Technology • Innovation • Publishing — Issue #205

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A Constitutional Crisis Is Brewing in Pennsylvania

Jan. 6 defendant Jeremy Brown is running for Florida’s House Unopposed from jail


Beyond the hype, here’s how publishers are actually using AR and VR
With the U.S. augmented, virtual and mixed reality market worth $28 billion in 2021 and projected to reach more than $250 billion by 2028, publishers have a strong incentive to invest more in these technologies.


TikTok is not the enemy of journalism. It’s just a new way of reaching people

Commercial image-generating AI raises all sorts of thorny legal issues

How community became a key marketing tool for DTC brands

Fans Attending MLB Games This Season to Receive NFT Tickets as Digital Memento
MLB and Candy Digital will release commemorative NFT tickets for games throughout the upcoming season.

After getting slammed by the Kardashians, Instagram CEO puts out a video to explain changes to the app
Instagram head Adam Mosseri shared a video on Twitter Tuesday explaining recent changes to the social media platform.

A new New York Times interactive feature spits out headlines of stories the subscriber has read arranged in a poetic jumble.
When subscribers started seeing the option to see their “Story Portrait” on the footers of Times web pages, they found something quite similar to artist Brion Gysin’s newspaper cut-ups from 1959.

Meta officially cuts funding for U.S. news publishers

Report: in 2020 and 2021, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon bought gold that was illegally mined in Brazilian indigenous lands for their products and servers

Chartbeat bought by Cuadrilla Capital

Amazon to raise Prime prices in Europe as retailer wrestles with costs

Publishing & Media

Is the Book Sales Boom Finally Over?

OverDrive’s Sora, the reading app for schools, clocks 100 million downloads — 87% ebooks — that the APA won’t have counted

How Educators Can Respond to Book Banning
The tide of intolerance is rising, and once again the reactionary camp wants to throw literature on the pyre, at least metaphorically.

Sex-ed textbook rejected by Miami school board after parents invoke ‘Don’t say gay’ bill

Publishers aim to serve readers looking inward and upward.

Bangladesh: Budget 2022–23 and the fate of our publishing industry

SAGE Publishing is set to shut its book publishing division in India

“This is a digital business masquerading as a print business:” As the dust settles on the Dotdash Meredith merger, what’s the outlook for its print magazines?

Comcast shares slide after the cable giant fails to add broadband subscribers for first time ever

Resources & Opportunities

NaNo WNDB Auction

23 Science Fiction Writing Contests to Enter in 2022 and 2023

Latinx Designers and Art Directors

South Asian Kidlit Illustrators

The Bronx is Reading Bookstore Crowdfund

Barnes & Noble Educator Appreciation Days 7/30–8/7



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