January 18, 2022

High Plains Library District Programming Policy Welcomes Censorship

“We need to remain neutral in all that we do.” Those words emerged during a long board meeting in mid-November of the High Plains Library District (HPLD) in Colorado. The Board’s focus that evening was to reevaluate and update various library policies of the district, including the Programming Policy (beginning at page 111), which hadn’t been updated since April 2015. One of the meeting attendees pointed out language in the newly updated policy that she felt was controversial (minute 50). This lead to the emphasis that libraries are neutral and should therefore not offer programming that doesn’t afford “both sides”...

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How to Sell More Books Using The Global Reading Habits of 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutesI recently came across this awesome infographic from Global English Editing from buildbookbuzz.com, and I absolutely had to share it!  As authors, we may think we have a pretty good grasp of the world’s reading habits and trends. However, some of these statistics may surprise you! Take a look and see how 2021’s reading habits can help inform your 2022 book marketing decisions. You may be thinking, “Woah, this is a lot to take in!” Well, here are some of my major takeaways. The Romance Genre Is Booming Yes, it’s true! The Romance genre is the most...

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