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 more Episode 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 more Episode 25: Lori Carroll of Jan’s Beaverton Bookstore

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 more Episode 23: Editor Adam O’Brien of Sterling Publishing

Episode 17: Jahed Momand talks decentralizing publishing

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Get good and cranky with us as we talk about power structures, money and centralization in academic publishing, and how similar some of those structures are to what we deal with in trade. Jahed Momand is a former scientist (biophysics) who went into industry (data science), specifically charged with deriving effect sizes for medical interventions … Read more Episode 17: Jahed Momand talks decentralizing publishing

Interview with Joe Biel, Founder and Manager of Microcosm Publishing

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Today Emily interviews Joe Biel, Founder and Manager of Microcosm Publishing We’ve talked to ghostwriters, publishers, self-published authors, editors, project managers, print managers, and this time we’re talking with someone who’s done all the above for quite a while. Joe Biel founded Microcosm Publishing when he was just a teenager, hauling zines in milk crates … Read more Interview with Joe Biel, Founder and Manager of Microcosm Publishing

Interview with Charlee Hoffman: New York Literary Agencies and Ghostwriting Bestsellers

Charlee Hoffman is a USA Today bestselling ghostwriter of more than 25 books. After working in traditional publishing for five years, she recently moved from New York to Montana, and is loving the change of pace. She is a full-time writer, and there’s rarely a time where she doesn’t have either a cup of tea … Read more Interview with Charlee Hoffman: New York Literary Agencies and Ghostwriting Bestsellers

Episode 12: Interview with Developmental Editor Emily Han of Lyrical Editing

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It’s New Year, New You time! And we’re ringing in 2019 by interviewing seasoned Mind-Body-Spirit editor Emily Han, proprietor of Lyrical Editing. She gives us insight into the world of a freelance developmental editor—how she manages her time, navigates relationships with authors, and how she brings her own spiritual journey to the work she does. … Read more Episode 12: Interview with Developmental Editor Emily Han of Lyrical Editing

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 more Episode 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 more Episode 7: Printing Comics with Jessica Clark

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 more Surveying the Publishing Frontier

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