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

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

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 more Episode 11: Independent Author and Publisher Brian W. Parker of Believe in Wonder Publishing

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 more Amazon Part 2: Fun Amazon Factoids

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 more Interview with Corinne Kalasky of Beyond Words Publishing

Publishing is Always Political—Even for Gardening Enthusiasts

At first glance, Chelsea Green Publishing’s Instagram account is a bevy of beavers, bone broths, and biodynamic farms. The account’s voice is friendly, enthusiastic, and witty. The social media manager interacts with fans using a series of emojis and nature puns. No matter how cute the marketing strategy of a publishing company, its books almost … Read more Publishing is Always Political—Even for Gardening Enthusiasts

Interview with Maeko Bradshaw of Bona Fide Books

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Maeko Bradshaw is Bona Fide. Imagine that you moved back to your smallish yet much-loved hometown with a master’s in book publishing. For most who aspire to work at a publishing company, this would have to be just a temporary situation, but Maeko was able to find a job in her picturesque hometown of Tahoe … Read more Interview with Maeko Bradshaw of Bona Fide Books

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