This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk LGBQT diversity in YA, the overall health of the publishing industry, a good year for humble bundle, the IT books of 2014, and more. This week’s episode is sponsored by Squarespace, TryAudiobooks.com, and X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon.
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Links discussed in the show:
Follow up: James Patterson makes good on donations to indie bookstores
Stats on LGBT diversity in YA
Best Of YA lists 2011 vs 2014
Book sales up 4.9% in first three quarters of 2014
Humble Bundle generated over $4 million this year
Amazon “suppresses” novel b/c of too many hyphens
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