42 episodes

Curious if you’re ready to be a published author? In each Press Publish episode, host Erin Galloway will be your catalyst to explore habits that will help you finally press publish with consistency & connect with an audience waiting to read what you have to say. As the founder of Habitize Publishing & a self-published author, Erin learned to lead with empathy from her M.S. in Human Development & Family Science at The Ohio State University, built up her grit as an innovator at Johns Hopkins University, but it’s parenthood that revealed how habits are a daily practice in bravery & boundaries.

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Curious if you’re ready to be a published author? In each Press Publish episode, host Erin Galloway will be your catalyst to explore habits that will help you finally press publish with consistency & connect with an audience waiting to read what you have to say. As the founder of Habitize Publishing & a self-published author, Erin learned to lead with empathy from her M.S. in Human Development & Family Science at The Ohio State University, built up her grit as an innovator at Johns Hopkins University, but it’s parenthood that revealed how habits are a daily practice in bravery & boundaries.

    Turning Ideas into Novels: How Early Rejection Can Lead to Building Skills for Long-Term Success

    Turning Ideas into Novels: How Early Rejection Can Lead to Building Skills for Long-Term Success

    In this episode, we sit down with accomplished author Kristen Simmons, who shares her remarkable journey to becoming a published writer. From early inspirations in childhood to the challenges of numerous rejections, Kristen's story is one of resilience, passion, and dedication. 

    Listeners will learn about the pivotal moments and key figures that influenced her path, the importance of persistence in the face of setbacks, and the profound impact of finding one's voice through continuous practice and learning. Whether you're an aspiring writer or a book enthusiast, Kristen's insights offer valuable lessons on the long and often winding road to literary success.

    Learn more about Kristen Simmons on her website, Instagram or Facebook 

    You can also explore her editing services on Yellow Bird Editorial 

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    Erin Galloway, Author of “Spilled Confetti: 101 Lessons to Simplify Self-Publishing” 

    “Spilled Confetti” is available now on Amazon! 

    In each Press Publish episode, host Erin Galloway will be your catalyst to explore habits that will help you finally press publish with consistency & connect with an audience waiting to read what you have to say. As the founder of Habitize Publishing & a self-published author, Erin learned to lead with empathy from her M.S. in Human Development & Family Science at The Ohio State University, built up her grit as an innovator at Johns Hopkins University, but it’s parenthood that revealed how habits are a daily practice in bravery & boundaries.

    • 40 min
    From Grief to Growth: A Mother-Daughter Summer Publishing Project on Coping and Connected Through Loss

    From Grief to Growth: A Mother-Daughter Summer Publishing Project on Coping and Connected Through Loss

    In this episode we dive deep into the emotional and inspiring journey of a mother and daughter who turned their personal challenges into a powerful narrative. Our guest, Maryam Myika Day, shared her intimate experiences of facing and overcoming adversity, and how these struggles led her and her young daughter to co-author their book, "This Is My Story" as a summer project.

    Listen as Maryam reflects on the therapeutic aspects of writing together, the unique challenges they faced in the self-publishing process, and how their story has touched the lives of readers, fostering a sense of community and connection. This episode not only explores the transformative power of shared storytelling but also offers valuable insights into nurturing creativity and resilience through expression.

    Whether you're a budding author, someone who has faced personal trials, or simply a lover of inspiring stories, this episode promises to move and motivate you to embrace the power of your own narrative. Join us as we uncover the lessons learned and the profound impact of turning life’s challenges into a legacy of strength and hope.

    Support this mother-daughter team by ordering their book This Is My Story on Amazon. 

    Follow their author journey at thisismystorybyayodele.com and on Instagram at @thisismystorybyayodele and @maryammyikaday

    About Press Publish Podcast: 

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    Erin Galloway, Author of “Spilled Confetti: 101 Lessons to Simplify Self-Publishing” 

    “Spilled Confetti” is available now on Amazon! 

    In each Press Publish episode, host Erin Galloway will be your catalyst to explore habits that will help you finally press publish with consistency & connect with an audience waiting to read what you have to say. As the founder of Habitize Publishing & a self-published author, Erin learned to lead with empathy from her M.S. in Human Development & Family Science at The Ohio State University, built up her grit as an innovator at Johns Hopkins University, but it’s parenthood that revealed how habits are a daily practice in bravery & boundaries.

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    From Classroom to Storybook: How Two Educators Are Inspiring the Next Generation of Teachers

    From Classroom to Storybook: How Two Educators Are Inspiring the Next Generation of Teachers

    A SPECIAL PART 2 EPISODE WITH JEN MOTT! Join us for the heartwarming story of how two educators, Jen and Sara, embarked on a unique collaboration to publish a picture book, leaving an indelible mark on the future of teaching. You'll hear how author Jen's passion for storytelling led her to envision a companion picture book from a child's perspective and how a serendipitous connection with Sara, a preschool teacher and gifted illustrator, brought their shared vision to life. Through their words, we witness the power of storytelling to unite communities, honor the past, and inspire future generations of teachers and learners alike.



    Learn more about Dr. Jen Mott’s books Teacherverance and Why Teaching? at https://drjenmott.com/books/

    Follow illustrator Sara Relojo on Instagram 



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    Erin Galloway, Author of “Spilled Confetti: 101 Lessons to Simplify Self-Publishing” 

    “Spilled Confetti” is available now on Amazon! 

    In each Press Publish episode, host Erin Galloway will be your catalyst to explore habits that will help you finally press publish with consistency & connect with an audience waiting to read what you have to say. As the founder of Habitize Publishing & a self-published author, Erin learned to lead with empathy from her M.S. in Human Development & Family Science at The Ohio State University, built up her grit as an innovator at Johns Hopkins University, but it’s parenthood that revealed how habits are a daily practice in bravery & boundaries.

    • 40 min
    Building Author Branding: Crafting Compelling Lead Magnets

    Building Author Branding: Crafting Compelling Lead Magnets

    Join host Erin as she sits down with branding expert Leanne Knight to explore the intricacies of crafting compelling lead magnets for authors. Leanne shares valuable insights and strategies to help authors enhance their branding and marketing efforts, starting with the importance of strategic lead magnet creation. From assessments to checklists and worksheets, Leanne guides listeners through various types of lead magnets, emphasizing the need for valuable content that invites readers into the author's world.

    Throughout the episode, Leanne offers practical advice on finding the balance between maximalism and simplicity in design, urging authors to focus on a few key concepts and use them consistently to create visually appealing yet streamlined content. By building relationships and fostering engagement with readers through lead magnets, authors can establish a connection that goes beyond the book itself, encouraging long-term loyalty and support.

    Tune in to this insightful episode to learn how to craft compelling lead magnets that elevate your author branding and engage your audience effectively.

    Learn more about Authentic Vision Media on her website or LinkedIn 

    About Press Publish Podcast: 

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    Erin Galloway, Author of “Spilled Confetti: 101 Lessons to Simplify Self-Publishing” 

    “Spilled Confetti” is available now on Amazon! 

    In each Press Publish episode, host Erin Galloway will be your catalyst to explore habits that will help you finally press publish with consistency & connect with an audience waiting to read what you have to say. As the founder of Habitize Publishing & a self-published author, Erin learned to lead with empathy from her M.S. in Human Development & Family Science at The Ohio State University, built up her grit as an innovator at Johns Hopkins University, but it’s parenthood that revealed how habits are a daily practice in bravery & boundaries.

    • 34 min
    Kids Can Publish Too: Publishing with Creativity, Curiosity, and Courage

    Kids Can Publish Too: Publishing with Creativity, Curiosity, and Courage

    In this episode, we are hosting an entire family who have embarked on an extraordinary adventure together: creating their own publishing company and crafting books that inspire and empower.

    Join us as we hear from Dane, Savannah, and Ruby, ages nine, eight, and six respectively, as they share their experiences of writing and publishing their own books. Each child has brought their unique perspective and creative spark to their stories, showcasing the power of imagination and familial collaboration.

    You'll get to heard from Dane who not only entertains but also seeks to dispel misconceptions about dyslexia, highlighting its strengths and resilience. Drawing inspiration from her own experiences, you'll hear from Savannah who beautifully captures the essence of childhood fears and the courage it takes to conquer them. Through charming rhymes and delightful illustrations, you'll hear Ruby celebrate the joy of being different and the importance of kindness and forgiveness.

    Throughout the episode, we delve into the creative process behind each book, from initial inspiration to the thrilling moment of holding the finished product in their hands. The children and their mom reflect on the challenges they faced along the way, from learning to write and edit their stories to collaborating with illustrators and bringing their visions to life.

    But above all, this episode is a testament to the boundless imagination and resilience of children, and the profound impact that storytelling can have on both the creators and their audience. So join us as we celebrate the triumphs and tribulations of this remarkable family's journey into the world of publishing, and be inspired to unleash your own creativity.

    Find books by Amanda Kute, Dane Kute, Savannah Kute, Ruby Kute, on Amazon. 

    About Press Publish Podcast: 

    Subscribe on Substack for more episodes, posts and author spotlights!

    Instagram: @presspublishpodcast 

    Pinterest: @presspublishpodcast

    Erin Galloway, Author of “Spilled Confetti: 101 Lessons to Simplify Self-Publishing” 

    “Spilled Confetti” is available now on Amazon! 

    In each Press Publish episode, host Erin Galloway will be your catalyst to explore habits that will help you finally press publish with consistency & connect with an audience waiting to read what you have to say. As the founder of Habitize Publishing & a self-published author, Erin learned to lead with empathy from her M.S. in Human Development & Family Science at The Ohio State University, built up her grit as an innovator at Johns Hopkins University, but it’s parenthood that revealed how habits are a daily practice in bravery & boundaries.

    • 42 min
    The ‘Huh’ to ‘Hmmm’ Effect: Shaping Perspectives Through Mission-Driven Storytelling

    The ‘Huh’ to ‘Hmmm’ Effect: Shaping Perspectives Through Mission-Driven Storytelling

    SUBSTACK AUTHOR SERIES SPECIAL! Join us in this episode with two time author Aleshia Moyamba and her inspiring journey as an independent author for almost 10 years. In 2015, driven by a heartfelt desire to empower young black and brown girls, Aleshia embarked on her publishing journey with her book "Mama, Is My Hair Good?" Witness her candid reflections on the challenges of self-publishing in an era with limited resources and the profound impact of her mission-driven approach on her readers. Discover how Aleshia navigated self-doubt and perfectionism, ultimately finding liberation and creativity in her second book, "Unconscious Heroes," released during the tumultuous year of 2020. As Aleshia shares her vision for the future, envision a world where storytelling becomes a catalyst for curiosity and empowerment, leaving listeners inspired to embark on their own journeys of self-discovery and purpose.

    Subscribe to Aleshia’s Substack at substack.com/@amoyamba 

    About Press Publish Podcast: 

    Subscribe on Substack for more episodes, posts and author spotlights!

    Instagram: @presspublishpodcast 

    Pinterest: @presspublishpodcast

    Erin Galloway, Author of “Spilled Confetti: 101 Lessons to Simplify Self-Publishing” 

    “Spilled Confetti” is available now on Amazon! 

    In each Press Publish episode, host Erin Galloway will be your catalyst to explore habits that will help you finally press publish with consistency & connect with an audience waiting to read what you have to say. As the founder of Habitize Publishing & a self-published author, Erin learned to lead with empathy from her M.S. in Human Development & Family Science at The Ohio State University, built up her grit as an innovator at Johns Hopkins University, but it’s parenthood that revealed how habits are a daily practice in bravery & boundaries.

    Have questions about self-publishing or want to connect? DM @presspublishpodcast on Instagram!

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Customer Reviews

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Impresseddd ,

Perfect for Aspiring Authors

I’ve been saying I want to write a book for a while now, and this podcast is the perfect place to come for inspiration and actionable tips to get you moving on your publishing journey! Erin is so warm and inviting, it’s like having coffee with a friend… a super knowledgeable and strategic friend!

TMistick ,

Erin makes me feel like I can publish a book

I’m so happy to discover this podcast because Erin makes it seem do-able and realistic to publish a book. I’ve never felt like that was a realistic project for me, but after a few episodes of this podcast I’m inspired to take a more serious look into publishing!

cristinpowers ,

Great for self publishers!

So happy I found this podcast. I’ve been working on a few books and finally “pressed publish” last year! This year my goal is to get it on audible and publish book #2. I think this podcast will be a great resource to guide me along the way!

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