Episode 35: Book Publicist Ariele Fredman Stewart

What exactly does a publicist spend their days doing? Pitching the media, confirming (and re-confirming) interviews/appearances/events, managing author egos, putting out fires, etc. But if you’re someone who works with NYT bestselling authors like Jennifer Weiner and Fredrik Backman, you also get to go on tour! Ariele Fredman Stewart began her publishing career interning for … Read more Episode 35: Book Publicist Ariele Fredman Stewart

Episode 34 — Live Panel: Knowing Your Audience

Welcome to the next installment in our Business of Being an Author series! We’re at Jan’s Bookstore in Beaverton this time, tackling the topic of getting to know your readers. Because how are you going to sell books if you don’t know who you’re selling them to? Right? Panelists include our own lovely co-host Corinne … Read more Episode 34 — Live Panel: Knowing Your Audience

Episode 33: Live Author Branding Panel

Enjoy the first installment of our “Business of Being an Author” Series—Branding! Presented by Lori Carroll of Jan’s Beaverton Bookstore and Hybrid Pub Scout We invited Mary Bisbee-Beek, Courtney Clark, and Tara Lehmann to participate in HPS’s first ever live recording! Lori Carroll’s brainchild, the Business of Being an Author series, aims to arm writers … Read more Episode 33: Live Author Branding Panel

Episode 32: Book Translator Michelle Deeter

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Take it from a Book Translator—Reading Books In Translation Will Make Your Life More Awesome! Today’s guest is Chinese to English translator Michelle Deeter. Michelle Deeter is a Chinese to English translator and interpreter. She got started translating short stories in 2013, and translated her first book in 2015. Since then, she has translated a … Read more Episode 32: Book Translator Michelle Deeter

Episode 31: Ladies of Horror Lit

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We talk about one of our favorite ladies of horror lit plus a couple of authors who have generated their own personal horrors. It’s a very important time of year for us—Halloween! And in our second episode to hail this heinous season, we have important topics to discuss. Though we would love to compile list … Read more Episode 31: Ladies of Horror Lit

Episode 30: Interview with Bestselling Author Ian Doescher

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Ian Doescher is an author out of Portland Oregon, whose William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Verily a New Hope was a smash bestseller (we’re talking that NYT list!). There are currently eight—going on nine—books in the series plus Get Thee Back to the Future and Much Ado About Mean Girls, all from Quirk Books. Ian’s latest … Read more Episode 30: Interview with Bestselling Author Ian Doescher

Episode 29: Interview with Devra Jacobs of Dancing Word Group

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Devra Jacobs, agent and owner of Dancing Word Group, talks professional flexibility, following submission guidelines, and red flags for authors. Devra Jacobs is so much more than a literary agent for new age authors—this Taurian woman represents the books that speak to her soul. After working as a higher consciousness editor of Mystic Pop magazine, … Read more Episode 29: Interview with Devra Jacobs of Dancing Word Group

Episode 28: Ben Franklin and the Leeds Devil

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As long as there has been written word, there have been written feuds. And as long as there have been American news sources, there has been determination to steal market share from one another. Just ask Benjamin Franklin, an OG publishing troll. This week, we celebrate our belated Hybrid Pub Scout anniversary by having an … Read more Episode 28: Ben Franklin and the Leeds Devil

Episode 27: Interview with Fantasy Author Jasmine Gower

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Fantasy author Jasmine Gower joined us to talk about her prohibition-esque speculative fantasy, Moonshine—among other things! Those other things include her bookmaking habits as a five-year-old aspiring publisher 😉, the truth about how authors and publishers work together to market a book, queer and disabled representation in fantasy, and her own path to publishing via … Read more Episode 27: Interview with Fantasy Author Jasmine Gower

Episode 26: Interview with Nellie McKesson of Hederis

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Today we’re joined by Nellie McKesson, automated publishing pro and founder of publishing software startup Hederis. Nellie has over a dozen years of experience in publishing. She spent the early years of her career doing hands-on book production and layout, and then moved into more technical and managerial roles. As the market for ebooks began … Read more Episode 26: Interview with Nellie McKesson of Hederis

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