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Episode 21 • Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Author of the highly successful How to Do It Frugally Series of books for authors, Carolyn is constantly in touch with writers worldwide, helping them find ways to improve their writing, editing skills, and most importantly, how to market a book without going broke. We discuss her latest book, Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers, filled with the most common mistakes she finds in the manuscripts of new writers.
Episode 20 • H. Mitchell Caldwell
H. Mitchell Caldwell has turned his real-life into a new series of mysteries, the Jake Clearwater Legal Thrillers. We talk about how his work defending death row inmates before the California Supreme Court influenced his writing and added authenticity to his books.
Episode 19 • Jay Hartman
Untreed Reads’ publisher Jay Hartman and Host Kathleen Kaiser discuss the world of small presses. Why would you choose an indie small publisher? Listen to this episode and find out!! They go over how submissions work, Jay’s newest imprint, and what it means for prospective authors. This is a can’t miss episode of Talking Book Publishing Small Publishers series.
Episode 18 • Victoria Alai
Kathleen interviews Victoria Alai, author of Survival 101- A Guide to Staying Afloat in The Deep Waters of Life. Victoria is a self-proclaimed self-help addict, and is excited to share what she’s learned in life, and researching this book with the world. Don’t forget to like, download and subscribe so you never miss a future episode.
Episode 17 • Jule Selbo
Kathleen talks with Jule Selbo in this episode of Talking Book Publishing. Jule is an accomplished writer, she has written plays, worked as a writer on big-name shows, screenplays, award-winning historical fiction, and now her newest series about a female detective. The ladies discuss Jule’s broad career, and her newest book “10 Days.” Join them in the discussion.
Episode 16 • Laura Bartnick
A first in a series with small publishers, Kathleen and Laura discuss what being a small publisher is, how they work with their authors, and most importantly, what Laura is looking for in potential authors, and how to submit to her company, Capture Me Books.
Episode 15 • Desireé Duffy
The hive mind of Book Publicists come together in this episode with Desireé Duffy. Kathleen and Desireé discuss what an author just starting out needs to be successful in their marketing campaign. How an author can use Amazon and their social media.
All around great advice for either the novice or experienced self or indie published author that needs to navigate the business side of being published.
Episode 14 • Hiram Sims
Hiram Sims, poet, entrepreneur, educator-discusses his journey in poetry, creating the Community Literature Initiative-a poetry publishing course geared to give writers of color a voice and helps get poets published, and the companion World Stage Press. He also discusses the Sims Library of Poetry, the largest in Los Angeles, the first black-owned library in California, and a host to over 6000 books of poetry. Hiram has a passion for poetry and getting books out into the world. He will be one of the guest speakers at the 805 Writers Conference in November of 2021.
Episode 13 • Lisa Angle
Lisa Angle has been active in the literary community for years but her first book of a family trilogy, came out June 3. “Whiskey and Old Stogies” is the story of Rufus who gets mixed up with a North Carolina moonshining family in the ’30s. In this episode, Lisa discusses her approach to character-driven books.
Episode 12 • Patricia Fry
Patricia Fry is a prolific author of the Klepto Cat Mysteries (54 books) and the new Calico Cat Mystery series. She goes over her evolution from freelance article writer to non-fiction books to discovering her passion in Cozy Mysteries. She has published over 90 books.
Episode 11 • Dave Chesson
One of the most useful and informative websites for people selling eBooks on Amazon is Kindlepreneur. In this episode, Dave Chesson, founder of Kindlepreneur, discusses the many tools and resources he has on the website for self-published authors trying to reach a larger audience including over 214 articles and 74 videos.
Episode 10 • Ayn Cates Sullivan
Ayn Cates Sullivan, author of children’s books and a historical fiction series, “The Legends of the Grail” about Celtic women. Over the last 30 years, she has collected an outstanding number of awards for her writing. She began research for this series while on a doctoral grant in Southern England and fell in love with the stories of the fierce women warriors, healers, and leaders.
Episode 9 • Jackie Lapin
A publicist, who focuses on radio, podcasts, and television for her clients
Episode 8 • Michael Bowker
journalist turned author turned publisher. CEO of Sixty Degrees Publishing.
Episode 7 • Margaret Brownley
New York Times bestselling romance author.
Episode 6 • Toni Lopopolo
Former executive editor at Macmillan and St. Martin’s Press turned literary agent.
Episode 5 • Alicia Doyle
the award-winning author of “Fighting Chance” and journalist.
Episode 4 • Jose Ramirez
CEO of Pedernales Publishing.
Episode 3 • Robert Wang
Award winning author of “The Opium Lord’s Daughter.”
Episode 2 • Ivor Davis
Award winning author and international journalist.
Episode 1 • Penny Sansevieri
Penny Sansevieri, bestselling author and book marketer extraordinaire.
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