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Radical Publishing Futures 2: Between the Lines
Episode 93rd March 2022 • BookRising • Radical Books Collective
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For the second episode in the Radical Publishing Futures series, host Meg Arenberg speaks with members of the Canada-based publishing collective Between the Lines (BTL). With the tagline "Books without Bosses," BTL has been publishing nonfiction focused on social justice and progressive politics since its founding in 1977. Long-time editorial committee member, Mike Ma, and current design and production manager, Devin Clancy, open the conversation by narrating the story of BTL from its beginnings as a collaborative project of the Development Education Center (in Toronto) and Dumont Press Graphix (in Kitchener, Ontario), describing how the press' origins in social movements have shaped its work into the present. They discuss the challenges and rewards of publishing by consensus, BTL's role in growing the ecosystem of leftist work, and the necessity of collective organizing and coalition-building for keeping radical publishing alive in an era of corporate publishing. They also offer a sneak peak of BTL titles to keep an eye out for!

Meg Arenberg is the Managing Director of the Radical Books Collective and the host for their BookRising podcast.