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Rebecca Joines Schinsky

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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. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccaschinsky.

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The Book Riot Podcast, Episode #102: Infomercial in the Sky

Rebecca and Amanda discuss the 10 most-challenged books of 2014, an airline’s plan to host in-flight literary readings, imaginary boxing matches between authors, and more.

This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Random House Audiobooks, and The Revelation of Louisa May by Michaela MacColl.

Links Discussed

BYOB Book Drive April 23

Amazon & HarperCollins reach multi-year agreement

Amazon suing company that sells 4- and 5-star reviews

ALA’s list of 10 most-challenged books of 2014

LA Times coverage of most-challenged books & diversity

Penguin Random House partners with Amtrak for ebook samples

Southwest Airlines plans in-flight literary readings

Indiegogo to bring the Octavia Project to Brooklyn

Gillian Anderson to write self-help book

Kansas City Public Library pairs authors in imaginary fist fights

New Books!

The Fair Fight by Anna Freeman

The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma

New in Paperback: Euphoria by Lily King; An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield