Writers, Ink: Your backstage pass to the world's most prolific authors

Writers, Ink: Your backstage pass to the world's most prolific authors

What does it take to succeed as a writer? Join host J.D. Barker and a panel of industry experts as they pull back the curtain and offer rare insights from the household names found on bookshelves worldwide. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/writersink/support

Episodes

June 10, 2024 63 mins

Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, Kevin Tumlinson, and Dick Wybrow as they discuss the week's entertainment news, including the Romance Writers of America filing for bankruptcy, Polis Books, and how Costco plans to stop selling books year round. Then, stick around for a chat with Carol LaHines!

Carol LaHines:

For me, the most affecting stories are those that are leavened with a sardonic sensibility.  Italo Calvino, one ...

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Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, Jena Brown, and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week's entertainment news, including the Amazon Audible Audiobook Antitrust, Microsoft’s AI deal with UAE, the 2024 U.S. Book Show, and Beventi. Then, stick around for a chat with Ellery Lloyd!

Ellery Lloyd – Collette Lyons and Paul Vlitos

Collette Lyons is a journalist and editor, the former content director of Elle (UK) and editorial...

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Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, and Jena Brown as they discuss the week's entertainment news, including Penguin Random House dismissing two of its top publishers, why Scarlett Johansson is angered over a new ChatGPT voice, and A24 striking a deal with publishing house Mack. Then, stick around for a chat with author Michael Jamin!

Michael Jamin has been writing for television since 1996. His many credits include Just S...

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Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, Jena Brown, and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week's entertainment news, including Laureate Alice Munro, the DOJ’s suit to block Penguin Random House’s acquisition of Simon & Schuster, how OpenAI destroyed a trove of books used to train AI models, and GPT-4o. Then, stick around for a chat with author Kate White!

Kate White is the New York TimesWall Street Journal, and USA To...

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Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, Jena Brown, Kevin Tumlinson, and Dick Wybrow as they discuss the week's entertainment news, including Simon & Schuster acquiring Holland’s VBK, KDP Virtual Voice Beta's Audible titles, and how a billionaire who helped bring ‘3-Body Problem’ to Netflix was killed by his business partner. Then, stick around for a chat with author KimBoo York!

KimBoo York:

I’m K.C. York and I enjoy...

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Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, Jena Brown and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week's entertainment news, including the world’s first book with a ‘NO-AI’ warranty, how you can clone your voice for audio production, and the prison book program. Then, stick around for a chat with author Sarina Bowen!

Sarina Bowen is a 24-time USA Today bestselling author, and a Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary ...

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Join hosts Christine Daigle, Jena Brown and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week's entertainment news, including AI that will create audiobooks for foreign titles, Don Winslow's retirement, and how "no one buys books." Then, stick around for a chat with AutoCrit's Daniel Kaplan!

AutoCrit began humbly as the brainchild of an unpublished writer with dreams of becoming an author. She faced a common problem: h...

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Join hosts JD Barker, Christine Daigle, Jena Brown and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week's entertainment news, including how the U.K.’s biggest publishers are using AI, Amazon adding Andrew Ng, and Amazon putting all three Claude AI models on Bedrock. Then, stick around for a chat with author CJ Tudor!

C. J. Tudor's love of writing, especially the dark and macabre, started young. When her peers were reading Judy Blum...

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Join hosts JD Barker, Christine Daigle, Jena Brown and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week's entertainment news, including Storiaverse launching a groundbreaking mobile entertainment app, IngramSpark Shareable Purchase Links, and how Meta stole everyone's books. Then, stick around for a chat with author Anthony Horowitz!

Anthony Horowitz is one of the most prolific and successful writers working in the UK – and is uniq...

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Join hosts JD Barker, Christine Daigle, Jena Brown and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week's entertainment news, including Small Press Distribution shutting down, deals rebounding in the first quarter, and how Google is considering charging for AI-powered search. Then, stick around for a chat with author Steven James!

Steven James is a critically acclaimed author of eighteen novels and numerous nonfiction books that have s...

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Join hosts JD Barker, Christine Daigle, Jena Brown and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week's entertainment news, including the KDP invitation-only beta for audiobooks, new Association of American Publishers (AAP) data, and how to train ‘the horses of enlightenment.' Then, stick around for a chat with author Carter Wilson!

Carter Wilson is the USA Today bestselling author of nine critically acclaimed, standalone psychol...

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Join hosts JD Barker, Christine Daigle, Jena Brown and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week's entertainment news, including Gabriel García Márquez’s sons publishing his final novel, Elon Musk releasing Chatbot Code, and US publishers filing a brief opposing internet archive’s appeal. Then, stick around for a chat with author Cynthia Pelayo!

Cynthia Pelayo is a Bram Stoker Award winning and International Latino Book Award wi...

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Join hosts JD Barker, Christine Daigle, Jena Brown and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week's entertainment news, including the House passing a bill that could lead to a TikTok ban, Maven's AI books that allow readers to interactively text, and how libraries are struggling to afford the demand for e-books. Then, stick around for a chat with author Maggie Thrash!

Maggie Thrash is the author of the critically acclaimed gr...

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Join hosts JD Barker, Jena Brown and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week's entertainment news, including upcoming changes to Kindle Vella, Spotify launching a new audiobook subscription tier, Audible's new royalty structure for independent writers and small publishers, and the formation of Authors Equity, a new publishing company. Then, stick around as Kevin chats with author Audrey Wilson!

Audrey Wilson is an award-wi...

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Join hosts JD Barker, Christine Daigle, Jena Brown and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week's entertainment news, including how ChatGPT helped write a Japanese award winning novel, the Lee & Low Books diversity baseline survey, and Neil Gaiman's comic art collection auction. Then, stick around as Christine chats with author Kira Peikoff!

Kira Peikoff is the author of Mother Knows Best, Living Proof, No Time to Die, ...

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Join hosts JD Barker, Christine Daigle, Jena Brown and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week's entertainment news, including science fiction authors being excluded from the Hugo Awards for fear of offending China, how romance bookstores took over America, and OpenAI Sora. Then, stick around as Christine chats with author Gregg Hurwitz!

Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times #1 internationally bestselling author of 24 thrillers ...

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Join hosts JD Barker, Christine Daigle, Jena Brown and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week's entertainment news, including Simon & Schuster being bought by a private equity firm, Open AI book lawsuits, and how a judge's ruling is impacting AI companies. Then, stick around as Christine chats with author Katherine Arden!

Katherine Arden is the New York Times bestselling author of the Winternight trilogy and the Small...

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Join hosts Christine Daigle, Jena Brown and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week's entertainment news, including the Corporate Transparency Act, Spotify paying audio book publishers tens of millions in royalties, and Soho Press's Horror Imprint, Hell's Hundred. Then, stick around as Christine chats with author Joanna Goodman!

Joanna Goodman is the author of six novels, including the #1 national bestseller, The Home ...

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Join hosts J.D. Barker and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week's entertainment news, including more advances in Chat GPT and the rollout of Author Nation. Then, stick around as JP chats with thriller author Nick Petrie!

Nick Petrie received his MFA in fiction from the University of Washington. His first novel, The Drifter, won the ITW Thriller and Barry Awards and was nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, and Hammett Awards. N...

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Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, JP Rindfleisch, and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week's entertainment news, including another ballot controversy surrounding the Hugo Awards. Then, stick around as Christine chats with literary agent Lucinda Halpern!

With over fifteen years of experience in corporate and agency publishing, Lucinda serves both sides of the literary and business worlds. An editorially invested part...

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