March was weighed down with news about book bans and AI, both of which are unsettling, albeit in very different ways. The final word isn’t yet in on either one, but the conflict and confusion surrounding both is fully present. There’s plenty of other news to share about publishing, audiobooks, libraries, and TikTok. So, dig in!
Hopefully, this new look for Getting Down to Business makes it easier to decide which stories to click on and read. (Thank you Keith Cronin for your suggestion.)
You can’t turn on a news channel or checkout a news site without something about AI. Well, here’s some more.
Aren’t all audiobooks “Original”? Read and find out.
Book Banning and Censorship
An increase in book banning and censorship is stimulating activism to make it stop.
Libraries need funding and library lending issues are front and center.
Women now lead the publishing race, but there are some bad publishing actors out there.
TikTok is still the talk ov the town, where books are concern.
Anything else you’d like to see in future columns? If you have a great free source of news about books, publishing and the business of being an author, please share and I’ll check it out for next month.