With the press release released yesterday proclaiming Amazon Launches the International Shopping Experience in the Amazon Shopping App I had to go ahead and admit that Amazon is taking yet another step forward toward gobbling up the world. This app allows Chileans access to the same shopping experience we here in the States enjoy every day, pushing … More Wednesdays in Publishing: Amazon vs. Publishers, Round 759 (Fight!)
Hey guys! Thanks to everyone who’s inboxed me and responded to my Goodreads post about this blog topic with elaborations and even more examples! One of my favorites was from one of my Goodreads followers who listed Last of the Mohicans as an example of the White Savior Complex. I wholly agree. I’ll take your Last of … More Wednesdays in Publishing: The Top 6 Harmful Stereotypes We Never Even Noticed in Movies and Literature Part 2
Stereotypes are EVERYWHERE. They abound in movies, books, and music and trend in pop culture like crazy. It gets to the point – I know I can’t be the only one 😊 – where it can be difficult to even point these tropes out anymore, so ingrained are they in our understanding of plot lines, … More Wednesdays in Publishing: The Top 6 Harmful Stereotypes We Never Even Noticed in Movies and Literature
March, 28, 2018 One of the latest trends in publishing, sweeping across social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram, and driving corporate movements like the establishment of Diversity and Inclusion guides in major publishing houses, is #OwnVoices. It’s a trend that particularly brings a smile to my face, because I actually wrote my Masters thesis on Diversity … More Wednesdays in Publishing: #OwnVoices
Hey guys! Before putting out my upcoming review on Things That Happened Before the Earthquake by Chiara Barzini (which will also be featured in Padmore Culture, Where Reading Is a Lifestyle) I wanted to address this question with you guys and see what you thought: Since becoming a “professional reader,” as we’re often called–though I prefer the term “spirited book … More Readers’ Choice, Reviewer’s Slump: eBook vs. Hardcover
Every now and then, we avid readers all get bitten by the Little Something Shiny book bug, don’t we? During your stroll down a bookstore aisle, you may pass by a dazzling new book cover that calls your name to be picked up or the irresistible call of an author you love or have heard … More A Little Something Shiny – Pretty Books We Buy But Never Read!