100 episodes

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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 28 Ratings

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

    Episode 120: Interview with author/illustrator Kate Gavino

    Episode 120: Interview with author/illustrator Kate Gavino

    [This interview was conducted online and is an overseas conversation so there may be some audio variation.]
    Jenn speaks with illustrator/author, Kate Gavino about her latest graphic novel A Career in Books will publish on August 2nd. Kate discusses how life imitated art--and was fictionalized--for her latest book, the experiences that led her to leave the industry and pursue life as an artist, inequality in the workplace economically and the importance of AAPI representation in her book to reflect an honest experience of entry-level workers in publishing.
    [Transcript of this episode can be found on the Episodes page of the podcast Tumblr. You can sign up for the MiP monthly newsletter with job listings, guest news, and new eps here.]

    • 47 min
    Episode 119: Interview with Zakiya Jamal

    Episode 119: Interview with Zakiya Jamal

    [This interview was conducted online so there may be some audio variation. Please note there's also a dog in the background.]
    Jenn speaks with former senior social media manager, In the Books IGLive host, and writer Zakiya Jamal about the role of social media depts at book publishers, her recent departure, and the importance of salary transparency in the workplace for establishing equity. 
    [Transcript of this episode can be found on the Episodes page of the podcast Tumblr. You can sign up for the MiP monthly newsletter with job listings, guest news, and new eps here.]

    • 57 min
    Episode 118: Interview with Samira Ahmed

    Episode 118: Interview with Samira Ahmed

    [This interview was conducted online so there may be some audio variation.]
    New York Times bestselling author, Samira Ahmed, speaks to Jenn about her new YA novel Hollow Fires, the reasons why diversity panels should always have been craft discussion panels, how her past experience dictates her approach to writing, and how much she loves engaging with young readers for pertinent discussions as they inherit the world we live in. 
    [Transcript of this episode can be found on the Episodes page of the podcast Tumblr. You can sign up for the MiP monthly newsletter with job listings, guest news, and new eps here.]

    • 42 min
    Episode 117: Interview with Erin Entrada Kelly

    Episode 117: Interview with Erin Entrada Kelly

    [This interview was conducted online so there may be some audio variation.] The many award-winning author/illustrator Erin Entrada Kelly author of the new middle grade novel, Those Kids From Fawn Creek. She discusses her new book, reading Goodreads reviews, what aspects of the business part of publishing makes her happy, productivity, and uplifting the writing community as a core tenet of an author's role. [Transcript of this episode can be found on the Episodes page of the podcast Tumblr. You can sign up for the MiP monthly newsletter with job listings, guest news, and new eps here.]

    • 40 min
    Episode 116: Interview with Bethany C. Morrow

    Episode 116: Interview with Bethany C. Morrow

    [This interview was conducted online so there may be some audio variation.] Bethany C. Morrow discusses her writing practice of prioritizing Black and Brown femmes, the ways that canonization can (and has) erased marginalized people and stories, and the ways in which stories develop for her in terms of knowing characters & audiences. 
    [Transcript of this episode can be found on the Episodes page of the podcast Tumblr. You can sign up for the MiP monthly newsletter with job listings, guest news, and new eps here.]

    • 46 min
    Episode 115: Interview with Daphne Palasi Andreades

    Episode 115: Interview with Daphne Palasi Andreades

    [This interview was conducted online so there may be some audio variation.]
    Jenn speaks with debut author of the novel Brown Girls, Daphne Palasi Andreades about selling (and pubbing) a book during a pandemic, her MFA experience as a BIPOC, and tackling "unconventional" narratives in her novel. 
    [Transcript of this episode can be found on the Episodes page of the podcast Tumblr. You can sign up for the MiP monthly newsletter with job listings, guest news, and new eps here.]

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Love amour ,

Insight into authors and publishing

Lots if interesting conversations and information in the industry

TheRealKatherine ,

Great podcast

Lots of interesting interviews with POC from a wide array of areas of the publishing world. Good to listen to when you are stuck in traffic!

cvcjr757 ,

Great Info, Wish There was Better Audio

I am wanting to get introduced to the publishing world as a minority. This podcast was really insightful, and it is orienting me to the industry! The biggest con of the podcast is the audio is really hard to listen to, to the point where it is literally painful at points.

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