Snapchat is partnering with Ticketmaster to launch a new way for users to discover live entertainment events within the Snap Map. The new feature will be accessible through a new in-app Mini. For context, Snap Minis are third-party programs that live inside Snapchat’s Chat section.
Snap announced that it plans to introduce mid-roll advertisements during Snapchat stories for Snap Stars (which is what the platform calls its biggest creators, who must apply for the Snap Star distinction). #advertising
A group representing publishers such as News Corp and National Public Radio wrote to leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee to back two bills targeting Big Tech, including one that would open up smartphone app stores to more competition.
Amazon + Visa reached a global agreement, ending a dispute over Visa’s payment processing fees. Amazon UK customers can continue using Visa to make purchases on Amazon + Amazon will remove a surcharge on Visa transactions in Singapore and Australia.
The Yale School of Management Executive Education announced that it will not host the week-long Yale Publishing Course, due to the pandemic. “Sadly, due to the shifting industry landscape and repercussions of the global pandemic, Yale Executive Education will not be hosting the Yale Publishing Course for the foreseeable future,” the announcement said.
The kids are alright! A pair of Missouri high school students sued the Wentzville School District over its decision to ban certain books, incl Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye + Kiese Laymon’s memoir Heavy #bannedbooks
RT @sljournal#Censorship Roundup: A look at censorship attempts across the country includes book complaints in Florida, Kansas, and North Carolina, and book-targeting legislation in Indiana, Tennessee, and Georgia.
Mindy Kaling, Amazon Publishing, and Amazon Studios announced the launch of Mindy’s Book Studio, a boutique story studio that will publish books selected by Kaling from emerging and established voices starting in late 2022.
In a settlement agreement, the estate of Harper Lee, who wrote “To Kill a Mockingbird,” renewed the movie sequel and remake rights of Cecilia Peck and other successors and heirs to the makers of the original 1962 film.
MT @wordisdiversity [margins.] is accepting programming proposals for 2022! The only of its kind in the U.S., the conference for literary artists from marginalized backgrounds will be held 8/5-8/7 at McNichols Civic Center, with virtual options. Deadline: 4/30
MT @diversebooks Volunteers needed in early March to help judge entries for the 2022 Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards! Educators, librarians, authors, publishing professionals, and poets interested, please check out the details here. #teamPRH