Link Roundup!

Your weekly links to interesting stories from the world of libraries and archives, books and publishing, and information science.

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Gender in the world of publishing:
Emily Gould on the compulsory niceness of women in publishing.

US Politics and publishing:
The literary trends of the Obama years include autofiction, fables of meritocracy, novels set in the recent past, and trauma narratives.
The future of conservative publishing imprints under Trump.

Librarian funnies:
Librarians on the strangest things they’ve found in library books.

Academic librarianship:
Why Librarians and Not Professors Make The Decisions.