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73 Library Systems Loaned 1 Million+ Ebooks Last Year
Hello delicious book data: Digital distribution vendor OverDrive reported that 2019 saw a record level circulation of e-books, audiobooks, and digital magazines, a 20% increase from 2018. In five countries 73 public library systems loaned out 1 million+ digital books in 2019.
Romance Writers Of America Meltdown Update
The trainwreck that has been RWA ever since a racist incident occurred right before Christmas really started to feel like it would never end. But now, after cancelling the RITAs and publishers pulling out of the RWA2020 national conference, the president and executive director, Damon Suede and Carol Ritter, have resigned leaving many to wonder if this will allow for an inclusive RWA or if everything that has happened has left POC and marginalized voices unable to feel safe and place their trust in the organization.
Authors Offer $200K For White House Press Briefing
Authors Don Wilson and Stephen King have offered a $200,000 donation to a children’s hospital if Stephanie Grisham, White House press secretary, holds a press conference. There has not been a press briefing in more than 300 days.