In the five-minute episodes, available now, Witherspoon, Shahidi and Jamil reveal the books that truly moved — or "shook" — them, shaping their entire worldview and perspective. By the Books also includes the launch of a brand new, original podcast called ‘The Books that Changed Us’, hosted by Aaron Lammer and Max Linsky (of the Longform Podcast). We also highlighted curators Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedmen, who gave valuable context on why these authors and their engaging stories deserved to be elevated.”, Founder and Chief Purpose Officer Conspiracy of Love, a brand purpose consultancy advising Fortune 500 brands. They can’t replace the Decatur Book Festival or the Alabama Book Festival, but it’s fun to hang out there for a bit. "By the Books is an attempt to take the book festival experience online, to curate new conversations, commission new writing, and provide a space to engage with stories that we want to share." Extra attention and spotlights are something all authors could use right now. Things will just visually line up better. The virtual festival will take place on Mailchimp Presents, Mailchimp’s global streaming platform, starting July 6 at 2pm ET / 11am PT at this link. The festival also hosted a pop-up version of the Longform Podcast for this event and it’s called The Books That Changed Us. If you make a purchase using these links we may earn commission. Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close. I don't know who I'd be if I hadn't had your words, and your guidance, and your wisdom.". His latest book is Baseless: My Search for Secrets in the Ruins of the Freedom of Information Act. Jamil, 34, discusses Hunger, Roxane Gay's 2017 memoir. The selection is really broad in scope and quite refreshing. The series will launch on July 6, with new episodes set to be released weekly. The ones I watched are a few years old and have been on YouTube for a while. Sandel presents an excellent analysis of how we reached the dangerous divided situation of the world today, which sees authoritarian nationalists forging ahead. Start your own book blog! All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. It features books curated by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, essays edited by Ashley C. Ford, a series of documentaries, and a new podcast. $250/m to store my email subscribers, say what? Hope you are doing well these days and are surrounded by some good books. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. You'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. The three actresses are featured in a new short-form series, Book Shook. And check out Mailchimp’s ‘By the Book’ offerings. Following on the heels of their innovative ‘Support The Shorts’ online film festival, Mailchimp is announcing “By the Books: A Collection of Rising Voices” a virtual book festival, featuring a collection of inspiring and eye-opening books curated by Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow, as well as a compilation of exclusive literary essays (curated by Ashley C. Ford), and author conversations from rising literary voices such as Cathy Park Hong, Curtis Sittenfeld, and Danez Smith. 5 mins, yes I think MailChimp's pricing is predatory. Book Shook was created in partnership with Hello Sunshine as part of Mailchimp Presents' "By the Books" virtual book festival, which features a … ©2001–2020 All Rights Reserved. "Why I recommend reading it — especially for people who are looking for a touchpoint if you're trying to understand what's happening right now — not only is it a great history lesson, it also makes it a personal conversation," she says. But it was nice to see them again and have them curated here. "Thank you, Marian. Her book Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations is a graphic memoir about American identity, interracial families, and our most difficult conversations. Inspired by Mailchimp’s summer reading program Read This Summer, it has evolved purposefully into a platform for raising awareness for a curated collection of rising voices from the literary world.”, He continued, “In developing the idea and name for the program, it was critical that this virtual book festival support and elevate diverse authors and their page turning perspectives. While I was taking in ‘By the Book’, I was on three different screen sizes and got disoriented a few times. Mailchimp® is a registered trademark of The Rocket Science Group. Book Shook was created in partnership with Hello Sunshine as part of Mailchimp Presents' "By the Books" virtual book festival, which features a collection of inspiring and eye-opening reads curated by Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow, exclusive literary essays curated by Ashley C. Ford, and author conversations from rising literary voices such as Cathy Park Hong, Curtis Sittenfeld and Danez Smith. The pandemic has affected how we celebrate great writing and convene audiences, but it hasn't changed our commitment to giving important voices a platform.”, Sophie Ozoux and Kwame Taylor-Harford, Co-Founders of Kin, Mailchimp worked with Kin and Code and Theory to bring the site to life, and Oscilloscope Laboratories to license films. Inspiring Keynote Speaker, Co-Founder, Good is the New Cool. Mailchimp is announcing “By the Books: A Collection of Rising Voices,” a virtual book festival, featuring a collection of inspiring and eye-opening books …