTok

apple.news

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

www.adweek.com

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

techcrunch.com

Shutterstock Continues Acquisition Spree with Splash News Deal

www.adweek.com

Walmart expands its drone-delivery service to reach 4 million households

www.cnbc.com
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

www.bloomberg.com

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

publishingperspectives.com

Publishing & Media

How Amazon surrendered in its war on bookshops

www.newstatesman.com
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

www.ingramcontent.com

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

www.poynter.org

The War’s Toll on Ukrainian Publishers

www.publishersweekly.com

Detention of Publisher, Bookseller in Belarus

www.shelf-awareness.com

Readmagine 2022: Publishing Faces Its Future in Madrid

www.publishersweekly.com
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

www.infodocket.com

Kid Lit Authors Send Letter to Congress to Speak Out Against Book Banning

www.slj.com
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

ncac.org

SLJ Controversial Books Survey 2022

survey.alchemer.com

Anti-Racism Booklist + Book Drive for Buffalo, NY

www.aliceeverafterbooks.com

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

penguinrandomhousesecondaryeducation.com

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

www.shelf-awareness.com

PEN Presents: a new program to support sample translations

www.englishpen.org

Gardners owner Little Group buys Baker & Taylor UK

www.thebookseller.com
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’

www.shelf-awareness.com

PRH UK donates entire audiobook library to charity Calibre Audio

www.thebookseller.com

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

www.wlrn.org

What journalists need to know about product thinking in 2022

www.journalism.co.uk

Announcing Leap, ICFJ’s news innovation lab

mailchi.mp

Online Publishers’ Affiliate Revenues Are Flagging

www.adweek.com

Forbes, Chronicler of Wealthy and Powerful, Will Scrap Plan to Go Public via SPAC

www.nytimes.com
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

www.womensmediagroup.org

Pride Month | The New York Public Library

www.nypl.org

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

www.thebronxisreading.com

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

www.eventbrite.com

Crush your 2022 reading goals with Read Receipts

www.penguinrandomhouse.com

Free Computation + Journalism Conference

cj2022.brown.columbia.edu

Authors Council | Everytown Support Fund

everytownsupportfund.org

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.

journalists-org.zoom.us

LitUp Fellowship w Reese’s Book Club Deadline Extended

reesesbookclub.com

#PITBLK Publishing Professional Support

docs.google.com

COVID & Flu Trends in your area

outbreaksnearme.org

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Kathy Sandler

Kathy Sandler

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