Episode 60

They Suddenly Became Reasonable People

This week, Rebecca and Amanda talk about authors petitioning to defend Amazon, banned books, the end of World Book Night, the future of reading, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by BookSliced and 99designs, the #1 marketplace for graphic design. Visit 99designs.com/bookriot and enjoy the $99 savings!

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Links discussed in the show:

Final Reading Rainbow Kickstarter tally 

Chicago Public Library also awarded grant for WiFi lending

Authors petition to thank readers, defend Amazon

Due to Colbert bump in Amazon/Hachette whatever, CALIFORNIA is now one of the most pre-ordered books in Hachette’s history

What the future of reading looks like

Oyster studies iOS vs. Android reading habits

World Book Night US suspending operations

Food banks in London add children’s books to food parcels

School board un-bans Alexie’s book after they, ya know, read it

Banned Books Week will focus on comics & graphic novels

 

New books discussed in the show:

How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky by Lydia Netzer

The Skeleton Crew by Deborah Halber
Paperback: Night Film by Marisha Pessl

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