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

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

Direct download: 45_RadioCayman.mp3
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

Direct download: NESCBWI_3.mp3
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

Please call in your feedback, questions, or comments for the show to 888-522-1929
Or email your input to katiedavis@katiedavis.com

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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!

Please call in your feedback, questions, or comments for the show to 888-522-1929 Or email your input to katiedavis@katiedavis.com

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Direct download: NE_1.mp3
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!

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: 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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Or email your input to katiedavis@katiedavis.com

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Direct download: 42_3GreatBookFests.mp3
Category:Appearances -- posted at: 3:00am EDT