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 moreEpisode 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 moreEpisode 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 moreEpisode 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 moreEpisode 26: Interview with Nellie McKesson of Hederis

Episode 25: Lori Carroll of Jan’s Beaverton Bookstore

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In this episode, we talk to Lori Carroll, owner of Jan’s Beaverton Bookstore. She’s a lifelong lover of romance books who majored in women’s studies—and she wants you to know that being a feminist and loving bodice rippers are NOT mutually exclusive! Once that’s settled, she shares the value of making bookstores inclusive, community-oriented places … Read moreEpisode 25: Lori Carroll of Jan’s Beaverton Bookstore

Episode 24: Editor Ardi Alspach of Sterling Publishing

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Ardi Alspach, an editor at Sterling Publishing, talks with us about her multi-directional career. She has the unique experience of having attended both NYU and the Denver Publishing Institute, worked in both publicity and editorial, and moved from a career in teaching to book publishing mid-career. Turns out that’s possible, even in NYC. Take that, … Read moreEpisode 24: Editor Ardi Alspach of Sterling Publishing

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

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