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Episode 85
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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,, 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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