97 episódios

Bimonthly podcast from publishing professionals Bev Rivero & Jenn Baker, and other industry insiders, on diversity (or lack thereof) in the industry.

Minorities in Publishing Jenn Baker, Bev Rivero

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Bimonthly podcast from publishing professionals Bev Rivero & Jenn Baker, and other industry insiders, on diversity (or lack thereof) in the industry.

    Episode 96: Interview with Abigail Hing Wen

    Episode 96: Interview with Abigail Hing Wen

    [This interview was conducted over Skype so there may be some audio variation.]

    Jenn speaks with debut author (and recent NYT bestseller) Abigail Hing Wen about her book Loveboat, Taipei, combating Asian stereotypes in her work, pursuing writing and another full-time career, and the ways in which character journeys can mirror one's own. 

    Transcription of this episode can be found on the Episodes tab of the podcast Tumblr. 

    • 36 min
    Episode 95: Interview with Angela Maria Spring

    Episode 95: Interview with Angela Maria Spring

    [This interview was conducted over Google Hangouts, there may be some audio variation.]

    Jenn speaks with Angela Maria Spring, owner of Duende District, about her trajectory as a bookseller from the midwest to the east coast and back. Spring mentions the hardships of crowdfunding, the importance of a bookstore honoring BIPOC artists, and the importance of bookselling in the publishing industry.

    Transcription for this episode can be found on the Episodes page of the podcast Tumblr. 

    • 43 min
    Episode 94: Interview with Kacen Callender

    Episode 94: Interview with Kacen Callender

    [Please note this interview was conducted via Google Hangouts. Audio quality may vary.]

    Jenn speaks with author Kacen Callender (Queen of the Conquered, Hurricane Child, This is Kind of an Epic Love Story) about their background as an editor, the perils of privilege for the protagonist in their adult debut, and the ways in which they pursue storytelling and outcomes for different readerships from their education to decolonizing their reading. 

    • 35 min
    Episode 93: Interview with Rena Barron

    Episode 93: Interview with Rena Barron

    [This interview was conducted over Skype, so there may be some audio variation.]

    Jenn speaks with Rena Barron (Kingdom of Souls, Maya and the Rising Dark) about her growth as a writer, the necessity of a wider range of fantasy stories featuring People of Color, and her upcoming middle grade fantasy that takes place in Chicago's Southside. 

    Transcript for this episode will be available on the Episodes tab of the podcast Tumblr. 

    • 36 min
    Episode 92: Interview with Sailaja Joshi

    Episode 92: Interview with Sailaja Joshi

    [This interview was conducted via phone and the audio quality may vary.]

    Jenn speaks with Bharat Babies publisher Sailaja Joshi about the creation of a new independent imprint focused on South Asian stories, the work behind-the-scenes as a new indie publisher, and the overall goals and support needed when making such a venture for young readers. 

    • 49 min
    Episode 91: Interview with Bassey Ikpi

    Episode 91: Interview with Bassey Ikpi

    Jenn talks with author and mental health advocate Bassey Ikpi (I'm Telling the Truth But I'm Lying) about her debut collection of essays and the depictions within it along with the ways she pursued writing & utilizing memory in personal essays on mental illness and diagnosis. 

    • 34 min

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