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The Pandemic’s Effect On Publishing: Today In Books

The Pandemic’s Effect On Publishing

While people reading more during self-isolation may seem like a bonus for the publishing industry, in reality the current pandemic has paused many distributions due to physical bookstore closures, changing book release dates, and more. Publishers Weekly’s editorial director, Jim Milliot, chatted with NPR about this and how the publishing industry is changing and adapting.

Stormy Daniels’ Comic Book

Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who claimed to have an affair with Donald Trump and was allegedly paid to keep quiet, has a comic book starring her: Stormy Daniels: Space Force. And it’s getting the bells and whistles as action figures and an animated series are also in the works.

ALA + The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, the American Library Association has partnered with the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission to distribute 6,000 women’s suffrage youth books to public and school libraries. Libraries in the U.S. are encouraged to apply by June 15, 2020.

Larry Kramer Has Died

Playwright, LGBTQ+ activist, and AIDS policy advocate Larry Kramer died today in New York City.