News & Notes – 2/15/2020

February 15, 2020 News & Notes 5

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff

It’s been a while since I posted News & Notes, and I apologize. I don’t even have a really good excuse. I’ve just been concentrating on other things, and not reading my book-news sources as assiduously as I usually do. Hopefully this collection of links makes up for it a little.

Bookish News

Worth Reading/Viewing

  • RWA 2020: No Happy Ending in Sight, Just Hollow Women (Sarah @ Smart Bitches Trashy Books) It’s not looking good for the Romance Writers of America. Authors are resigning their memberships. As of Feb. 12, the entire Board has resigned. I don’t think they can come back from this… and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It might be better to build an entirely new romance writers’ organization from scratch — making sure that the organizers, leadership, and membership are truly diverse and committed to remaining so, and baking safeguards into the organizational structure and rules to keep it that way in the future. (There is, in fact, at least one group currently exploring that possibility.)

Books, Movies, and TV

Bookish Video

Harrison Ford gives a plug for public libraries (and his latest movie.)


Fun or Just Plain Awesome

Bookish Quote

That’s all for this week!

5 Responses to “News & Notes – 2/15/2020”

  1. Nicole @ BookWyrmKnits

    Nice round-up! I hadn’t heard that the Newbery Award had been given already, thanks for that link.

    I wish the best of luck to the former-RWA authors. I hope they can figure out something better as a result of this mess.
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