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

Curve Balls and Hailstorms: Brianne Marie Robinson on Self-Publishing with Amazon

Publishing books on your own has never been easier, but this accessibility comes at a price. Author and editor Brianne Marie Robinson joined Corinne and I to talk self-publishing on Amazon and all the hoop-jumping and goal-post moving that goes along with it. We dig into the nuts and bolts of the Kindle Unlimited program … Read moreCurve Balls and Hailstorms: Brianne Marie Robinson on Self-Publishing with Amazon

Amazon Dot Wrong? (Part 1)

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After the mid-July Prime Day strikes, we thought we’d do just one episode about the pros and cons of Amazon. Ha and HA again. Not only did we NOT cover a lot of things we set out to cover, but we ended up with enough content for probably a 5 or so part series. Turns … Read moreAmazon Dot Wrong? (Part 1)

Interview with Corinne Kalasky of Beyond Words Publishing

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It all started, as it does for many book people, during childhood trips to the library. Since then, Corinne Kalasky’s publishing career has taken her all over the United States. She went from a “state school” in Seattle to working in New York amongst the East Coast Ivy League kids. She hob-nobbed her way into … Read moreInterview with Corinne Kalasky of Beyond Words Publishing