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

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

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: 41_BarbaraSlate.mp3
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!)

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: 40_JerryDavis.mp3
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