71 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?

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Hybrid Pub Scout Podcast Hybrid Pub Scout Podcast

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    • 4.9 • 19 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 67: Sustainable Publishing Distribution with Rachel Done

    Episode 67: Sustainable Publishing Distribution with Rachel Done

    The difficult truth is this: book publishing has a heavy carbon footprint and produces lots (LOTS) of waste. Rachel Done joins us to discuss a recent study done in partnership with Portland State University, Independent Book Publishers Association, and Pub West about how we can change the status quo and do right by the environment.

    Read the study here: https://hybridpubscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/DistributionPractices.pdf
    Read the episode transcript here: https://hybridpubscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/67-Rachel-Done-publishing-distribution.docx-1.pdf

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    • 45 min
    Episode 66: The Hitler Diaries Forgery Scam

    Episode 66: The Hitler Diaries Forgery Scam

    Content Warning:
    Discussion of Nazis and neo-Nazis
    Shady and unethical journalistic practices

    In 1983, the Stern news magazine in Western Germany, after selling serial rights to publication across the Western world, announced that Hitler's lost diaries had been discovered in the German countryside. Within a few days, Stern was totally discredited, the diaries were exposed as forgeries, and two Hitler-loving dumbasses were arrested.

    We discussed what kind of dumbasses and dumbassery led up to the diaries being taken for genuine articles and shown to the world as such, exploring what mistakes publishers and reporters made to let something like this happen. And, of course, we will unveil how the scam was brought to an end!

    Link to the transcript: https://hybridpubscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/66-HitlerDiaries-Transcript.docx.pdf

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    • 36 min
    Episode 65—Katie Fairchild of Radish Fiction

    Episode 65—Katie Fairchild of Radish Fiction

    In the final installment of our fanfiction series, we talk with a publishing professional and fan fiction expert who works in the business of serialized fiction. Katie Fairchild is a marketing associate who uses her expertise in the way fandom audiences read and interact to promote stories on the Radish Fiction app, which is primarily focused on a romance audience. We talk with Katie about the types of campaigns she runs, how serialized fiction fans interact with stories, and how her expertise informs that work.

    Transcript can be found here: https://hybridpubscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Transcript.Episode-65—Katie-Fairchild-of-Radish-Fiction.docx.pdf

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    • 37 min
    Episode 64: Claudia Rebaza from the Organization for Transformative Works

    Episode 64: Claudia Rebaza from the Organization for Transformative Works

    Claudia Rebaza from the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) joins Emily to talk about their projects—Archive of Our Own, Fanlore, Legal Advocacy, Open Doors, and the Transformative Works and Culture journal—and how such a huge operation stays online.

    More notes on this page: hybridpubscout.com/organization-transformative-works-interview-ao3

    Transcript available here: https://hybridpubscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Transcript-Episode-64-Claudia-Rebaza-of-OTW.pdf

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    • 55 min
    Episode 63: JT Reads the Most Notorious Fanfic of All Time

    Episode 63: JT Reads the Most Notorious Fanfic of All Time

    JT joins us as we add our entry to the wide world of My Immortal dramatic readings. We also discuss a book-publishing incident that almost solved the mystery of who wrote the notorious fanfic and whether or not they were serious or just trolling.

    CWs
    The My Immortal fic has self-harm, homophobia, and flippant references to AIDS.

    Read the transcript here: https://hybridpubscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/63-My-Immortal_otter_ai-1.docx.pdf

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    • 52 min
    Episode 62 — Fanfiction Part 1: An Introduction

    Episode 62 — Fanfiction Part 1: An Introduction

    Read the transcript here: https://hybridpubscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/62.-Intro-to-Fanfic.docx.pdf

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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

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.

Ayejay94 ,

Very Informative

So many interesting tid bits about the publishing industry. This podcast is highly informative, fun, and helpful. As an unpublished writer (with a goal to eventually publish), learning about publishing from experienced publicists, authors, and more, is wonderful! I feel I’m getting a unique and helpful perspective that’s difficult to otherwise achieve without tons of researching or networking.

As an added bonus, the hosts have great rapport and are funny, honest, and unafraid to dig beneath the surface.

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