Episode 11: Independent Author and Publisher Brian W. Parker of Believe in Wonder Publishing

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It’s the holiday season—so whoop-dee-doo! We’ve got a wholesome interview! And some magical gift ideas for you! (Can you tell Corinne’s not writing this?) After years of letting his storytelling dreams lie dormant, Brian Parker and his wife Josie started their own children’s book publishing company, Believe in Wonder Publishing. The couple focuses on writing and … Read moreEpisode 11: Independent Author and Publisher Brian W. Parker of Believe in Wonder Publishing

Corinne Yells at Cloud #2: Influencers? Pffft…

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Influencers. They are the homecoming queens—and kings—of social media, strutting around like they own the place in an effort to convince you that you can’t live without a certain eyeliner or a certain energy drink or even a certain book. I can’t remember when being an influencer became an actual job title, but I can … Read moreCorinne Yells at Cloud #2: Influencers? Pffft…

Episode 10.5: Corinne Reads Again!

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We were full of pie and potatoes, so this week’s episode just a little banter on the books we’re reading. Yes, you heard that right—WE. At last, Corinne is reading again! The 33 1/3 book series from Bloomsbury—find your favorite album! You’d better believe that Celine Dion is f**king amazing Corinne’s new book-squeeze A not-very-spoilery … Read moreEpisode 10.5: Corinne Reads Again!

Episode 10: Interview with Publishing Consultant and Book Publicist Mary Bisbee-Beek

Emily and Corinne interview publishing consultant and book publicist Mary Bisbee-Beek about her eclectic career working in the Bay Area and beyond. She tells us about the trifecta that makes for the perfect publicity campaign and some of her most cherished projects. Emily and Corinne also discuss a recent Buzzfeed piece about the self-help bestseller … Read moreEpisode 10: Interview with Publishing Consultant and Book Publicist Mary Bisbee-Beek

Episode 9: Creepypasta and Writers Who Kill

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Warning! This has not only many cusses, but many bloods and guts and murder. (NSFW) Also YOU MUST SHARE WITH 10 PEOPLE OR BLOODY MARY WILL COME GET YOU THIS IS NOT A JOKE!!! What would Halloween be without spooky stories? We’ve got a good cross section of stories of real-life literary murder (courtesy of … Read moreEpisode 9: Creepypasta and Writers Who Kill

Episode 8: Interview with Book Publicist Tara Lehmann

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We talk with book publicist Tara Lehmann about her journey into book publicity, the as yet unknown depths of children’s and YA literature, and opening a dance studio for grandmas. And we talk about Corinne’s Prince dream, but not in an annoying way, we promise! Discussed in this episode: These poets tho Don’t f*%$ with … Read moreEpisode 8: Interview with Book Publicist Tara Lehmann

Episode 7: Printing Comics with Jessica Clark

Digital or offset? Smooth or glossy? Coated or uncoated? Foreign or domestic? Black and white, two color, or full color? There are a LOT of choices and not a lot of room for mistakes when it comes to printing decisions. (Seriously, though, if you’ve ever seen a pallet of books come in chock-a-block with splotches, … Read moreEpisode 7: Printing Comics with Jessica Clark

Bonus Minisode: JT Reads Stone & Fire

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At the suggestion of Marie Robinson, Emily’s husband J.T. reads aloud from the first of Ms. Robinson’s Magical Kingdoms reverse-harem romance series Stone & Fire (available now from Amazon). You’ve heard about it in Episode 4. We’ve gone on about it in the newsletter. Now you get a sneak peek of the sexy/fun content with special … Read moreBonus Minisode: JT Reads Stone & Fire

Surveying the Publishing Frontier

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Oh we’re really in business now. This episode we get down to what HPS is all about: BRINGING THE BOOK PEOPLE TOGETHER YAYA SISTERHOOD STYLE BITCHES. Or something like that. Also we called Emily’s mom on speaker phone by surprise and we couldn’t fit even half of the comic gold she was slinging. Y’all will … Read moreSurveying the Publishing Frontier

Amazon Part 2: Fun Amazon Factoids

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We get a little silly on this one and discuss a list of zany factoids about the history of Amazon, courtesy of Business Insider. We also speculate on where the new HQ2 will be! Let’s see if we can start some kind of sports ball chart (is that what you jocks call it?) so whoever … Read moreAmazon Part 2: Fun Amazon Factoids

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