Brain Burps About Books: How to Create Your Author Platform, Adult and Children's Book Publishing, Book Marketing Podcast

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Category:Business of Children's Publishing -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT

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Category:The Craft of Writing -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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Pam Allyn is a literacy advocate who is changing the world. Yes, the entire world.

In this episode you'll hear

  • a Take5 Marketing Tip from Dianne de Las Casas: Study Guides
  • a Bookalicious Pam review: But I Love Him by Amanda Grace
  • a listener question from Marie Laderoute about the best way to publish: traditional or self?
  • my new digital product: How to Make a Smart Dummy

In the interview with Pam Allyn you'll hear:

  • the evil I did
  • Pam's unique and useable tips to get kids reading
  • me recommending (again) Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to NOT Reading
  • LitLife
  • LitWorld
  • Stand Up for Girls Day
Direct download: 61a_PamAllyn.mp3
Category:Supporting Literacy -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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In the interview you'll hear  ...

  •  why Jonathan decided to write about a boy who is blind
  • magical rules and how to keep them
  • how he came to write such an adventure
  • you'll hear excerpts but no spoilers!
  • my prediction for this book
  • Jonathan call me a lunatic
  • me call the Schneider award the Sydney Taylor award which is so obviously wrong
  • the book that most influenced Jonathan in writing Peter Nimble
  • how JAWS relates to children's books and how I was in the movie
  • why fatal flaws are so important to characters
  • the problem with narrators
Direct download: 60_Auxier.mp3
Category:The Craft of Writing -- posted at: 10:17am EDT

In this episode of Brain Burps About Books you'll hear ...

  • a review from Travis Jonker of 100 Scope Notes: Small Saul by Ashley Spires
  • a Take5 Marketing Tip from Dianne de Las Casas: Activity Pages
  • a great app review site called Apps for Children with Special Needs
  • about a new children's bookstore in Katonah, NY
  • me asking you to take a survey on my site about what you'd want to learn in a how-to-create-booktrailers webinar

 ... and in the interview with Verla, you'll hear

  • about how she gets upwards of a million hits per month
  • and how she created her enormously popular chatboard
  • the site that supplies the code for her chatboard (which she referred to as simplemachines.com but it's .org and you can find it here)
  • how Verla keeps her board up-to-date
  • how she administers the board why she created it
  • flamers and other meanies
  • why she doesn't allow politics and religion
  • her secret sections (shhh)
  • her charm bracelet with charms symbolizing her books
  • why I think Verla should monetize her site
  • yet another reference to Cliff Ravenscraft because a fan sent him a check for $12,000 as a tip
  • how Verla keeps it safe for kids how creatives feel like outsiders as kids (repeating what E.B. Lewis said in last week's episode!)
Direct download: 59_VerlaKay.mp3
Category:Social Media and Children's Publishing -- posted at: 6:53pm EDT

In this episode of Brain Burps About Books you'll hear an interview with E.B. Lewis talking about his trip to Israel and...

  • the new project he's working on his remarkable lotto icon art which you can see on my blog
  • how we creative types don't fit in as children
  • how it sounds from my regular (that is, art) studio, rather than the little attic closet I've been using)
  • questions from listeners Patty Hopkins and Suzanne Bloom with answers from Jane Yolen and Emma Dryden
  • a review from Travis Jonker, from 100 Scope Notes: Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie by Julie Sternberg, illustrated by Matthew Cordell
  • a Take5 Marketing Tip from Dianne de Las Casas: Reviews
Direct download: 58_EBLewis.mp3
Category:The Craft of Writing -- posted at: 6:45am EDT

Whats on this episode:

  • Tommy Greenwald, author of Charlie Joe Jackson' Guide to Not Reading is my guest on today's show.
  • Review by Bookalicious Pam: Fury by Elizabeth Miles
  • Info on my "I Hate Twitter" Webinar
  • SCBWI LA 11 recap
  • Why you should never try to sell books out of context
Direct download: 57_TommyGreenwald2.mp3
Category:Children's Book Publishing -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

No guests today except my wonderful contributors while I'm off at the 40th Anniversary SCBWI conference.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:50am EDT

Business consultant Jeff Korhan talks about how to expand our reach in our creative business.

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Category:Business of Children's Publishing -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Today's guest is Chris Finan is the president of the American Booksellers for Freedom of Expression.

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Category:Supporting Literacy -- posted at: 8:11am EDT

Raina Telgemeier is the author/illustrator of the fabulous tween graphic novel, Smile and the illustrator of the graphic novel version of The Baby-Sitters Club: Claudia and Mean Janine.

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Category:The Craft of Writing -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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What you'll hear: a review by Travis Jonker (100 Scope Notes ) of Mal and Chad: The Biggest, Bestest Time Ever! by Stephen McCranie / a Take5 Marketing Tip from Dianne de Las Casas: Reading Posters / the designer Christopher Steininger, who did the cover of Dust / what gets a customer to click on an e-book / Derek Mah, who did Art's site and a whole bunch of his book covers / John Locke's How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months! / what kind of pricing sells a book Pixel of Ink (free and bargain Kindle books) / step-by-step details on how he creates his e-books / Smashwords / the change in relationship between readers and authors whether our Facebook ads are working or not / my podcast's attempt at global domination / Canadian niceness emerges when Art apologizes / Project Wonderful's wonderful way to focus ads / Twitter book launches v. in-store launches

Direct download: 52_ArtSlade.mp3
Category:eBooks -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

This is a brief recap of ALA, and an interview with Kid Chef Eliana, whose summer plan is to what - go to camp? No. Write her next (yep, not her first) cookbook!

  • Take5 Marketing Tip: reading posters
  • 100 Scope Notes review: Missing on Superstition Mountain by Elise Broach
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Category:The Craft of Writing -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

This is a heartbreaking yet fascinating episode with masters library student and master musician Sarah Parker talk about her inspiring time in Africa working in the Village of Hope teaching kids to read. Please call in your feedback, questions, or comments for the show to 888-522-1929 Or email your input to katiedavis@katiedavis.com Tweet me: @KatieDavisBurps

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Category:Supporting Literacy -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In this episode you will get to listen to NY Times bestseller Dave Roman, graphic novel author and illustrator of the new book, Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity

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Category:The Craft of Writing -- posted at: 6:03pm EDT

In this episode you will get to listen to Carolyn Crimi talk about the creation of Dear Tabby, her new fab book with illustrator David Roberts. Please call in your feedback, questions, or comments for the show to 888-522-1929 Or email your input to katiedavis@katiedavis.com Tweet me: @KatieDavisBurps

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Category:The Craft of Writing -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In this episode you'll hear...

  • Take5 Marketing tip from Dianne de Las Casas. today:
  • The Square! Travis Jonker of 100 Scope Notes gives his first audio review: The Watcher, Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps by Jeanette Walker

In the interview you'll learn about...

  • how Pat began his internet business (that is not is a scam!)
  • how to increase your email list of your fans through a video Pat made with Derek Halpern
  • reciprocity and how you can help people who help you
  • why giving away free content is a money-making idea
  • 31 Days to Build a Better Blog by Problogger Darren Rowse
  • hiring a virtual assistant and why it's scary but why you should
  • how to find the right person on eLance
  • article spinners
  • how backlinks work
  • my webinar ideas and Pat's input 
Direct download: 47_PatFlynn.mp3
Category:Business of Children's Publishing -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In this episode you will get to listen to Teacher Librarian & Technology Specialist Shannon Miller! In this episode you'll hear...

...who will sub for A Fuse #8 Production's reviews (okay, okay...announcing Travis Jonker of 100 Scope Notes to take Betsy Bird's place while she takes care of her soon-to-be new Baby Bird!)

...Jennifer Hubert Swan of Reading Rants rant about fab Fall previews!

And with Shannon you'll hear all about...

voice thread - a web 2.0 tool for kids to upload pictures and they can also make comments in different ways

using iMovie or Garageband with kids

are kids learning the standards by using tech in school?

incorporating the standards

Skyping with other classrooms across the globe

how to get kids voting online with @MrSchuReads

LitWorld's campaign for Poetry Month and getting kids involved in that

where does Shannon get all the great info she tweets out?

how a community supports the tech advancements in a school

goanimate

animoto

podcasting with kids

all the things Shannon won for her students!

The Shorty Awards (guess who won?!!)

A Take5 Marketing Tip from Dianne de las Casas. Subject: Google calendars

Direct download: 46_ShannonMIller.mp3
Category:Supporting Literacy -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Indie writer's questions are answered in this, along with an interview Jerry and I did while down in Grand Cayman. Please call in your feedback, questions, or comments for the show to 888-522-1929 Or email your input to katiedavis@katiedavis.com Tweet me: @KatieDavisBurps

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Category:Children's Book Publishing -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

This is a fascinating interview with author/illustrator Barney Saltzberg about his school visit tour of China.

A Betsy Bird review of The Friendship Doll

A Take5 Marketing Tip from Dianne de las Casas: Testimonials

In this episode you will hear

  • my new "high tech" recording studio!
  • how a school visit in China is not like a school visit in the US
  • how flippant people need to be careful when in China
  • how Barney was vetted and talked about in Chinese
  • the brilliant idea Barney does that I'm really sad I can't steal
  • we debate whether we are funny
  • what China really looks like
  • how the "drill and kill" culture responded to Beautiful Oops!
  • the state of digital books in China
  • Barney's true feelings about Maurice Sendak
  • Shanghai International Literacy Festival
  • how Barney was treated in China
  • he difference between an author and an Arthur
Direct download: 44_BarneySaltzberg.mp3
Category:School Visits -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In this episode you'll hear Lin Oliver, Rich Michaelson, and Tomie DePaola talk about Lin: -New awards -Illustrator strands -Marketing award -How they're addressing the new shape of publishing Rich: -his gallery and the big annual party with LOTS of great authors and illustrators -his new book about the first paid professional baseball player Tomie: -Should an artist create one look or present a more versatile portfolio? -What's the one question Tomie never gets asked? Please call in your feedback, questions, or comments for the show to 888-522-1929 Or email your input to katiedavis@katiedavis.com Tweet me: @KatieDavisBurps

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Category:Children's Book Publishing -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

The second in my series from the New England Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Conference! Subscribe for: iPod, iPhone & iTunes / Zune / Android Or click to download. In this episode you'll hear A mini interview with Steve Mooser A tidbit of conversation between Steve, Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple A snippet of the hysterically funny cabaret that Yolanda Scott, David Hyde Costello and Anne Sibley O'Brien put on last night An interview with David Hyde Costello A tech question asked about submitting manuscripts digitally and answered by Christine Taylor Butler

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Direct download: NESCBWI_2.mp3
Category:Children's Book Publishing -- posted at: 2:38pm EDT

In this episode you will hear lots! Faculty members Janet Fox and Tami Lewis Brown answer the following questions:

1- I was wondering what you did when an author appearance went wrong or hit a SNAFU?

2- How can someone tell if a story is TOO personal. How to generalize it if it comes from a very personal place?

Also hear Heidi Stemple (Jane Yolen's daughter) talk about her first job at the age of four, working for SCBWI!

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Category:Children's Book Publishing -- posted at: 9:28am EDT

In this episode you will hear

  • people's reactions to Lee's gay and lesbian content
  • why Lee started the blog
  • keeping GLBTQ kids safe
  • how doing things out of context may not get you the results you hope for
  • Sherman Alexie and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell back at #1 for most banned book
  • how we both love the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
  • the new SCBWI Mentor Program -the NESCBWI Spring Conference
  • the 40th SCBWI Summer Conference
  • the biggest takeaway from the SCBWI Mentor Program
  • why you should fail a lot and fail fast
  • Greg Pincus' Kickstarter project Poetry, Spread the Word!

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Direct download: 43_LeeWind.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Book festivals are more than books! You can meet your favorite authors, get signed books to give as gifts later (how many times have you had to run out to buy a last minute gift? You don't have to when you stock up at a book festival)! In this episode you'll hear...

  • an Empire State Book Festival bookseller
  • the people who run the Hudson Children's Children's Book Festival
  • author Liza Frenette - a review by Jennifer Hubert Swan of Reading Rants
  • a wonderful volunteer at the Empire State Book Festival
  • a Take5 Marketing Tip from Dianne de las Casas


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Category:Appearances -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In this episode you will hear

  • a Betsy Bird (A Fuse #8 Production) of Quest of the Warrior Sheep by Christopher and Christine Russell
  • a Take5 Marketing Tip on Facebook Fan pages from Dianne de las Casas
  • how Barbara got teens reading and writing through graphic novels
  • why I think her book is great for adults who want to create graphic novels
  • the awesome teacher's guide for You Can Do a Graphic Nove
  • Doodlebug, a Novel in Doodles by Karen Romano Young
  • the Hudson Book Festival
  • why journaling  helps you to get to know your own process
  • how Scott McCloud's books helped me with The Curse of Addy McMahon
  • how to see your work start to work in harmony
  • a visual graphic to help you keep your plots and characters straight

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Category:The Craft of Writing -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In this episode you will hear us talk about

  • the genesis of the book
  • Iron Giant, Robots, Ice Age and other flicks Jerry worked on
  • how we came up with the trailer
  • what it was like to work with the diabolically clever Gretchen Hirsch
  • our big fight
  • the series of drawings and sweepstakes we're having to celebrate (see blow for more info for Week One: I Hear You Squawkin!)

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Category:The Craft of Writing -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In this episode you will listen to songs, jokes, and stories about how libraries and the librarians who staff them inspired and supported us as children, paving the way for our careers as children's authors and illustrators, including, though definitely not in alphabetical order as they are listed below.
Thanks for listening, and tune in next week when we announce all our contests for Little Chicken's Big Day or keep an eye out on my Facebook page.

Two notes - The first song is sung by Judy Freeman, and after the second song, that's Mordicai Gerstein talking.


Contributing authors:

    Laurie Halse Anderson
    Kathi Appelt
    Sarah Aronson
    Jeannie Brett
    Diane deGroat
    Sarah Dillard
    Erin Dionne
    Jan Donley
    Jody Feldman
    Judy Freeman
    Mordicai Gerstein
    Deborah Heiligman
    Amy Huntington
    Lita Judge
    Jarrett Krosoczka
    Sarah Darer Littman
    Eric Luper
    Ann Martin
    Wendy Mass
    Anne Mazer
    Jenny Meyerhoff
    Jenny Moss
    Bernard Most
    Micol Ostow
    Laura Ruby
    Peter Sis
    Hope Anita Smith
    Tanya Lee Stone
    Kyra Teis
    Leslie Tryon
    Kristin O'Donnell Tubb
    Linda Urban
    Ned Vizzini
    Nancy Werlin
    Karen Romano Young
    Sara Zarr

Direct download: 39_LibraryLove.mp3
Category:Supporting Literacy -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Book trailer expert Darcy Pattison give great tips and tricks to maximize your usage of videos for your book! Please call in your feedback, questions, or comments for the show to 888-522-1929 Or email your input to katiedavis@katiedavis.com Tweet me: @KatieDavisBurps

Direct download: 38_DarcyPattison.mp3
Category:Social Media and Children's Publishing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Episode #37 Tweet me! @KatieDavisBurps Please call in your feedback, questions, or comments for the show to 888-522-1929 Or email your input to katiedavis@katiedavis.com

Direct download: 37_CandyFleming.mp3
Category:The Craft of Writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Episode #36

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Direct download: 36_Neumyer.mp3
Category:eBooks -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Episode #35 Please call in your feedback, questions, or comments for the show to 888-522-1929 Or email your input to katiedavis@katiedavis.com Tweet me: @KatieDavisBurps

Direct download: 35_DonnaJoNapoli.mp3
Category:The Craft of Writing -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Episode #34 Please call in your feedback, questions, or comments for the show to 888-522-1929 Or email your input to katiedavis@katiedavis.com Tweet me: @KatieDavisBurps

 

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Category:Supporting Literacy -- posted at: 6:33am EDT

Episode #33 Please call in your feedback, questions, or comments for the show to 888-522-1929 Or email your input to katiedavis@katiedavis.com Tweet me: @KatieDavisBurps

Direct download: 33_Franco.mp3
Category:Appearances -- posted at: 6:21pm EDT

Find out what happened to Bruce Coville when he was stuck in the turmoil in Egypt while on a school visit! Please call in your feedback, questions, or comments for the show to 888-522-1929 Or email your input to katiedavis@katiedavis.com Tweet me: @KatieDavisBurps

Direct download: 32_Coville.mp3
Category:School Visits -- posted at: 5:58am EDT

Are you a teacher? An author? A parent organizer? Tune in for this school visit episode with Alexis O'Neill! Please call in your feedback, questions, or comments for the show to 888-522-1929 Or email your input to katiedavis@katiedavis.com Tweet me: @KatieDavisBurps

Direct download: 31_SchoolVisits.mp3
Category:Appearances -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Lots of great info to questions like: Should you pay to get pubbed? What is the Vulcan Mind Meld of writing exercises? And yes, Is "kidlit" a bad word? Please call in your feedback, questions, or comments for the show to 888-522-1929 Or email your input to katiedavis@katiedavis.com Tweet me: @KatieDavisBurps

Direct download: 30_KatieDavis.mp3
Category:Children's Book Publishing -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Are you confused about ebooks, apps and games? Tune in learn more from Loreen Leedy!

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Direct download: 29_EBooksLeedy.mp3
Category:eBooks -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

#26 Jim Averbeck is the talent behind the new picture book, Except If, and the fabulous ALA "red carpet" interviews. Please call in your feedback, questions, or comments for the show to 888-522-1929 Or email your input to katiedavis@katiedavis.com Tweet me: @KatieDavisBurps

Direct download: 26_Averback.mp3
Category:Children's Book Publishing -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

James Kennedy, middle grade author talks about how dabbling can lead to creativity, his "90 Second Newbery" video idea and how he impersonated Audrey Niffenegger, author of Time Traveler's Wife.

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Direct download: 27_JamesKennedy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

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Direct download: 26_AlanGribben.mp3
Category:Children's Book Publishing -- posted at: 5:44pm EDT

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Direct download: 25_CuthbertSoup.mp3
Category:Children's Book Publishing -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

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Direct download: 00_PeterReynolds_DarylGrabarek.mp3
Category:Children's Book Publishing -- posted at: 8:35am EDT

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Direct download: 24_LenaRoy.mp3
Category:Children's Book Publishing -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT