Pub Date | A Book Publishing Podcast
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

On this episode of the Pub Date podcast, we're joined by award-winning designer and honorary book broad Andrew Welyczko to discuss:

  • The key things a good cover should have
  • How to find, interview, and hire a freelance cover designer
  • What makes a cover great and how a bad one can stall book sales

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Andrew Welyczko is an award-winning graphic designer with 25 years experience creating brand- and editorial-focused design for advertising, marketing, identity development, and publishing. Since founding AbandonedWest Creative in 2009, Andrew has designed over 150 book covers and interiors, for clients ranging from the "big four" to self-published authors of all levels and motivations. Andrew lives outside Boulder, Colorado with his wife, daughter, and irascible cat Isabel.

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. 

Is It A Book?

Is It A Book?

March 31, 2021

Is It a Book? No, this isn’t an invitation to send us your book idea. This is the step you MUST take before having the book talk with people in publishing.

We get rhetorical on this episode of the Pub Date Podcast and share how the rhetorical triangle can help you answer the question. 

Welcome to the Pub Date Podcast

Welcome to the Pub Date Podcast

March 31, 2021

Welcome to the Pub Date Podcast! A bite-sized, behind the scenes show on what happens before and after your book’s publication date. Join Vanessa Campos and Dr. Jennifer Dorsey as they answer ALL your book publishing questions and deep-dives into the nitty gritty process of writing, designing, and marketing, social media marketing and marketing strategy for business owners.

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