Tag: publishing

Watching Black People Die Every Day Is Not Normal

Every Friday, I try to make sense of the most controversial entertainment news of the week. This week, there was nothing more all-consuming than awaiting the verdict of Derek Chauvin’s trial. Admittedly, no part of me wanted to keep up with the public spectacle of watching a broadcasted trial. We have been reminded about the […]

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Sweep Up the Savings With the Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 30C, Just $180

Best Home DealsBest Home DealsThe best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily. Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 30C | $180 | Amazon There’s a good chance that your house’s floors have seen a bit more gunk after a year of quarantine. It’s an unfortunate side effect of spending more time […]

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Monday’s Best Deals: M1 MacBook Pro, Learn to Code 2021 Bundle, Persona 5 Strikers, Stainless Steel Stock Pots, Lisa Frank Cosmetics, Callaway Golf Sale, and More

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Why Would Anyone Pay Andrew Cuomo $4 Million for a Book?

Seven years ago, on the eve of being elected to a second term as governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo completed a rite of passage familiar to all presidential aspirants: He published a memoir, All Things Possible. It is overlong at more than 550 pages, cliché-ridden, and hopelessly dull, which is to say a standard-issue […]

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Tuesday’s Best Deals: Apple Watch Nike Series 6, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Amazon Echo Sale, Ella Paradis Full Bloom Bundle, and More

Apple Watch Nike S6 and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate lead Tuesday’s best deals. Advertisement Jump to: Tech | Gaming | Home | Lifestyle | Media Promoted Deal: Unicorn Jerky CBD Candy | $19 | Sunday Scaries | Promo Code CHILLOUT I’ve been taking Sunday Scaries CBD on the reg for several months now, and I have […]

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Friday’s Best Deals: Fire HD 10 Tablet, Mpow Earbuds, It Takes Two, Monster Hunter Rise, Finer Form Workout Bench, Bellesa Boutique Sale, and More

Amazon’s Fire HD 10 tablet and It Takes Two lead Friday’s best deals. Advertisement Jump to: Tech | Gaming | Home | Lifestyle | Media Promoted Deal: Unicorn Jerky CBD Candy | $19 | Sunday Scaries | Promo Code CHILLOUT I’ve been taking Sunday Scaries CBD on the reg for several months now, and I have […]

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Get Ready for the Weekend With These Discounted Kindle Books

Image: Amazon Spring is almost here, and we’re all ready to spend some more time outdoors. But whether you’ve still got a few more days of winter or you like to kick back under the sun and turn a few pages, it’s nice to have a good book to keep you company. If you’ve already […]

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Monday’s Best Deals: Pokémon Switch Games, Weighted Snuggie Blanket, 107 Beauty Probiotic Set, Sunday Scaries CBD, Tacklife Rotary Tool, Massage Gun, and More

A sale on Pokémon Switch games and a weighted snuggie blanket lead Monday’s best deals. Advertisement Jump to: Tech | Gaming | Home | Lifestyle | Media Whether you’re looking to make the jump from another platform, or just upgrade your aging gadget, now’s not a bad time to grab a new smartphone. Between Apple’s relatively-new […]

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Tuesday’s Best Deals: InvoSpa Body Massagers, Aukey Smart Watch, Down Comforter, Fitness Boxing 2, Black & Decker Cordless Drill Kit, STEAM Coding Kits, and More

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Tuesday’s Best Deals: Acer 2-in-1 Chromebook, Hitman 3, Adam & Eve Sale, ComfiLife Seat Cushion, Jim Beam Coffee Pods, TaoTronics Air Purifier, and More

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Monday’s Best Deals: AirPods Pro, Buy 2 Get 1 Free Games and Movies, LELO V-Day Sale, Giant Dragon Plush, Vava Dash Cam, Star Wars Games, Coffee Pods, and More

Jump to: Tech | Gaming | Home | Lifestyle | Media Advertisement Apple AirPods Pro and an Amazon Buy 2 Get 1 Free media sale lead Monday’s best deals. Promoted Deal: Save 5% on HP Omen PC’s $1,000+ | HP | Coupon Code 5GAMER2021Save 10% on HP Omen PC’s $1,400+ | HP | Coupon Code 10GAMER2021 […]

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Monday’s Best Deals: TaoTronics Massage Gun, Mario Kart Live, Tacklife Mini Fridge, Better Love V-Day Massager, Cyberpunk 2077, Cuisinart Kitchen Tools, and More

Jump to: Tech | Gaming | Home | Lifestyle | Media Advertisement A TaoTronics massage gun and Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit lead Monday’s best deals. Promoted Deal: 65% off Basic Prescription Lens Frames* | GlassesUSA | Promo code KINJA65 Now that we’re at home all the time, slowly losing our minds, it’s crucial, now than ever, […]

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Billion-Dollar Book Companies Are Ripping Off Public Schools

For most of America’s 10 million middle schoolers, English class means enjoying—or, perhaps, enduring—the timeless narratives of the Western canon: Fahrenheit 451, Black Boy, The Giver, Parable of the Sower, 1984. Teachers order these books every year, and school librarians stock up for fall classes. It’s a cash cow for book publishers and distributors—and they […]

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Pretty Soon There’ll Be Just One Big Book Publisher Left

America’s biggest, most powerful book publisher is about to get even bigger and more powerful. On Wednesday, a number of outlets reported that Penguin Random House had reached an agreement with ViacomCBS to purchase Simon & Schuster, the nation’s third largest publisher, for $2 billion. The resulting conglomerate would publish at least a third of […]

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Can Book Publishers Afford to Publish Donald Trump?

The backlash would surely be enormous. The publishing landscape has shifted dramatically in the Trump era; employees are energized and more organized than ever before. Conversations with publishing employees returned again and again to three precedents. First, there was the decision by Simon & Schuster’s conservative imprint Threshold Editions to offer a book deal to […]

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This Black Woman Just Got a New Executive Role in Publishing—Here’s Why That Matters to the Industry

Photo: Courtesy of Monique Patterson It’s Lit!It’s Lit!Where all things literary live at The Root Before “diversity and inclusion” were buzzwords and hashtags, Monique Patterson had been actualizing them in the publishing industry for 20 years at St. Martin’s Press, one of the country’s largest publishing companies. She wants people who’ve been underrepresented; who desire […]

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Dawn of a New Day? Bon Appétit Names Dawn Davis, Award-Winning Publishing Exec, to Helm Magazine

Photo: Janette Pellegrini (Getty Images) Nearly three months after Bon Appétit cut ties with then-editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport over accusations of racial discrimination—including a stint in brownface—Condé Nast has named a new top editor to run the renowned food publication: Dawn Davis, an influential editor and top executive in the publishing industry. Advertisement Davis, who is […]

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Donald Trump Has Permanently Changed the Publishing Industry

Since 2017, a great number of bestsellers have been published about President Trump. Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury, published in early 2018, has sold several million copies. (Its less splashy sequel, Siege, was also a bestseller the following year, though it lagged far behind its predecessor.) Bob Woodward’s Fear sold 1.1 million copies its first […]

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Donald Trump Jr. Wages a Culture War on the Publishing Industry

Those decisions have come under intense scrutiny from employees and authors, and faced public pressure campaigns and boycotts. It seems, as I wrote last month, only a matter of time before the decision to publish a book from a prominent right-wing author will lead to a staff revolt, as happened when Hachette announced that it would be […]

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