Technology • Innovation • Publishing — Issue #198

Innovation

TikTok’s parent company is gearing up to invest a lot of money in VR

www.theverge.com

Web3/Crypto: Why Bother? by Albert Wegner

continuations.com

Web5: The Decentralized Web Platform

docs.google.com

Artificial intelligence is breaking patent law

www.nature.com

Technology

Six Keys to Change

rishad.substack.com

The Era of Borderless Data Is Ending

www.nytimes.com
Nations are accelerating efforts to control data produced within their perimeters, disrupting the flow of what has become a kind of digital currency.

Twitter is testing shopping reminders for upcoming product drops

www.theverge.com

TikTok Emerges as Leading Media Disrupter

www.barrons.com

New TikTok update brings screen time dashboard and additional time limit settings

www.phonearena.com
TikTok’s new update is all about mental well-being.

Publishing & Media

‘The Carbon Almanac’ Written By Over 300 Volunteer Debut Authors, Orchestrated by Seth Godin

lunch.publishersmarketplace.com

Author Launches ‘600 Books of Hope’ Donation Initiative for Uvalde Students

www.slj.com

Join the #ReadLoveSupportBinc Challenge!

us4.campaign-archive.com

IPA and PEN America on Closure of Publishing Houses in Myanmar

publishingperspectives.com

Supply Chain Monitor

bisg.org

How will the publishing industry change over the next ten years?

www.wearewhitefox.com
Writers, agents, publishers and industry experts predict how the publishing industry will change over the next ten years.

Why Are Book Sales Slipping in Big Cities?

www.publishersweekly.com
Book sales in America’s big cities are underperforming compared to those in smaller markets.

In Times of Tribulation, Prophecy Books Multiply

www.publishersweekly.com

The Ever-Shifting Challenge of Promoting Literature in Translation

www.publishersweekly.com

Tertulia: (Another) Book-Discovery App

www.nytimes.com

The Palace Project Launches nonprofit library-centered platform and ereader app for digital content and services

www.prnewswire.com

Audiobook Publishers Association Reports Tenth Straight Year of Double-Digit Growth

www.infodocket.com

Spotify Sees Audiobooks As A “Massive Opportunity”

lunch.publishersmarketplace.com

How to Make Money on Spotify? A ‘White Noise’ Podcast Could Bring You Big Bucks

www.bloomberg.com

Education group Pearson sells Courseware businesses in Italy, Germany for $203 million

www.reuters.com

Time expects events business to cross $10M revenue mark for first time in 2022, due to sponsorships and partnerships

digiday.com
Time’s events business is expected to bring in at least $10 million in revenue for the first time this year, and projected to grow around 20 to 30% in 2023.

‘Forecasts on quicksand’: Ad spending slows as advertisers wade through economic uncertainty

digiday.com

Facebook Rethinks News Deals, and Publishers Stand to Lose Millions in Payments

www.wsj.com
Social-media company pays more than $10 million a year to a handful of news organizations to feature their content on its news tab

NYT Begins to Clarify Reporting that Relates to Book Research, Continues to “Prioritize Newsworthy Information” For Readers

lunch.publishersmarketplace.com

Resources & Opportunities

Roxane Gay Books & The Audacity Submission Manager

gay.submittable.com

National Book Critics Circle Barrios Book in Translation Prize Submissions Now Live

www.bookcritics.org

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Kathy Sandler

Kathy Sandler

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