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
    • 4.6 • 25 Ratings

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

    Episode 109: Interview with Angeline Boulley

    Episode 109: Interview with Angeline Boulley

    Jenn speaks with #1 New York Times bestselling author Angeline Boulley (member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians) about her debut novel Firekeeper's Daughter, how's she's been able to prepare to engage with audiences, the responsibility she felt in telling this story, and her path to publication after writing this book for 10 years. 

    [Transcript of this episode can be found on the Episodes page of the podcast Tumblr.]

    • 31 min
    Episode 108: Interview with Fauzia Burke

    Episode 108: Interview with Fauzia Burke

    Jenn speaks with FSB Associates co-founder Fauzia Burke about her 20+ years experience in book promotion, running her own firm focused on digital marketing, and tells authors what they should ask (and expect) from those they hire to get the word out about their books! 

    [Transcript of this episode can be found on the Episodes page of the podcast Tumblr.]

    • 52 min
    Episode 107: Interview with Porscha Burke

    Episode 107: Interview with Porscha Burke

    This episode was recorded online and may have some audio variation.

    Assistant Director of Publishing and editorial maven Porscha Burke joins the podcast to discuss her entry into publishing from the music industry, the work of some legacy Black-run presses she's worked with, and the ways she's seen the industry grow and evolve.  

    [Transcript of this episode can be found on the Episodes page of the podcast Tumblr.]

    • 54 min
    Episode 106: Interview with Chris Gonzalez

    Episode 106: Interview with Chris Gonzalez

    Jenn speaks with ebook production specialist, literary mag editor, and author Chris Gonzalez about the balancing act of working in publishing and his creative pursuits, how he built a literary community when coming to New York City, and about his upcoming story collection I'm Not Hungry But I Could Eat publishing later this year. 

    [Transcript of this episode can be found on the Episodes page of the podcast Tumblr.]

    • 48 min
    Episode 105: Interview with Mike Sakasegawa

    Episode 105: Interview with Mike Sakasegawa

    In the last episode for 2020, Jenn speaks with podcaster and photographer Mike Sakasegawa about producing not one but two literary podcasts--LikeWise Fiction and Keep the Channel Open--the work this entails and forging one's own definition of success. 

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

    • 34 min
    Episode 104: Interview with Na Kim

    Episode 104: Interview with Na Kim

    Art director and 2019 PW Star Watch honoree, Na Kim, joins Jenn to discuss how she got into book publishing, the benefits of making mistakes, and the core role of book designers in book publishing. 

    [Transcript of this episode can be found on the Episodes page of the podcast Tumblr.]

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

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.

Michele02o1 ,

Fantastic

Covers many different aspects of publishing, with a focus on diversity. Especially helpful if you follow children's literature or the We Need Diverse Books organization/campaign.

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