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In this issue: how to turn your short stories into video games, the rewards of writing reading guides, Ukraine seeks literary translators, censorship is alive and well in New York State, Sourcebooks acquires children’s publisher, writing responsible true crime fiction, and more.

An Urgent Mission for Literary Translators: Bringing Ukrainian Voices to the West
The New York Times
A Ukrainian publisher has put out a call for translators to help share and promote the works of Ukrainian authors.

Why Didn’t The New York State Education Department Defend Its State Librarian?
Book Riot
The culture wars continue after the New York State Education Department took down a Tweet and Facebook post recommending Gender Queer by its own top librarian on Read Across America Day.

The Rich and Secret Life of a Writer of Reading Guides
Lit Hub
This essay explores the benefits, monetary and otherwise, of writing reading guides.

Amazon Misses Trump, Badly
The New Republic
A review of the different ways the Biden Administration is investigating Amazon’s antitrust activities and what it could mean for the company.

Make Money Turning Your Short Fiction…Into a Video Game?
Lit Hub
Dorian is a new “no-code interactive storytelling app” that allows writers to turn 5,000-word stories into monetizable video games. The app is geared more towards writers of genre and fan fiction, but anyone is free to try it out.

Sourcebooks Acquires Duopress
Publishers Weekly
Sourcebooks has acquired duopress, a 15-year-old independent publisher of children’s board books, regional board books, counting books, doodle books, nonfiction middle-grade books, flashcards, sticker books, games, and puzzles.

Balancing the Scales
Publishers Weekly
How to write about true crimes responsibly without letting go of the gore.