Amazon will launch its Prime Air drone delivery service later this year for about 3,000 customers in rural Lockeford, California, near Sacramento. The news comes about a month after rival Walmart said its DroneUp delivery network will expand to 34 sites in six states by the end of the year.
Many printing and packaging companies are struggling to procure the paper they need, the grades they require, at the time they would like, and in a sufficient quantity necessary to fulfill customer orders. For the foreseeable future, the days of paper plenty are over. #paper#printing
Insider Intelligence spoke with Sanyu Dillon, executive vice president and CMO at Penguin Random House US, about brands building cultural fluency, entering the metaverse, and building digital communities with younger audiences. #teamPRH
RT @ncacensorship Books with LGBTQ+ characters, themes and storylines are the most likely to be challenged. Often for “sexual content” even when they don’t contain any sex at all. Learn more about how to defend LGBTQ+ stories. #ReadWithPride
MT @ALALibrary “We are a diverse, pluralistic society. We should hold our public institutions accountable for that diversity and ensure that everyone is included at the library. Everyone should find books that reflect their lives, their needs.“ #UniteAgainstBookBans
They ruled: Libraries should continue to be safe spaces for students to develop and champion beliefs of all individuals and to elevate students and readers of all levels through text or graphic novels alike. Students and/or parents may opt out of individual titles at any time.
MT @WomensPrize We asked and you answered! Only 19% of readers of the bestselling female fiction authors are men, and we asked you to vote on the ultimate woman-penned reading list for men. Check out the list and pass it on: https://bit.ly/Essential_Reads_for_Men
2022 marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses.’ Here are six recently published books—and one soon-to-be-published one—geared toward deepening readers’ appreciation for Joyce and his masterwork.
MT @diversebooks WNDB is excited to announce the 2022 Internship Grant Winners! Each recipient will receive a $3,000 grant to support them during their internship with a WNDB partner plus extensive resources to support them as they move forward in their careers.
A guide to making literature events more accessible has reached its second funding goal following support from the industry and organisers will now work on the project with Penguin Random House UK. #teamPRH
MTV Books, first launched in 1995 in partnership with Pocket Books, is now housed under the Branded Publishing Group at Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, and has a renewed focus on its page-to-screen pipeline. #BookToScreen#ReadTheBook1st
Digital magazine and newspaper app, Readly, is launching podcasts on its platform. The first phase will be in collaboration with three leading British publishers, Future plc, Immediate Media, and Guardian News & Media. Readers can listen to 25 podcasts.
HT @_Pitch_Blaque #PitBLK is an answer to a call from within the Black Writing Community for a Pitch Event that centers Black creators. We aim to spark the recognition and celebration of untapped talent within an industry that has historically marginalized Black creativity and objectified Black culture. #PitBLK#juneteenth2022
The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is trying to raise $100K by 7/4. BINC helps booksellers and comic retailers by providing assistance as they face the financial and emotional impact of the pandemic, inflation, lack of affordable housing, high cost of healthcare, and the strain on their mental health. #ReadLoveSupportBinc#LoveBookstores
MT @clairerwade Submissions are open for the 2nd Disability Issue of @thebookseller. The theme is increasing accessibility & inclusivity of disabled people within the publishing industry. I’m looking for article pitches by disabled authors, agents, editors, publishing employees & booksellers….£120/500 words. Please send a one paragraph pitch and a short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m particularly interested in pieces about: *the obstacles disabled people face - whether that’s to do with getting published, navigating the process, attending events, lack of opportunities etc. As well as raising the issue I’m keen to include ideas on what’s being done well and how it can be extended. Closing date Friday 8th July 2022.
MT @diversebooks Walter Grants are open for submissions! Apply for one of our general grants or our grants for trans creators, Muslim creators, & Native/Indigenous creators now thru 6/30/22. We will be awarding $2,000 grants to unpublished diverse writers & illustrators!
MT @ADCOLOR Despite everything, we’re still creating. Still fighting. Still reaching for better. We’re back IRL and with a new theme: STILL RISING. Don’t miss #ADCOLOR2022, November 17-20 at the JW Marriott L.A. Live! Register today. #StillRising
Did you know that there are actually 2 primaries in NY? Early voting already started on the first one. Check out this The New York Public Library resource page for all the info. you need to be an informed voter.