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Booktoker, influencer, and publishing professional Miral Sattar joins us to answer all your pressing questions about promoting your book on TikTok! This episode dives into who should join the platform (everyone), how often you should post (often), and the type of videos you should share to sell more books and spread awareness with examples of book posts that have gone viral. You can now watch All Things Book Marketing on YouTube by subscribing to @SmithPublicity!Miral Sattar uses data and analytics to help authors publish and promote their books, as well as social media tools to reach audiences through such platforms as her widely popular viral BookToks. Most recently, she has been devoting her time to her kids fiction podcast, Bearily Bear Stories, that was named Best Podcast of 2022 by Common Sense Media and promoted in Apple's Podcast Homepage. Fans can also find her on TikTok and Instagram (@miralreads), where she raises awareness about diversity in kids' publishing. She has been featured in TIME, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and NY Daily News, among other media publications. She holds an M.S. in Publishing (Digital + Print Media) from NYU and a B.S. from Columbia University in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. You can learn more at miralsattar.substack.com.Discover more about Smith Publicity at www.smithpublicity.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube & LinkedIn.
The Smart Passive Income Online Business and Blogging Podcast
Episode 359: Little Birdie Buddies of Minnesota with Heather Boschke Episode Notes Even though crystallized snowflakes continue falling in the Midwest, signs of spring surround us. Longer days of sunlight melt the most recent snowfall. You can hear birds chirping on walks outside. Today is a perfect time to talk about Guest Mentor Heather Boschke's first book, Little Birdie Buddies of Minnesota, now available. Little Birdie Buddies of Minnesota is part of Heather's lifework to leave pieces of her heart wherever she goes. “Set free that voice that lives inside you,” she suggests. Heather dedicated her book “to anyone who hasn't yet discovered their wings to fly – they are always there and ready for takeoff.” And she writes, “to my lovebird, Tom; thank you for making me feel both held and free.” We discuss the meaning of being held and free in her marriage. Throughout our conversation, Heather describes Universal winks that she notices when it is time to change. Before Heather felt held and free with her lovebird Tom, she was engaged to someone else. The wedding date was set. The dress was purchased, and then a wink from the Universe arrived. The wedding preparations gave Heather a preview of her future. A future she realized she didn't want. Heather acted upon that Universe wink by calling off the wedding. Letting go of conformity is transformative. And so is being in a relationship without judgment, conditions, and free of unsolicited advice. That's how Heather felt when she brought up the idea of illustrating and publishing a book to Tom. Tom encourages her to spread her wings. She knows she is loveable and can let out what is in her heart. She enables you to follow the tugs of your heart and flex your wings. “Hard times prepare us for the next part of our life,” says Heather. Her life reflects the fulfilling outcomes of responding to winks from the Universe. Her heart sings and dances with joy. We also explore a few other business and life topics—the book publishing process. Naming the birds in Heather's book, we are most like; how Heather is healing from the death of a pet; our new arrival; and how Heather uses LinkedIn. Book Publishing. Heather used print-on-demand to publish Little Birdie Buddies of Minnesota. The Universe wink came to her through a voice she heard in 2020 telling her to start drawing again. Find out if Heather will self-publish her second book. I found her unique insights helpful to any emerging author. Twenty Minnesota birds are outlined in her book. “Lucy the Loon is Minnesota's state bird. She is shy and thoughtful, and the water is her favorite place to be.” She has named each bird and its characteristics. Heather encourages us to name the birds most like us. You'll find out which birds we identify with the most. Who is Gilda the Goldfinch? Always cheerful, friendly, and loves to dance. What about Winnie, the red-headed woodpecker who is bold, strong, and likes to lead? Who chose three birds? The hardworking, helpful, and adventurous tree swallow named Sydney. Betty the black-capped chickadee who's tough, daring, and good at making new friends. And Owen, the Baltimore oriole with a good imagination, likes building things. Everyone can learn a few things about birds and themselves by reading Little Birdie Buddies of Minnesota. Pets and LinkedIn. As Heather and I began getting to know each other, Heather shared the recent loss of Rex, her dog. After our conversation, she emailed the following LinkedIn post of a spontaneous leap Rex took onto her lap before a zoom meeting. With her permission, click here to see it. The video of Rex Heather shared on LinkedIn, and to her surprise, caused an outpouring of love from humans. I love how she describes this experience, the sweet little moment she shared with Rex. I asked Heather why she chose to share this personal post on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a vast professional networking platform. You scroll through content about work, jobs, leadership,
L.A. Cunningham never meant to be an author. Not really. It all just happened. A blog let to a class which led to a Twitter connection which…well, we'll let her tell it. She talks to us about Babies with Rabies, why she might die in a freak book-slide, and how she takes pantsing to a whole new level. L.A.'s Website: lacunningham.com Publisher's Website: asapimagination.com Twitter: @laurcunn Instagram: @asapimagination Facebook: @ASAPComicsUK YouTube: @ASAPIMAGINATION TikTok: @asapimagination
Crystal McIntyre and I met not too long ago on Instagram - I had noticed a calendar of hers on the website of a store in Squamish, BC. When I asked about it, I was directed to her Instagram, and the rest is about as you might expect. But then I learned about Human Design. And Spirit Bears. And sustainable book publishing. Are you thinking "what's Human Design?" I was, too. I thought I had an idea what Spirit Bears were, but no. Crystal taught me so much that I had never even heard of - learn with me by listening here! Or watch on YouTube(you can see her adorable cat Winnie!)Crystal is author and illustrator of the children's book Bear Extraordinaire, and has illustrated 2 other books. Check out her stunning artwork here!You can follow Crystal on Instagram hereCrystal's Linktree with her sites to visit is herePlease follow Grounded In Maine podcast on Instagram here , or on Facebook hereYouTube channel link is here You can DM me there, post, or email me at email@example.com. Website for Amy's Garden Jam is www.amysgardenjam.comHow Do I Get There From Here by Jane Bolduc - listen to more at www.janebolduc.comPodcast cover by Becca Kofron- check out her awesome art on Instagram here or https://www.artbybeccakofron.com/ Grounded in Maine Podcast is hosted by Buzzsprout, the easiest podcast hosting platform. Learn more at www.buzzsprout.com Grounded in Maine Podcast is sponsored by ESG Review. Learn more about the good they're doing at https://esgreview.net/I LOVE Goodpods! Please leave a rating and/or review - we can chat about episodes and other stuff!
The After Hours Entrepreneur Social Media, Podcasting, and YouTube Show
Melanie Booher is cofounder of Influence Network Media, a company that provides publishing, promotional coaching, and media services to help business leaders become authors & influencers! Today, Melanie shares her experience writing seven books and starting a business to help others write books in just 120 days. The episode focuses on how technology has made it easier to write a book and get it out there quickly. Melanie encourages listeners to consider if writing a book is the right fit for them and provides tips for how to use AI and notes to help them write their book. Writing a book is a great way to establish yourself as an authority in your field. It shows that you have expertise in the subject and that you are willing to put in the effort to share your knowledge with others. Furthermore, your book promotes yourself and your business. By writing a book, you can become an authority and build a reputation as an expert in your field. Melanie shares the concept of collaborative books, which are authored by a group of authors with similar interests, and discusses how they might maximize the potential of a book by sharing workloads, utilizing networks, and pooling resources.Is writing a book right for you? In this episode, you'll find out!This episode is sponsored by Riverside FMUse code: Friendsofmark for $10 off TakeawaysHow to get sales from a bookHow to publish a book for $1500 in 90 daysSolo vs collective authorshipConnecthttps://inmauthor.com/ - free giveawayhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/melanie-booher/https://www.linkedin.com/company/influence-network-media/Start your Podcast: https://marksavantmedia.com/Mark Savant: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-savant-ba777145/Quote“Find your voice, share your voice. Amplify your voice” - Melaine Booher“Lean into all those uncomfortable things. Make good choices in who you partner with. Be comfortable with the uncomfortable. It's okay to feel that way when you feel the fluttery feeling. You are doing the right thing. Keep leaning in” - Melaine Booher
Author, Speaker and Chief Strategist of the emPower PR Group Stephanie Feger speaks about what makes up a brand and how an author's brand can be incorporated into their books and writing and vice versa. Learn about the importance of discoverability and consistency across all platforms and what to keep in mind as you expand your reach.Stephanie Feger, owner and chief strategist of the emPower PR Group, is passionate about emPowering nonfiction writers, authors and authorpreneurs with laser-focused marketing strategies and tactics to help them write books that sell, promote their books to those who need and want them most, and build a meaningful business from a message that is emPowering. As an author of three books herself—including her newly released book, Make Your Author emPact—Stephanie merges her love for writing books and her skillset in marketing them, to help nonfiction authors make their author emPact. She doesn't believe in movement without strategy, and always keeps strategy front and center. She has also seen how emPowered people emPower people. In fact, her business is built around it! Learn more at www.emPowerPRGroup.com and connect on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube @empowerprgroup.Discover more about Smith Publicity at www.smithpublicity.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & LinkedIn.
Happy Hour Podcast with Dee and Shannon
Episode 140: Writing A Book with Shannon Jamail Shannon shares her experiences (as well as her husband's experiences) on publishing books. Between the two of them they have 7 published books, and both of them have been on the best selling lists with national retailers. Join Shannon as she shares what to expect, myths and unrealistic expectations as well as HOW to do it. Learn more about the yoga teacher training at https://mindbodycomplete.com/online-yoga-teacher-training/ Topics Covered on this Happy Hour Podcast: 00:23 - Shannon's Book, Surrender 01:30 - Great Ways To Write A Book 04:58 - Myths On Writing A Book 06:23 - Unrealistic Expectations 08:30 - Leave Us A Review! 08:45 - Let's Hear Shannon's Process! 11:38 - Hire A Professional Editor and Designer! 13:16 - Cover Designs for Different Layouts! 15:00 - Learn About Yoga Teacher Training! 16:50 - What Is A Ghost Writer? 22:25 - Writing A Book Process is Ass-Whip! Subscribe: Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | Spotify Connect with Shannon Jamail: ● Visit Happy Hour Podcast ● Facebook Mind & Body Complete #author #bookpublishing #publishabook #writing #bookwriting #businessauthor #selfhelpwriter #fictionwriter Buzzsprout Tags author, book publishing, publish a book, writing, book writing, business author, #selfhelpwriter #fictionwriter
In this Open Book episode, Lydia Rasmussen from Smith Publicity's Arts and Entertainment team discusses how she optimizes her time and balances her workload as a publicist. Tune in for tips on timing, scheduling, and organization! You can follow Lydia on LinkedIn and Instagram @dot.blueberry. Discover more about Smith Publicity at www.smithpublicity.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & LinkedIn as well!
This chat features German art book publisher Spirodn Giannakis. Giannakis has been working in print media since 2006, but started his own book publishing business in 2017. Since then he's published nearly two dozen art books featuring prominent illustrators like Yesper Eising, Alex Konstad, and Abigail Larson. He is also the chief editor af CGMA's magazine ‘NEXUS' and a creative consultant for events like Playgrounds and Promised Land. Tune in to Ibele and Giannakis to hear: *How to make your work stand out *Ways to market your art more effectively *The ins and outs of art book publishing Social Links: *Check out Giannakis' latest work: https://linktr.ee/spiridude *Check out Giannakis' website: https://www.artbook-news.com
Amber Vilhauer is a leading digital strategist but she's so much more. The founder of NGNG (No Guts No Glory) has come up with a system more ingenious than any I've ever seen when it comes to helping authors corral their network to support their book launches. Longtime listeners know that I'm a pretty jaded person who's tough to impress so you know how much it means when I say that when Amber shared her system and copy and videos with me, I was as blown away as I've been by any strategy I've seen during my decades in publishing. In this episode, she breaks that strategy down by explaining how authors should approach the people they know, what to say when they do and how to make sure that getting support for a book launch is just as much about giving as it is receiving. WANT TO BUILD YOUR AUTHORITY? GO TO www.ogauthoritypod.com
Inside Independent Publishing (with IBPA)
2023 is upon us, so in this episode of “Inside Independent Publishing (with IBPA),” IBPA CEO Andrea Fleck-Nisbet looks back at the hot button issues that hit the publishing industry in 2022 and how they affected (and will continue to affect) indie publishers. Andrea also shares advice about what publishers can do to prepare for the major issues they'll be facing in the new year, including Amazon changes, inflation woes, and more. Plus, she explains how IBPA plans to help independent publishers and author publishers tackle the aforementioned issues successfully.PARTICIPANTSAndrea Fleck-Nisbet joined IBPA as its CEO in November 2022. She comes to IBPA with an extensive and diverse background in publishing. Most recently, she was the founding vice president and publisher at Harper Horizon, an imprint of HarperCollins. Prior to that, she was the director of content acquisition for Ingram Content Group, where she developed initiatives that supported independent publishers of all sizes, using print-on-demand services to produce and distribute content. Fleck-Nisbet spent her first 15 years in the publishing industry at independent publisher Workman Publishing, leading teams in special markets, sales, and digital marketing, including three years as executive director of digital strategy and operations.Independent Book Publishers Association is the largest trade association for independent publishers in the United States. As the IBPA Director of Membership & Member Services, Christopher Locke helps guide the 4,000+ members as they travel along their publishing journeys. As one of his major projects, he oversees the IBPA NetGalley program, which generates buzz and garners reviews for indie publishers' titles. He's also passionate about indie publishing, because he's an author publisher himself, having published two novels so far in his YA trilogy, The Enlightenment Adventures.LINKSTo learn more about the many benefits of becoming a member of Independent Book Publishers Association, visit here https://www.ibpa-online.org/page/membershipFollow IBPA on:Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/IBPAonlineTwitter – https://twitter.com/ibpaInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ibpalovesindies/
This week's episode focuses in on our favorite hard topic—inclusion in book publishing. But this conversation is not just a run-of-the-mill conversation about DEI, which we acknowledge can and has gotten a bit diluted in recent months. Instead it's a fresh and inspiring conversation about what inclusion really means in book publishing, and we interview an inspiring publisher, Rebekah “Bex” Borucki, who is doing the hard work of creating true change in publishing by creating a publishing company that is focused on inclusivity in all the parts of the business and the business model. Geek out on publishing with us this week, but also be prepared to learn and be inspired by what Row House publishing is doing, and the woman who's leading the charge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Movement Makers Podcast with Nikki Groom
Have you ever wanted to write a book? In this episode, Bryna Haynes joins me to talk about book publishing for world changers like you. Bryna is the Founder and CEO of WorldChangers Media. As a nationally known book strategist, speaker, ghostwriter, and editor with over 15 years of experience in the field of transformational nonfiction, Bryna has helped hundreds of thought leaders, teachers, and enlightened entrepreneurs to deliver their messages through bestselling, impact-driven books. Tune in to hear how great books can not only change lives, but also topple outdated paradigms and build movements—and why you shouldn't wait for the perfect time to start writing.
Jennie Nash is the book coach whisperer. Or at least that's what I've named her after talking to her. The founder and CEO of Author Accelerator, a company that trains, certifies and supports book coaches so they can help writers do their best work, Nash has helped clients land top agents, six-figure book deals and make both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. Also the author of 11 books in three different genres, Nash has certified over 130 coaches. If you've ever thought, "Hey, I might like to be a book coach," get this: the cost for certification is only $2400. If you're instead interested in hiring a coach, listen in on this episode to find out more. You can also find out more about both becoming a coach and hiring one here. WANT TO BUILD YOUR AUTHORITY? GO TO OGAUTHORITYPOD.COM
Independent Book Publishers Association's (IBPA) Director of Membership & Member Services, Christopher Locke, discusses the four different review categories that affect today's books with host Olivia McCoy. Tune in to learn more about endorsements, trade reviews, media reviews, and consumer reviews and how they can help your book!As the IBPA Director of Membership & Member Services, Christopher Locke assists the 4,100+ members as they travel along their publishing journeys. Major projects include managing the member benefits to curate the most advantageous services for indie publishers, as well as overseeing the IBPA NetGalley program, which generates buzz and garners reviews for indie publishers' titles. He's also passionate about indie publishing, because he's an author publisher himself, having published two novels so far in his YA trilogy, "The Enlightenment Adventures." You can follow Christopher on Facebook and Instagram @LockeAuthor. Learn more about IBPA by visiting ibpa-online.org and following them on Twitter @ibpa, Instagram @ibpalovesindies, and Facebook @ibpaonline.Discover more about Smith Publicity at www.smithpublicity.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & LinkedIn.
There are so many paths to take when you get into entrepreneurship. In this episode, host Steph Silver chats with Lou Earle on his journey from the military, starting a family business, and venturing into authorship. Lou is the co-owner of and CEO of Austin Fit Magazine, a US Navy veteran and author. He goes into detail about what it was like to work with his family, comparing his experience working with larger firms and how it helped. Lou also introduces the first installment of his spy trilogy, Apogee: A Mac Sisco Novel, sharing the inspiration for the book and the behind-the-scenes of what it's like to publish his first novel. Gather valuable insights from Lou's journey as a risk-taking entrepreneur by tuning in.
Noami Grevemberg is a leader in the world of vanlife, and the founder of Diversify Vanlife, a platform that highlights less-heard voices in vanlife, road travel, and nomadic communities. It's also a resource that helps break down barriers to accessing life on the road, a lifestyle that Noami and her husband Dustin embarked on in 2016.We chatted with Noami towards the end of 2022, when she was coming off a much-needed vacation after finishing her first book, Living the Vanlife: On the Road Toward Sustainability, Community, and Joy. It's part memoir, part how-to guide, in which Noami shares the nitty gritty of their travels with candor, grace, and humor.The start of the book tells the story of how Noami immigrated to the US from Trinidad at just 16, and how she built a life for herself all on her own - from entering college at 25, to climbing the corporate ladder as an environmental scientist. All that hustle took its toll, and by her early 30's Noami was ready for a change. While she wouldn't have envisioned vanlife for herself when she flew to America as a teenager, it's a life she was able to choose for herself. And it's one that she wants others to be able to pursue too.This conversation with Noami is the perfect way to start a new year as we talk about resparking creativity after coming off a big project, realigning yourself with your values, what it took for her to create this book, and what aspiring vanlifers will gain from reading it when it's available this summer.Enjoy listening? Rate & Review She ExploresFeatured in this episode: Noami GrevembergHosted & Produced by Gale StraubA production of Ravel MediaJoin the She Explores Podcast community on FacebookVisit She-Explores.com & Follow Us on InstagramResourcesFeatured in this episode: Noami GrevembergWebsite@irietoaurora on InstagramPlus Sized Outdoors YouTubePre-Order Living the VanlifePre-Order Women and WaterDiversify VanlifeWebsiteInstagramRate this podcastRavel MediaMusic is licensed via podcastmusic.com.
The IBPA revised its hybrid publisher criteria, and it is important for you to be acquainted with the updates. IBPA is a trade organization in the book publishing industry. It's a fantastic resource for independent authors, small publishers, hybrid publishers, and anybody looking to educate themselves and get informed about the book publishing industry. It's important to talk about these criteria because many people are still misrepresenting and not quite understanding what hybrid publishing is. They are confusing it and comparing it with vanity publishing. Join me as I review the hybrid criteria and explain why hybrid publishing is a true path to book publication, whereas vanity presses are not. Vanity publishing is a total scam and you should avoid them. Head to the show notes for the RAW transcript and key takeaways!
The Book Marketing Action Podcast
This first episode of Season 4 is about the book publishing industry. Becky is joined by Jane Friedman—author and expert on all things publishing—who discusses some of the best and most surprising moments from the publishing industry in 2022, the biggest trends, the challenges that authors have been facing, the influence of Amazon, and what's in store for the publishing industry in 2023. During the episode, Jane shares: About herself and her work in the world.Some of the highlights from the publishing industry in 2022.How nonfiction authors show up on BookTok.How TikTok and BookTok help authors who may be selling a lower volume of books expand awareness and reach for their work. Some of the surprises of the publishing industry in 2022 and if they had a positive or negative impact on authors.If audiences should expect a lower price point on AI-driven audiobooks.Some of the most significant challenges authors have faced in recent years.Her advice for authors choosing between self-publishing, hybrid publishing, and traditional publishing. What has been inspiring authors to engage more and market their work.Her take on a controversial book marketing approach.Advice about getting Amazon reviews. For our show notes, including action steps and resources, visit: weavinginfluence.com/podcast/episode-106-book-publishing-industry/Click here to download our new, free resource, Spend This First, AND explore our Ebooks about publishing: Publishing Choices and Publishing & Marketing Timelines.Please feel free to send a message to Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your thoughts!
I love Christina Ward. And I love the work she does. I am lucky enough to know some really brilliant and wonderful women. Christina? She is absolutely top shelf. As an author, she does outrageously cool writing on food and food history. Canning and food preservation? She's got you. The relationship between food, cults and class? Read her work. It will blow your mind. Christina also has another gig: she is one of the primary folks at a publishing company known as Feral House. Around since 1989, FH has certainly courted controversy, being one of the very first publishers to release texts on such taboo subjects as black metal, punk, death culture, conspiracies and cults. But FH does not center itself on shock; it works on examining outsider perspectives and the work that Christina and the team there do is vital to our thorough understanding of the world. I invite you to listen to my conversation with Christina Ward in which we discuss all these things and more. The books and writing that they platform place them solidly against misogyny, colonialism, capitalism and classism, making them an incredibly valuable publisher in this day and age.
In this Open Book episode, Smith Publicity's newly promoted president Marissa Eigenbrood joins to talk about her professional journey and what leadership means to her. Year after year, Smith Publicity continues to grow, innovate, and remain dedicated to their vision of making good things happen for authors.You can follow Marissa on LinkedIn and discover more about Smith Publicity at www.smithpublicity.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & LinkedIn as well!
Book Marketing Success Podcast
John Kremer joins Dr. Judith Briles for a lively kick-off New Year session for Book Marketing Strategies for 2023.Get ready for an hour with two masters of book marketing and what you should be doing for 2023: John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Book, and Judith Briles via the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast.Your takeaways include:Hot tips for 2023 to do starting now.3 things to do for your book marketing starting today.Why being a podcast guest is so crucial and how to take advantage of it when you are the featured guest.Learn an easy-peasy way to become a guest on a podcast.Discover why TV coverage has less pop.Note how libraries can be a sweet spot for your book.Why the local weeklies should still get your attention.Why newsjacking is an ideal publicity window.Discover the MeetCopper app, a promising new platform for authors and readers to connect!Are you ready to start? Join in ... you will learn a lot!Start your own Substack newsletter and podcast. Learn more here: https://substack.com/refer/johnkremerWebsite: https://www.bookmarketingbestsellers.com1001 Ways to Market Your Books: https://amzn.to/3ICjpAsSnipFeed: https://snipfeed.co/bookmarketing - Check out this service I offer via SnipFeed: Ask me a question and I'll answer back with a personalized video.Book me as a podcast guest or be a guest for my podcast. Connect here: https://www.matchmaker.fm/podcast-guest/john-kremer-bd46ecOr just buy me a cup of coffee if you like what I offer: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BookMarketing This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit bookmarketing.substack.com/subscribe
Frontmatter: The Leanpub Author Stories Podcast
Inside Independent Publishing (with IBPA)
Now that 2022 has come to a close, it's a great time for independent publishers and author publishers to look back on the past year to analyze what worked and didn't work for their businesses so that they can make informed decisions about how to set themselves up for a more successful year in 2023. Joining us on the podcast today is founding publisher of Publish Your Gift Tieshena Davis to share her expertise on how to maximize the potential of your business, including integrating a SWOT analysis and the “5-why analysis.”PARTICIPANTSTieshena Davis is founding publisher of Publish Your Gift®. Within the past decade, Tieshena's work and contribution to the publishing industry has led her to being awarded the 2017 Medical Moguls Academy “Faculty of the Year” award, honored as Prince George's County Maryland Top Forty Under 40, and recognized by Examiner.com in its "2015 Best of the Best in Publishing." Tieshena's advice has been featured in The Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, Rolling Out, Entrepreneur, Forbes.com and numerous other media outlets. She is a graduate of Yale University's Book Publishing Executive Program and an active Forbes Coaches Council member.Independent Book Publishers Association is the largest trade association for independent publishers in the United States. As the IBPA Director of Membership & Member Services, Christopher Locke helps guide the 4,000+ members as they travel along their publishing journeys. As one of his major projects, he oversees the IBPA NetGalley program, which generates buzz and garners reviews for indie publishers' titles. He's also passionate about indie publishing, because he's an author publisher himself, having published two novels so far in his YA trilogy, The Enlightenment Adventures.LINKSTo learn more about the many benefits of becoming a member of Independent Book Publishers Association, visit here https://www.ibpa-online.org/general/register_member_type.asp?Learn more about Publish Your Gift here: https://publishyourgift.com/And learn more about Tieshena's consulting opportunities here: https://asktiedavis.com/Follow IBPA on:Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/IBPAonlineTwitter – https://twitter.com/ibpaInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ibpalovesindies/
AskPat 2.0: A Weekly Coaching Call on Online Business, Blogging, Marketing, and Lifestyle Design
This episode contains a quick rundown of some important news from the book world, plus, a little gift for writers.Six-Month Book Publishing PlanAmazon to End Print Textbook Rentals, Overhaul Magazine and Newspaper SubscriptionsIngram to Shut Down Aerio - Publishers Lunch'Bookforum' to Cease Publication'USA Today' Pauses Bestseller List, Lays Off Presiding EditorFree Style Sheet TemplatesFree Writing Tips"Winter" and "Back to 95" by Humans Win
Jody J. Sperling and host Olivia McCoy dive into the mindset it takes to make it as a fiction author, the fears and setbacks that come with publishing, and how novelists and short story writers can start on their path to success today.Jody hosts The Reluctant Book Marketer, the only show dedicated to the marketing mindset needed to sell ten-thousand copies of your novel and beyond. His novel, The Nine Lives of Marva Delonghi, will be on bookshelves everywhere in the near future. Learn more at thereluctantbookmarketer.com and follow Jody on SubStack, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok @jodyjsperling.Discover more about Smith Publicity at www.smithpublicity.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & LinkedIn.
The Biblio File hosted by Nigel Beale
Michael Torosian has spent his life taking photographs, interviewing great photographers, and making fine press photography books. He's in the process of making another entitled Lumiere Press, Printer Savant and Other Stories to commemorate the establishment of the Lumiere Press Archive at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library in Toronto. It's full of life lessons and back-stories illuminating each of the twenty-two books he's published over the past four decades. We sat down in his workshop, behind his house in Toronto, to talk about the book. Topics covered in this first installment of a two part conversation include: photography, bookmaking, relentless exploration, 'general aesthetics,' cultivating aptitudes, the blossoming of the photography market, Edward Weston, Aaron Siskind, decoding visual language, composition, respect, paying homage, the Ninth Street Show, Gordon Parks, learning as the key to existence, making every word count, the Paris Review's Writers at Work series, capturing the voice of the artist, the book as the medium of photography, and more.
The Business of You with Rachel Gogos
Great stories begin in unexpected places. Trena White could not have foreseen the incredible journey she embarked on as she decided to build her brand. But now, a decade into being a Co-founder, Trena has many wonderful lessons about entrepreneurship to share. Trena White is a veteran book publisher and co-founder of innovative book publishing firm Page Two, which publishes non-fiction books by leading industry experts. Page Two offers a faster path to market, more creative control, and deep engagement in authors' launch strategies. Co-founders Trena and Jesse Finkelstein launched in 2013 to help thought leaders, subject matter experts, and organizations publish their contributions. Page Two has published several books selling over a million copies and its authors have been translated into dozens of languages around the world. Trena is a nominee for the RBC Women of Influence Trailblazer Award. Before launching Page Two, she was publisher of Douglas & McIntyre and Greystone Books, Canada's largest independent book publisher at the time; and an editor at McClelland & Stewart, now an imprint of Penguin Random House. Page Two sets itself apart from other publishing companies by building more collaborative relationships with its authors. While traditional publishing focuses on retail sales, Page Two takes an in-depth look at how the book and its publishing strategy serve the greater needs of the client's brand and eventual goals. The vision, methodology and niche of Page Two are all unique and fuel its success in the industry. Entrepreneurs look for opportunities Before they founded Page Two, Trena and Jesse were in senior roles together at a publishing company that was in the process of going bankrupt. Bigger companies considered buying it, but first - they wanted to see the numbers! Trena had to create models to show buyers what was possible. All of this financial modeling gave Trena and Jesse an idea. What if they took what they had learned and created something entirely new? Not to be swayed from their big vision, they decided to launch Page Two while they were suddenly out of work and Trena was home with a brand new baby. Trena and Jesse were coworkers who respected one another's perspective - but this leap of faith turned them into both Co-founders and great friends. They got to work collaborating, planning and building a publishing company different from all the rest. Action is better than perfection Is there something in your own business you're waiting to perfect before really getting started? Are you letting perfectionism hold you back? Trena recalls the grassroots nature of their launch in 2013, and it'll inspire you to ditch perfectionism for good. Page Two began finding clients using good old-fashioned networking and word of mouth. They even started serving those clients without official templates or systems! Trena and Jesse didn't have time to waste. They made plans and ran them past lawyers, branding experts and friends in publishing to make sure they held water. Page Two was a big dream that had to succeed, because the alternative was unthinkable. What does scaling your business look like? Every brand is unique, and each has different requirements as they scale and grow. For Page Two, Trena discusses a process of deepening - Adding depth to their customer service and working more closely with their authors, rather than experiencing rapid growth. Rather than a plan to work with more authors, Trena reminds us of the importance of doing business with intention. At Page Two, they are becoming more and more selective about the authors they work with, leading to better outcomes through successful collaboration. Long-term, they're appointing heads of each department so that they can step back and envision what's next. Page Two rose out of a need for better relationships between thought leaders and the people who publish them. But it's grown into a thriving brand that Trena and Jesse - and the authors who publish there - can truly be proud of. Enjoy this story of the power of collaboration, leaps of faith and bold action. Quotes “In the traditional publishing model, there were a lot of constraints that made book publishing tricky for the kinds of people who had built a lot of intellectual property and had built businesses. Our vision was to start a new kind of publishing company where the author really partnered with us to develop their book in a way that made sense for them and their broader business goals.” “We started to imagine, what would it look like if we took parts of this initial vision that we had created for someone else and ran with it our way? And created something new and different so that we could explore our idea of what publishing could look like for entrepreneurs and subject matter experts? That was the beginning of Page Two.” “The clock was ticking. We didn't have day jobs anymore! We had to make this work or…what? Neither of us wanted to leave book publishing. We both felt really inspired to create something new.” “When we work with an author, we start at the very beginning about where their book fits into their other products and services. In most cases it's meant to lift up the other services they're offering as part of their company. We want to be careful that the book represents the company's brand and it will support their other services meaningfully.” “When we work with an author, we don't license the rights to the book. This might sound technical but it's critical. When you work in traditional publishing, you sign an agreement that says the publisher owns the rights to the copyright. We don't do that. With Page Two, there are no constraints to what you do with the work. If an author publishes a book and you want to put three chapters in a workbook, you would be free to do that - and you wouldn't normally be able to.” “I was quite naive about what a business partnership would look like! Jesse and I had only worked together for a year. It could have gone so badly, but we have an amazing and really special partnership. Deep down, we have really similar values. When things get tricky and we're debating a question of how to handle something, we have compatibility at quite a deep level that has carried us through.” Links mentioned in this episode: Visit Page Two's company website at www.pagetwo.com Follow Page Two on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pagetwo Follow Page Two on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/pagetwo_books/ Connect with Trena White on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/trenawhite
Whitney Gossett is a woman after my own heart. A former literary agent who has sold numerous books to Big 5 publishers (including 26 New York Times bestsellers), she saw that traditional publishing was broken. Rather than lamenting that face, she turned around and created an audio company called Content Capital. In other words, if anyone has her finger on the pulse of how publishing is changing, it's her. That's why I paid attention when she told me her firm belief is that authors should launch podcasts—ideally before they even launch their books. Listen in to find out more about how to record episodes about your book in progress to encourage book pre-orders, why the podcast industry isn't as saturated as you may believe and so much more. If you're looking to launch a podcast—or revamp your existing one—I highly recommend checking out Content Capital's services. ARE YOU A NON-FICTION AUTHOR? IF SO, YOU NEED AN ELEVATOR PITCH. GET YOUR BOOK ELEVATOR PITCH TEMPLATE AT WWW.BOOKELEVATORPITCH.COM
I've often talked about our online book publishing program but I haven't actually done a podcast to speak on it specifically. If writing a manuscript and publishing a book is a goal or a New Years resolution for 2023, we can help you!Check out our website, blog, and online book publishing program at www.LetsGetYourBookPublished.com
In this Open Book episode, publicist Sophia Moriarty from Smith Publicity's Business team discusses how authors and their publicists can align their expectations to be on the same page during publicity campaigns.You can follow Sophia on LinkedIn and discover more about Smith Publicity at www.smithpublicity.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & LinkedIn as well!
Many of us have thought of writing a book but are unsure of the best way to publish it. This episode is a conversation with Mindy Kuhn. She is the President and Owner of Warren Publishing. In this episode, we discuss the following:- The publishing landscape- The importance of determining why you are writing a book- First steps of writing a book - Some of the secrets to successYou can find Mindy at: Warren Publishing - Warren Publishing, Inc. official home page
Inside Independent Publishing (with IBPA)
IBPA's CEO Angela Bole is moving on to a new opportunity after Nov. 30, 2022 as the CEO of Firebrand Technologies. So Angela joins “Inside Independent Publishing (with IBPA)” to discuss the highlights of her time at IBPA; comment on some of the biggest challenges facing independent publishers right now, including working with Amazon and trying to land traditional distribution; and share tips about how to successfully run a company. Also, host Christopher Locke extends a heartfelt thank you to Angela for her many contributions to IBPA and indie publishing.PARTICIPANTSAs chief executive officer of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) for the past nine years, Angela Bole worked to support the growing independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success. She holds a Master of Science degree in Book Publishing from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Gender Studies from Indiana University Bloomington. In 2018, she was awarded the Book Industry Study Group's Community Builder Award, given to an individual in recognition of significant work done to engage a representative set of book industry stakeholders. In 2019, she was named a Publishers Weekly notable person of the year.In February 2023, Angela will become CEO of Firebrand Group.Independent Book Publishers Association is the largest trade association for independent publishers in the United States. As the IBPA Director of Membership & Member Services, Christopher Locke helps guide the 4,000+ members as they travel along their publishing journeys. As one of his major projects, he oversees the IBPA NetGalley program, which generates buzz and garners reviews for indie publishers' titles. He's also passionate about indie publishing, because he's an author publisher himself, having published two novels so far in his YA trilogy, The Enlightenment Adventures.LINKSTo learn more about the many benefits of becoming a member of Independent Book Publishers Association, visit here https://www.ibpa-online.org/general/register_member_type.asp?You can learn more about Firebrand Group here: https://firebrandtech.com/Follow IBPA on:Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/IBPAonlineTwitter – https://twitter.com/ibpaInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ibpalovesindies/
This week we are talking about Missing Pages, which dives into the sometimes murky water of the publishing world. Before I heard of this podcast I hadn't given much thought to how my favorite books got into my hands, but my eyes have been opened to the crazy stuff that can happen in the publishing business. Bethanne describes the show as: An all-new investigative podcast hosted by world-renowned literary critic and publishing insider Bethanne Patrick. Across its eight-episode debut season, Missing Pages uncovers the power struggles, mistaken identities, and unfathomably bad behavior within the secretive world of book publishing. Each episode brings in authors, experts, publishing insiders, and a circus of New York City media elites to tell the real story; unfit for print. Use my free guide to find a podcast you will love! Find the rest of the links from the show on The Friendly Podcast Guide website.
Many people think that going from corporate to entrepreneurship will solve all the problems... but what happens when it doesn't? What happens when your patterns follow you into your business? Meghan Stevenson shares her journey going from the publishing industry into entrepreneurship and how she identified herself recreating similar patterns of behavior in her business, as well as the solutions she found to redesign her business on her terms.
The Author's Leverage's Parchelle Tashi joins us to discuss what goes into turning your book into a course and other ways to further your content, monetize your ideas, and connect with your audience. Parchelle Tashi is an award winning creative entrepreneur, popular podcast host, and creator of The Author's Leverage. A former high school math teacher turned tech-preneur, she and her team specialize in creating high-end, memorable, impactful online courses for authors and creators who want to establish automated and residual revenue streams. A teacher at heart, Parchelle's personal mission is to create noteworthy learning experiences that inspire action and change. Learn more at www.theauthorsleverage.com and follow on Instagram, LinkedIn, and TikTok.Discover more about Smith Publicity at www.smithpublicity.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & LinkedIn.
Lead with Love: Creativity, Business & Life with Jadah Sellner
Have you ever thought about writing a book? During my sold-out book release party with my dear friend and client Grace Kraaijvanger, founder of The Hivery, she asked the room, “How many people want to write a book?” 75% of the people in the room raised their hands. If you want insight into how the publishing process works, you're in for a treat because today I talk to my literary agent, David Fugate, who shares advice about what it takes to publish a book. David Fugate is the President & Founder of LaunchBooks Literary Agency at launchbooks.com. He has represented a wide range of bestselling fiction and nonfiction projects that have generated in excess of $50 Million for their authors, including Andy Weir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian, which was turned into the Golden Globe winning film starring Matt Damon and directed by Ridley Scott, Artemis, and Project Hail Mary, currently in development to become a film starring Ryan Gosling. He also represents authors Chris Guillebeau, author of the New York Times bestselling The $100 Startup, Side Hustle, and The Happiness of Pursuit; Vanessa Van Edwards, author of the Wall Street Journal bestsellers Captivate and Cues; Megan Devine, author of the 300,000+ copy selling It's Ok That You're Not Ok; Jadah Sellner (that's me!), author of She Builds with Harper Business, and many others. What you'll hear (and don't want to miss!): :: What David sees as being the most challenging parts of the book publishing process for authors launching a book :: The key characteristics an author needs to manage the book writing journey successfully :: How the clientele he represents has evolved over the years, and why he says that he doesn't necessarily follow trends :: His best advice for someone thinking about publishing a book :: Tips and strategies for the launch phase of getting a book out into the world You can find the full show notes from this episode over at jadahsellner.com/194 My new book She Builds: The Anti-Hustle Guide to Grow Your Business and Nourish Your Life is available now! Grab your copy here: shebuilds.com
Brian Sachetta is the author and owner of “Get Out of Your Head,” a brand and book series that seeks to help folks overcome anxiety and depression. As a software developer, he combines his experiences in the tech world with previous mental health battles to draw parallels between computer systems and the human mind in order to give readers practical strategies for evading their own psychological demons. His two books—Get Out of Your Head: A Toolkit for Living with and Overcoming Anxiety and Get Out of Your Head Vol. 2: Navigating the Abyss of Depression—are designed to help those struggling with anxiety and depression. In this episode, we had every intention of discussing Amazon glitches and working the back end of the site when publishing trouble arises but we got so into our discussion about trademark troubles, beta readers and how important it is not to trash other writers that I simply didn't allow him to discuss our planned topic. Juicy stuff here! I think you'll love it. For more about Brian and his books, go to Get Out of Your Head. ARE YOU A NON-FICTION AUTHOR? IF SO, YOU NEED AN ELEVATOR PITCH. GET YOUR BOOK ELEVATOR PITCH TEMPLATE AT WWW.BOOKELEVATORPITCH.COM
Since launching this show in September 2015, the podcasting landscape has grown and changed tremendously. What was once a niche sandbox of independent producers pursuing passion projects has blossomed into an abundant field where it seems as though every major media property, celebrity, side hustler, and business owner decided to throw their hat (mic?) into the audio arena. Since I'm not nearly ambitious or prolific enough to share three hundred lessons learned in honor of today's major milestone, or even thirty, I thought I'd boil it down to my top three creative lessons learned in seven years of creating content in a constantly changing space. Before going any further, thank you from the bottom of my heart—this show wouldn't be nearly what it is without you here listening and sharing with friends. Thank you for listening these last seven years, and I'm looking forward to seeing what the years ahead bring us!
Gary relates the early days of American Vision and how much it took to get a book published. Christians should take advantage of modern technology to teach and proclaim the Gospel. Just as early Christians benefitted from the roads created by the Roman Empire, so we benefit from electronic and networking advances today. This excerpt is from the Burros of Berea podcast. Listen to the full interview here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-77-testimonies-gary-demar-for-god-and-country/id1588605731?i=1000584078209
Mary's Cup of Tea Podcast: the Self-Love Podcast for Women
Mary talks to Lindsay and Brenna from Blue Star press about book writing, paving your own path, and building a company. They talk about how their career didn't follow a straight path, but rather, were carved out through curiosity, preparation, and a bit of luck. You will learn about... how to stay open-minded as you seek career opportunities what to do if you don't know what you want to do how Mary's publisher, Blue Star Press, started their company We hope you enjoy this unique conversation with 2 people who helped bring both of Mary's books to life! Get your copy of Mary's new self-love book: 100 Days of Self-Love, a guided journal to help you calm self-criticism and learn to love who you are. Pre-order it today and get the audiobook for free by visiting maryscupoftea.com/journal. Mentioned In This Episode... “You Don't Actually Know What Your Future Self Wants” TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/dtfaccGmCCs
A book is a great investment for your business, but authors make an emotional and financial commitment when they make the publishing leap. The Rogue Publishing Directors discuss what authors need to think about as they consider adding a book to your business assets. Director Shelby Jo Long talks about how a book adds credibility to your business. Director Susie Schaeffer explores the time and financial investment in the process of publishing. Director Jenifer Jas explores the emotional investment of the editing process and Director Scott Sery talks about the investment in the writing process,Connect:Strategic Advisor Board: www.linkedin.com/company/strategic-advisor-boardRogue Publishing Partners: www.roguepublishingpartners.comShelby Jo Long: www.linkedin.com/in/shelby-jo-longJenifer Jas: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferjas/Susie Schaefer: https://www.linkedin.com/in/%F0%9F%8D%8D-susie-schaefer-489753b/Scott Sery: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seryously/
A federal judge has blocked Penguin Random House from buying up rival Simon & Schuster, which counts as a win in the Biden administration’s battle against industry consolidation. Also, Tower Records might not be a huge thing in the U.S. these days, but it's emerged as a culture beacon in Japan.
A federal judge has blocked Penguin Random House from buying up rival Simon & Schuster, which counts as a win in the Biden administration’s battle against industry consolidation. Also, Tower Records might not be a huge thing in the U.S. these days, but it's emerged as a culture beacon in Japan.
Bret Weinstein | DarkHorse Podcast
In this 147th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.This week, we discuss Colombia—what was it like in the 1990s, versus now? Building on our experiences in Latin America for the last few decades, and Bret's trip to Colombia last week, we discuss approaches to Covid, to food, and to life. Also: hummingbirds. We also discuss the American Federation of Teachers, and PEN America—an organization that supports literature creation and production—and how their political biases are badly affecting their ability to report on mis- and dis- information. In related news: Elon Musk has taken custody of Twitter, and some people are freaking out. Finally: how are Donald Trump and Elon Musk not the same?Our store: https://www.darkhorsestore.orgOur book: A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century: https://www.amazon.com/Hunter-Gatherers-Guide-21st-Century-Challenges/dp/0593086880/). Signed copies available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.orgHeather's newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.comOur Patreons: https://www.patreon.com/heatherheying, https://www.patreon.com/bretweinsteinOur sponsors:Seed: Start a new healthy habit today with Seed probiotics. Visit https://seed.com/darkhorse, and use code darkhorse, to get 20% off your first month of Seed's DS-01™ Daily Synbiotic.Sole: Beautiful shoes and carefully designed footbeds for healthy feet. Go to https://yoursole.com/darkhorse , and first-time customers get 50% off, plus they have a 90-day money back guarantee.Ned: is a CBD company that uses USDA certified organic full spectrum hemp oil, and creates specialty blends to help with stress and sleep. Visit www.helloned.com/darkhorse to get 15% off.Mentioned in this episode:PSA to the Mama Bears: Defend Your Children: https://open.substack.com/pub/naturalselections/p/psamamabearsFrom PEN America: Reading Between the Lines: Race, Equity, and Book Publishing. https://pen.org/report/race-equity-and-book-publishing/L.A. Times op-ed: Op-Ed: How Elon Musk's plans for Twitter could threaten free speech: https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2022-10-27/elon-musks-twitter-free-speech-disinformationAFT Washington: We're pulling together to end the pandemic: https://www.aftwa.org/news/were-pulling-together-end-pandemicCaitlin Johnstone: The Official narrative on Ukraine: https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2022/10/29/the-official-narrative-on-ukraine/Steve Kirsch: Dr. Peter McCullough is being progressively stripped of his medical credentials: https://open.substack.com/pub/stevekirsch/p/dr-peter-mccullough-is-being-progressivelySupport the show
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On this edition of The Mighty, MeidasTouch co-founder Ben Meiselas interviews world-renowned basketball player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, who first caught the nation's attention in 1988 as a Louisiana State University freshman sensation. Abdul-Rauf was drafted 3rd overall by the Denver Nuggets and quickly became one of the NBA's top scorers. Despite topping the leaderboards, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf's NBA career came to a sudden halt after he decided he would no longer stand for the national anthem to protest systemic oppression and racism. Abdul-Rauf soon found himself shunned by the league and effectively forced out of the NBA. Abdul-Rauf tells his compelling story in his new autobiography, In the Blink of an Eye, published by Kaepernick Publishing, which is available to order right now. Buy In the Blink of an Eye: An Autobiography by Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf here: https://www.kaepernickpublishing.com/in-the-blink-of-an-eye Shop Meidas Merch at: https://store.meidastouch.com Join us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/meidastouch Remember to subscribe to ALL the Meidas Media Podcasts: MeidasTouch: https://pod.link/1510240831 Legal AF: https://pod.link/1580828595 The PoliticsGirl Podcast: https://pod.link/1595408601 The Influence Continuum: https://pod.link/1603773245 Kremlin File: https://pod.link/1575837599 Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen: https://pod.link/1530639447 The Weekend Show: https://pod.link/1612691018 The Tony Michaels Podcast: https://pod.link/1561049560 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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