Talking Book Publishing with Kathleen Kaiser

Talking Book Publishing with Kathleen Kaiser

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.

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September 21, 2022 34 min

Today Kathleen has the treat of talking with award-winning author Jule Selbo, who has spent her whole career as a writer, from playwright to screenwriter, and finally making space for her dream of writing mysteries. Jule has dedicated her life to the craft of writing. Her first novel in the Dee Rommel Mystery series, 10 Days, has won or been a finalist in multiple awards. The pair talk about Jules’s journey from her start in Fargo,...

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If you only listen to one of our podcasts this year, let it be this one…

As an indie press-seeking or self-published author, the dream is to get your hard-won book out into the hands of the public. Some will jump when offered the chance because it sounds too good to be true. In this episode, Kathleen and Penny Sansevieri go in-depth into the darker side of the publishing world. A caution for the hopeful to do their due diligence bef...

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This week's episode of Talking Book Publishing is a rare treat for us. It's never happened in the podcast's two seasons that we get to talk with an author on the release day of their book. Today our guest Bruce Carlin is the author of Undeterred: How One Determined Vietnamese Orphan Carved Out a Place for Himself in America. This novelistic biography is an immigrant story of resilience and determination. Bruce and Kathl...

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A continuation of Hiram Sims. We discuss the Library and it's origin story plus how you can support the Largest Poetry Library in California.

The Sims Library of Poetry and The Community Literature Initiative are holding The Beach City Writers conference this coming weekend, June 24&24, 2022.  For more information, you can visit https://www.clibcwc.com or check out their Instagram @communitylitla 

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For each writer on the publishing path, the journey is different. Today our guest is best-selling and award-winning author Wendelin Van Draanen. She writes YA fiction across genres in hopes that youth can find courage, relatability, and light in her stories.

Kathleen and Wendelin discuss how she became an author. Never having written a thing—from math teacher to signed author—she currently has published over 30 books. Her story is a...

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Self-publishing takes a toll on the indie author's finances. Have you ever wondered how you're going to pull off each step, from editing to cover and interior layout design? You can't skimp in these areas. Not to cause anxiety because there are resources out there if you're willing to get creative.

On today's episode, Kathleen talks with Brenda Vaca, a poet, and creator of the indie publishing house Riot of Rose...

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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 an...

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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 ...

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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 u...

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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 i...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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In part one of this two-part series with show host Kathleen Kaiser and producer Adanna Moriarty, the conversation centers around what an author needs for a successful book launch. Adanna interviews with Kathleen, asking everything from knowing your audience to what elements you need for your author platform, Amazon, Goodreads, and more. An in-depth look at marketing for your genre, this series is a can’t miss informational journey ...

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Patrice Karst, million-selling children's book author of "The Invisible String." We talk about her years-long struggle to find her audience and the amazing take-off of the paperback version with her new publisher Little, Brown Books. She now has a series of books helping children and adults deal with loss.

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Want to sell your foreign rights? Dr. Jan Yager, a former traditional publishing executive, has been selling foreign rights for her books, her publishing company, and authors. Learn the simple steps to present your book and expand your revenue stream.

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Ever wonder how the public got Miranda Rights, the right to remain silent when arrested? In his historical novel, Flynn and Miranda, Joe Wallenstein recreates the story of a crusading attorney, John J. Flynn, who took an anonymous criminal denied counsel and changed the lives of Americans and police enforcement. Wallenstein bases the book on his many conversations with Flynn.

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Author of the highly successful How to Do It Frugally Series of books for authors, Carolyn is constantly in touch with writers worldwide, helping them find ways to improve their writing, editing skills, and most importantly, how to market a book without going broke. We discuss her latest book, Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers, filled with the most common mistakes she finds in the manuscripts of new writers.

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Author H. Mitchell Caldwell has turned his real-life into a new series of mysteries, the Jake Clearwater Legal Thrillers. We talk about how his work defending death row inmates before the California Supreme Court influenced his writing and added authenticity to his books. A former prosecutor turned law professor, Caldwell turns experience into dynamic, thrilling scenes.

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October 20, 2021 33 min

Small Publisher Jay Hartman and Kathleen Kaiser discuss the publishing world. Why would you choose an indie small publisher? listen to this episode and find out!! they go over how submissions work, Jay's newest imprint, and what it means for prospective authors. This is a can't miss episode of Talking Book Publishing Small Publishers series. 

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In this episode of the podcast, Kathleen interviews Victoria Alai, author of Survival 101- A Guide to Navigating the Deep Waters. Victoria is a self-proclaimed self-help addict, and is excited to share what's she's learned in life, and researching this book with the world. Don't forget to like, download and subscribe so you never miss a future episode. 

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