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Print Run is a podcast created and hosted by Laura Zats and Erik Hane. Its aim is simple: to have the conversations surrounding the book and writing industries that too often are glossed over by conventional wisdom, institutional optimism, and false seriousness.

We’re book people, and we want to examine the questions that lie at the heart of that life: why do books, specifically, matter? In a digital world, what cultural ground does book publishing still occupy?

Whether it’s trends in the queries from writers that hit our inboxes or the social ramifications of an industry that pays so little being based in Manhattan, we’re here for it. Probably to laugh at it and call it names, but here for it nonetheless.

Print Run is the happy-hour conversation after a long day at a catalog launch; it’s the bottle of wine you drink most of on a Tuesday when the manuscripts are no good. We’re for writers, for publishers, for anyone who’s opened a book and wanted to know—really know—what goes into getting the damn thing made.

Join us. We’ll talk about the worst sex scene we’ve ever read and wonder aloud about how millennials will affect the books of the future. We’ll figure out why Jonathan Franzen wants to replace your child with a penguin and whether or not that penguin will be buying hardcovers when he grows up.

Print Run Podcast Erik Hane and Laura Zats

    • Arts
    • 4.9, 196 Ratings

Print Run is a podcast created and hosted by Laura Zats and Erik Hane. Its aim is simple: to have the conversations surrounding the book and writing industries that too often are glossed over by conventional wisdom, institutional optimism, and false seriousness.

We’re book people, and we want to examine the questions that lie at the heart of that life: why do books, specifically, matter? In a digital world, what cultural ground does book publishing still occupy?

Whether it’s trends in the queries from writers that hit our inboxes or the social ramifications of an industry that pays so little being based in Manhattan, we’re here for it. Probably to laugh at it and call it names, but here for it nonetheless.

Print Run is the happy-hour conversation after a long day at a catalog launch; it’s the bottle of wine you drink most of on a Tuesday when the manuscripts are no good. We’re for writers, for publishers, for anyone who’s opened a book and wanted to know—really know—what goes into getting the damn thing made.

Join us. We’ll talk about the worst sex scene we’ve ever read and wonder aloud about how millennials will affect the books of the future. We’ll figure out why Jonathan Franzen wants to replace your child with a penguin and whether or not that penguin will be buying hardcovers when he grows up.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
196 Ratings

196 Ratings

SyKira ,

Phenomenal

Laura and Erik are like the super-intelligent, snarky friends we all wish we had. Their talks are easy to listen to, I always walk away knowing something new, and usually laugh while I’m at it. They discuss everything from industry news to writetips to gossip to politics, but all with a level head that doesn’t detract from their obvious passion for it. If you’re a writer, author, industry professional, or just want to laugh - this podcast if for you.

Usefulidiot14 ,

The best.

Best publishing podcast out there by far. From thoughtful craft advice to nuanced discussions about systemic issues, all with a healthy dose of humor.

Anitarides ,

Excellent Content

Content, humor, and interesting conversation abound.
The only thing that keeps me from ranking this stellar podcast 5 stars is that both hosts use the word “like” as frequently as other speakers use “umm.”
I find myself counting the number of times the word “like” appears in their presentation, so distracting.

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