Archive for the book publishing Category

What You Need to Know Before Writing a Memoir with Dr. Kelly J. Baker

Posted in book publishing, Business on February 11, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

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This week on the Pub Date podcast, Jen Dorsey and Vanessa Campos are joined by Dr. Kelly J. Baker, a writer with a religious studies Ph.D. who covers religion, higher education, gender, labor, motherhood, and popular culture. As an author with two published memoirs we ask her all the questions like “are there rules to writing a memoir?” or “how do you write a memoir that connects with the reader?”

 

Learn more about Dr. Kelly J. Baker by visiting http://www.kellyjbaker.com or following her on Twitter @kelly_j_baker

On Writing What Matters to You with Minda Harts

Posted in book publishing, Business on January 19, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

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We’re starting the year right with Minda Harts on the #PubDate podcast. The author of The Memo, Right Within, and You Are More Than Magic, Minda shares why writing these books was important to her and what motivates her to continue writing more.

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Minda Harts is the CEO of The Memo LLC, a career development platform that helps women of color advance in the workplace, and the bestselling author of The Memo and Right Within. Her new book, You Are More Than Magic releases April 5, 2022 from Penguin. Kirkus Reviews calls it “A love letter to Black and brown girls and an acknowledgement of the real work it takes to make magic.”

Visit her website for more information: https://www.mindaharts.com/

Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MindaHarts

Shop her books and support indie bookstores here: https://bookshop.org/lists/pub-date-podcast-guests-and-their-books

 

The 2021 Book List from the Book Broads

Posted in book publishing, Business on December 22, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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In need of gift ideas for those hard-to-buy people in your life? Listen to this episode of the Pub Date podcast for our 2021 book list. 

We cover it all! Self-help, amazing women, secret Greek societies, queer voices, murder, alcohol, and nuns. Listen to the episode or start shopping the list here: https://bookshop.org/lists/the-2021-gift-list-from-the-book-broads

And no, it’s never too late to buy that special someone a book they’ll love. Pfft! Gift them a digital edition and deliver it asap. #lifehack #bookbroads #holidaygiftideas #2021bestbooks

 

How Story Selling Can Grow Your Business with Paul Roberts

Posted in book publishing, Business on December 8, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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In spite of the increasingly fast-paced nature of today’s media, the art of long-form storytelling still thrives in the form of books, movies, TV and, more recently, podcasts. On this episode of the Pub Date podcast we have Paul Roberts join us and shares how STORYSELLING can make or break a book, podcast, interview, and even speaking career.

 

About our guest:

Paul Roberts, founder and station manager of OC Talk Radio, has been in the business of storytelling for decades. Lately, he spends his days amplifying the voices of the Orange County business ecosystem by helping his clients stream and record their live podcast shows in his studio at the Cove @ UCI, the headquarters of UCI Beall Applied Innovation.

Learn more about Paul and his work by visiting https://www.octalkradio.biz/ or on the following social media:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/OCTalkRadio/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/octalkradio

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OCTalkRadio/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paultroberts/

Pub Date Podcast | How to Go from Academic to Mainstream Writing with Dr. Kelly J. Baker

Posted in book publishing, Business on December 7, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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This week on the Pub Date podcast, Jen Dorsey and Vanessa Campos talk with Dr. Kelly J. Baker, editor of Women in Higher Education, a feminist newsletter with the continued goal “to enlighten, encourage, empower and enrage women on campus” as well as The National Teaching and Learning Forum. She was the managing editor of Disability Acts, an all volunteer magazine for disability essays, screeds, and manifestos by disabled people for all people.
 
She is also a writer with a religious studies Ph.D. who covers religion, higher education, gender, labor, motherhood, and popular culture. As an essayist, historian, and journalist Dr. Baker shares how she made the move from academic to author and what it means to pivot to a different kind of writing that still honors your research life and what it’s like to market a book both in and out of the academic life.
 
Learn more about Dr. Kelly J. Baker by visiting www.kellyjbaker.com or following her on Twitter @kelly_j_baker
 

How to Write Your Book While Working Fulltime with Kanika Tolver

Posted in book publishing, Business on November 11, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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On this episode of the Pub Date podcast, Jen Dorsey and Vanessa Campos talk with Kanika Tolver, CEO and founder of Career Rehab LLC and author of Career Rehab: Rebuild Your Personal Brand and Rethink the Way You Work. Kanika shares:
  • How she side hustled a book while working full time
  • Her decision to date jobs in order to pursue her dreams
  • Tips for carving out time to write, edit, and market your book
  • When you know it’s time to divorce the job for the dream
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Kanika Tolver is the CEO and founder of Career Rehab, LLC in Washington, D.C., where she helps clients transform their careers with coaching programs, events, webinars and digital resources to help people reach their career goals. An in-demand coach, consultant, speaker and thought leader, she has been featured on CNN, CNBC, CBS Radio, Yahoo!, Black Enterprise, Glassdoor.com, Entrepreneur.com, The Washington Post and a variety of radio interviews and podcasts. Kanika is the author of the acclaimed title, Career Rehab: Rebuild Your Personal Brand and Rethink the Way You Work.
 
Connect with Kanika on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter
Get a copy of her book here https://amzn.to/3k3brXM

Best Practices for Building Your Author Brand with Stephen A. Hart

Posted in book publishing, Business on November 9, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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On this episode of the Pub Date podcast we’re joined by Stephen A. Hart, founder of Isles Media, LLC, host of the top-rated Trailblazers.FM podcast, and creator of Brand In Demand™ as we discuss how authors should build their brand as they get ready to promote, launch, and sell their book.⁠ Stephen shares personal branding tips so you can:

  • Set yourself apart from other people in your field
  • Clarify who you are, what your message is, and who your audience is
  • Earn trust by being your authentic self

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Stephen A. Hart is a marketer, podcaster, brand strategist, speaker and entrepreneur. He is known as the creator and host of Trailblazers.FM, but is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and leaders (just like you!) to design the personal brand and life you live and leave™. Learn more about him at www.stephenahart.com.

Connect with him on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and listen to his podcast.

 

What Authors Need to Know About IP with Shontavia Johnson

Posted in book publishing, Business on October 10, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Book broads Jennifer Dorsey and Vanessa Campos welcome lawyer and entrepreneur Shontavia Johnson to the #PubDatePodcast to discuss intellectual property (#IP) and how to protect it as an author, entrepreneur, and creator. Shontavia helps us understand:

  • How to protect your written work
  • How to keep your brand IP safe
  • The difference between copyright and trademarks
  • How to use the DMCA Takedown Notice against content pirates

Mailbag Episode: The One About Money

Posted in book publishing, Business on September 26, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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In this episode of the Pub Date Podcast, book broads Jen Dorsey and Vanessa Campos talk about how authors and publishers make money. We dive into:

  • What percentage of authors earn our their advance?
  • What kinds of percentages should you expect for each format?
  • If you work with an agent, how do they get paid?
  • What’s the deal with hybrid publishers?

Mailbag Episode: Your Burning Publishing Questions Answered

Posted in book publishing, Business on September 12, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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In this episode of the Pub Date Podcast, book broads Jen Dorsey and Vanessa Campos talk about how the publishing supply chain can affect your Christmas in October plus we answer questions from this week’s mailbag:

  • How do I set my expectations for how long it takes to publish a book?
  • When someone tells me I need an editor, what does that mean? (Explain levels of editing)
  • I need a book cover. Where do I start? 
  • What is a book proposal? Why do I need one? Do I need one if I’m self publishing? 

Listen to the complete episode for a discount code to the Write a Winning Book Proposal Course.