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.


September 14, 2023 52 mins

On a Mission for Change:  Unveiling the Rise of a New Publishing House

In our latest podcast episode, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Kristen McGuiness, a prolific author and visionary founder of Rise Books. Kristen shared her incredible journey in publishing, from working at the big five houses to becoming an accomplished writer. Her upcoming debut novel, "Live Through This," set to release on October 1...

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An Uncommon Author's Odyssey: Crafting Modern-Day Nursery Rhymes

Step into children's literature with our latest episode of Talking Book Publishing! Join your hosts Kathleen Kaiser and Adanna Moriarty as they dive into a captivating conversation with Kelly Anne Manuel, the brilliant mind behind 31 unique and delightful children's books.

Kelly Anne's journey is as extraordinary as it is inspirin...

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Unveiling the Art of Developmental Editing and the Life of a YA Author

Dive into the depths of the editing realm with Talking Book Publishing as Kathleen and Adanna converse with acclaimed YA Author Rebecca Inch-Partridge, the brilliant mind behind "Escaping the Dashia." However, this episode offers more than just a glimpse into Rebecca's latest work; it unveils her dual role as a developmental editor, shaping literar...

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On Making a Living as a Writer

In this episode, Kathleen and Adanna enjoyed chatting with Sheila Lowe, a bestselling author whose literary accomplishments are inspiring. Having sold over 400,000 books throughout her career, Sheila joins us to share insights on making a living as a writer.

In our conversation, we'll explore Sheila's journey as an author, uncovering the secrets behind her success in the co...

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On Submitting and Setting Up a Book Tour

The ins and outs of book tours and the art of submitting work to publications in this captivating episode of Talking Book Publishing. Join host Adanna as she engages in an enlightening solo conversation with the multi-award-winning poet, playwright, and memoirist Anne Marie Wells.

Drawing from her extensive experience, Anne Marie sheds light on the intricate world of submit...

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Join us on a captivating episode of Talking Book Publishing as we reunite with one of our first guests, Ivor Davis, a seasoned writer with a remarkable career from the '60s to the present day. Kathleen and Adanna are thrilled to delve into Ivor's publishing journey, covering his experiences with traditional publishing through an agent and his exciting venture into self-publishing with two brand-new books on the horizon.

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On eBook Promotions

In this episode, Kathleen and Adanna delve into eBook promotion—a crucial aspect of book marketing. They explore why it is necessary, how to identify the most effective strategies within your budget, and whether converting your book into an eBook is financially viable. With their extensive marketing expertise, they offer insights into the lucrative eBook market. Whether you've been struggling with ...

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Discovering Zealandia: A Geologist's Antarctic Odyssey

Join Kathleen and Adanna as they welcome geologist and author Bruce Luyendyk to discuss his upcoming memoir, Mighty Bad Land, available May 30. In this engaging episode, Bruce shares his experiences during his first scientific expedition to Antarctica, where he and his five-person team embarked on a six-week geology quest, accidentally discovering a new continent ...

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In this episode of Talking Book Publishing with Kathleen and Adanna, we continue with part three and our final installment of The LA Times Festival of Books series showcasing more talented authors and publishers in the Writers & Publishers Network (WPN) booth, which has a diverse group of individuals this year with a book for everyone. 

Join us as we chat with Patricia Cochee and Ravven White, who will be at our Trousd...

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Welcome back to Talking Book Publishing with Kathleen and Adanna–and part two of our LA Times Festival of Books (LATFB) series. We're excited to highlight more authors and their books, Kimberly Davis Basso, Tonia Shimin, Jacob Kilgore, and Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin. These four will join us at the festival as part of the Writers & Publishers Network (WPN) booth.

This year's booth comprises incredible authors...

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Welcome to the Talking Book Publishing Podcast with Kathleen and Adanna! Join us for part one of our special series for the 2023 LA Times Festival of Books (LATFB). We are thrilled to share our exclusive interviews with three amazing authors: Susan Hartzler, Gordon Blitz, and Dale Arenson. Hear them discuss their books and their writing process. Be sure to meet our guests in person at the Writers & Publishers Network (WPN) boot...

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On Award-winning series writing

In this episode of Talking Book Publishing, Kathleen and Adanna sit down with award-winning author H. Mitchell Caldwell to discuss his newest book, Cost of Deceit. Caldwell shares his journey to becoming a published author and the inspiration behind his latest work. He also speaks on the importance of creating characters that readers can relate to and the power of storytelling to open our ey...

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On Author Branding

Kathleen and Adanna discuss author branding in this episode of Talking Book Publishing. And why it's essential to start thinking of what that means for you early in your book journey. 

Many people believe branding is for companies that have services and products to sell. But guess what? That's you. As an author, you are selling a product, your book, but also you as the story creator. This book j...

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The Way of Memoir

A memoir could be the most important thing you ever try to write. It's not an easy journey. It takes courage and introspection, and well some grasp of your memories. In this episode, the storied Catherine Ann Jones joins Kathleen and Adanna to discuss the craft of a memoir. Catherine delivers tons of information on building your story. Even when you think, "maybe my life hasn't been interesting enoug...

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February 9, 2023 53 mins

Amazon and community-based marketing 

What does a successful marketing campaign take to make you a bestselling author? Today's Talking Book Publishing’s guest is Steve Kidd. He's a marketing guru starting out in the early days of internet marketing and the author of twenty books. He walks listeners through some key points in using Amazon and the importance of building and using your internet community to sell books, whethe...

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A novel is its own little miracle...

In an episode on craft, Kathleen and Adanna talk with author Stephanie Kemler about the process of world-building in fiction. Stephanie is the author of Bloodborn and the soon-to-release Bloodmad coming Valentine’s Day 2023. Stephanie created an extensive world in this vampire duet series. She has taken vampire lore and thrown out most of what readers know about them, creating an origin story tha...

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January 12, 2023 55 mins

One in four readers is listening...

There are so many platforms to get your book into the hands of readers. But how do you choose where to put your money as a self or indie-published author? The current audiobook industry is raking in over $16b a year. Our guest today, on the first episode of season three, is Scott Ellis. He's created a business around getting your books narrated and out into the world for readers or ...

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December 8, 2022 53 mins

Do you need an editor? Have you ever wanted to pick an editor's brain before you had to pay them? Do you even know what an editor does for your manuscript? 

We round out 2022 with our last episode of the season and the talented Anna Corbeaux of Corbeaux Editorial Services. Kathleen and Adanna pick the brain of a full-time working copy and developmental editor to get your questions answered. Anna is so open with advice for what ...

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Adanna continues the chat with Rik and Steve, discussing the process of co-authorship, the ups and downs, and what they did to make the process go smoothly. Eagles: Up Ahead in the Distance was a massive undertaking, with over 500 pages of information to keep track of, and these two did it beautifully. Join these three and get some tricks and tips for your next project, or just more on the Eagles and have a good time with them in t...

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In the summer of 1972, one band soared to the top of the charts and changed the music scene forever. The Eagles brought new sound and talent into the world, creating a following and loyal fans.

In today's episode, authors Rik Forgo (Previous book: Eagles: Before the Band, book one in a trilogy on the Eagles) and Steve Cafarelli join Kathleen and discuss rock music history. They delve into their new book, an impressive...

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