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 moreEpisode 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 moreEpisode 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 moreEpisode 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 moreEpisode 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 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

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