January 13, 2023
In this week’s roundup: Digital lending shows no signs of slowing; an illustrator is wrongly accused of using AI; how creators can fight back against Big Tech; and more.
Record Number of Libraries Surpassed One Million Digital Lends in 2022Publishers WeeklyNew numbers from the digital lending platform OverDrive show 129 library systems surpassed one million checkouts last year, while Los Angeles became the first library system to exceed 10 million.
Author George M. Johnson: We Must Ensure Access to Those Who Need These Stories MostNPR“This fight for culturally relevant teaching—the real CRT—is far from over,” says Johnson, whose book, All Boys Aren’t Blue, was one of the most banned books in the United States in 2021.
A Publishing Group Grows on FacebookPublishers WeeklyPublishers Without Borders, a Facebook group started during the pandemic by an international group of publishing industry professionals, now has 4,800 members and has become a hub for networking, education, and other forms of connection.
A Professional Artist Spent 100 Hours Working on This Book Cover Image, Only to Be Accused of Using AIBuzzfeed NewsThe artist, who uses the name Ben Moran, said they were banned from the subreddit r/Art when they used it to promote their work.
What is Chokepoint Capitalism, with Authors Cory Doctorow and Rebecca GiblinThe VergeA new book has ideas on how creators, including authors, can fight back against Amazon and the other big tech companies looking to exploit them.
18 Free or Low-Cost Writing Residencies to Apply for in 2023Electric LiteratureSometimes, a change of setting can be just what you—and your work—need.
35 of the Best Bookstores in the USABook RiotYou won’t find The Strand or City Lights (much as we love them!) on this eclectic list of stores doing “bookish work that matters to their communities and to the reading world at large.”
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