32 episodes

This podcast focuses on the business end of the pen. What does that mean? It's getting into the nitty-gritty of the business side of being a writer or publisher. We at Talking Book Publishing will bring in industry experts, Published authors, publishers, agents, and editors for conversations about what tools writers need to be as successful as they can on their publishing journey.

Talking Book Publishing with Kathleen Kaiser Adanna Moriarty

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This podcast focuses on the business end of the pen. What does that mean? It's getting into the nitty-gritty of the business side of being a writer or publisher. We at Talking Book Publishing will bring in industry experts, Published authors, publishers, agents, and editors for conversations about what tools writers need to be as successful as they can on their publishing journey.

    Talking Book Publishing with Kimberly Davis Basso

    Talking Book Publishing with Kimberly Davis Basso

    In today's episode, our guest Kimberly Davis Basso talks about self-publishing. She has won multiple awards for her books, two memoirs (I’m a Little Brain Dead and Birth and Other Stories), plus a new book of horror short stories (Next Door). Kimberley is a wealth of information and shares it freely with our listeners. 
    A former playwright, Kimberly took the leap into writing books after a stroke and surviving it. Her memoirs and horror stories are filled with humor. She brings her confidence and energy from a lifetime of theater into her author life. 
    Tune in and spend a half-hour of your day with us and get a better understanding of what it takes to be successful on your own book journey. 

    • 36 min
    Talking Book Publishing with the LA Times Festival of Books Authors-Part Two

    Talking Book Publishing with the LA Times Festival of Books Authors-Part Two

    In Part two of our LA Times Festival of Books author showcase, we talk with three more authors who will be in the WPN booth (#200). Norbert Soski, Author of Only Human, A Guide to the Human Operating System; RosaLinda Diaz, Author of Rom-Com Bee Stings; and Adanna Moriarty, best-selling author of Threadbare, a Patchwork of Poems that Make a Life. In this episode, you get to know each author and what you can expect from them at the festival. Both Norbert and RosaLinda have cool giveaways for the folks who buy their books during the weekend (April 23 &24), and Adanna's publisher is bringing all sorts of goodies. 
    The LA Times Festival of Books is one of the largest book fests in the country, with an expected 100,000 people to walk through the free event held annually on USC's campus. Thousands of books, music, special lectures, a poetry stage, and more. It's an excellent opportunity to meet authors face to face, find your next read or your future 100 reads, and don't forget to bring a large bag and get all those books signed!!

    • 29 min
    Talking Book Publishing with the LA Times Festival of Books Authors- Part One

    Talking Book Publishing with the LA Times Festival of Books Authors- Part One

    April is an exciting month for the book world. The LA Times Festival of Books is one of the largest book fest in the country, usually seeing 150,000 guests throughout the weekend. The last two years have halted this giant outdoor festival, but 2022 will bring it back to life. Expecting around 100,000 people to walk around the festival held on the USC campus in Los Angeles. Every year WPN reserves a big booth, and our members join us, allowing them to sell and hype their books up. It's networking at its most pure. In this episode, we talk with three authors from the WPN booth, S.R. Strickland, author of The Awakening of La Muse; Tamara Miller Davis, author of Despite the Buzz; and Catherine Klatzker, author of You Will Never Be Normal. These three ladies have written inspiring stories, all very different voices that need to be heard. 

    • 24 min
    Talking Book Publishing with Derek Deeper

    Talking Book Publishing with Derek Deeper

    Best-Selling author, speaker, and marketing consultant Derek Doepker has developed an efficient way to keep new authors on track with their marketing needs. An acronym, ASPIRE, breaks down his steps in an easy-to-remember way. He studied successful authors and what they used to sell more books to develop this method. Join in the conversation with Kathleen and Derek on today's episode of Talking Book Publishing as Derek breaks it down for you and gives direction to authors on marketing their books.

    • 33 min
    Talking Book Publishing with Ravven White

    Talking Book Publishing with Ravven White

    On the first anniversary of indie-press Curious Corvid Publishing, Kathleen talks with founder Ravven White. They cover how the house came to be from Ravvens's self-publishing dreams and what made her decide to open the imprint to submissions. The fledgling Curious Corvid has published an astonishing twelve works, from literary journals, Syfy/fantasy to poetry and a lovely collection of gothic works. There's a little sneak peek into the upcoming year, with at least a book a month, and in October, the Corvid Grimoire will be released, featuring a collection of short stories from the indie publisher's signed authors. If you are in the Los Angeles area April 23 & 24, Curious Corvid will be at the LA Times Festival of Books in the Writers & Publishers Network booth #200. We hope to see you there.

    curiouscorvidpublishing.com

    • 31 min
    Talking Book Publishing with Kathleen & Adanna Part Two

    Talking Book Publishing with Kathleen & Adanna Part Two

    In part two with Kathleen and Adanna, Kathleen spearheads the interview with Adanna centering it around eBooks and eBook promotions and a more in-depth look at Amazon ads and Goodreads. They cover your author website, social media, and how you tie all these elements together. They also revisit your genre aesthetic and go deeper into linking the personal elements as the author into your overall genre vibe.

    In 2020, eBook sales were up 22% over previous years. It might seem like a market that doesn't need attention. But the reality is that 35% of the market reads on their eReader, compared to 37% who only read physical books.

    Adanna's Business website here

    Adanna's Book website here

    • 38 min

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