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Jeff and Rebecca spend a long time talking about how the sheer quantity of books published is the central issue in book publishing. Plus, they hit a couple of quick news items and talk about recent reading.
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Discussed in this episode:
First Edition on Twitter. First Edition on Instagram. The First Edition (free) Substack.
The Book Riot Podcast Patreon
Shout-out to PW’s Disability Representation in Publishing features
Booksellers sue over Texas law requiring them to rate books for appropriateness
Javier Zamora on why literary prizes should stop excluding non-citizens
Congrats to Libro.fm on their international launch!
BINC launches incubator for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ booksellers
GRRM says HBO deal is “suspended” and Winds of Winter is still in progress
Crook Manifesto by Colson Whitehead
Strip Tees by Kate Flannery