Technology • Innovation • Publishing — Issue #220
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Years before the leaked draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, a landmark contraception ruling was disclosed, according to a minister who led a secretive effort to influence justices.
Not a single week in 2022 has passed without at least four mass shootings.
RT @Adweek NBCUniversal is accelerating its push towards alternate currencies, announcing the creation of a new initiative called The Currency Council.
The FCC Is Forcing Internet Providers to Publish ‘Nutrition Labels’ Breaking Down Prices — gizmodo.com
Providers like Comcast, AT&T, and Cox will have to display actual costs of service, including hidden fees, data caps, speed promises, and discount expiration.
The Chinese-owned platform began testing TikTok Shop. #TikTok
To further capitalize on the popularity of BookTok the social media giant will let users purchase titles through partnerships with publishers and retailers
YouTube is testing affiliate marketing and in-app shopping features on its TikTok competitor, Shorts. TikTok began testing in-app purchases last week and has signaled it plans to move more into e-commerce, including building warehouses. #YouTube
RT @luca Last weekend, I built https://fedifinder.glitch.me. It scans the accounts you follow on Twitter for fediverse handles and links. Those are then sorted by instance to make it easier for you to decide which instance to join and follow the accounts you already like. Can even be imported.
Crossing my fingers that Post is a good social media site — I’m on the waitlist. If you’re interested, here is a referral link.
Via @profgalloway The U.S. healthcare industry is a wounded 7-ton seal, drifting aimlessly, bleeding into the sea. Predators are circling. The blood in the water is unearned margin: price increases, relative to inflation, without a concomitant improvement in quality. Amazon is the lurking megalodon, its 11-foot jaws and 7-inch teeth the largest in history. With the acquisition of One Medical, Amazon is no longer circling … but attacking.
Publishing & Media
Such great news! B&N opening at 87th & 3rd (after the previous UES location on 86th was closed 2 years ago). “The new Barnes & Noble will be at 1556 Third Ave., on the corner of East 87th Street, occupying a storefront previously home to Duane Reade. It will open in the spring of 2023, the company said. At roughly 8,000 square feet, it will be a fraction of the size of Barnes & Noble’s previous 55,000-square-foot, two-level store.”
MT @eiffeltyler You’ve heard about the power of BookTok to sell books (Colleen Hoover outsold THE BIBLE this year!) — but that success seems to primarily be happening for white women. For @TheCut, I spoke to BookTokkers, authors and booksellers about BookTok’s blindspots. #BookTok
A new report charts how more than 1,300 ventures have performed over the past 15 years. Via @ThadMcIlroy
RT @NewYorker The priestess Enheduanna is thought to mark the beginning of authorship, rhetoric, and even autobiography. She lived 1,500 years before Homer, 1,700 years before Sappho, and 2,000 years before Aristotle.
MT @UABookBans Maine residents spoke out to successfully #UniteAgainstBookBans! Empower your own community to raise their voices in support of the freedom to read by sharing the talking points in our Action Toolkit: https://uniteagainstbookbans.org/toolkit/
Condé Nast CEO Roger Lynch says print ad revenue, which made up two-thirds of revenue six or seven years ago, will be below 10% in the next five years
Resources & Opportunities
MT @DisabilityinPub We’re excited to announce a #GivingTuesday auction that will raise money towards kickstarting next year’s programming! There’s a roster of wonderful agents offering items, please spread the word and check out what we’ve got. Bidding starts 11/28!!
MT @BincFoundation Binc is kicking off its year-end fundraising campaign, Read Love Support (#readlovesupport) with a matching gift of up to $15,000 from @penguinrandom, and a campaign goal of $100,000 or more in donations before December 31, 2022. #ThinkBinc #teamPRH