74 episodes

We're Emily Einolander and Corinne Kalasky and we're mapping the frontier between traditional and indie publishing. We interview people from all over the industry—publishers, marketers, publicists, editors, and authors. Whether they be self-published, small press, or from the corporate Big 5 publishers, we want to hear from everyone! And we also talk some crap in the process, because otherwise what fun would we be?

Opinions don't reflect those of our employers. [Theme song by Amy Hakanson | Logo design and artwork by Leigh Thomas]

Hybrid Pub Scout Podcast Hybrid Pub Scout Podcast

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

We're Emily Einolander and Corinne Kalasky and we're mapping the frontier between traditional and indie publishing. We interview people from all over the industry—publishers, marketers, publicists, editors, and authors. Whether they be self-published, small press, or from the corporate Big 5 publishers, we want to hear from everyone! And we also talk some crap in the process, because otherwise what fun would we be?

Opinions don't reflect those of our employers. [Theme song by Amy Hakanson | Logo design and artwork by Leigh Thomas]

    Episode 80: Clarify Your Message through Storytelling with Karl Becker

    Episode 80: Clarify Your Message through Storytelling with Karl Becker

    Karl Becker, founder of Improving Sales Performance and author of Iceberg Selling, talks about his books, how they've made a difference in his business and life, and the necessity of being open to surprises during the writing process.

    • 51 min
    Episode 79: Why Your Story Needs To Be Told with Dr. Amanda Nell Edgar

    Episode 79: Why Your Story Needs To Be Told with Dr. Amanda Nell Edgar

    Dr. Amanda Nell Edgar, founder of Page & Podium Press, joins Emily to talk about overcoming impostor syndrome and taking the courageous step to share your story.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 78: What Copywriting Can Teach You About Writing Books with Kelley Gardiner

    Episode 78: What Copywriting Can Teach You About Writing Books with Kelley Gardiner

    Website copywriter Kelley Gardiner joins Emily to talk about the overlaps between writing clear, attention-getting copy and writing a good nonfiction book.

    • 43 min
    Episode 77 - Ali Shaw, Founder of Indigo Editing, Design, and More

    Episode 77 - Ali Shaw, Founder of Indigo Editing, Design, and More

    Emily speaks with Ali about her definition of self-publishing versus independent publishing, how Indigo is working to improve the book world, and the exciting process of learning how to produce audiobooks.

    This episode's transcript: https://hybridpubscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Episode-77-Ali-Shaw-of-Indigo-Editing_otter_ai.docx.pdf

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    • 48 min
    Episode 76: Joan Conte Of Trans Book Box

    Episode 76: Joan Conte Of Trans Book Box

    Joan Conte joins Emily to talk about their subscription book box for trans people by trans people.

    Today's transcript: https://hybridpubscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/76-Joan-Conte-of-Trans-Book-Box-transcript.docx.pdf

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    Twitter: twitter.com/hybridpubscout
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    • 35 min
    Episode 75: The Library Of Alexandria

    Episode 75: The Library Of Alexandria

    Chris, Corinne, and Emily discuss the Library of Alexandria and all the things we don't know about it.

    The Transcript for Episode 75: https://hybridpubscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/75-library-of-alexandria_otter_ai.docx.pdf

    Find us on...
    Our website: hybridpubscout.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/hybridpubscout/
    Twitter: twitter.com/hybridpubscout
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/hybridpubscoutpod/
    Our newsletter: eepurl.com/gfajR9

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

AN Edgar ,

Approachable, fun expert!

Emily is fantastic! They are fun and funny, the conversations are light-hearted but incredibly valuable. Highly recommend!

Make Up Any Username ,

Huge Range Of Topics. Erudite & Memorable

This has become one of my weekly listens. I’ve learned a huge amount about various aspects of the book publishing industry, with well-chosen guests & witty hosts who take conversation in new directions. Their a mission, to “map the frontier between traditional and indie book publishing,” is exactly what we need in this fast-changing & distributed industry.

TheDreaming1979 ,

Insightful and funny look at the publishing industry

Interesting, in-depth interviews with folks from every part of the industry--editors, publicists, librarians, booksellers, and authors, both self-published and traditional. The hosts have a wonderful rapport and their passion for the industry comes through loud and clear.

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