Bimonthly podcast from publishing professionals Bev Rivero & Jenn Baker, and other industry insiders, on diversity (or lack thereof) in the industry.
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.]
Episode 103: Interview with Dr. Yusef Salaam and Ibi Zoboi
Punching the Air collaborators Ibi Zoboi and Dr. Yusef Salaam discuss their latest bestselling book; the roles adults, especially educators, play in young people's lives; the introspective nature of young people that needs to be respected & represented in more work; and the importance of how to discuss topics such as the carceral system in work for young readers.
Transcript of this episode can be found on the Episodes tab of the podcast Tumblr.
Episode 102: Interview with Alaina Lavoie
WNDB Communications manager and writer Alaina Lavoie returns to the MiP podcast to discuss ableism in the workplace, how remote working has been possible but not available in publishing, and what progress she's observed in the industry.
Transcription of this episode can be found on the Episodes page of the podcast Tumblr site.
Episode 101: Interview with Kelly Yang
[CW: This episode discusses sexual assault.]
Jenn speaks with bestselling author Kelly Yang (Front Desk) about her new young adult novel Parachutes centering two teen perspectives on sexual assault. Kelly speaks to the importance of these books, the ways in which victims deserve more advocacy, and the need to open up more discussion and education around rape culture.
Episode 100: Interview with Liara Tamani
We have reached episode 100 of Minorities in Publishing! Holy cow! This milestone episodes features guest Liara Tamani (All the Things We Never Knew and Calling My Name). We discuss the ideology behind success and striving to stay afloat, how she found her way back to a first love she didn't realize she was missing, and her new YA romance from Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins out today!
Transcription of this Episode can be found on the Episodes tab of the podcast Tumblr.
Episode 99.5: Interview with Hannah Oliver Depp (during Covid)
In a follow-up conversation, Jenn and Loyalty Bookstore owner Hannah Oliver Depp discuss the importance of campaigns like saveindiebookstores.com to get funds directly to Indie Bookstores when federal grants may not and ways we can continue to aid indies during Covid-19.
Transcription for this episode can be found on the Episodes tab of the podcast Tumblr.
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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!
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.