Episode 23.5: JT Reads Stone and Ash

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A formerly subscriber-only podcast pinch-hits for our hosts, who were both traveling this week. Listen to this quick episode wherein Emily’s wise-ass husband reads a chapter from Marie Robinson’s reverse harem romance, Stone and Ash (with the author’s permission, naturally). Get ready for some more sexy dragons, because they’re lighting it up. If you like … Read moreEpisode 23.5: JT Reads Stone and Ash

Episode 23: Editor Adam O’Brien of Sterling Publishing

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Today we chat with Adam O’Brien, an editor at Sterling Publishing. Adam specializes in editing nonfiction of many kinds, particularly memoirs and essay collections—we’ve linked several of them below. While editing is his ultimate passion, Adam’s background is a journey through different aspects of the publishing and bookselling industry. This has included detours into production … Read moreEpisode 23: Editor Adam O’Brien of Sterling Publishing

Episode 22: Erin Klassen, Editor in Chief of With/Out Pretend

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Today we continue Maple Leaf May by interviewing Erin Klassen. She’s a writer, founder, and Editor in Chief of With/out Pretend. (What, you think we’d just leave Canada without lingering?) With/out Pretend is an independent Toronto-based publisher focused on producing, promoting and distributing works by women and non-binary writers and artists. They also host storytelling … Read moreEpisode 22: Erin Klassen, Editor in Chief of With/Out Pretend

Episode 21: Interview with Erin Pehlivan, Founding Editor of Return Trip

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“In order to really have traveled, I think we have to come full circle and come back to ourselves, back to our homes, and really reflect on what we’ve been through.” Erin Pehlivan is the founding editor of Return Trip, a zine that explores how travel makes us feel. She is a freelance writer and … Read moreEpisode 21: Interview with Erin Pehlivan, Founding Editor of Return Trip

Episode 20: Children’s Book Author and Editor Michelle McCann

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Michelle McCann is even more optimistic about publishing than she was 20 years ago. And we’ve gotta say, her energy is pretty infectious! Since starting as an intern at Beyond Words Publishing in 1991, Michelle’s done pretty much every publishing job. From reading the slush pile she moved up to running a children’s book department … Read moreEpisode 20: Children’s Book Author and Editor Michelle McCann

Episode 19: Hybrid Author Frances Kingsley

Traditional, self-pub…the hybrid author says: “Why not both!” Frances Kingsley joins us to talk about her experience writing for both sides of the shelf. We also talk about our Great British Baking Show reverse-harems in the least creepy way possible (i.e., who is dreamy AND would make the most beautiful cake on our birthdays). Frances … Read moreEpisode 19: Hybrid Author Frances Kingsley

Episode 18: Oregon Book Award Nominee Shelley Pearson

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Does self-published YA literary fiction have a place? Can a self-published book be nominated for a book award usually reserved for traditional authors? Yes AND yes! Today’s guest Shelley Pearson proves it. Shelley Pearson self-published her first zine when she was sixteen. She grew up making art and crafts and, despite being an adult, has … Read moreEpisode 18: Oregon Book Award Nominee Shelley Pearson

Episode 17: Jahed Momand talks decentralizing publishing

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Get good and cranky with us as we talk about power structures, money and centralization in academic publishing, and how similar some of those structures are to what we deal with in trade. Jahed Momand is a former scientist (biophysics) who went into industry (data science), specifically charged with deriving effect sizes for medical interventions … Read moreEpisode 17: Jahed Momand talks decentralizing publishing

Episode 16: Info for All with Library Assistant Chris Curran

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You would be hard pressed to find any contingent of the book world that has purer or more noble intentions than librarians. The job combines providing and filtering information to the public with a dash of social service. We talk with library assistant Chris Curran about daily life in the public library, what it’s like … Read moreEpisode 16: Info for All with Library Assistant Chris Curran

Interview with Joe Biel, Founder and Manager of Microcosm Publishing

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Today Emily interviews Joe Biel, Founder and Manager of Microcosm Publishing We’ve talked to ghostwriters, publishers, self-published authors, editors, project managers, print managers, and this time we’re talking with someone who’s done all the above for quite a while. Joe Biel founded Microcosm Publishing when he was just a teenager, hauling zines in milk crates … Read moreInterview with Joe Biel, Founder and Manager of Microcosm Publishing

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