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Jun 22, 2023

Host & Guest

Guest, Ivor Davis


Kathleen Kaiser

Adanna Moriarty




About This Episode

Join us on a captivating episode of Talking Book Publishing as we reunite with our first guest, Ivor Davis, a seasoned writer with a remarkable career from the ’60s to the present day. Kathleen and Adanna are thrilled to delve into Ivor’s publishing journey, covering his experiences with traditional publishing through an agent and his exciting venture into self-publishing with two brand-new books on the horizon.

Each author’s path is unique in the vast publishing landscape, and Ivor’s story exemplifies the diverse possibilities. This episode explores the challenges and triumphs, offering a vital narrative that empowers you to navigate your book’s journey. While the publishing industry may seem daunting at times, this podcast is dedicated to equipping you with the knowledge and insights necessary to make informed decisions, guiding you toward the most suitable path for your aspirations. Whether traditional publishing, indie houses, self-publishing, or a hybrid approach, the trio dives deep into each option, unraveling the advantages and intricacies.

So, if you’re eager to embark on this enlightening expedition, we warmly invite you to join us. Let’s uncover the secrets of the publishing world together, empowering you to make informed choices and ensuring your book finds its best possible path forward.

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About Ivor Davis

London-born Ivor Davis first came to America in the early sixties and was appointed West Coast correspondent for the London Daily Express in l963. His first big assignment came the following year: to hang out, travel with, and get to know the four members of a new pop group from Liverpool: the Beatles. He was the only British daily newspaper correspondent to cover the Fab Four’s first American tour from start to finish, given unparalleled access to John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Fifty years later, Davis wrote The Beatles and Me on Tour.

Over more than five decades as a writer for the Express and the Times of London, Ivor covered major events in North America. He penned a weekly entertainment column for the New York Times Syndicate for over fifteen years, interviewing some of the biggest names in show business, from Cary Grant to Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton to Tom Cruise and Muhammad Ali.

In l969 Davis co-wrote Five to Die, the first book ever published about the Sharon Tate—LaBianca murders, and covered the trial for the Daily Express. Fifty years later he wrote Amazon’s #1 New Release MANSON EXPOSED: A Reporter’s 50-Year Journey into Madness and Murder. As a foreign correspondent, he traveled throughout the western hemisphere covering riots, floods, earthquakes, and politics. As Editor-at-Large for Los Angeles Magazine, he and his late wife, Sally Ogle Davis, wrote over 100 major magazine and cover stories

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