Disrupt The Industry Disruptor Podcast

How to Change the Publishing Industry – From Within.

There’s a growing movement afoot to change the publishing industry from the inside out. Find out more in this thought-provoking episode of DISRUPTOR.


As an editor, Joanna Cardenas has helped bring some wonderful books to the world, including  The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez and The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya.  Now she’s part of two exciting projects — Penguin’s new Kokila imprint, which is  adding much needed diversity to bookshelves, and Latinx in Publishing, a collection of editors, agents and other book professionals working to bring much needed diversity to the publishing industry.

Joanna is part of a new generation that is bringing real change to the publishing world, and she has some wonderful advice for everyone who seeks to Disrupt their own fields.



Kokila – https://www.penguin.com/publishers/kokila/

Latinx in Publishing – https://latinxinpublishing.com/

Joanna’s Twitter feed – https://twitter.com/joannananamc

Biography of  Pura Belpré, the first Puerto Rican librarian in New York’s public library system and Joanna’s inspired choice for her favorite Disruptor –  https://www.npr.org/2016/09/08/492957864/how-nycs-first-puerto-rican-librarian-brought-spanish-to-the-shelves

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