Book Expo Leadership Roundtable talks audio and diversity

Women dominated the opening Leadership Roundtable at Book Expo, as the panel suggested audio is no longer a competitive format and called for greater diversity in publishing.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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The Audio Book Club Asks, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

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Open Book: Talking Books at the World's Biggest Music Festival

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Got Diversity? Six Hacks that Address Book Industry Diversity, 21st-Century Style

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