48 episodes

NYT bestseller Amie Kaufman and editor turned debut author Kate J. Armstrong take you behind the scenes on the path to publication of their novels, The Isles of the Gods and Nightbirds (out now) and their sequels, The Heart of the World and Fyrebirds. Pub Dates is a podcast for readers and for writers that will follow two friends as their stories come to life.

Pub Dates Amie Kaufman & Kate J. Armstrong

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    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

NYT bestseller Amie Kaufman and editor turned debut author Kate J. Armstrong take you behind the scenes on the path to publication of their novels, The Isles of the Gods and Nightbirds (out now) and their sequels, The Heart of the World and Fyrebirds. Pub Dates is a podcast for readers and for writers that will follow two friends as their stories come to life.

    The Story So Far

    The Story So Far

    Welcome to Season 2 of Pub Dates, in which we take you all behind the scenes on the road to publication for our sequels, The Heart of the World and Fyrebirds. But first, let's catch up: on who we are, what we've covered so far, and where we're heading next.
    Make sure to sign up for the Pub Dates newsletter that publishes each time a new episode drops. Sign up for our individual newsletters at Amie and Kate's websites. You can now buy both The Isles of the Gods AND Nightbirds wherever good books are sold, and you can pre-order their sequels, The Heart of the World (coming July 2) and Fyrebirds (coming August 28) right now.

    • 49 min
    So Much More Than Commas

    So Much More Than Commas

     
    Incredible special editions of The Isles of the Gods and The Heart of the World are coming at you soon from Book Addiction. You can click here to order a copy (prices are in Aussie dollars).
    Make sure to sign up for the Pub Dates newsletter that publishes each time a new episode drops. Sign up for our individual newsletters at Amie and Kate's websites. You can buy both The Isles of the Gods AND Nightbirds wherever good books are sold, and you can pre-order their sequels, The Heart of the World (coming July 2) and Fyrebirds (coming August 28) right now!

    • 48 min
    Book Recommendations

    Book Recommendations

    It's that time again where we tell you all about some of the books we've been reading and defy you not to want to pick them up ASAP. For a full list of our recs, plus some audiobook samples AND special access to something from Kate's other podcast, The Exploress, make sure you check out this episode's edition of the Pub Dates newsletter.
    Incredible special editions of The Isles of the Gods and The Heart of the World are coming at you soon from Book Addiction. You can click here to order a copy (prices are in Aussie dollars).
    Make sure to sign up for the Pub Dates newsletter that publishes each time a new episode drops. Sign up for our individual newsletters at Amie and Kate's websites. You can buy both The Isles of the Gods AND Nightbirds wherever good books are sold, and you can pre-order their sequels, The Heart of the World (coming July 2) and Fyrebirds (coming August 27) right now!

    • 38 min
    Make Me Your Villain

    Make Me Your Villain

    In which we talk about our books' villains: how we crafted them, what makes them tick, and what trouble they MIGHT be causing in our sequels (but, you know, no spoilers).
    For a full list of our recs, plus some audiobook samples AND special access to something from Kate's other podcast, The Exploress, make sure you check out this episode's edition of the Pub Dates newsletter.
    Incredible special editions of The Isles of the Gods and The Heart of the World are coming at you soon from Book Addiction. You can click here to order a copy (prices are in Aussie dollars).
    Make sure to sign up for the Pub Dates newsletter that publishes each time a new episode drops. Sign up for our individual newsletters at Amie and Kate's websites. You can buy both The Isles of the Gods AND Nightbirds wherever good books are sold, and you can pre-order their sequels, The Heart of the World (coming July 2) and Fyrebirds (coming August 27) right now!

    • 47 min
    Again, But Better

    Again, But Better

    The one in which we reflect on the daunting process of writing our Book Twos. What did we find challenging - and exciting, and maybe terrifying - about writing our sequels? How much did we know about what would happen in them when we sat down, and what were we particularly excited to explore? No spoilers, but there will probably be some teasers...
    Incredible special editions of The Isles of the Gods and The Heart of the World are coming at you soon from Book Addiction. You can click here to order a copy (prices are in Aussie dollars).
    Make sure to sign up for the Pub Dates newsletter that publishes each time a new episode drops. Sign up for our individual newsletters at Amie and Kate's websites. You can buy both The Isles of the Gods AND Nightbirds wherever good books are sold, and you can pre-order their sequels, The Heart of the World and Fyrebirds right now!

    • 47 min
    THE ISLES OF THE GODS Readalong, Week 1

    THE ISLES OF THE GODS Readalong, Week 1

    In celebration of Isles coming out in paperback - and to get us ready for The Heart of the World - we're doing a once-weekly readalong during the month of May. Read along with us as we do a thorough recap of the whole adventure, with special behind-the-scenes glimpses at Amie's process that you won't find anywhere else. Bonus: one lucky listener will win a copy of Isles, very thoroughly annotated by Amie! Everything you need to know about getting yourself in the running for this excellent prize can be found in the audio, so get listening.
    Some early episodes that would make great companions for this Week 1 readalong include:
    Reintroduce yourself to our main characters: Questionable Characters
    Find out more about how Amie built her world: What in the World and Research: Building a World
    Discover how the 1920s influenced ISLES: The 1920s: Take It Or Leave it
    Make sure to sign up for the Pub Dates newsletter that publishes each time a new episode drops: it's always full of fun extras. Sign up for our individual newsletters at Amie and Kate's websites. You can buy both The Isles of the Gods AND Nightbirds wherever good books are sold; and now you can buy Isles in paperback, too! You can pre-order the Nightbirds paperback and both our sequels, The Heart of the World and Fyrebirds, right now!

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

nisha13 ,

Love this show & love these books!

It’s a true delight listening to Amie and Kate talk through every step of the writing and publishing process, and is even better now that the books are out in the world! 💖📖 highly recommended for writer and readers alike!

Lacus Yamato ,

Absolutely Brilliant!

As an aspiring author, this show provides me with a plethora of information on writing and the publishing process. I originally found Amie on her other podcast, Amie Kaufman on Writing and followed that for a while. I am a little late to the party on getting into the podcast but this definitely fills in gap that is my usually long and boring commute to work via buses every morning. It’s so nice to get on and hear Amie and Kate discuss their books and listen to all the excitement in their voice as they passionately discuss the next question/topic for the day. Absolute joy to listen to. Thank you so much, ladies, and I can’t wait to hear more.

MtnGrl73 ,

Devoured upon discovery

What a delightful series! The conversation between writing friends at different places in their careers is charming. Special guest interviews add to the insider feel; I’ve been learning a lot on the journey with Amie and Kate. (BTW - no discernible issues with the podcast sound quality for me.)

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