RT @rishad As we all fixate on forging things with the scalability, math and plumbing of data, a case may be made that true wealth and joy are being sculpted with the specialness, magic, and poetry of creativity.
HT @BISGVia.Delivery, a startup platform offering buy online, pickup in store to smaller retail + ecommerce businesses, expands beyond its Russian roots launching in US w 21K+ pickup locations at pharmacies, convenience marts & grocery stores
The parties declined to disclose terms of the deal, but a person familiar with the sale said @OpenRoadMedia, which had been primarily owned by a group of institutional investors, sold for between $60 million and $80 million.
MT @JaneFriedman I’ve freshly updated my foundational how-to article on writing a nonfiction book proposal. It now includes a Word template, formatted according to industry standards, with tips & guidance on each proposal section.
HT @PublishersLunch@RBmediaCo acquired Toronto-based Author’s Republic, a distribution platform for self-published audiobooks. The deal includes the company’s Novel Audio audiobook publishing imprint as well. (Novel Audio was originally Audiobooks.com Publishing, and changed its name after the Audiobooks.com retail site was sold to RBmedia’s predecessor. And RBmedia just sold Audiobooks.com to Storytel.)
The Boston Globe reports that Reginald Dwayne Betts, a MacArthur Award-winning poet who himself spent eight years in prison, plans to convert a prison cell at MCI-Norfolk into a new “Freedom Library,” as part of a grant project through the Mellon Foundation.
I’m working the Penguin Hotline 12/6, 12/8, and 12/10! Ck out the #PenguinHotline to get a personalized list of recommendations. For every request btwn 12/1-12/15, the Penguin Hotline’ll donate $2 to ProLiteracy (up to $10K) And there are “golden tickets” to get recommendations from authors, such as Jasmine Guillory, Megan Abbott, Emma Straub, Emily Henry, Jason Mott, Chang rae-Lee, and more. The holidays are #BetterWithBooks. #TeamPRH
@WMG_NYC Members: Don’t forget to sign up for this week’s FREE Holiday Party. It’s 12/9 from 6-8pm ET. Come celebrate with us, get to know your new fellow members, and reconnect with old friends. We’ll have guided breakout rooms with festive themes for intimate networking, contests for Best Zoom Décor and Most Creative Cocktail or Mocktail, and we’ll be naming a Belle of the Ball. So, feel free to dress to impress…without having to leave the comfort of your home!