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 more Episode 28: Ben Franklin and the Leeds Devil

How Not to Market Your Book—Wisdom from 15 Years of Book Marketing and Publicity

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If you want to sell a million copies, it pays to know how not to market your book. So you’ve written a book. Congrats! The easy part is over! Now it’s time to take your baby into the marketplace and sell, sell, sell! Most authors are less than enthused about this part, usually because they … Read more How Not to Market Your Book—Wisdom from 15 Years of Book Marketing and Publicity

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

Diets of Great Literary Men

A couple of weeks ago, The Paris Review ran an article about the late David Foster Wallace’s adorably wacky diet, which consisted of among other things “chocolate pop tarts and soda” and “Diet Dr Pepper and blondies.” Quoth the Review: “In 1995, the journalist David Streitfeld saw a kitchen with little more in it than a case … Read more Diets of Great Literary Men

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