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Minorities in Publishing

Jenn Baker, Bev Rivero

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Minorities in Publishing

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.

Latest Episodes

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.

34 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 101: Interview with Kelly Yang

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 KnewandCalling 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.

39 MINJUN 10
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Episode 100: Interview with Liara Tamani

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.

17 MINMAY 14
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Episode 99.5: Interview with Hannah Oliver Depp (during Covid)

Episode 99: Interview with Hannah Oliver Depp

Jenn speaks to owner of Loyalty Bookstores (in the DMV area) Hannah Oliver Depp on running a small business, the challenges facing booksellers as business owners through economic inequality, and the importance of independent bookstores in community establishment and growth.

47 MINMAY 14
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Episode 99: Interview with Hannah Oliver Depp

Episode 98: Interview with Renée Watson

MiP welcomes back Renée Watson who has had quite the trajectory since she first appeared on the podcast five years ago this month. She talks about her new book from Bloomsbury Ways to Make Sunshine,writer's block & imposter syndrome, and also her trajectory over the years and how much her stories for Black girls continue to showcase range & beauty. Transcription for this episode can be found on the Episode tab of the podcast Tumblr.

41 MINAPR 15
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Episode 98: Interview with Renée Watson

Episode 97: Interview with Connor Goldsmith

Jenn speaks with literary agent Connor Goldsmith (Fuse Literary) on his path to agenting from film casting, why publishing/agenting would make a bad reality show, and the financial realities of agenting and how privilege comes into play with stability in publishing. [Transcription can be found on the Episodes page of the podcast Tumblr.]

45 MINMAR 6
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Episode 97: Interview with Connor Goldsmith

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 recentNYTbestseller) Abigail Hing Wen about her bookLoveboat, 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 MINJAN 22
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Episode 96: Interview with Abigail Hing Wen

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 MIN2019 DEC 27
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Episode 95: Interview with Angela Maria Spring

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 MIN2019 NOV 13
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Episode 94: Interview with Kacen Callender

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 MIN2019 OCT 10
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Episode 93: Interview with Rena Barron

Latest Episodes

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.

34 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Episode 101: Interview with Kelly Yang

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 KnewandCalling 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.

39 MINJUN 10
Comments
Episode 100: Interview with Liara Tamani

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.

17 MINMAY 14
Comments
Episode 99.5: Interview with Hannah Oliver Depp (during Covid)

Episode 99: Interview with Hannah Oliver Depp

Jenn speaks to owner of Loyalty Bookstores (in the DMV area) Hannah Oliver Depp on running a small business, the challenges facing booksellers as business owners through economic inequality, and the importance of independent bookstores in community establishment and growth.

47 MINMAY 14
Comments
Episode 99: Interview with Hannah Oliver Depp

Episode 98: Interview with Renée Watson

MiP welcomes back Renée Watson who has had quite the trajectory since she first appeared on the podcast five years ago this month. She talks about her new book from Bloomsbury Ways to Make Sunshine,writer's block & imposter syndrome, and also her trajectory over the years and how much her stories for Black girls continue to showcase range & beauty. Transcription for this episode can be found on the Episode tab of the podcast Tumblr.

41 MINAPR 15
Comments
Episode 98: Interview with Renée Watson

Episode 97: Interview with Connor Goldsmith

Jenn speaks with literary agent Connor Goldsmith (Fuse Literary) on his path to agenting from film casting, why publishing/agenting would make a bad reality show, and the financial realities of agenting and how privilege comes into play with stability in publishing. [Transcription can be found on the Episodes page of the podcast Tumblr.]

45 MINMAR 6
Comments
Episode 97: Interview with Connor Goldsmith

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 recentNYTbestseller) Abigail Hing Wen about her bookLoveboat, 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 MINJAN 22
Comments
Episode 96: Interview with Abigail Hing Wen

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 MIN2019 DEC 27
Comments
Episode 95: Interview with Angela Maria Spring

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 MIN2019 NOV 13
Comments
Episode 94: Interview with Kacen Callender

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 MIN2019 OCT 10
Comments
Episode 93: Interview with Rena Barron
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