March 18, 2022
Whether you have aspirations of being an author or helping authors achieve their book publishing dream, the path to publishing is never a straight line.
In this episode of the Pub Date podcast, Dr. Jen Dorsey and Vanessa Campos talk with Maria Dismondy on her journey to becoming a publisher. Maria started out in the classroom years before writing ten books. She loved getting powerful messages into the world through realistic fiction and saw a need to have more diverse books for children. So much that she began Cardinal Rule Press in 2015. There Maria uses her experiences as an award-winning author to work with writers on getting their messages into the world. She takes pride in mentoring Cardinal Rule Press authors and offering a customized marketing campaign that her team coordinates and implements.
Learn more about Cardinal Rule Press here: https://cardinalrulepress.com/
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Produced by OC Talk Radio at UCI Beall Applied Innovation
Producer: Paul Roberts, founder of OC Talk Radio
Executive Producer: Emily Carpenter-Pulskamp of Little Red Communications
March 14, 2022
Is Your Idea a Book? Sometimes a small idea can become a much bigger conversation (55k words or more of conversation) and other times it's more of a blog post. On this episode of the Pub Date Podcast, Dr. Jen Dorsey and Vanessa Campos share how the rhetorical triangle can help you answer the question, "is my idea enough for a book?"
This is the step you MUST take before having the book talk with people in publishing. It's so important that we developed a course to help you master the book proposal--even if you're not planning on pitching your book to the big publishers.
Start your publishing journey with a little help from the book broads: https://www.broadbookgroup.com/bbg-publishing-school
About the Write A Winning Book Proposal Course:
This course gives you the roadmap you need to craft and position a winning proposal. We help you put it all together to make your publishing dreams a reality. You will learn how to:
Create your elevator pitch
Showcase your writing skills with chapter summaries
Integrate your book in your business with a solid marketing plan
Set yourself apart with a strong author bio and platform
Bring it all together with an editing checklist
February 14, 2022
On this episode of the Pub Date podcast book broads Dr. Jen Dorsey and Vanessa Campos discuss banned books, Scribd, Shel Silverstein (with a side of cannibalism), word of mouth marketing, and how to get your book discovered on Amazon as a self-published author. We try not to nerd out as we cover:
- Good metadata (what makes up basic metadata, keywords, descriptive phrases, etc.)
- Creating an Amazon Author Central (you can add extended bio, video content, blog content, images, and more) -- Reviews (verified customers and editorial reviews) can help your book's ranking
- A+ content (Additional content to help the buyer learn more about your book. Consider adding images (spreads) of your book where you have images, graphs, etc.)
- When in doubt, browse the competition and find books that are from distributed publishers. These books are more likely to check off major metadata boxes to ensure they're discovered by new readers.
February 11, 2022
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 www.kellyjbaker.com or following her on Twitter @kelly_j_baker
January 19, 2022
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.
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
December 22, 2021
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
December 8, 2021
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:
November 9, 2021
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
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.