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Guy Gonzalez
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"I was made for the library, not the classroom."
"I was made for the library, not the classroom."

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Enthusiast media, aka niche consumer, is my favorite sector because it prioritizes depth over scale, and its KPIs are different from general consumer media's chasing eyeballs for advertisers. Instead of being dumb pipes driven by vanity metrics and…
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One could reasonably argue there were TOO MANY publishers at the Bookfair when you think about the relatively small markets they cater to for literary fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, as well as the often myopic focus on a single magazine,…
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Facebook doesn't view publishers as valued partners and never has, despite so many helping it grow and engage a worldwide audience, handing over tons of invaluable data along the way, not just from engagement on Facebook itself, but from their own…
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YouTube’s algorithm is like a bored dog who knows how to play fetch but brings back a random mix of stuff, only occasionally something you might actually want. Some have mastered that algorithm to attract audiences that were previously unattainable for…
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Back in 2005, I spent two hours over cold beers talking with Charlie Huston about Moon Knight and the pressure of living up to the hype surrounding his relaunch; what “decompression” and “9-out-of-10 of those one issues sucked!” have in common; and what…
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Check me out talking books on Book Riot's Reading Lives podcast, including completely botching which Piazza book inspired one of my tattoos. It was Why New Orleans Matters, not City of Refuge. Womp womp!
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I love EVERYTHING about this essay, and am especially proud that +School Library Journal had the nerve to publish it even though it indicts us, too. Read it, digest it, share it.

"Many members of the children’s literature community clamor for greater diversity but remain silent when another Black teenager is shot down. They cling to the fantasy that white supremacy has shaped every U.S. institution except the publishing industry. Like racism in police forces across this nation, racism in publishing is cultural and systemic; the problem cannot be solved merely by hiring a few (more) people of color."
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Curious what the buzz is all about and I had some Google credit, and now you can take a free listen and check it out for yourself.
Black Messiah
Black Messiah
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"Getting" Soccer

"America, where you can’t forget where you are. But it was a good-natured laughing, since we are of divided loyalties. There may have been a note of envy in there, too. What would it be like to be a person who put up a flag? Which flag would we put up?"

Reading Mara's thoughtful essay made me realize that one of the reasons I've never really connected with soccer is, like college football in NYC, it's a secondary sport in the US, and my ties to countries where it's a big deal are tenuous at best. I've never been a rah-rah "USA! USA!" type, but adopting another country feels like the worst kind of sports carpetbaggery. cough*Yankeesfans*cough*Heatfans*cough

But the stars have clearly aligned this year and the World Cup has my attention for the moment, from a number of different angles. There's no question that a soccer game can deliver the kind of sports drama I really like, and few sports are as fun to watch in public settings, so while I'll probably be that guy picking teams based on word association, uniform colors, and/or good old contrarianism, this just might be the year I finally "get" it.
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"The best-selling monthly comic book in the first quarter of this year was DC’s Batman, which sold slightly more than 100,000 copies per issue. Even for popular characters like the Flash, Thor, Wolverine, and the X-Men, 30,000 to 60,000 copies is more typical."
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