Pub Date | A Book Publishing Podcast
Mailbag Episode: Your Burning Publishing Questions Answered

Mailbag Episode: Your Burning Publishing Questions Answered

September 12, 2021

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 our Write a Winning Book Proposal Course.

How to Promote Your Book on LinkedIn (without being salesy)

How to Promote Your Book on LinkedIn (without being salesy)

August 29, 2021

LinkedIn is a powerful network with more than 740M active users. We're all on it and we're all talking at each other. But we may not be using the platform in the way it was intended. For savvy entrepreneurs and book authors, LinkedIn has become a new source of revenue. It's probably good to know that book marketing on the platform doesn't have to be a hard sales pitch--it should be an education and networking opportunity. 

Joining us today is LinkedIn and sales expert and author of Entrepreneur's Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business, Ted Prodromou.

How Much Do A Publisher’s Ethics and Mission Matter? The Answer Isn’t Simple.

How Much Do A Publisher’s Ethics and Mission Matter? The Answer Isn’t Simple.

August 15, 2021
When your book publishing dreams are funded by bad money, do you look the other way? Or find a new publisher? In this episode of the Pub Date Podcast, book broads Jen Dorsey and Vanessa Campos discuss Hello, Sunshine! sale to two white dudes, questionable acquisitions by Simon & Schuster, and why their mission/ethics can play a role in finding a book publisher for your next book project.
 
 
The Secrets of Ghostwriting

The Secrets of Ghostwriting

August 6, 2021

In this week's episode of the Pub Date Podcast, book broads Jen Dorsey and Vanessa Campos are joined by Kevin Anderson (@kawriting) to help demystify ghostwriting. Who are these ghosts? What do they do? How do you find a reputable one? An accomplished ghostwriter, editor, and entrepreneur Kevin Anderson gives us all the answers. Learn more about Kevin and his services by visiting https://www.ka-writing.com/.

Go From Book Author to Booked Speaker

Go From Book Author to Booked Speaker

July 27, 2021

In this episode of the #pubdatepodcast, we're joined by honorary book broad Danielle Brown (@daniellebrownwrites) as we discuss how published authors can move into the speaking circuit, why a speech doesn't equate a book, and some tips on how to keep your cool in front of an audience (spoiler: no, there's no mention of underwear). Why Danielle? Well, she is a speaker and leader with #Toastmasters, has a brain for marketing, and a passion for crafting powerful stories. Need more? Listen in!

How to Stand Out In a Saturated Book Market

How to Stand Out In a Saturated Book Market

July 23, 2021

In this episode of the #PubDatePodcast, we talk with book launch expert and bestselling author Michelle Kulp (@michelle.kulp) about how she broke into book publishing with the help of Billy Ray Cyrus, challenged a publishing stat, and figured out the formula for breaking into bestseller status in two days. Buckle up, authors! This one wild!

Can Publishing a Book Help You Scale Your Business?

Can Publishing a Book Help You Scale Your Business?

June 23, 2021

In this episode of the #PubDatePodcast, Laura Briggs (@authorlaurabriggs) talks about how you can scale your business with book publishing.⁠ As the author of four books and counting, Laura has experience with different publishing models, marketing strategies, and promotional tactics to build buzz around your book and your business.

What Makes a Book Cover Good?

What Makes a Book Cover Good?

June 4, 2021

Designer and honorary #bookbroad Andrew Welyczko shares what makes a cover great and how a bad one can stall book sales.

The Life of A Book: The Production Timeline

The Life of A Book: The Production Timeline

May 6, 2021

Once you have a solid book idea and have written a manuscript your book production can finally begin. In this episode of #ThePubDatePodcast, Jen Dorsey walks us through the production schedule from the lens of an editor. You'll learn why you need to enlist a skilled developmental editor, copy editor, proofreader, and even an indexer.

What’s In A Book Proposal?

What’s In A Book Proposal?

April 14, 2021

Platform? Check. Voice? Check. Privilege? Not needed.

In this episode of the Pub Date Podcast we discuss book proposals, who needs them, and what authors like you need to include. We'll also tell you what we wish all authors would stop doing, what we wished they would do, and how having a platform is key. As long as you don't destroy it a la Rachel Hollis. 

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