Podcast: Minorities in Publishing

Bimonthly podcast from publishing professionals Bev Rivero & Jenn Baker, and other industry insiders, on diversity (or lack thereof) in the industry.

Episode 39: Interview with Mari Naomi

Cartoonist Mari Naomi joins Jenn on the latest episode to discuss the realities of touring and being a self-taught artist.

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Episode 38: Interview with Yi Shun Lai

Debut novelist Yi Shun Lai speaks with Jenn about sustaining a freelance career as well as being a debut with an independent publisher.

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Episode 37: Debut Episode with Sophia Chester, Leland Cheuk, Mira Jacob

Interviews with Sophia Chester, Leland Cheuk, and Mira Jacob who discuss their experiences as debut authors pursuing their craft and pushing through opposition.

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Episode 36: Interview with Mensah Demary

Mensah Demary joins the podcast to discuss his path to becoming an editor and aspects of elitism in being a creative.

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Episode 35: Interview with Sarah Jae-Jones

Jenn talks to author and former trade editor Sarah Jae-Jones about her experience as an editor and how that aided with her experience going on sub as an author.

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Episode 34: Interview with Shelley Diaz

Jenn sits down with SLJ reviews manager Shelley Diaz to talk about the importance of libraries and diverse reviewers.

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Episode 33: Interview with Ebony LaDelle

Jenn speaks with marketing manager Ebony LaDelle on the differences between publicity & marketing and the ongoing diversity conversation.

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Episode 32: Interview with Diana Pho

Jenn sits down with associate editor & creator of Geeks of Color Diana Pho to discuss microaggressions, the “model minority” stereotype, and how to retain POC in the publishing industry.

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Episode 31: Interview with Ashley Lauren Rogers

Jenn speaks with transgender activist, playwright, and emerging YA writer Ashley Lauren Rogers on the importance of understanding the transgender community beyond tropes in media.

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Episode 30: Interview with Bridgett M. Davis & Rob Fields

Jenn sits with author/professor Bridgett M. Davis & marketing director/strategist Rob Fields about creativity, building audience, and being a good literary citizen.

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