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We Need Diverse Books, One Year Later

One year ago, We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) started with a hashtag. The hashtag, which later became the nonprofit’s name, was part of a tweet exchange about the lack of diversity at last year’s BookCon. Last Friday, one year later, I was able to attend the We Need Diverse Books panel at Book Expo America. It celebrated its anniversary by hosting three panels at the very event they originally protested: one panel during the third day of BEA and one on each day of BookCon. The panelists on Friday included WNDB President […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 5/4-5/8

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. McSweeney’s launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds as it becomes a nonprofit. A journalist discovered that Google Play isn’t policing ebook pirates and then later noticed that some of the accounts he mentioned were disabled, but many pirated books were still available. Amazon struck a deal […]

The Hesperian Digital Commons: Field-testing & the Nonprofit Publisher

There are almost as many ways of doing nonprofit publishing as there are nonprofit publishers. One nonprofit publisher, Hesperian Health Guides, recently launched its new Digital Commons, and while this project has challenges of its own, Lizzie LaCroix explains the ways in which the Commons are just the logical extention of Hesperian’s commitment to being connected with–and listening to–its audience at every stage of content-creation. by Lizzie LaCroix ***** Chances are if you find yourself in an emergency medical situation, the first thing you do is call 911. But what if […]