Book Wars—A Full-Scale Investigation of the Effects of Tech on Publishing

Cover Image of "Book Wars: The Digital Revolution in Publishing" by John B. Thompson.

Author and researcher John B. Thompson analyzes recent publishing history’s rapid changes. Publishing methods, opportunities, and battle fronts have multiplied more over the last twenty years than ever before. Author and researcher John B. Thompson walks us through the archipelago of these issues in Book Wars: The Digital Revolution in Publishing (2021, Polity Press). It … Read more

Episode 61: Anthropodermic Bibliopegy Part 2

Historical black book with faded gold trim made out of serial killer William Burke's skin

Emily and Chris continue to navigate the sordid world of books bound in human skin. Hybrid Pub Scout Podcast · Anthropodermic Bibliopegy Part 2 Content warnings for this episode: Corpse violation Medical ethics violations Abuse of power Objectifying the human body Worms Murder and Mutilation Racism & Colonialism The French The British …and swears of … Read more

Episode 60: Anthropodermic Bibliopegy Part 1

Cover of Des Destinees de L'ame, a proven example of anthropodermic bibliopegy (bound in human skin)

Chris Curran joins Emily to discuss the practice of binding books in human skin: anthropodermic bibliopegy. Get ready for a whole lot of Yikes. The Necronomicon, tomes from the shelves of serial killers and war criminals—these are a few things that come to mind when we talk about books bound in human skin. Anthropodermic bibliopegy, … Read more

Episode 59: From Chaos to Creativity with Jessie Kwak

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Learn four guidelines to building a creative productivity system from guest Jessie Kwak. Hybrid Pub Scout Podcast · Episode 59: From Chaos to Creativity with Jessie Kwak If you’re a person who works in a creative profession, we’re coming in hot with some inspiration and guidance for 2022. In this episode, Emily speaks with writer … Read more

Episode 58: Ari Mathae and Denise Morales Soto of A Kids Company About

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Working on collaborative books and podcasts that empower kids to talk about the big stuff. What do you do when you need to talk to a kid in your life about a difficult subject but aren’t sure where to start? Enter A Kid’s Company About, a media company built on the belief that kids are … Read more

Episode 56: Nicole J. Georges on Her New Podcast “Relative Fiction”

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Emily speaks with Nicole J. Georges, author and illustrator of Calling Dr. Laura and the new OPB podcast adaptation Relative Fiction. Imagine that you have spent years believing your father was dead, then a $15 palm reader asserts that your real father is very much alive. Now imagine discovering that this wild statement ends up … Read more

Episode 55: Immersive Media & Books with Dr. Rachel Noorda & Dr. Kathi Berens

A definition of the engagement for the Immersive Media and Books study with headshots of Dr. Kathi Berens and Dr. Rachel Noorda

Accessible research on Immersive Media & Books from Dr. Rachel Noorda and Dr. Kathi Berens If you’re trying to do research as a book industry professional, you’re going to hit paywalls—sometimes paywalls so large that your business is better off replacing NPD with a tarot deck and a crystal pendulum. Enter Dr. Kathi Berens and … Read more

Episode 54: Celebrating Women in Horror Month with Author Nicole Wolverton

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Nicole Wolverton takes time out of her writing, studying, and editing schedule to discuss (and recommend!) women in horror. “If you think Carrie’s scary, think about a woman who has five to six decades to foment this awful feeling of rage.” You may have seen a lot of horror stories about puberty (Carrie) and childbirth … Read more

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