At a bright two floor physical exhibition at a gallery in Soho New York, SuperRare is bringing NFTs into the real world. Across town at the Frieze Art Fair, NFT pioneer Kevin McCoy shares what it took for digital-native artists to play in the traditional art market and his outlook for the future of the metaverse. Doreen Wang reports. #NFTs
TikTok LIVE subscriptions is a new program that allows creators to generate recurring revenue via payments from their top fans. It offers subscribers a range of perks including subscriber-only chat, custom emotes, badges and more.
RT @michellemanafy AP Stylebook updates include a new chapter on inclusive storytelling, which includes updates on covering disabilities; race; gender, sex and sexual orientation; and religion. The chapter also provides advice on overcoming biases
The Authors Guild applauds the passage of the Freelance Isn’t Free Act (S8369/A9368) in New York State. This legislation provides essential protections for all freelance workers across the state, including authors, freelance writers, and journalists, as well as any freelancer who works with an entity based in New York.
The International Publishers Association, the Federation of European Publishers and the European and International Booksellers Federation have strongly condemned the detention of Belarussian publisher and bookseller Andrey Yanushkevich and his associate Nasta Karnatska for selling copies of George Orwell’s 1984. They were reportedly detained after they opened a general bookstore in Minsk and continued to sell copies of the novel, which was banned, along with other publications, on May 19.
The Readmagine publishing conference in Madrid discussed several dynamic issues facing the industry, from the challenge of increasing inclusivity to reducing the book business’s environmental impact and more.
Reeling from the mass shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Tex., literacy specialist Kylene Beers emailed four friends to help process the devastating situation, and they swiftly coordinated a free panel in support of heartbroken teachers.
RT @Dolen A Buffalo, NY survivor and his mother have started this anti-racism booklist and book drive for kids. You can even donate if you’d like. Love this. Shout-out to Zawadi Books and Alice, Ever After Books.
MT @englishpen We’re thrilled to announce PEN Presents, a programme to support sample translations following research into underrepresentation in translated literature. #PENPresents will fund the work of translating samples & promote new translations to publishers.
Penguin Random House UK has donated its entire audio back catalogue to Calibre Audio, a charity providing a free-for-life audiobook service to anyone who has a disability that makes reading print difficult. #teamPRH
MT @sabrod123 This is big news. “Univision is selling many of its Spanish-language radio stations — including Miami’s ultraconservative Radio Mambi — to a group led by Democrats.” Stations are located in 10 of biggest Latino markets including: Miami, NY, LA, Chicago.
MT @michellemanafy ICFJ has developed Leap, an innovation lab to give newsrooms across the world the space to explore challenges. @ICFJ wants ease the risk and costs that inhibit innovation, especially for small and mid-sized independent news organizations.
Are you an entrepreneur, intrepreneur, or dream of starting a biz? Sign up for this virtual event on 6/8 1pm ET to hear Success Stories to Grow Your Biz & Make $$$. Free for @WMG_NYC members, $15 for non-members. With powerhouse women: @NOWaccountLara, @LorinePendleton, @cabotventures, and Terrez Thompson
RT @WMG_NYC Curious about our scholarship, fellowship, & mentorship programs? Join WMG Scholars Committee Chair Nevin Mays on 6/13 to learn about our diverse initiatives to support the future female media leaders – and join a discussion of what we might do next!
MT @bronxisreading The 5th Annual Bronx Book Festival is fast approaching and we cannot wait to see you all there! Check to see some of the amazing keynote speakers who will be in attendance, and click the link to RSVP and see the full festival line up!
MT @datajournalism Here’s another great event to keep an eye on. The @BrownInstitute is hosting the Computation+Journalism 2022 Conference from June 9-11. Check out the program and meet with top journalists and researchers. #datajournalism
Hey publishing peeps: Did you know that @Everytown has an Everytown Authors Council, which is open to authors, illustrators, editors, agents, + others in the literary community? If you’re interested, DM me and let me know your preferred email address and I’ll put you in contact w the Authors Council. Thanks!!
RT @farai Looking to learn how to defend yourself from hacking & doxing online? This June & July, grab your phones & laptops and sign up for #DigitalSafetySnacks, a series of bite-sized hands-on videos & workshops from @ONA, @IWMF, & @PENamerica!
MT @diversebooks Good news, writers! The deadline for the #LitUp Fellowship with @ReesesBookClub has been extended to June 30! If selected, you’ll participate in an all-expenses paid writers retreat and workshop your manuscript with bestselling authors.
MT @_Pitch_Blaque Authors/agents/editors! We are busy sliding into DMs and Inboxes to ask for your support in helping us amplify Black writers with #PitBLK. If we haven’t gotten to you yet & you want to engage, please complete our industry professional Google form.
MT @MarkLevineNYC There’s unfortunately still no way to officially report the results of your covid home tests in NYC. But now you can report results and symptoms (for flu too) and see trends in your area, at http://outbreaksnearme.org. Crowdsourcing project by epidemiologists at @BostonChildrens.