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Fated Mates
S05.20: Shifter Romance Interstitial: Manimals!

Fated Mates

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 69:50


You've been asking for a shifter interstitial, and we like to give you what you want. Today, we're talking manimals! We go back to the beginning and touch on all the shifter/Lycae business that we dealt with in Season 1, and then we talk about all the ways werewolves have evolved into were-other things and then into DNA-splicing experiments. The recs get wild, the plots get weird, and there's a lot happening! S05.20: Shifter Romance Interstitial: Manimals!Fated MatesDownloadOur next episode will drop Saturday in honor of the greatest of holidays, Derek Craven Day! To celebrate, we recommend rereading Lisa Kleypas's Dreaming of You and then enjoying a full hour of our banter about our proudest achievement. In observance of DCD23, we will not be releasing a Wednesday episode next week, but we will be with you all the week after!Our first read along of 2023 (in February) is Tracy MacNish's Stealing Midnight—we've heard the calls from our gothic romance readers and we're delivering with this truly bananas story, in which the hero is dug out of a grave and delivered, barely alive, to the heroine. Get ready. You can find Stealing Midnight (for $1.99!) at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, or Apple Books.Show NotesToday's show is apparently brought to you by 1983. The song She's a Maniac was on the Flashback soundtrack, and Manimal was a television show. We talked so much about shifters in Season One, you just have to go back. I'm sorry. Derek Craven Day is coming this Saturday. Please celebrate responsibly.

Novelist Spotlight
Episode 106: Novelist Spotlight #106: Celebrated Canadian horror novelist Ainslie Hogarth

Novelist Spotlight

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 40:28


In the spotlight is Ainslie Hogarth, the author of three novels, including “Motherthing," her latest, which has been named by Cosmopolitan as the best horror novel of all time, and the best book of the year by the New York Times, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and KOBO. The New York Times Book Review called it “a quirky, gruesome, utterly original feminist horror experience.” Publishers Weekly wrote that Motherthing is a “masterfully crafted horror novel that's by turns humorous and deeply unsettling … this dark domestic drama packs a punch.” Learn more about Ainslie Hogarth at: https://www.ainsliehogarth.com Novelist Spotlight is produced and hosted by Mike Consol, author of “Family Recipes: A Novel About Italian Culture, Catholic Guilt and the Culinary Crime of the Century,” “Hardwood: A Novel About College Basketball and Other Games Young Men Play,” and two yet-to-be-published manuscripts, “Lolita Firestone: A Supernatural Novel,” and the short story collection “Love American Style.” Write to him at novelistspotlight@gmail.com. We hope you will subscribe and share the link with any family, friends or colleagues who might benefit from this program.

Unabashed Book Snobbery
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Unabashed Book Snobbery

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023


Julia, Kylie, and Caroline reunite with Musa for an awkward family dinner where they toast the 8th episode of House of the Dragon, "The Lord of the Tides". Musa agrees Targs are boring with the exception of one particular edgelord.Please visit TheFandomentals.com for full show notes.Episode Breakdown:0:00 - Introduction & recap22:10 - Julia wants to spoil Fire and Blood20:00 - Mullets and age-bending24:00 - Marie de' Medici and wall porn34:21 - The Alicent that was promised40:00 - Questionable online discourse57:47 - Musa hates boring Targs1:04:45 - Rhaenys needs to monologue her motivations1:13:00 - Stupid prophecy dagger is stupid1:20:15 - Helaena is thinkin' about bugs1:35:00 - Family dinner of fun1:46:10 - Julia reads from her Kobo1:53:53 - Dramatic irony happens!2:03:03 - Highlights/lowlights

Fated Mates
S05.19: Homecoming Romance with Kate Clayborn

Fated Mates

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 85:59


Seven-timer Kate Clayborn returns to the Fated Mates studio (lol, jk there is no studio) to talk about about going home again in romance and to celebrate the launch of her new book, Georgie All Along, which you can get this week wherever books are sold! We talk about all the ins and outs of homecoming romances, what sends characters back to the beginning, what readers expect from these books, why they hit so hard and in so many ways, and how this trope intersects with small town romance. All that, and Sarah's brought an X,Y chart to class. Next week, we have an interstitial, and then it's Derek Craven Day 2023! Our first read along of 2023 (in February) is Tracy MacNish's Stealing Midnight—we've heard the calls from our gothic romance readers and we're delivering with this truly bananas story, in which the hero is dug out of a grave and delivered, barely alive, to the heroine. Get ready. You can find Stealing Midnight (for $1.99!) at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, or Apple Books.Show NotesWelcome Kate Clayborn. Her newest release, Georgie, All Along came out yesterday. She's been on Fated Mates so many times because we love to talk to her about romance. You can listen to them all here, but considering the time of year, might we recommend the 2021 Derek Craven Day episode?In case you forgot what your English teacher told you about theme.Here's Sarah's chart, as promised. Also, you can learn about all about the X and Y axis. And the Z axis. And coefficients. So mathy this week!

AskAlli: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast
Inspirational Indie Author Interview #122. Millicent Eidson: Retired Epidemiologist Writes Mystery Series to Make Public Health Understandable in the Age of COVID

AskAlli: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 13:03


My guest this episode is Millicent Eidson, a retired public health veterinarian and epidemiologist who worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with state health departments. Now she's the author of the Maya Maguire microbial mystery series, which seeks to make public health and climate change understandable and even entertaining to a general audience, something that is necessary in the age of pandemics. ALLi's Inspirational Indie Author Podcast stream is sponsored by Kobo Writing Life, a global, independent ebook and audiobook publishing platform that empowers authors with a quick and easy publishing process and unique promotional opportunities. To reach a wide readership, create your account today! Thank you, Kobo, for your support of this podcast. Find more author advice, tips, and tools at our Self-publishing Author Advice Center, with a huge archive of 2,000+ blog posts, and a handy search box to find key info on the topic you need. We invite you to join our organization and become a self-publishing ally, if you haven't already. You can do that at allianceindependentauthors.org. About the Host Howard Lovy has been a journalist for more than 35 years, and now amplifies the voices of independent author-publishers and works with authors as a developmental editor. Howard is also a freelance writer specializing in Jewish issues whose work appears regularly in Publishers Weekly, the Jewish Daily Forward, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, and Longreads. Find Howard at howardlovy.com, LinkedIn and Twitter.  

Burnt Toast by Virginia Sole-Smith
Your 2023 Anti-Diet Resolutions

Burnt Toast by Virginia Sole-Smith

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 15:32


Today is a Very Special Episode because we're hearing from all of you! If you're a paid Burnt Toast subscriber, then you know about Friday Threads. Today's episode is like a Friday Thread for your ears. Our prompt is anti-diet New Year's resolutions and I can't wait for you to hear what everyone had to say. If you want more conversations like this one, please rate and review us in your podcast player! And become a paid Burnt Toast subscriber. It's just $5 per month or $50 for the year. Producing a weekly podcast requires a significant investment of time and resources from several talented people. Paid subscriptions make all of our work possible and enable us to offer an honorarium to expert guests, which is key to centering marginalized voices in this space.And don't forget to preorder Virginia's new book! Fat Talk: Parenting In the Age of Diet Culture comes out April 25, 2023 from Henry Holt. Preorder your signed copy now from Split Rock Books (they ship anywhere in the USA). You can also order it from your independent bookstore, or from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Target, Kobo or anywhere you like to buy books.Disclaimer: Virginia is a journalist and human with a lot of informed opinions. Virginia is not a nutritionist, therapist, doctor, or any kind of health care provider. The conversation you're about to hear and all of the advice and opinions she gives are just for entertainment, information, and education purposes only. None of this is a substitute for individual medical or mental health advice.BUTTER & OTHER LINKSBody Liberation Hiking ClubFlabElizabeth Gilbert's Big Magica historic 1911 Aladdin kit built houseVirginia in GoodreadsThe perfect roast chicken does not existWhere does your diet culture show up?CREDITSThe Burnt Toast Podcast is produced and hosted by Virginia Sole-Smith. Follow Virginia on Instagram or Twitter.Burnt Toast transcripts and essays are edited and formatted by Corinne Fay, who runs @SellTradePlus, an Instagram account where you can buy and sell plus size clothing.The Burnt Toast logo is by Deanna Lowe.Our theme music is by Jeff Bailey and Chris Maxwell.Tommy Harron is our audio engineer.Thanks for listening and for supporting independent anti-diet journalism. This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit virginiasolesmith.substack.com/subscribe

Fated Mates
S05.18: Harlequin Category Romance Interstitial: The Romance Industrial Complex

Fated Mates

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 75:47


We don't talk enough about category romances, and that is a big mistake. This week, we're changing that — discussing the power of the category romance, the skill it takes to write one well, and the love we have for the authors who are committed to this perfect morsel of the format. There are nuns and vikings, Italian billionaires, lady assassins and more! Next week, we have a special guest, but our first read along of 2023 is Tracy MacNish's Stealing Midnight—we've heard the calls from our gothic romance readers and we're delivering with this truly bananas story, in which the hero is dug out of a grave and delivered, barely alive, to the heroine. Get ready. You can find Stealing Midnight (for $1.99!) at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, or Apple Books.Show NotesHarlequin has an entire explainer about the ins and outs of category romance.The first romance Jen ever read was called Pink Satin, from a long-since defunct category line called Second Chance at Love.You can support the workers in the Harper Collins Union by donating to the strike fund, or sign the letter in support of the Union. I couldn't find the romance title generator, but I did find this sporcle quiz for the most common words in Harlequin titles—it's only up to 2012, and someone needs to update this. The word billionaire is barely on it! The Princess Routine by Tonya Wood (1985) was a favorite of both Jen and Caitlyn Crews. And right now, Jen is freaking out a little that she can't find her copy of it!

AskAlli: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast
Cover Plagiarism, Registering Copyrights for ARCs, Character Backstories, and More Questions Answered by Michael La Ronn and Sacha Black in our Member Q&A Podcast

AskAlli: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 55:28


Cover plagiarism is one of the topics covered in this month's AskALLi Member Q&A with Michael La Ronn and Sacha Black. Other questions include: In the United States, should I register my copyright to send ARCs to readers? Does ALLi offer access to scriptwriters? My contract with my literary agent is scheduled to close in forty-five days. Can I self-publish my book on pre-order? What's the best way to handle character backstories that don't end up in my book? And more! Our Members Q&A Podcast is brought to you by specialist sponsor Kobo Writing Life, a global, independent ebook and audiobook publishing platform that empowers authors with a quick and easy publishing process and unique promotional opportunities. To reach a wide audience, create your account today! We'd like to thank Kobo for their support of this podcast.  Find more author advice, tips and tools at our Self-Publishing Author Advice Center, with a huge archive of nearly 2,000 blog posts, and a handy search box to find key info on the topic you need. And, if you haven't already, we invite you to join our organization and become a self-publishing ally. You can do that at allianceindependentauthors.org. Now, go write and publish! About the Hosts Michael La Ronn is ALLi's Outreach Manager. He is the author of over 80 science fiction & fantasy books and self-help books for writers. He writes from the great plains of Iowa and has managed to write while raising a family, working a full-time job, and even attending law school classes in the evenings (now graduated!). You can find his fiction at www.michaellaronn.com and his videos and books for writers at www.authorlevelup.com. Sacha Black is a bestselling and competition winning author, rebel podcaster, speaker and casual rule breaker. She writes fiction under a secret pen name and other books about the art of writing. When Sacha isn't writing, she runs ALLi's blog. She lives in England, with her wife and genius, giant of a son. You can find her on her website, her podcast, and on Instagram.

Burnt Toast by Virginia Sole-Smith
"We are Not Living in a World Where Too Many People are Trying Too Many Things to Defend Fat People."

Burnt Toast by Virginia Sole-Smith

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 60:08


Today Virginia is chatting with the brilliant Aubrey Gordon! Aubrey is the co-host of Maintenance Phase, and the author of two books: What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat and (out this week! go buy it!!) "You Just Need to Lose Weight" and 19 Other Myths About Fat People. If you want more conversations like this one, please rate and review us in your podcast player! And become a paid Burnt Toast subscriber. It's just $5 per month or $50 for the year. Producing a weekly podcast requires a significant investment of time and resources from several talented people. Paid subscriptions make all of our work possible and enable us to offer an honorarium to expert guests, which is key to centering marginalized voices in this space.And don't forget to preorder Virginia's new book! Fat Talk: Parenting In the Age of Diet Culture comes out April 25, 2023 from Henry Holt. Preorder your signed copy now from Split Rock Books (they ship anywhere in the USA). You can also order it from your independent bookstore, or from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Target, Kobo or anywhere you like to buy books.Disclaimer: Virginia is a journalist and human with a lot of informed opinions. Virginia is not a nutritionist, therapist, doctor, or any kind of health care provider. The conversation you're about to hear and all of the advice and opinions she gives are just for entertainment, information, and education purposes only. None of this is a substitute for individual medical or mental health advice.BUTTER & OTHER LINKSJoin Aubrey and Virginia for another conversation to celebrate Aubrey's new book next Thursday, January 19 at 7pm CT. Register here. Follow Aubrey on Instagram and TwitterAubrey's previous Burnt Toast episodeVirginia's conversation with Jeff HungerWhat if I just don't want to be fat?Nicole Byer's stand up, podcasting work and Nailed ItTaskmasterCREDITSThe Burnt Toast Podcast is produced and hosted by Virginia Sole-Smith. Follow Virginia on Instagram or Twitter.Burnt Toast transcripts and essays are edited and formatted by Corinne Fay, who runs @SellTradePlus, an Instagram account where you can buy and sell plus size clothing.The Burnt Toast logo is by Deanna Lowe.Our theme music is by Jeff Bailey and Chris Maxwell.Tommy Harron is our audio engineer.Thanks for listening and for supporting independent anti-diet journalism. This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit virginiasolesmith.substack.com/subscribe

No Filter with Kobo
23. Formula of the Month: Fresh Glow Blush Stick

No Filter with Kobo

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 9:55


Blush sticks have been all the rage since the summer of 2022, and for good reason. Countless beauty brands have launched their take on the multifunctional cheek enhancer in convenient stick form. In this episode, we will review and discuss Kobo's blush stick formulation which imparts a sheer rosy glow with a non-sticky, non-oily texture while still providing a creamy consistency. We will share the key ingredients in creating this type of formula utilizing our treated pigments, film former, effect pigment, and microspheres. Links: KOBOGUARD NATURUAL 2063: https://koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-KoboguardNatural2063.pdf Microspheres: https://koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-Microspheres.pdf Amino Acid & Polyhydroxystearic Acid Treatment (ASGP): https://koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-ASGPTreatment.pdf KTZ Pearls: https://www.koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-KTZ-Pearls.pdf Pearl Selector: https://www.koboproductsinc.com/apps/PearlSelector.aspx ABOUT US: Since 1987 Kobo has provided innovative, technology-based raw materials to the cosmetic industry. The product range includes Surface Treated Pigments, Microspheres, Suncare and Color Dispersions, Silicone Fluids, Specialties, Natural Ingredients, Effect Pigments, Boron Nitride , and Delivery Systems. Kobo has five locations, USA (Corporate Headquarters), France, Japan, Brazil , and the UK and is represented globally by independent agents. Learn more at: www.koboproductsinc.com

Fated Mates
05.17: Trailblazer Catherine Coulter

Fated Mates

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 79:25 Very Popular


We're thrilled to share our next Trailblazer episode this week—we had a great time talking with Catherine Coulter about her place in romance history as one of the earliest authors of the Signet Regency line—and the author who many believe revolutionized the Regency…by making them sexy. She tells a million great stories here, and we talk about writing historical romance, about sex in romance, about the way she thinks about plot vs. story, about the way she's evolved as a writer, and about revisiting her old books. All that, and Catherine has a lot to say about heroes. Thank you to Catherine Coulter for making the time for us.Next week, we're back with more interstitials, but our first read along of 2023 is Tracy MacNish's Stealing Midnight—we've heard the calls from our gothic romance readers and we're delivering with this truly bananas story, in which the hero is dug out of a grave and delivered, barely alive, to the heroine. Get ready. You can find Stealing Midnight (for $1.99!) at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, or Apple Books.Show NotesPeople Mentioned: publisher Peter Heggie, editor Robert Gottlieb, publisher Bob Diforio, publisher Phyllis Graham, editor May Chen, editor David Highfill, and marketing consultant Nicole Robson at Trident Media. Authors Mentioned: Georgette Heyer, Janet Dailey, LaVyrle Spencer, Linda Howard, Iris Johansen, Kay Hooper, Debbie Gordon and Joan Wolf

Kobo Writing Life Podcast
#308 – New Year, New Indie Publishing Trends with the KWL Team

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 28:51


Happy New Year, writers! In this episode, the Kobo Writing Life team gets together to discuss our indie publishing predictions, forecasts, hopes and dreams for 2023! Hear from Tara (director of KWL), Laura (author engagement manager), Rachel (promotions specialist), and Terrence (content coordinator for KWL) as they discuss everything from AI-narrated audiobooks and the Kobo Plus expansion to the influence of TikTok and trends in cover design! Whether you agree with our predications or think we are wildly off-base, we hope you enjoy listening to what we thought of the trends we saw in 2022 and what we expect (and hope) to see in 2023.  And be sure follow Kobo Writing Life on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram for indie publishing tips, advice, and inspiration.

Creepycore and Folklore
Spooky Interview with Jenna Moreci

Creepycore and Folklore

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 31:54


This episode we dive into Jenna's creepy experiences where we discuss what messages she's received from the other side.Jenna Moreci's Information:YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/subscribetojenna Pre-Order SHUT UP AND WRITE THE BOOK:https://books2read.com/suawtbSubmit your proof of preorder to preorder@jennamoreci.com to receive a FREE digital workbook as a thank you for your support. Check out The Savior's Series: https://bit.ly/saviorsseriesCheck out The Savior's Champion:AMAZON: https://amzn.to/2V14HjtAUDIBLE: https://adbl.co/2VtvXlHB&N: http://bit.ly/2tz3did Kobo: http://bit.ly/2FwHYz1 Google Play: http://bit.ly/TSCgoogleplay  Apple Books: https://apple.co/2tw9qLMiTunes: https://apple.co/2PrNFUF The Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2HiCKHK IndieBound: https://bit.ly/2Mt4UG7Other stores: https://books2read.com/tsc/ . . .Check out The Savior's Sister:AMAZON: https://amzn.to/2Ymr2aMAUDIBLE: http://bit.ly/TSSaudioUSB&N: http://bit.ly/barnesandnobleTSSApple Books: http://bit.ly/ThesaviorssisterKobo: http://bit.ly/kobotssGoogle Play: http://bit.ly/TSSgoogle Book depository: http://bit.ly/bookdepositorytssIndieBound: http://bit.ly/indieboundtss Other stores: https://books2read.com/tss/ . . .Take Jenna's Classes:HOW TO SELF-PUBLISH A BOOK FROM START TO FINISH: https://skl.sh/3bDrjwI DIGITAL MARKETING FOR WRITERS: PLANNING A SUCCESSFUL BOOK RELEASE:  https://skl.sh/2QhniB1  DIGITAL MARKETING FOR WRITERS: GROW YOUR AUDIENCE AND AUTHOR PLATFORM: http://skl.sh/2zcPZpj Jenna's newsletter: https://bit.ly/jennamorecinews  Jenna's merch store: https://teespring.com/stores/jennamoreci Support her on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jennamoreci Join Team Cyborg: https://bit.ly/3bLkarMCreepycore and Folklore is a show about creatures, encounters, old tales, and myths. I want to join other spooky souls and hear about these unusual stories. If you're looking for more uncanny content, follow on Instagram and Tiktok @creepycoreandfolklore or Twitter @andfolkloreIf you have your own tales to tell, you can email creepycoreandfolklore@gmail.comArtwork: @lokdunkMusic: Frosty Forest by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

AskAlli: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast
Inspirational Indie Author Interview #121. Stacey Aaronson: Indie Author Publishing Partner Writes About Unique Relationship With Young Mom

AskAlli: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 19:11


My guest this episode is Stacey Aaronson. She is a ghostwriter, editor, cover designer, layout artist, and publishing partner for indie authors, but perhaps what gave her the most personal satisfaction was writing a book about her mother, who was a teenager when Stacy was born. Together, they formed a unique spiritual bond.  ALLi's Inspirational Indie Author Podcast stream is sponsored by Kobo Writing Life, a global, independent ebook and audiobook publishing platform that empowers authors with a quick and easy publishing process and unique promotional opportunities. To reach a wide readership, create your account today! Thank you, Kobo, for your support of this podcast. Find more author advice, tips and tools at our Self-publishing Author Advice Center, with a huge archive of 2,000+ blog posts, and a handy search box to find key info on the topic you need. We invite you to join our organization and become a self-publishing ally, if you haven't already. You can do that at allianceindependentauthors.org. About the Host Howard Lovy has been a journalist for more than 35 years, and now amplifies the voices of independent author-publishers and works with authors as a developmental editor. Howard is also a freelance writer specializing in Jewish issues whose work appears regularly in Publishers Weekly, the Jewish Daily Forward, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, and Longreads. Find Howard at howardlovy.com, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Hacker Public Radio
HPR3761: HPR Community News for December 2022

Hacker Public Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023


table td.shrink { white-space:nowrap } New hosts There were no new hosts this month. Last Month's Shows Id Day Date Title Host 3739 Thu 2022-12-01 Multipactors for the masses. one_of_spoons 3740 Fri 2022-12-02 Batch File Variables; Nested Batch Files Ahuka 3741 Mon 2022-12-05 HPR Community News for November 2022 HPR Volunteers 3742 Tue 2022-12-06 Battery Ken Fallon 3743 Wed 2022-12-07 HPR News Some Guy On The Internet 3744 Thu 2022-12-08 Advent of code Day 1 - 4 Daniel Persson 3745 Fri 2022-12-09 Pinecil walkthrough Archer72 3746 Mon 2022-12-12 Cpuinfo Klaatu 3747 Tue 2022-12-13 Twitter and Dinner with the Humans Zen_Floater2 3748 Wed 2022-12-14 The Squirrels gift to HPR Zen_Floater2 3749 Thu 2022-12-15 Making your own parts Deltaray 3750 Fri 2022-12-16 Southern Arizona Ahuka 3751 Mon 2022-12-19 Using Noisetorch Deltaray 3752 Tue 2022-12-20 It only took me 2 years to record using some 'new' hardware Jezra 3753 Wed 2022-12-21 Some thoughts on "Numeronyms" Dave Morriss 3754 Thu 2022-12-22 GOD probably will use a Chromebook Zen_Floater2 3755 Fri 2022-12-23 Synergy over ssh Ken Fallon 3756 Mon 2022-12-26 Verify yourself on Mastodon with PGP and Keyoxide Klaatu 3757 Tue 2022-12-27 Career changes. Some Guy On The Internet 3758 Wed 2022-12-28 First sysadmin job - war story norrist 3759 Thu 2022-12-29 Chatting with dnt. Some Guy On The Internet 3760 Fri 2022-12-30 Bookwyrm Ahuka Comments this month These are comments which have been made during the past month, either to shows released during the month or to past shows. There are 14 comments in total. Past shows There is 1 comment on 1 previous show: hpr3737 (2022-11-29) "Review of KOBO Libra H20 e-reader" by Rho`n. Comment 1: Aaron Cocker on 2022-12-05: "Kobo e-readers" This month's shows There are 13 comments on 8 of this month's shows: hpr3740 (2022-12-02) "Batch File Variables; Nested Batch Files" by Ahuka. Comment 1: Hipernike on 2022-09-01: "Forkbomb"Comment 2: Kevin O'Brien on 2022-09-01: "You are most welcome" hpr3741 (2022-12-05) "HPR Community News for November 2022" by HPR Volunteers. Comment 1: Zen_floater2 on 2022-12-05: "Freedom VS Free" hpr3744 (2022-12-08) "Advent of code Day 1 - 4" by Daniel Persson. Comment 1: Trey on 2022-12-08: "Fun with Advent of Code (AoC)" hpr3746 (2022-12-12) "Cpuinfo" by Klaatu. Comment 1: zloster on 2022-12-12: "A tool with very detailed information about the cache configuration of the CPUs" hpr3750 (2022-12-16) "Southern Arizona" by Ahuka. Comment 1: Windigo on 2022-12-17: "Ajo"Comment 2: brian-in-ohio on 2022-12-17: "history" hpr3754 (2022-12-22) "GOD probably will use a Chromebook" by Zen_Floater2. Comment 1: Bill Dietrich on 2022-12-24: "Twitter" hpr3756 (2022-12-26) "Verify yourself on Mastodon with PGP and Keyoxide" by Klaatu. Comment 1: Ken Fallon on 2022-12-27: "I have done this"Comment 2: norrist on 2022-12-27: "Me too" hpr3757 (2022-12-27) "Career changes." by Some Guy On The Internet. Comment 1: Trey on 2022-12-27: "Thanks for sharing."Comment 2: janedoc on 2022-12-27: "Thanks for an informative show"Comment 3: binrc on 2022-12-28: "binrc@protonmail.com" Mailing List discussions Policy decisions surrounding HPR are taken by the community as a whole. This discussion takes place on the Mail List which is open to all HPR listeners and contributors. The discussions are open and available on the HPR server under Mailman. The threaded discussions this month can be found here: https://hackerpublicradio.org/pipermail/hpr_hackerpublicradio.org/2022-December/thread.html Events Calendar With the kind permission of LWN.net we are linking to The LWN.net Community Calendar. Quoting the site: This is the LWN.net community event calendar, where we track events of interest to people using and developing Linux and free software. Clicking on individual events will take you to the appropriate web page. Any other business Older HPR shows on archive.org, phase 2 Now that all shows from number 1 to the latest have been uploaded to the Internet Archive there are other tasks to perform. We are reprocessing and re-uploading shows in the range 871 to 2429 as explained in the Community News show notes released in May 2022. We are keeping a running total here to show progress: Month Month count Running total Remainder 2022-04 130 130 1429 2022-05 140 270 1289 2022-06 150 420 1139 2022-07 155 575 984 2022-08 155 730 829 2022-09 150 880 679 2022-10 155 1035 524 2022-11 230 1265 294 2022-12 294 1559 0 Table updated: 2022-12-29 20:54:45 Thanks to all 51 HPR contributors in 2022! Ahuka, Andrew Conway, Archer72, b-yeezi, Beeza, beni, binrc, BlacKernel, Brian in Ohio, Carl, CCHits.net Team, Celeste, Claudio Miranda, Daniel Persson, Dave Morriss, Deltaray, dnt, folky, Hipernike, Honkeymagoo, HPR Volunteers, Jeroen Baten, Jezra, JWP, Ken Fallon, Kinghezy, Klaatu, knightwise, Lee, Lurking Prion, m0dese7en, Mechatroniac, monochromec, MrX, norrist, one_of_spoons, operat0r, Paul J, pokey, Rho`n, Sarah, Some Guy On The Internet, Stache_AF, takov751, timttmy, Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212, Trey, TrumpetJohn, tuturto, Windigo, Zen_Floater2.

Kobo in Conversation
More of the best books we read in 2022

Kobo in Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2023 40:19


Because you can never hear about too many great books, here's another batch of the best books Kobo staff read in 2022. There's memoir, investigative journalism, fun facts, romance, and more (also moors)! The best books we read in 2022

Stark Reflections on Writing and Publishing
EP 284 - Collaborations in AI with Elizabeth Ann West

Stark Reflections on Writing and Publishing

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 70:40


Mark talks with Elizabeth Ann West about her writing and using AI tools such as Sudowrite for intriguing new types of collaborations. Prior to the interview, Mark shares a comments from recent episodes, a personal update, and a word about this episode's sponsor. You can learn more about how you can get your audiobooks distributed to retailers and library systems around the world at starkreflections.ca/Findaway. During their conversation Mark and Elizabeth talk about: Elizabeth's start in indie publishing back in the "early days" of self-publishing The Jane Austin Fan Fiction that Elizabeth writes for a living The panic in the writing community with the dropping of chatGPT (GPT = Generative Pre-trained Transformer) What Public Domain content is and a look at the grey area of AI generated content and copyright Changes to Public Domain and copyright law related to Disney and Mickey Mouse How Public Domain is really important to culture Some of the areas where AI has already been integrated into the tools we use as writers and just in general AI as a robotic co-writer that you can lean on as an author Sudowrite and how it's based on a UNIX command called "Super Do" and not "pseudo" making you the super user How as the human in this equation, you are the "creative director" still responsible for all of the final writing, the research, the voice, etc How prompts work within Sudowrite and the way authors can be very specific with them The importance of authors being unique and creative when creating their prompts How the AI works within the context of the most recent segment of the document an author is working within The idea that's in development of performing something like a "fine tune" A bit of the tech about how "tokens" work within the technology Playing within "Open AI Playground" How much time a tool like Sudowrite can help writers with outlining and summarizing a chapter Simulating readers reacting to a piece of writing The process of interviewing an AI character The cost structure for using Sudowrite How Elizabeth has written and released three books since Nov 2021 with the assistance of AI The re-write function in Sudowrite that performs a "show, don't tell" on a sentence Feeling like a writer with super-powers by having access to these types of tools How Elizabeth teachers her online classes for learning how to collaborate with AI The $99 fee that gives people access to all of Elizabeth's "Learning AI" classes and recorded live sessions past, present, and future Elizabeth's thoughts for writers who are nervous, anxious, or worried about the disruption that AI will bring to writing And more... After the interview, Mark reflects on a few things Elizabeth said. He then shares his own recent experiment with creating a book description using chatGBT. Links of Interest:   Elizabeth Ann West's Website Elizabeth's Courses & Coaching Intro to Collaborate With AI Tools - Outlining, Prose, & Editing (Affiliate Link) 1:1 AI Consultation with Elizabeth Ann West (Affiliate Link) AI COMMUNITY #WANTK (Affiliate Link) Elizabeth's Short Walk-Thru with Mark of Sudowrite YouTube Interview/Walk-Thru about AI / Sudowrite with Joe Solari Elizabeth's 20BooksVegas Presentation - "Selling Mr. Darcy" EP 265 - Elizabeth Ann West and Randall Wood from Scribecount EP283 - Doing LSB with Amy S. Peele Sanderson Takes on Audible Apple Digital Narration Be a guest on the Stark Reflections Podcast Superstars Writing Seminars (Save $100 with code: STARKSSWS2023 Findaway Voices Buy Mark a Coffee Patreon for Stark Reflections Best Book Ever Podcast Lovers Moon Podcast The Relaxed Author Buy eBook Direct Buy Audiobook Direct Publishing Pitfalls for Authors An Author's Guide to Working with Libraries & Bookstores Wide for the Win Mark's Canadian Werewolf Books This Time Around (Short Story) A Canadian Werewolf in New York Stowe Away (Novella) Fear and Longing in Los Angeles Fright Nights, Big City Lover's Moon Hex and the City The Canadian Mounted: A Trivia Guide to Planes, Trains and Automobiles   A Jane-of-all-trades, mistress to none! Elizabeth Ann West is the author of 12 novels and 11 novellas, 22 of which are story variations of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice. Her books have won reader conference awards and hit the Historical Bestseller lists on Amazon, Kobo, and the iBooks stores multiple times. A lover of all things geeky, Elizabeth codes websites, dabbles in graphic design, and is always looking for new technology to learn and master. She teaches authors at conferences like 20Booksto50KVegas, RWA Nationals, on topics of technology and business in the digital publishing world.   The introductory, end, and bumper music for this podcast (“Laser Groove”) was composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com and is Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 

Kobo in Conversation
The best books we read in 2022

Kobo in Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2022 68:36


We asked the staff of Kobo about the best eBooks and audiobooks they read in 2022, and we heard about memoirs, literary masterpieces, page-turning non-fiction, family sagas, mind-opening nature writing, sci-fi love stories across time, and so much more.  The best books we read in 2022

Unabashed Book Snobbery
HotD 1x05 Patriarchy Brains Break

Unabashed Book Snobbery

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022


Julia, Kylie, and Caroline celebrate the royal wedding by squeeing through their entire discussion of episode 5 of House of the Dragon, "We Light the Way."  Please visit TheFandomentals.com for full show notes.  Episode Breakdown: 0:00 - Intro & episode recap7:00 - UBS corrections8:45 - Lady Rhea17:50 - Alicent's fun day25:00 - A proposal is proposed at Driftmark38:00 - Julia's Criston Cole headcanons51:15 - Royal wedding time1:13:00 - Julia pulls out her Kobo again1:24:30 - The short, short version1:32:10 - Highlights & lowlights

The Best in Mystery, Romance and Historicals
Faith Hogan – Irish Best Sellers

The Best in Mystery, Romance and Historicals

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 37:19


Faith Hogan is an award-winning and best-selling Irish author of nine contemporary novels, the latest of which is The Gin Sisters Promise. Her books are for grownups, feel good woman's fiction which is unashamedly uplifting, and inspiring, but doesn't dodge the hard questions, Hi there. I'm your host, Jenny Wheeler and today on Binge Reading Faith talks not only about The Gin Sisters Promise, her latest heartfelt family story, but also because her new Christmas book, On The First Day Of Christmas. Booksweeps Draw, Sales and Free Book Offers We've got our usual book giveaways this week, a special book offer of 40 Sweet and Mild romances in our latest Booksweeps Draw, many of them Christmas or holiday themed. Plus, you get with it a free reader, total value, $450. (Includes my Three Holiday Novellas Book Bundle) ENTER BOOKSWEEPS DRAW - 40 BOOKS + e-READER Three Holiday Novellas - Kobo Romance Pick Three Holiday Novellas free on Kobo until December 25... Do you love sweet romance and twisty family secrets? Looking For An Enjoyable Holiday Escape? From Elanora's New York Christmas, to Josefa's dilemma on a California ranch and Leilani's Hawaiian adventure; three heart-warming novellas for escapist holiday reading. Three previously published novellas in one delicious bundle. FREE ROMANCE ON KOBO Susannah's Secret - Launch Special And we've got a special launch offer on my latest book. Susanna's Secret, which was published just last week. Check it out now. Susannah's Secret is on launch special - Normal Price $5.99 On sale until Christmas Day at $2.99 buy direct from website. LAUNCH SPECIAL - SUSANNAH'S SECRET And if you enjoy the show, please leave us a comment online, so others can find us too, but that's it for the housekeeping he has faith. Links mentioned in this episode Geraldine Hogan: https://www.geraldine-hogan.com/ Bookouture Publishing:https://bookouture.com/ Trish Ashley: https://www.trishaworld.com/ Penelope Ftizgerald: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penelope_Fitzgerald The Reader On the 6:27: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25267912-the-reader-on-the-6-27 Jean-Paul Didierlaurent:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Paul_Didierlaurent Joanna Cannon: https://www.joannacannon.co.uk/ A Tidy Ending: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59366243-a-tidy-ending Robert Galbraith. The Ink Black Heart: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Heart-Cormoran-Strike-Novel-ebook/dp/B09QKTCYVB Maeve Binchy: maevebinchy.com Deirdre Purcell: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deirdre_Purcell Where to find Faith Hogan online Website: Faithhogan.com Twitter: @gerhogan Facebook: @Faithhoganauthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/faithhoganauthor/ Introducing inspirational women's fiction author Faith Hogan Jenny Wheeler: Hello there. Faith and welcome to the show. It's great to have you with us. Faith Hogan best selling Irish author of women's fiction Faith Hogan: Oh, Jenny, it's lovely to be here. Thank you for having me. Jenny Wheeler: You've been described as writing women's fiction, which is unashamedly uplifting and feel good, and you are an award-winning, best-selling Irish author of nine contemporary fiction books. The ones that we are focusing are the last most recent ones you've done, particularly, there's a Christmas one that you're going to talk about, but also The Gin Sisters Promise, which was published earlier this year. You've said you particularly enjoyed writing this book. Now why was that? Faith Hogan: It's like all of my books. They're all based around where I live, so very much with the women's fiction, it's about sitting in the chair and losing yourself in the characters. Characters tend to bring me into a story.  I also have written crime and it's a very different process. I hate to say, but it's a joy to write them. And I think that comes across in the books,

California Haunts Radio
Haunted Bookstores, hospitals and Libraries with Mark Leslie

California Haunts Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 67:39


Mark Leslie Lefebvre has been writing since he was thirteen years old and discovered his mother's Underwood typewriter collecting dust in a closet. He started submitting his work for publication at the age of fifteen and had his first story published in 1992, the same year he graduated from university. Under the name Mark Leslie, he has published more than a dozen full length books. He pens a series of non-fiction paranormal explorations for Dundurn, Canada's largest independent publisher. He also writes fiction (typically thrillers and horror) and edits fiction anthologies, most recently as a regular editor for the WMG Publishing Fiction River anthology series. The very same year, Mark saw his first short story in print he started working in the book industry as a part-time bookseller, and was bitten by the book-selling bug. He has worked in virtually every type of bookstore (independent, chain, large-format, online, academic and digital). He has thrived on innovation, particularly related to digital publishing, and enjoys interacting with the various people who make the book industry so dynamic.Between 2011 and 2017, Mark worked at the Director of Self-Publishing and Author Relations for Kobo where he was the driving force behind the creation of Kobo Writing Life, a free and easy to use author/small-publisher friendly platform designed to publish directly to Kobo's global catalog in 190 countries. By the end of 2016, Kobo Writing Life established itself as the #1 single source of weekly global unit sales for Kobo and, in primarily English language territories, responsible for 1 in every 4 eBooks sold. Mark has spoken professionally in the United States and Canada, in the UK and across Europe, specializing in advances in digital publishing and the vast and incredible opportunities that exist for writers and publishers.Website markleslie.caBooksTomes of Terror: Haunted Bookstores and Libraries Haunted Hospitals Spooky Sudbury: True Tales of the Eerie & Unexplained Haunted Hamilton I, Death

Kobo Writing Life Podcast
#307 – How to Boost Your Backlist Sales

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 52:25


In this episode, we're showcasing a live event that we held earlier this year on the KWL Facebook page and on our YouTube channel. Kobo Writing Life director Tara and author relations manager Joni got together to talk about everything you need to know to boost your backlist sales. For more advice on boosting your backlist, check out these previous posts and podcast episode: Looking to give your backlist books a refresh? Follow this guide KWL Podcast #171 - Making Your Backlist Work for You with Zoe York Making the most out of offering free content to your readers And be sure to follow Kobo Writing Life on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram for more!

The 90th Percentile: An Unconventional Leadership Podcast
Audiobook Chapter 8: Trust and Speed

The 90th Percentile: An Unconventional Leadership Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 20:48


Details The audiobook version of The Trifecta of Trust: The Proven Formula for Building and Restoring Trust is on sale at AUTHORS DIRECT. The audiobook can also be purchased on AUDIBLE, NOOK, GOOGLE PLAY, KOBO, CHIRP, AUDIOBOOKS.COM, and SCRIBD. If you devote a third of your life to your job, then it is worth focusing … Continued The post Audiobook Chapter 8: Trust and Speed appeared first on ZENGER FOLKMAN.

En la mesa con la Nutriologa Experta
84. Minigreenpod planifica tus comidas

En la mesa con la Nutriologa Experta

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 9:42


¡Bienvenida a un nuevo episodio de minigreenpod! La planificación de tus comidas es indispensable para que comas delicioso y saludable. Esta idea me inspiró no sólo a grabar un episodio, si no también a crear un planificador digital completamente gratis para mi comunidad de escuchas y lectores. Descarga tu planificador gratis aquí: https://nutriologaexperta.com/come-plantas/ Gracias por ser parte de mi comunidad de escuchas. Adquiere "Alguien en casa quiere comida vegetariana. Guía básica para mamá y papá" en Amazon, Kobo, Apple books o en mi tienda online: https://nutriologaexperta.com/tienda/

AskAlli: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast
Ad Coaches, Anonymous Ratings, Barcodes, and More Questions Answered by Orna Ross and Sacha Black in our Member Q&A Podcast

AskAlli: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 38:44


Ad coaches, anonymous ratings, and barcodes are a few of the topics covered in this month's AskALLi Member Q&A with Orna Ross and Sacha Black. Questions include: What do I do if Amazon terminates my account? Should I pay a coach to help me with Amazon Ads? How do I determine if a contest is worth it? Do I need a barcode? And more! Our Members Q&A Podcast is brought to you by specialist sponsor Kobo Writing Life, a global, independent ebook and audiobook publishing platform that empowers authors with a quick and easy publishing process and unique promotional opportunities. To reach a wide audience, create your account today! We'd like to thank Kobo for their support of this podcast.  Find more author advice, tips and tools at our Self-Publishing Author Advice Center, with a huge archive of nearly 2,000 blog posts, and a handy search box to find key info on the topic you need. And, if you haven't already, we invite you to join our organization and become a self-publishing ally. You can do that at allianceindependentauthors.org. Now, go write and publish! About the Hosts Michael La Ronn is ALLi's Outreach Manager. He is the author of over 80 science fiction & fantasy books and self-help books for writers. He writes from the great plains of Iowa and has managed to write while raising a family, working a full-time job, and even attending law school classes in the evenings (now graduated!). You can find his fiction at www.michaellaronn.com and his videos and books for writers at www.authorlevelup.com. Sacha Black is a bestselling and competition winning author, rebel podcaster, speaker and casual rule breaker. She writes fiction under a secret pen name and other books about the art of writing. When Sacha isn't writing, she runs ALLi's blog. She lives in England, with her wife and genius, giant of a son. You can find her on her website, her podcast, and on Instagram.

Burnt Toast by Virginia Sole-Smith
"I Love a Beautiful Home, But it Doesn't Rank Higher than Being Able to Function in My Space."

Burnt Toast by Virginia Sole-Smith

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 42:17 Very Popular


Today Virginia is chatting about the intersection of diet culture and care tasks with the great KC Davis! KC is a licensed professional therapist, author of How to Keep House While Drowning, and the person behind the mental health platform Struggle Care.If you want more conversations like this one, please rate and review us in your podcast player! And become a paid Burnt Toast subscriber. It's just $5 per month or $50 for the year. Producing a weekly podcast requires a significant investment of time and resources from several talented people. Paid subscriptions make all of our work possible and enable us to offer an honorarium to expert guests, which is key to centering marginalized voices in this space.And don't forget to preorder Virginia's new book! Fat Talk: Parenting In the Age of Diet Culture comes out April 25, 2023 from Henry Holt. Preorder your signed copy now from Split Rock Books (they ship anywhere in the USA). You can also order it from your independent bookstore, or from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Target, Kobo or anywhere you like to buy books.Disclaimer: Virginia is a journalist and human with a lot of informed opinions. Virginia is not a nutritionist, therapist, doctor, or any kind of health care provider. The conversation you're about to hear and all of the advice and opinions she gives are just for entertainment, information, and education purposes only. None of this is a substitute for individual medical or mental health advice.BUTTER & OTHER LINKSPlease sign this petition in support of clemency for Nikki Addimando. You can read more of Nikki's story here (CW for sexual assault and abuse), follow the #FreeNikki campaign on Instagram, and share the petition with friends here.  Want to come on Virginia's Office Hours? Please use this form. Fill out this form to help us plan for the Fat Talk book tour and launch. Thank you!Virginia's essay on organization as a hobby. KC's post on laundry as a hobbyOn seasonal exerciseCREDITSThe Burnt Toast Podcast is produced and hosted by Virginia Sole-Smith. Follow Virginia on Instagram or Twitter.Burnt Toast transcripts and essays are edited and formatted by Corinne Fay, who runs @SellTradePlus, an Instagram account where you can buy and sell plus size clothing.The Burnt Toast logo is by Deanna Lowe.Our theme music is by Jeff Bailey and Chris Maxwell.Tommy Harron is our audio engineer.Thanks for listening and for supporting independent anti-diet journalism. This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit virginiasolesmith.substack.com/subscribe

Unabashed Book Snobbery
HotD 1x04 Thematic Parmesan Crisps

Unabashed Book Snobbery

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022


 Julia, Kylie, and Caroline welcome back Gretchen to chat about sex and sex rats, aka episode 4 of House of the Dragon, "King of the Narrow Sea".  Please visit TheFandomentals.com for full show notes. Episode Breakdown:0:00 - Introduction & episode recap7:17 -Some kind of chronological analysis20:00 - Garden party 33:45 - Matt Smith talks in Valyrian42:47 - Rhaenyra on the town 52:05 - Sex juxtaposition1:05:00 - The Criston Cole scene1:19:50 - Julia takes out her Kobo 1:43:10 - Highlights/lowlights

Sake Revolution
The Kobo Chronicles: Sanuki Olive Yeast

Sake Revolution

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 30:56 Transcription Available


Episode 130.  Join us this week as John and Timothy go down the rabbit hole in search of what could be described as the most unique sake yeast out there!  This takes us over 100 years back in time to the establishment of the first olive trees in Japan planted in the rural Sanuki region of Kagawa Prefecture which we learned went on to become the nation's epicenter for olive oil production.  To boost slumping sake sales, the Kagawa Sake Brewer's association decided in 2016 to leverage their region's famous fruit to create a new style of sake. And thus, Sanuki Olive Yeast was born.  Finding the right strain of yeast took years of research, but finally, an alcohol tolerant yeast propagated from olive leaves and fruit was established.  Would you roll the dice and try a sake made from olive yeast? And does it actually taste like olives??  We promise you'll be surprised! We sure were! #SakeRevolutionSupport the show

Fated Mates
S05.13: Here Comes Santa Claus

Fated Mates

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 59:07


It's the Holiday Season™️ and for some reason 2022 Holiday Season has brought romance a sleigh full of Santa romance, which may or may not be a thing you're into…but either way, here we are! Santa is doing all sorts of naughty business in these romances, and this one is definitely not for the kids. So headphones in, MFers! While you might not get it in time for the holidays, there's still time for you to buy the Fated Mates Best of 2022 book collection from Old Town Books in Alexandria Virginia, and get the eight traditionally published books on the list along with a Fated Mates sticker! The holidays are hard, but this box is great. And you deserve it. FYI, you can also throw in other books (or a signed Sarah MacLean book!) if you'd like! Let us know what you end up doing with these fabulous books, and don't forget to tag us on Instagram or Twitter when you unbox (#FMBestof22)! Our next read along will be KJ Charles's Band Sinister. We did not fight over which KJ Charles book to read because Sarah is all that is good and gracious in the world and she let Jen win. It is Scorpio season, after all. Get Band Sinister at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Kobo or from your local indie. Thank you, as always, for listening. If you are up for leaving a rating or review for the podcast on your favorite podcasting app, we would be very grateful.

AskAlli: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast
Inspirational Indie Author Interview #120. Landis Wade: Trial Lawyer Rests His Case, Assigns Himself New Brief as Indie Author and Podcaster

AskAlli: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2022 16:58


My guest this episode is Landis Wade, who was a trial lawyer until he reached his fifties, and then decided he wanted to leave a different kind of legacy than just the cases he's won. So he set out on a different journey as an indie author. Along the way, he launched a podcast to learn from other authors just how to run an indie publishing business. ALLi's Inspirational Indie Author Podcast stream is sponsored by Kobo Writing Life, a global, independent ebook and audiobook publishing platform that empowers authors with a quick and easy publishing process and unique promotional opportunities. To reach a wide readership, create your account today! Thank you, Kobo, for your support of this podcast. Find more author advice, tips and tools at our Self-publishing Author Advice Center, with a huge archive of 2,000+ blog posts, and a handy search box to find key info on the topic you need. We invite you to join our organization and become a self-publishing ally, if you haven't already. You can do that at allianceindependentauthors.org. About the Host Howard Lovy has been a journalist for more than 35 years, and now amplifies the voices of independent author-publishers and works with authors as a developmental editor. Howard is also a freelance writer specializing in Jewish issues whose work appears regularly in Publishers Weekly, the Jewish Daily Forward, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, and Longreads. Find Howard at howardlovy.com, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Burnt Toast by Virginia Sole-Smith
Winter Coats, Holiday Parties, and Good Comebacks

Burnt Toast by Virginia Sole-Smith

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 40:26


Today Corinne is back! She got bangs, you guys! And it is time for a very special holiday themed Ask Us Anything. As always, we record these once a month. (Except last month when Thanksgiving threw us off. But here's October if you missed it!) So if you have questions, you can email them over by hitting reply to any newsletter or drop them here. If you want more conversations like this one, please rate and review us in your podcast player! And become a paid Burnt Toast subscriber. It's just $5 per month or $50 for the year. Producing a weekly podcast requires a significant investment of time and resources from several talented people. Paid subscriptions make all of our work possible and enable us to offer an honorarium to expert guests, which is key to centering marginalized voices in this space.And don't forget to preorder Virginia's new book! Fat Talk: Parenting In the Age of Diet Culture comes out April 25, 2023 from Henry Holt. Preorder your signed copy now from Split Rock Books (they ship anywhere in the USA). You can also order it from your independent bookstore, or from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Target, Kobo or anywhere you like to buy books.Disclaimer: Virginia is a journalist and human with a lot of informed opinions. Virginia is not a nutritionist, therapist, doctor, or any kind of health care provider. The conversation you're about to hear and all of the advice and opinions she gives are just for entertainment, information, and education purposes only. None of this is a substitute for individual medical or mental health advice.BUTTER & OTHER LINKSPlease sign this petition in support of clemency for Nikki Addimando. You can read more of Nikki's story here (CW for sexual assault and abuse), follow the #FreeNikki campaign on Instagram, and share the petition with friends here.  Want to come on Virginia's Office Hours? Please use this form. Fill out this form to help us plan for the Fat Talk book tour and launch. Thank you!(always) Eileen Fisher lantern pantsVirginia got a coatJ.Crew quilted cocoon pufferCorinne's fleece from Alder ApparelVirginia's LL Bean fleece leggings (mixed reviews)bamboo fleece leggingsNaadam cashmere pantsCorinne's shortsdecline to be weighedbarenecessities.comJeans Sciencea bra that fitsHow do you respond to diet talk from loved ones?Why it's not sugar addictionWhen is it restriction and when is it good parenting?Corinne's childhood butter yogurt spread (she says ban it!)reclaiming diet foodsHelen Hoang's romance novelsFlight by Lynn Steger StrongThis Time Tomorrow by Emma StraubRosaline Palmer Takes the CakeCREDITSThe Burnt Toast Podcast is produced and hosted by Virginia Sole-Smith. Follow Virginia on Instagram or Twitter.Burnt Toast transcripts and essays are edited and formatted by Corinne Fay, who runs @SellTradePlus, an Instagram account where you can buy and sell plus size clothing.The Burnt Toast logo is by Deanna Lowe.Our theme music is by Jeff Bailey and Chris Maxwell.Tommy Harron is our audio engineer.Thanks for listening and for supporting independent anti-diet journalism. This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit virginiasolesmith.substack.com/subscribe

Arts Calling Podcast
Ep. 73 Rhonda Parker | Word slinger, fanfiction, and creative collaboration

Arts Calling Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022


Hi there, Today I am so happy to be arts calling Rhonda Parker! About our Guest: Rhonda Parker is a storyteller who slings a variety of words and ideas from her desk in Appalachia. Evernote and Google Docs are her constant companions and eternal scribes. Overthinking is both her superpower and her curse. Rhonda writes speculative fiction in various formats, on her Story Blog, Twitter, and in published books. She posts writing and gaming videos to her YouTube channel, as well as full cast audio productions including narrations, audio roleplays, audio dramas, and audiobooks. When she's not crafting a story, or putting together a project, Rhonda can be found gaming, reading, or trying to make her friends laugh. All of my books, the audio series, my social media, etc. are listed on my Linktree page: https://www.linktr.ee/WordsByParker And be sure to check out her work on YouTube! Endgame: A Zombie Novelette Audiobook (free on YouTube) - https://youtu.be/4IMvoJWXQgs Links for Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo – https://www.wordsbyparker.com/books Renegade's Shadow (Audio Roleplay) Playlist on YouTube - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6RAz579zz8pRo9V0qh9MigvLF64Xf2az Thanks for joining me on the show, Rhonda! All the best! -- Arts Calling is produced by Jaime Alejandro (cruzfolio.com). If you like the show: please consider reviewing the podcast and sharing it with those who love the arts, or are starting their creative journey! Your support truly makes a difference, so check out the new website artscalling.com for the latest episodes! Go make a dent: much love, j

No Filter with Kobo
22. Formula of the Month: Talc-Free Long Wear Eyeshadow

No Filter with Kobo

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 13:54


Talc-free products have become a recent and more favorable choice due to the concerns about talc's side effects. However, talc is difficult to replace in many formulas like pressed-powders. In this episode, we will present our clean, talc-free eye shadow with a metallic shimmer finish. This long-wear formula contains a new talc alternative, providing an intense color payoff. We will discuss the key ingredients in creating this type of formula utilizing treated pigments, minerals, talc-free fillers, and treated effect pigments. Links: Minerals: https://www.koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-Minerals.pdf Boron Nitride: https://www.koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-CaressBoronNitride.pdf Amino Acid Treated Pigment: https://www.koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-ASGTreatment.pdf KTZ Pearls: https://www.koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-KTZ-Pearls.pdf Pearl Selector: https://www.koboproductsinc.com/apps/PearlSelector.aspx Advantages of Treated Pearls: https://www.koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-TreatedPearlsPowders.pdf ABOUT US: Since 1987 Kobo has provided innovative, technology-based raw materials to the cosmetic industry. The product range includes Surface Treated Pigments, Microspheres, Suncare and Color Dispersions, Silicone Fluids, Specialties, Natural Ingredients, Effect Pigments, Boron Nitride , and Delivery Systems. Kobo has five locations, USA (Corporate Headquarters), France, Japan, Brazil , and the UK and is represented globally by independent agents. Learn more at: www.koboproductsinc.com

Kobo Writing Life Podcast
#306 – Debut Novels and Dark Fantasy with Meg Smitherman

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 48:57


In this episode, we spoke with Meg Smitherman, debut indie author of Destroyer, the first book in a new adult, dark fantasy romance duology. Meg chatted with us about her new novel, fanfiction, finding a writing community on TikTok, her experience getting an MFA in London, England, finally writing in the ideal genre for her, and much more. Meg also offers amazing writing advice and writing updates via her TikTok – follow her here! Destroyer is available now on Kobo and wherever eBooks are sold. You can find out more about Meg on TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, or her website.

AskAlli: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast
Inspirational Indie Author Interview #119. Debbie Young: Cozy Mystery Author Keeps Indie Mindset in Negotiations With Traditional Publisher

AskAlli: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 28:20


My guest this episode is Debbie Young, who many of you already know from our ALLi member forums on Facebook. She's usually there to answer questions about indie publishing. Well, Debbie, a writer of cozy mysteries, recently signed a deal with a trade publisher. But, as she says in our interview, she approached her negotiations with a traditional publisher with the mindset of an indie author. ALLi's Inspirational Indie Author Podcast stream is sponsored by Kobo Writing Life, a global, independent ebook and audiobook publishing platform that empowers authors with a quick and easy publishing process and unique promotional opportunities. To reach a wide readership, create your account today! Thank you, Kobo, for your support of this podcast. Find more author advice, tips and tools at our Self-publishing Author Advice Center, with a huge archive of 2,000+ blog posts, and a handy search box to find key info on the topic you need. We invite you to join our organization and become a self-publishing ally, if you haven't already. You can do that at allianceindependentauthors.org. About the Host Howard Lovy has been a journalist for more than 35 years, and now amplifies the voices of independent author-publishers and works with authors as a developmental editor. Howard is also a freelance writer specializing in Jewish issues whose work appears regularly in Publishers Weekly, the Jewish Daily Forward, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, and Longreads. Find Howard at howardlovy.com, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Burnt Toast by Virginia Sole-Smith
Can We Conquer Anti-Fat Bias?

Burnt Toast by Virginia Sole-Smith

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 39:34


Today Virginia is chatting with Jeff Hunger who is an assistant professor of social psychology at Miami University in Ohio, who studies weight stigma. Our focus of this episode is Jeff's work on anti-fat bias, understanding how we internalize it, the difference between implicit and explicit bias, and how we start to separate out concepts like body image struggles from the larger conversation of anti-fat bias. We cover a lot of important ground. Including Taylor Swift.If you want more conversations like this one, please rate and review us in your podcast player! And become a paid Burnt Toast subscriber. It's just $5 per month or $50 for the year. Producing a weekly podcast requires a significant investment of time and resources from several talented people. Paid subscriptions make all of our work possible and enable us to offer an honorarium to expert guests, which is key to centering marginalized voices in this space.And don't forget to preorder Virginia's new book! Fat Talk: Parenting In the Age of Diet Culture comes out April 25, 2023 from Henry Holt. Preorder your signed copy now from Split Rock Books (they ship anywhere in the USA). You can also order it from your independent bookstore, or from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Target, Kobo or anywhere you like to buy books.Disclaimer: Virginia is a journalist and human with a lot of informed opinions. Virginia is not a nutritionist, therapist, doctor, or any kind of health care provider. The conversation you're about to hear and all of the advice and opinions she gives are just for entertainment, information, and education purposes only. None of this is a substitute for individual medical or mental health advice.BUTTER & OTHER LINKSJeff on Instagram and TwitterVirginia's previous reporting on weight stigma in healthcareVirginia can't be a cool foodie because she has to feed small childrenA recent review on how we reduce weight biasA good introduction to ACT, and here's an example of research on its utility in reducing weight stigma (ironic warning for weight-normative language there!)Weight bias is still going up. Study on fat-shaming celebrities and implicit biasThe very heated debate about Taylor SwiftWhen Lizzo used an ableist term (and fixed it!)Stan CultureWho gets to call themselves fat?Denied rights to our own bodies.When a kid comes home and reports that someone called them fat Mary Himmelstein's research on weight-based bullyigWhy Dan should build Virginia a hidden kitchenNo really, hidden kitchensThe appliance garage conceptIt's just gotten bigger and bigger and more absurd.Elsie Larson's hidden libraryWant to come on Virginia's Office Hours? Please use this form. Fill out this form to help us plan for the Fat Talk book tour and launch. Thank you!CREDITSThe Burnt Toast Podcast is produced and hosted by Virginia Sole-Smith. Follow Virginia on Instagram or Twitter.Burnt Toast transcripts and essays are edited and formatted by Corinne Fay, who runs @SellTradePlus, an Instagram account where you can buy and sell plus size clothing.The Burnt Toast logo is by Deanna Lowe.Our theme music is by Jeff Bailey and Chris Maxwell.Tommy Harron is our audio engineer.Thanks for listening and for supporting independent anti-diet journalism. This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit virginiasolesmith.substack.com/subscribe

Rádio Companhia
#223 - Antônio Xerxenesky lê "Uma tristeza infinita"

Rádio Companhia

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 50:27


Nesta semana, a Rádio Companhia recebe Antônio Xerxenesky para falar sobre a experiência de gravar o audiobook de “Uma tristeza infinita”, livro vencedor do Prêmio São Paulo de Literatura na categoria de Melhor romance do ano de 2021! * Já disponível nas lojas do Google Play e do Kobo. * Após o fim da Segunda Guerra Mundial, um jovem psiquiatra francês é convidado a trabalhar num isolado hospital suíço, mudando drasticamente de vida. Entretanto, nem assim ele consegue fazer as pazes com os próprios fantasmas. Por meio das conversas com os pacientes, o médico começa a explorar as fronteiras da loucura — e seus próprios limites. Em seu novo livro, “Uma tristeza infinita”, Antônio Xerxenesky nos faz encarar os traumas do passado, assim como o atávico medo do futuro, com uma narrativa introspectiva e brutal.

Fated Mates
S05.11: The Best Romance Novels of 2022

Fated Mates

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 107:05


The Best Romance Novels of 2022! It's the best and worst task of the year for us, because we read so many fabulous books over the course of the year, and choosing ten is hard for us, ok? But here they are — ten gorgeous books that we adored—books that delivered all the things we love in romance: sharp edges, sparkling dialogue, strong heroines and smoking hot chemistry. Buy the Fated Mates Best of Book Pack in one fell swoop from our friends at Old Town Books in Alexandria Virginia, and get the eight traditionally published books on the list and a Fated Mates sticker! We love the idea of you gifting yourself this box, but maybe you'd like to slide into someone's text messages with the link as a very excellent gift for you! Or…you can do what Sarah does, and buy the box and spread the love around—sending each of the books to someone on your list. FYI, you can also throw in other books (or a signed Sarah MacLean book!) if you'd like! Let us know what you end up doing with these fabulous books, and don't forget to tag us on Instagram or Twitter when you unbox (#FMBestof22)! Our next read along will be KJ Charles's Band Sinister. We did not fight over which KJ Charles book to read because Sarah is all that is good and gracious in the world and she let Jen win. It is Scorpio season, after all. Get Band Sinister at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Kobo or from your local indie.Thank you, as always, for listening. If you are up for leaving a rating or review for the podcast on your favorite podcasting app, we would be very grateful.

Hacker Public Radio
HPR3737: Review of KOBO Libra H20 e-reader

Hacker Public Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022


Introduction I have wanted an e-ink based e-reader for a while. Reading on my computer is ok. Reading on my phone is doable, but is very annoying. If I don't keep my finger on the screen, it will go blank and then I have to make sure and press the power button to bring the screen back to life before it locks. A tablet would probably be a nice compromise, but I really wanted to try out an e-ink display, and didn't want the potential distractions of a more multi-purpose device. I wanted not only and e-ink display, but also one that ran a linux operating system, and a reader that I could potentially put a different Linux distribution on, or modify myself somehow. When asked what I wanted for Christmas this year by my wonderful girlfriend, I sent her a link to the KOBO Libra H20. KOBO Libra H20 specification processor - Freescale i.MX6 SLL 1 GHz RAM - 512 MB hard drive - 8GB display - 7 inch HD 300 PPI E Ink touchscreen with 1680 x 1264 resolution dimensions - 6.3 by 5.7 by 0.3 inches (HWD) and 6.8 ounces or 159 by 144 by 7.6 mm and 192g battery - 1200 mAh. Good battery life. Currently I use it infrequently, and have charged it maybe 4 or 5 times of the last year Connectivity -WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Micro USB. I have it connected to my home network. Have only used WiFi to update the OS. I use the USB port to transfer books I've downloaded to my computer, and to charge the Kobo. Calibre ebook management I knew about Calibre, but had never used it. So far it has been a great e-book manager. Has very nice features for editing meta data and organizing my books. It will also transfer the books to the Libra H20 and update its internal database. One thing I found is KOBO does have its own EPUB format that it uses to optimize display of books. In particular, it fixes an issue where images in standard EPUB format don't scale to the size of the page. Calibre has a plugin system, and a 3rd party plugin is available that will convert a standard EPUB format to KePUB when you transfer the book to the e-reader. Conclusion I have been enjoying my KOBO reader. It can feel a little slow at times, especially rendering pdf files where the page is a picture of the text and not made up of electronic characters, and it does render images in standard epub format a bit small at times. Other than these two things, it is very easy to read in all lighting settings, and I enjoy reading using the KOBO. References KOBO website KOBO Libra H20 Kobo Libra H2O manual Kobo Libra H2O review; Sharmishta Sarkar, Dan Gardiner; May 20, 2020 Calibre ebook management How to Convert EPUB to Kepub Calibre; Ada Wang; 2/13/2020 Kobotouchextended E Ink

Parenting with Confidence
Carew Papritz, Film Maker and Author on How to Encourage Your Child to Read

Parenting with Confidence

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 29:37


This episode was so much fun! Carew shares many tips on getting your child to read and the importance of writing! Biography Carew Papritz, also known as The Cowboy Philosopher, is the author of the multi-award-winning book The Legacy Letters. Though fictional, The Legacy Letters has won acclaim as a life lessons book for all generations, gaining the distinction of being the only book in publishing history to win awards in both fiction and non-fiction categories. A Renaissance Man in an age that lauds the specialist, The Huffington Post says Papritz "intrigues and enlightens, charms and catalyzes change for every reader." As part of his many innovative and adventurous first-ever book signings, Carew truly lives his book's central message to “live life to the fullest” while signing books on top of volcanoes and horses. These events and other YouTube videos, such as the “I Love to Read” series and his annual literacy-driven charity event, “The Great Book Balloon Launch,” inspire kids and adults to rediscover the joy of reading! Proceeds of the summer's sales of The Legacy Letters went to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Proceeds from his recent “First-Ever Book Signing while Stomping Grapes” went to the Seattle Children's Hospital. Other charities include Reading is Fundamental and the Military Mama's Network. Learn more from Carew at: https://thelegacyletters.com/buy-the-books/ FInd me at: flowcode.com/p/1v3hLWFG5?fc=0 My book, How Can I Help My Child Communicate? is now available as an ebook on: Barnes & Noble, Apple, Scribd, Tolino, Vivlio and Kobo. Soon to be on Amazon and Hoopla. If you find this episode helpful, please like, share and download! Parent with Confidence! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theresa-alexander-inman/support

Kobo Writing Life Podcast
#305 - The Voice of a Ghostwriter with Daniel Paisner

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 46:36


In this week's episode, we spoke to Daniel Paisner, ghostwriter of seventeen NYT bestselling books among many, many others. Daniel is also a podcaster and author of his own novels, the latest of which came out this year. His long-spanning career includes writing with and for Gilbert Gottfried, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Aoki, Anthony Quinn, Serena Williams, and more. We dove into Daniel's experience ghostwriting, what makes a good collaboration and collaborator, ghostwriting advice, why and when he decided to write his own works, and more. Our conversation was extremely interesting and informative, and we got to hear about his own podcast, As Told To, a show where each episode features a conversation between Daniel and another ghostwriter. Daniel's latest book, Balloon Dog, is available now on Kobo. You can find out more about Daniel and his work on his website, or by visiting him on TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook.

En la mesa con la Nutriologa Experta
82. Minigreenpod plato vegetariano equilibrado

En la mesa con la Nutriologa Experta

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 9:29


¡Bienvenida a un nuevo episodio de minigreenpod! Sé que una de las principales dificultades de la dieta vegetariana y vegana es comer equilibrado. Creo que esto es bastante común en mi consulta, por eso grabé este episodio en donde te voy a contar detalladamente cómo armar un plato equilibrado vegetariano basándonos en una gran herramienta llamada Plato de Harvard. Descubre el plato de Harvard en: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/healthy-eating-plate/translations/spanish/ Gracias por ser parte de mi comunidad de escuchas. Adquiere "Alguien en casa quiere comida vegetariana. Guía básica para mamá y papá" en Amazon, Kobo, Apple books o en mi tienda online: https://nutriologaexperta.com/tienda/

AskAlli: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast
Inspirational Indie Author Interview #118. Alan Hesse: Conservationist's Graphic Novels Illustrate What to do About Climate Change

AskAlli: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 15:57


My guest this episode is Alan Hesse, a conservationist who found his way to indie publishing through his ability to reach kids and adults in his drawings. Alan's graphic novels about climate change entertain readers while also teaching them that there is something each of them can do to help save the earth. ALLi's Inspirational Indie Author interviews are sponsored by Kobo Writing Life, a global, independent ebook and audiobook publishing platform that empowers authors with a quick and easy publishing process and unique promotional opportunities. To reach a wide readership, create your account today! Thank you, Kobo, for your support of this podcast. Find more author advice, tips and tools at our Self-publishing Author Advice Center, with a huge archive of 2,000+ blog posts, and a handy search box to find key info on the topic you need. We invite you to join our organization and become a self-publishing ally, if you haven't already. You can do that at allianceindependentauthors.org. About the Host Howard Lovy has been a journalist for more than 35 years, and now amplifies the voices of independent author-publishers and works with authors as a developmental editor. Howard is also a freelance writer specializing in Jewish issues whose work appears regularly in Publishers Weekly, the Jewish Daily Forward, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, and Longreads. Find Howard at howardlovy.com, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Burnt Toast by Virginia Sole-Smith
“The Assumption is I'm to Blame for How She Looks.”

Burnt Toast by Virginia Sole-Smith

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 12:08


This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit virginiasolesmith.substack.comToday Virginia is chatting with Emiko Davies, an award winning Australian-Japanese food writer, photographer, and cookbook author based in Italy. Her most recent book is Cinnamon & Salt, and she also shares her recipes on her Instagram and in her Substack newsletter,Emiko's Newsletter.If you are already a paid subscriber, you'll have this entire episode in your podcast feed and access to the entire transcript in your inbox and on the Burnt Toast Substack.If you are not a paid subscriber, you'll only get the first chunk. To hear the whole conversation or read the whole transcript, you'll need to go paid. It's just $5 a month or $50 for the year—and you get the first week free!Also, don't forget to preorder Virginia's new book! Fat Talk: Parenting In the Age of Diet Culture comes out April 25, 2023 from Henry Holt. Preorder your signed copy now from Split Rock Books (they ship anywhere in the USA). You can also order it from your independent bookstore, or from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Target, Kobo or anywhere you like to buy books.Disclaimer: Virginia is a journalist and human with a lot of informed opinions. Virginia is not a nutritionist, therapist, doctor, or any kind of health care provider. The conversation you're about to hear and all of the advice and opinions she gives are just for entertainment, information, and education purposes only. None of this is a substitute for individual medical or mental health advice.BUTTER & OTHER LINKS Julia Turshen on anti-fatness in the food industryLuna drinking a bowl of minestroneEmiko's tiramisu recipeVirginia's New York Times Magazine article about her daughter's feeding differences (also her first book)Beautifully Me by Nabela Noorthe challenges of plus sized kids clothing family meal planningdumpling soupWant to come on Virginia's Office Hours? Please use this form.CREDITSThe Burnt Toast Podcast is produced and hosted by Virginia Sole-Smith. Follow Virginia on Instagram or Twitter.Burnt Toast transcripts and essays are edited and formatted by Corinne Fay, who runs @SellTradePlus, an Instagram account where you can buy and sell plus size clothing.The Burnt Toast logo is by Deanna Lowe.Our theme music is by Jeff Bailey and Chris Maxwell.Tommy Harron is our audio engineer.Thanks for listening and for supporting independent anti-diet journalism.

Fated Mates
S05.10: The Diamond Dogs Book Club: Romance Novel Recommendations for the Ted Lasso Cast

Fated Mates

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 76:58


Two seasons ago we promised an episode where we recommend romance novels for each of the characters in Ted Lasso. Sarah's brother is holding us to it! This week, we're filling the TBRs of every single member of the Richmond Team…and Trent Crimm, of the Independent. It is a very chaotic journey…but one we hope you'll enjoy. F*ck Cancer. Next week, we're taking a break while Sarah makes Thanksgiving dinner and Jen waits for hers to warm in the oven (definitely the smarter of the two choices). We'll be back on November 30th with our Best of the Year episode — Happy long weekend of sloth and excess to all those who celebrate! Our next read along will be KJ Charles's Band Sinister. We did not fight over which KJ Charles book to read because Sarah is all that is good and gracious in the world and she let Jen win. It is Scorpio season, after all. Get Band Sinister at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Kobo or from your local indie.

AskAlli: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast
Do I Need a Developmental Editor? How Do I Launch a Kickstarter? More Questions Answered by Michael La Ronn and Sacha Black in our Member Q&A Podcast

AskAlli: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 43:14


Do I need a developmental editor? How do I launch a Kickstarter? These are among the questions answered in this month's AskALLi Member Q&A with Michael La Ronn and Sacha Black. Other questions include: What is the best tool to research categories for my book? Are Amazon Ads a good place to start marketing my book? How do I get the rights back to my book? And more! Our Members Q&A Podcast is brought to you by specialist sponsor Kobo Writing Life, a global, independent ebook and audiobook publishing platform that empowers authors with a quick and easy publishing process and unique promotional opportunities. To reach a wide audience, create your account today! We'd like to thank Kobo for their support of this podcast.  Find more author advice, tips and tools at our Self-Publishing Author Advice Center, with a huge archive of nearly 2,000 blog posts, and a handy search box to find key info on the topic you need. And, if you haven't already, we invite you to join our organization and become a self-publishing ally. You can do that at allianceindependentauthors.org. Now, go write and publish! About the Hosts Michael La Ronn is ALLi's Outreach Manager. He is the author of over 80 science fiction & fantasy books and self-help books for writers. He writes from the great plains of Iowa and has managed to write while raising a family, working a full-time job, and even attending law school classes in the evenings (now graduated!). You can find his fiction at www.michaellaronn.com and his videos and books for writers at www.authorlevelup.com. Sacha Black is a bestselling and competition winning author, rebel podcaster, speaker and casual rule breaker. She writes fiction under a secret pen name and other books about the art of writing. When Sacha isn't writing, she runs ALLi's blog. She lives in England, with her wife and genius, giant of a son. You can find her on her website, her podcast, and on Instagram.

Burnt Toast by Virginia Sole-Smith
We Can Trust Neurodivergent Children About Their Bodies.

Burnt Toast by Virginia Sole-Smith

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 44:31


Today Virginia is chatting with Naureen Hunani, the founder of RDs for Neurodiversity, a neurodiversity-informed online continuing education platform for dietitians and helping professionals. Naureen also has her own private practice in Montreal, where she treats children, adults, and families struggling with various feeding and eating challenges through a trauma-informed, weight-inclusive, and anti-oppressive approach. If you want more conversations like this one, please rate and review us in your podcast player! And become a paid Burnt Toast subscriber. It's just $5 per month or $50 for the year. Producing a weekly podcast requires a significant investment of time and resources from several talented people. Paid subscriptions make all of our work possible and enable us to offer an honorarium to expert guests, which is key to centering marginalized voices in this space.And don't forget to preorder Virginia's new book! Fat Talk: Parenting In the Age of Diet Culture comes out April 25, 2023 from Henry Holt. Preorder your signed copy now from Split Rock Books (they ship anywhere in the USA). You can also order it from your independent bookstore, or from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Target, Kobo or anywhere you like to buy books.Disclaimer: Virginia is a journalist and human with a lot of informed opinions. Virginia is not a nutritionist, therapist, doctor, or any kind of health care provider. The conversation you're about to hear and all of the advice and opinions she gives are just for entertainment, information, and education purposes only. None of this is a substitute for individual medical or mental health advice.BUTTER & OTHER LINKSRDs for NeurodiversityOn the Division of Responsibility and diet cultureMelinda Wenner Moyer on core strength and sitting at the dinner tableFor little ones, Yummy Toddler Food has roundups of good baby and toddler highchairs, booster seats, and toddler tables.For older kiddos, we're hearing good things about this chair and these wobble stoolswhat is misophoniaAgainst ImpulsivityThe Heart Principle by Helen Hoang Want to come on Virginia's Office Hours? Please use this form.CREDITSThe Burnt Toast Podcast is produced and hosted by Virginia Sole-Smith. Follow Virginia on Instagram or Twitter.Burnt Toast transcripts and essays are edited and formatted by Corinne Fay, who runs @SellTradePlus, an Instagram account where you can buy and sell plus size clothing.The Burnt Toast logo is by Deanna Lowe.Our theme music is by Jeff Bailey and Chris Maxwell.Tommy Harron is our audio engineer.Thanks for listening and for supporting independent anti-diet journalism. This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit virginiasolesmith.substack.com/subscribe

Kobo Writing Life Podcast
304 – Writing a Spicy Series with Jade West

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 53:20


In this episode, we talk to best-selling romance and erotica author, Jade West, about writing very spicy and often hardcore books, the elusive and surprising inner workings of the TikTok algorithm, and having your books go viral. We hope you enjoy this enlightening conversation on marketing erotica, authenticity in writing, self-publishing as a writer of spicy books, and how to write a good sex scene, and more! Jade's latest audiobook, Hello Stranger, is available on Kobo. The rest of her audiobooks can be found here! And be sure to follow Jade on TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Find more information about our podcast here. If you're ready to start your publishing journey, visit kobo.com/writinglife. 

Burnt Toast by Virginia Sole-Smith
Where Are All the Plus Size Kids' Clothes?

Burnt Toast by Virginia Sole-Smith

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 40:54 Very Popular


Today Virginia is chatting with with Pam Luk, founder of Ember & Ace, a new line of plus size athletic clothing for kids. We get in what's wrong with the kids' clothing industry, and Pam has so many tips and hacks to making finding clothes for kids in bigger bodies more doable. If you want more conversations like this one, please rate and review us in your podcast player! And become a paid Burnt Toast subscriber. It's just $5 per month or $50 for the year. Producing a weekly podcast requires a significant investment of time and resources from several talented people. Paid subscriptions make all of our work possible and enable us to offer an honorarium to expert guests, which is key to centering marginalized voices in this space.And don't forget to preorder Virginia's new book! Fat Talk: Parenting In the Age of Diet Culture comes out April 25, 2023 from Henry Holt. Preorder your signed copy now from Split Rock Books (they ship anywhere in the USA). You can also order it from your independent bookstore, or from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Target, Kobo or anywhere you like to buy books.Disclaimer: Virginia is a journalist and human with a lot of informed opinions. Virginia is not a nutritionist, therapist, doctor, or any kind of health care provider. The conversation you're about to hear and all of the advice and opinions she gives are just for entertainment, information, and education purposes only. None of this is a substitute for individual medical or mental health advice.BUTTER & OTHER LINKSEmber & AceJeans Science.Virginia reporting on the weight/child custody case for SlateJulia Turshenwhat is a 10/12 pluswhy I just always buy two sizes of everythingTarget boots (yes, mostly sold out)Want to come on Virginia's Office Hours? Please use this form.CREDITSThe Burnt Toast Podcast is produced and hosted by Virginia Sole-Smith. Follow Virginia on Instagram or Twitter.Burnt Toast transcripts and essays are edited and formatted by Corinne Fay, who runs @SellTradePlus, an Instagram account where you can buy and sell plus size clothing.The Burnt Toast logo is by Deanna Lowe.Our theme music is by Jeff Bailey and Chris Maxwell.Tommy Harron is our audio engineer.Thanks for listening and for supporting independent anti-diet journalism. This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit virginiasolesmith.substack.com/subscribe

Episodes – Witch, Please
Bonus Ep: A Sentimental Education

Episodes – Witch, Please

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 70:09


Hey Witches! We'll be back on Tuesday with our regularly scheduled episodes, but we thought we'd give you the promised sneak peek at Hannah's new book A Sentimental Education. On September 22, Hannah launched her book at Iron Dog Books through a conversation with Minelle Mahtani (Associate Professor at the Institute for Social Justice at UBC) and Lucia Lorenzi (artist and recovered academic). In this bonus episode, you'll find that conversation as well as a sneak peek of the audiobook version of A Sentimental Education (which is now available on Kobo). If you'd like to learn more about Hannah's writing, you can check out her website hannahmcgregor.com or head over to your local bookseller to scoop a copy of A Sentimental Education! You can always order it online as well anywhere you find books. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.