Instacart announced today that it’s rolling out a new “Shoppable Recipes” feature to launch new product integrations with TikTok and Hearst, which owns brands like Delish and Country Living. Starting today, select food creators on TikTok can start using the Shoppable Recipes feature in their videos through an integration powered by TikTok Jump, the short-form video app’s third-party integration tool. #Instacart#TikTok
ICYMI Yuga Labs, creators of Bored Ape Yacht Club, have purchased CryptoPunks and Meebits from Larva Labs, which means they now control three of the most valuable NFT collections on the market. The company plans to open IP and commercialization rights to all NFT holders.
ICYMI Multiple resignations from the editorial departments at two big houses caused an online reckoning. Four editors, Angeline Rodriguez and Hillary Sames at Orbit, Erin Siu at Macmillan Children’s, and Molly McGhee at Tor all announced their resignations, leading to a discussion about the workload of junior and mid-level employees and the difficulty of advancement across the industry.
Writers for Democratic Action launching Book the Vote, w aim to register more voters, esp. in battleground states, before Nov. In bookstores + libraries, nonpartisan voter registration tables will be set up w writers + local voter registration groups.
The ethnicity pay gap at Hachette UK, including those who work in distribution, has reduced by 17% since 2019, the company’s latest ethnicity pay report has revealed, however representation across publishing roles and senior management remains “very low.”
Award-winning children’s illustrator and writer Dapo Adeola has launched a fundraising campaign to adapt his books Look Up! by Nathan Byron and We’re Going to Find the Monster by Malorie Blackman (Puffin) into accessible versions for blind children.
Several prominent Ukrainian publishers have begun printing titles in Poland and Lithuania, and the Ukrainian Book Institute is looking for additional partners to help publish books from smaller presses. StreetLib, the Italian digital production and distribution company, is offering its services for free to Ukrainian publishers and writers.
RT @rishad The world of media and narrative has changed dramatically in the past 3 years. Here is a short sampling of how significant these changes are as seen through the prism of the war on Ukraine. Puck, Substack, Twitter Tik Tok, Podcasts, Web 3.0 & You Tube.
HT @michellemanafy Gannett is closing at least 19 print weekly newspapers serving at least 26 communities in Eastern Massachusetts, according to notices posted on those papers’ websites. In addition, nine weeklies are being merged into four. “Local newspapers aren’t dying. They’re dead,” wrote Greg Reibman, president of the Charles River Regional Chamber and a former journalist and a former journalist at Gannett’s predecessor company, GateHouse Media.
Panelists include METTE NORKJAER (BOOM! Studios); ANGELA SILVER (Penguin Random House); and DAVID F. WALKER (award-winning comic book writer, filmmaker, journalist, and educator). Moderated by PUJA TELIKICHERLA (American Psychiatric Association Publishing). @nybookforum panel 3/23 7pm ET on YouTube.
MT @diversebooks Applications open! We updated our eligibility criteria for the Emergency Fund so that more diverse creatives, publishing professionals—including freelancers and interns—and now also K-12 educators can apply.
RT @Em_Bers hey! i know freelancers are constantly trying to find info about fellow designers’ rates - it’s really tough information to find for a lot of reasons. i made this spreadsheet for designers to add their rates anonymously so we can all get paid fairly!