Rebecca Joines Schinsky is the executive director of product and ecommerce at Riot New Media Group. She co-hosts All the Books! and the Book Riot Podcast.
Jeff and Rebecca react to the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes. At least the ones they had reactions to. This episode is sponsored by: Summer Darlings by Brooke Lea Foster Book Riot Insiders TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service offering Tailored Book Recommendations for readers of all stripes. Link discussed in this episode: The 2020 Pulitzer Prizes
Jeff and Rebecca talk about PW publishing and argument against #booksareessential, a particularly dunder-headed reading list banning, how months turn into other months, and more. Email us your recommendation requests! This episode is sponsored by: The Sunday Girl by Pip Drysdale Fight Club 3 by Chuck Palahniuk The Hermione Granger for President 2020 campaign! Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: two agents on why books are not essential Alaska school board bans 5 classics, residents respond by offering students $100 to read them all Federal appeals court declares literacy a constitutional right Michelle Obama’s BECOMING to be Netflix documentary We Need Diverse Books launches emergency fund
Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about Sweaters of Consequence, scrutinize #booksareessential, lament the through-line of the most challenged books of 2019, but end on a good thing. This episode is sponsored by: Sigh, Gone by Phuc Tran Bombas TBR Links discussed in this episode: Indie bookseller flowchart on how to spend your dollars for best impact Case study on what libraries are doing right now PRH donates 750,000 books to First Book PW rallies behind indies with #booksareessential campaign Amazon revealed as mystery donor of $250k to UK bookshops ALA list of 2019’s most challenged books
This week, Jeff and Rebecca mark the official cancellation of BEA for 2020, puzzle over surprisingly good print sales numbers last week, give props to a creative New England bookseller, and more. This episode is sponsored by: This Boy by Lauren Myracle We Didn’t Ask For This by Adi Alsaid TBR Book Riot Insiders Links discussed in this episode: Sales of print books went up last week LSC, the country’s largest book printer, files for bankruptcy South Carolina librarian sues over Drag Queen Story Hour firing Independent Bookstore Day holding online events Apr 25 Good idea: RJ Julia booksellers generate funds by selling books to be given away to students
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Richmond, VA, USA
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2 weeks, 3 days