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Looking back at 2014: the year in review

booksoftheyear1Random penguins: Immediately after Random House and Penguin announced their impending merger in July 2013, Photoshop enthusiasts began designing versions of the new company logo (mostly involving stacks of penguins). In July, the official logo was revealed, putting the creative fun to an end.

Diversity discussions: Although talk around improving diversity in publishing is more active south of the border, the beginnings of a Canadian movement are stirring, thanks to activists like Léonicka Valcius, who hosts the weekly #diversecanlit Twitter chats, and S. Bear Bergman’s LGBTQ-themed Flamingo Rampant Book Club! for kids.