Episode 33: Live Author Branding Panel

Enjoy the first installment of our “Business of Being an Author” Series—Branding! Presented by Lori Carroll of Jan’s Beaverton Bookstore and Hybrid Pub Scout We invited Mary Bisbee-Beek, Courtney Clark, and Tara Lehmann to participate in HPS’s first ever live recording! Lori Carroll’s brainchild, the Business of Being an Author series, aims to arm writers … Read moreEpisode 33: Live Author Branding Panel

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

Episode 22: Erin Klassen, Editor in Chief of With/Out Pretend

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Today we continue Maple Leaf May by interviewing Erin Klassen. She’s a writer, founder, and Editor in Chief of With/out Pretend. (What, you think we’d just leave Canada without lingering?) With/out Pretend is an independent Toronto-based publisher focused on producing, promoting and distributing works by women and non-binary writers and artists. They also host storytelling … Read moreEpisode 22: Erin Klassen, Editor in Chief of With/Out Pretend

Episode 20: Children’s Book Author and Editor Michelle McCann

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Michelle McCann is even more optimistic about publishing than she was 20 years ago. And we’ve gotta say, her energy is pretty infectious! Since starting as an intern at Beyond Words Publishing in 1991, Michelle’s done pretty much every publishing job. From reading the slush pile she moved up to running a children’s book department … Read moreEpisode 20: Children’s Book Author and Editor Michelle McCann

Episode 19: Hybrid Author Frances Kingsley

Traditional, self-pub…the hybrid author says: “Why not both!” Frances Kingsley joins us to talk about her experience writing for both sides of the shelf. We also talk about our Great British Baking Show reverse-harems in the least creepy way possible (i.e., who is dreamy AND would make the most beautiful cake on our birthdays). Frances … Read moreEpisode 19: Hybrid Author Frances Kingsley

Episode 18: Oregon Book Award Nominee Shelley Pearson

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Does self-published YA literary fiction have a place? Can a self-published book be nominated for a book award usually reserved for traditional authors? Yes AND yes! Today’s guest Shelley Pearson proves it. Shelley Pearson self-published her first zine when she was sixteen. She grew up making art and crafts and, despite being an adult, has … Read moreEpisode 18: Oregon Book Award Nominee Shelley Pearson

Episode 14: Brian Palmer Talks Writing Urban Fantasy and Wrangling Ghostwriters

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CONTENT WARNING: NOT SAFE FOR WORK (NSFW) It’s a pretty raucous and raunchy episode where Emily and guest host Brianne Marie Robinson interview guest Brian Palmer about writing urban fantasy and romance, managing a team of ghostwriters, maintaining a high word count, and various other business-related topics. The thing is, when you have two seasoned … Read moreEpisode 14: Brian Palmer Talks Writing Urban Fantasy and Wrangling Ghostwriters

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

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

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

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