Brain Burps About Books: How to Create Your Author Platform, Adult and Children's Book Publishing, Book Marketing Podcast (children's book publishing)
BBAB 247: Snappsy the Alligator Did Not Ask for Brain Burps to End

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #247

Snappsy the Alligator Did Not Ask for Brain Burps to End

An Interview with Debut Author Julie Falatko

Announcements
  • Just a quick note to let you know that I’m starting a new podcast soon called Writing for Children (if I haven’t already started by the time you hear this). Want to know more? It’s going to be pretty awesome and very different from this show. Go to writingforchildren.com to learn more.
  • This is the last Brain Burps About Books Podcast. But I'll be back! The Writing for Children podcast will focus solely on the craft of writing. Sign up to find out when it launches: writingforchildren.com
  • Check out my new book How to Write a Children's Book. CLICK HERE
  • I wanted to give you a little head’s up that I’m creating a new show now. As the Director of the Institute of Children's Literature, I wanted to do a show focusing more on craft. This show will be shorter, have tips and links to great resources for children’s writers, whether you write for pre-k, mg, teens or in-between.

    Yes! We will have weekly downloadable transcripts, something my previous subscribers always wanted, and they’ll include extra tips and links!

    We’ll have a weekly Q&A, and if your question is featured on the show, you’ll receive our heavy canvas tote with the gorgeous new ICL logo embroidered on the pocket. 

    We’ll be having a huge giveaway to celebrate the launch, with prizes worth almost $2,000. If you want to know when that happens, go to writingforchildren.com and sign up so you won’t miss a thing (and as a ty for signing up, you get the first two chapters of HTWCB free)!

     I’m super excited about this and hope you’re going to love it, and learn from it too! Again, sign up at writingforchildren.com.

This week my guest is Julie Falatko
Julie and I talk about
  • Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in this Book).
  • when Julie started doing reviews for the podcast.
  • Illustrator Tim Miller.
  • how cool it is to have your own book poster!
  • Julie's editor at Viking, Joanna Cardenas.
  • secret book covers.
  • illustrator notes.
  • fun surprises when you see the illustrations for your manuscript for the first time.
  • why it's important to make a picture book dummy.
  • keeping all your writing notes.
  • Milk, Eggs, Vodka.
  • how I wish I would've written this Snappsy!
  • where the idea for Snappsy came from.
  • where the idea for Who Hops? came from.
  • how Julie's moxie got her the job as picture book reviewer on Brain Burps.

BBAB 246: Time to Celebrate Picture Book Month!

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #246

Time to Celebrate Picture Book Month!

An Interview with Dianne de Las Casas

Announcements

Just a quick note to let you know that I’m starting a new podcast soon called Writing for Children (if I haven’t already started by the time you hear this). Want to know more? It’s going to be pretty awesome and very different from this show. Go to writingforchildren.com to learn more.

If you liked this episode, please review it on iTunes by doing this:

1. Open the show's page in iTunes store here.
2. Click on the "View in iTunes" button under the logo.
3. You will see the list of episodes. Scroll past them to "Customer Reviews" and "Write a Review" is right under that.

Thank you.

This week my guest is Dianne de Las Casas
Dianne and I talk about
  • How Picture Book Month got started.
  • Our own picture book memories.
  • How picture books promote literacy.
  • Elizabeth O. Dulemba's Picture Book Month Calendar.
  • Marcie Colleen's curriculum guides for Picture Book Month.
  • How to work picture books in to school curriculum.
  • Free downloads available for Picture Book Month.
  • Following #PictureBookMonth on Twitter.
  • How picture books led Christmas sales last year.
  • This month's Picture Book Month Champions• Sudipta Bardan-Quallen
    • David Biedrzycki
    • Paulette Bogan
    • Mike Curato
    • Matthew Gollub
    • Julie Gribble
    • Julie Hedlund
    • Carter Higgins
    • Molly Idle
    • Joe Kulka
    • Jennifer Gray Olson
    • Kathryn Otoshi
    • Anne Marie Pace
    • Rukhsana Khan
    • Robin Newman
    • Penny Parker Klostermann
    • Eric Litwin
    • Loren Long
    • Deb Lund
    • LeUyen Pham
    • Matt Phelan
    • Stephen Shaskan
    • Trisha Speed Shaskan
    • TJ Shay
    • Whitney Stewart
    • Holly Stone-Barker
    • Mo Willems
    • Natasha Wing
    • Matthew Winner
    • Paula Yoo
Direct download: 246-Picture_Book_Month.mp3
Category:Children's Book Publishing -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

BBAB 242 : Picture Book Summit

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #242

Picture Book Summit

An Interview with Julie Hedlund

Announcements

Just a quick note to let you know that I’m starting a new podcast soon called Writing for Children (if I haven’t already started by the time you hear this). Want to know more? It’s going to be pretty awesome and very different from this show. Go to writingforchildren.com to learn more.

This week's guest is Julie Hedlund!

Julie Hedlund is an award-winning children's book author, founder of the 12 x 12 Picture Book Writing Challenge, blogger, and a regular speaker at SCBWI and other industry events.

Her picture book, A TROOP IS A GROUP OF MONKEYS, Little Bahalia Publishing, 2013, first published as an interactive storybook app, was the recipient of the 2014 Independent Book Publisher's Association Benjamin Franklin Digital Gold Award. Her storybook app, A SHIVER OF SHARKS, Little Bahalia Publishing, 2013, was a 2014 Digital Book Award winner. Her latest book, MY LOVE FOR YOU IS THE SUN, is available on Amazon.

Julie is a monthly contributor on author/illustrator Katie Davis' Brain Burps About Books children's literature podcast, a PAL member of SCBWI, and a contributing editor on the subject of 21st Century Publishing for Children's Book Insider.

Julie & I talk about
  • Where the idea for Picture Book Summit came from.
  • What is a Master Mind group and how ours got started.
  • Advantages of going to an online event vs. an in-person conference.
  • What happens if you miss one of our online sessions.
  • The agents and editors we interviewed for Picture Book Summit.
  • The landscape of publishing in the 21st century.
  • How many spots are left in Picture Book Summit.
  • How to give us feedback on Picture Book Summit at www.speakpipe.com/katiedavis.
  • Our amazing project manager Kristin Ammerman.
  • The PJ party!
Direct download: 242-PictureBookSummit.mp3
Category:Children's Book Publishing -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

BBAB 241 : What’s So Great About the 500 Word Picture Book?

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #241

What’s So Great About the 500 Word Picture Book?

An Interview with Laura Backes

Announcements

Just a quick note to let you know that I’m starting a new podcast soon called Writing for Children (if I haven’t already started by the time you hear this). Want to know more? It’s going to be pretty awesome and very different from this show. Go to writingforchildren.com to learn more.

  • I'm hosting a FREE webinar to give you a sneak peek of Get Your First 1,000 Followers! You can ask me anything you want and I'll be doing LIVE website critiques. Pick the time that works best for you:
Listener Questions

Tune in to hear the answer to these burning writer questions and fears:

  • How do I reach my target audience of 12-16 year olds?
  • How do I start my platform when I'm not photogenic and I write under a pseudonym?
  • I'm afraid of not having time to keep up with everything.
  • It's hard to start when I put everyone else's needs before my own.
  • Plus, a shout-out to my newest listener, Jackie!
This week's guest is Laura Backes!

Laura Backes has been publishing Children's Book Insider, The Children's Writing Monthly for 25 years. Along with its companion membership site, The Children's Writing Knowledge Base (www.CBIClubhouse.com). CBI is the largest source of information for aspiring and published children's book writers in the world. Along with her husband Jon Bard, Laura has co-created numerous instructional webinars, videos, courses and books for writers, and is a frequent speaker at writing conferences.

Laura & I talk about
  • Picture Book Summit - There are a few spots left. Register at www.picturebooksummit.com.
  • How she became an editor.
  • What it's like to write a rejection letter.
  • Why she prefers being an editor to being an agent.
  • How to not be a "hack" in your writing.
  • Innate talent vs. Developed talent.
  • Why age is an advantage in your writing.
  • What's the deal with 500 word picture books?
  • How picture book readers are more sophisticated today than in the past.
  • The best way to write a great book.
  • How you can join us at the Picture Book Summit PJ Party!
Direct download: 241-What_s_So_Great_About_the_500_Word_Picture_Book.mp3
Category:Children's Book Publishing -- posted at: 11:59am EDT

BBAB 221: When You Get Interest from Traditional Publishers But Say No Thanks

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #221

When You Get Interest from Traditional Publishers But Say No Thanks

An Interview with KeeKee’s Big Adventures Series Creator Shannon Jones

Announcements
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Contributors
This Week's Guest is Shannon Jones!

This week’s guest is Shannon Jones. For Shannon, her love of travel began at a young age. It opened her eyes and ears to the world. As a grownup, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with her husband Paul and kitty KeeKee, the idea for KeeKee’s Big Adventures was born. After twenty years in the marketing field, Shannon is launched on her new adventures, following her passion for writing and excited to be helping kids in their quest for learning and discovery.

Shannon's first book KeeKee's Big Adventures in Paris, France won the Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Awards Silver for Best First Children’s Book in April 2014 and Gold Mom’s Choice Award in Autumn 2013. KeeKee's Big Adventures in Rome, Italy received a Gold Mom's Choice Award in April 2013.

Her third book, KeeKee's Big Adventures in Athens, Greece, landed October 2014 and just received a Gold Mom's Choice Award.

Shannon and I talk about
  • Why, even though Shannon got interest from traditional publishers, she decided to self-publish.
  • The unusual process through which she found a great illustrator.
  • Her editor is Lisa Pliscou.
  • Her printer, Phoenix Color.
  • The Bilingual pronunciation guide in her books.
  • Getting geography lessons from a cat.
  • The KeeKee Club.

BBAB 220: Kelly Light's Top Tips to Getting Traditionally Published

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #220

Kelly Light’s Top Tips to Getting Traditionally Published

An Interview with Kelly Light: How She Got Five Offers Before Ever Getting an Agent

Announcements
  • Want to hear about my Author Platform course when it comes out? Join here!
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Contributors
This Week's Guest is author-illustrator Kelly Light!

This week’s guest is Kelly Light. Author Illustrator, Kelly Light was born in 1970 off exit 149 of the Garden State Parkway. She grew up down the shore surrounded by giant roadside dinosaurs, cotton candy colors and skee ball sounds. Schooled on Saturday morning cartoons and Sunday Funny pages, she picked up a pencil and started drawing and never stopped.

Kelly and I talk about
  • The day Kelly got so many calls from editors she stopped answering the phone.
  • How she got five offers before she ever got an agent.
  • How Kelly got published.
  • What BEA was like for her being treated like a debutante.
  • Who is “the Willy Wonka of books?”
  • Kelly’s top tips to getting and being traditionally published.

BBAB 218 : Reedsy | Connecting Publishing Professionals to Writers

BBAB 218: Reedsy | Connecting Publishing Professionals to Writers

An Interview with Reedsy Chief Operating Officer Richard Fayet

Announcements
  • The Write Life Writers Bundle goes live for 3 days only starting March 9th! You can get $1072 with of ebooks and courses for writers for only $99. Video Idiot Boot Camp, Learn Scrivener Fast and 7 other resources are inlcuded. Check it out here: www.katiedavis.com/bundle
  • Get your free marketing lessons at www.katiedavis.com/VIP.
Contributors
This Week's Guest is Reedsy Chief Operating Officer Richard Fayet!

 

This week’s guest is Richard Fayet. Richard is one of the co-founders of Reedsy, a curated marketplace designed to streamline self-publishing. On Reedsy, authors can connect with vetted, industry-experienced editors, designers, marketers and translators and work with them through in-built project management and collaboration tools, keeping all the workflow in one place.

Richard and I talk about
  • Getting tough with their Terms of Service.
  • How they get their curated professionals.
  • Their 10% fee.
  • What collaboration tools they offer.
  • What publication tools they have available.
  • Author profiles.

BBAB 216 : Going to Sea with Dr. Bob Ballard

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #216

Going to Sea with Dr. Bob Ballard

An Interview with Scholastic Author Karen Romano Young

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Contributors
This Week's Guest is Karen Romano Young!

This week’s guest is Karen Romano Young. She is an author, illustrator, science communicator, comic creator, and deep sea diver. Her work includes graphic novels and science articles, young adult and middle grade novels, and books about the ocean and animals.

Karen and I talk about

• How Karen got to dive to the bottom of the ocean in Alvin.
• Writing for NASA, Wood’s Hole, extreme outreach.
• Did you know the NY Times is written so a 12-year-old can read it?
• Going to sea with Dr. Bob Ballard.
• Hydro-thermal vents 40 years after Dr. Ballard discovered them.
Nautiluslive.org
• Mapping parts of the ocean with robot submarines.
• Hundred Percent.
• Sea Turtle Rescue.
• Doodlebug.


BBAB 215 : What Did the Fox Say?

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #215

What Does the Fox Say?

How Janet Fox Used Video to Get a Book Deal

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Announcements
  • I'm creating a new course! Get on the VIP list for How to Build Your Author Platform and get free marketing tips here: http://katiedavis.com/VIP

 Contributors

  • Julie Falatko reviews Goodnight Already by Jory John and illustrated by Benji Davies.
This Week's Guest is Janet Fox!

 

Janet Fox likes writing history, mystery, romance, and adventure novels... but mostly she likes writing for and about the child – the teen – she still is inside. She lives in Montana, surrounded by mountains and in the company of her husband and their rambunctious yellow lab.

Janet and I talk about
  • How she sold a book based a video she created! (Now, do you believe writers should be making videos?)
  • Her work in choosing speakers for book festivals.
  • How video informs who she chooses to invite.
Direct download: What_Did_the_Fox_Say.mp3
Category:Children's Book Publishing -- posted at: 3:41pm EDT

BBAB 209 : Holiday Replay-How Do You Win an Award, Find a Literary Agent, and Get a Book Published? Get Rejected First!

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #209

Holiday Replay: How Do You Win an Award, Find a Literary Agent, and Get a Book Published? Get Rejected First!

Announcements
  • It's coming! I'm working on my New Year's Gift for you! (Hint: I'm planning on helping you have a productive year.) Sign up here so you'll get it as soon as it's available: www.katiedavis.com/2015
  • Have I helped you this year? Did I say something on the podcast, or in a course, or in an email that you've been able to use? I would love to hear about it! Send me an email at support@katiedavis.com and let me know.
This Week's Guest is Illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Debbie and I talk about
  • the process for a first time illustrator.
  • us looking at stuff on the video (she made the image below while we watched!).
  • the word my mom considered a curse word when I was little.
  • art notes Debbie received.
  • how she did wordless spreads.
Note to my podcast listeners

When I was listening to Fresh Air on NPR I thought, "Hey! I could do that, but with children's publishing as my focus!" That's how Brain Burps About Books got started. Writing is so solitary. I thought it would be a great way to get to talk to my friends and make new ones, plus I could help others learn. Maybe I'd learn some stuff myself, too. I've had the privilege of talking to the first three National Ambassadors for Young People's Literature, to librarians and New York Time's bestselling authors. I've interviewed to booksellers and publishers, writers, illustrators, app creators, and app distributors, and more! There is always something new on the horizon to learn and to share. So many listeners have asked how to support the show, and actually, now you can. I've installed a donate button to help defray the costs of producing the show. What do you learn or get out of Brain Burps every week? If it's worth donating a dollar, two dollars, five, or whatever you think the show is worth to you, it would help enormously. The show costs $20 a month to keep on the server, and that's only if there are four shorter episodes in a month. That number doesn't include other costs like my time to research and record, post, edit the intros and outros, web hosting, and equipment and software to do all this. I ended up loving podcasting. I love my listeners. My "Burpers!" This is my gig, I know. and like I said, it's an incredible experience for me. But if you've you've been helped, or just love it too, and you're able, here's your opportunity to help defray the costs. No matter what, thank you for being a Burper! http://katiedavis.com/donate

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Brain Burps About Books Podcast #207

Our 101 Favorite Children's Books of the Year Part 2

Announcements
  • Would you answer this one question survey? I want to hear from how I can help YOU: http://www.katiedavis.com/onequestion
  • Getting excited and prepped for the next session of Business for Writers 101: Crank It Up with Katie. Get it now for the early bird price of $97.
  • Support Pencils of Promise! See the free replay of How to Explode Your Career with Video to find out how you can help HERE.
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This Week's Guests are

Matthew Winner of The Busy Librarian and the Let's Get Busy Podcast with Cynthia Alaniz of Librarian in Cute Shoes & Contributor at the Nerdy Book Club.

Matthew, Cynthia, and I talk about
  • Their favorite books of 2014.
  • the next 51 books on the list including our number 1 picks!
  • All books are in alphabetical order so we can spread the book love.
  • Getting a downloadable PDF of the books HERE for you to take to your local independent bookseller and get your favorites!
Note to my podcast listeners

When I was listening to Fresh Air on NPR I thought, "Hey! I could do that, but with children's publishing as my focus!" That's how Brain Burps About Books got started. Writing is so solitary. I thought it would be a great way to get to talk to my friends and make new ones, plus I could help others learn. Maybe I'd learn some stuff myself, too. I've had the privilege of talking to the first three National Ambassadors for Young People's Literature, to librarians and New York Time's bestselling authors. I've interviewed to booksellers and publishers, writers, illustrators, app creators, and app distributors, and more! There is always something new on the horizon to learn and to share. So many listeners have asked how to support the show, and actually, now you can. I've installed a donate button to help defray the costs of producing the show. What do you learn or get out of Brain Burps every week? If it's worth donating a dollar, two dollars, five, or whatever you think the show is worth to you, it would help enormously. The show costs $20 a month to keep on the server, and that's only if there are four shorter episodes in a month. That number doesn't include other costs like my time to research and record, post, edit the intros and outros, web hosting, and equipment and software to do all this. I ended up loving podcasting. I love my listeners. My "Burpers!" This is my gig, I know. and like I said, it's an incredible experience for me. But if you've you've been helped, or just love it too, and you're able, here's your opportunity to help defray the costs. No matter what, thank you for being a Burper!

Direct download: Our_101_Favorite_Childrens_Books_of_the_Year_Part_2.mp3
Category:Children's Book Publishing -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Our 101 Favorite Children's Books of the Year Part 1

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Announcements
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  • Getting excited and prepped for the next session of Business for Writers 101: Crank It Up with Katie. Get it now for the early bird price of $97.
  • Now through Dec 6, get Video Idiot Boot Camp for $25 off and I'll donate half of every tuition that comes in to Pencils of Promise. Not only that, but the value of your contribution will be doubled because Pat Flynn will match everything up to $25,000! Use code pencils25 when you check out to get your discount!
  • FREE webinar where I'll teach you how you can use video to explode your writing career, on Dec 6th at noon. Sign up here. http://www.katiedavis.com/pencils
This Week's Guests are

Matthew Winner of The Busy Librarian and the Let's Get Busy Podcast with Cynthia Alaniz of Librarian in Cute Shoes & Contributor at the Nerdy Book Club.

Matthew, Cynthia, and I talk about
  • Our favorite books of 2014.
  • 50 books this week and 51 books (including our #1 picks!) next week.
  • All books are in alphabetical order so we can spread the book love.
  • Getting a downloadable PDF of the books HERE for you to take to your local independent bookseller and get your favorites!
  • Go to coursesforwriters.com/video and sign up

Use the code pencils25 when you check out to get your discount!    

Download a PDF list of all these books here: Top 101 Children Books 2014 - The First 50

Note to my podcast listeners

When I was listening to Fresh Air on NPR I thought, "Hey! I could do that, but with children's publishing as my focus!" That's how Brain Burps About Books got started. Writing is so solitary. I thought it would be a great way to get to talk to my friends and make new ones, plus I could help others learn. Maybe I'd learn some stuff myself, too. I've had the privilege of talking to the first three National Ambassadors for Young People's Literature, to librarians and New York Time's bestselling authors. I've interviewed to booksellers and publishers, writers, illustrators, app creators, and app distributors, and more! There is always something new on the horizon to learn and to share. So many listeners have asked how to support the show, and actually, now you can. I've installed a donate button to help defray the costs of producing the show. What do you learn or get out of Brain Burps every week? If it's worth donating a dollar, two dollars, five, or whatever you think the show is worth to you, it would help enormously. The show costs $20 a month to keep on the server, and that's only if there are four shorter episodes in a month. That number doesn't include other costs like my time to research and record, post, edit the intros and outros, web hosting, and equipment and software to do all this. I ended up loving podcasting. I love my listeners. My "Burpers!" This is my gig, I know. and like I said, it's an incredible experience for me. But if you've you've been helped, or just love it too, and you're able, here's your opportunity to help defray the costs. No matter what, thank you for being a Burper!

Direct download: Our_101_Favorite_Childrens_Books_of_the_Year_Part_1.mp3
Category:Children's Book Publishing -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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This Week's Guest is... 

... author- illustrator James BurksAfter spending fifteen years working as artist in animation working on such movies as Emperor's New Groove, Atlantis, Treasure Planet, Home on the Range, Space Jam, the Iron Giant and the television shows, Wow Wow Wubbzy, Ni-hao Kai-lan, the Dinosaur Train and most recently on Fan Boy and Chum ChumJames is now writing and illustrating his own children's books including Gabby & GatorBird & Squirrel on Ice, and Bird & Squirrel on the Run

 

James and I talk about

 

  • Tacos!
  • His Bird and Squirrel song.
  • Art of visual storytelling.
  • How James got in the biz.
  • His preferred medium.
  • Tips for illustrators.
  • 3 things James would recommend.
  • The worst thing you could do as a storyteller or an illustrator.
Note to my podcast listeners

When I was listening to Fresh Air on NPR I thought, "Hey! I could do that, but with children's publishing as my focus!" That's how Brain Burps About Books got started. Writing is so solitary. I thought it would be a great way to get to talk to my friends and make new ones, plus I could help others learn. Maybe I'd learn some stuff myself, too. I've had the privilege of talking to the first three National Ambassadors for Young People's Literature, to librarians and New York Time's bestselling authors. I've interviewed to booksellers and publishers, writers, illustrators, app creators, and app distributors, and more! There is always something new on the horizon to learn and to share. So many listeners have asked how to support the show, and actually, now you can. I've installed a donate button to help defray the costs of producing the show. What do you learn or get out of Brain Burps every week? If it's worth donating a dollar, two dollars, five, or whatever you think the show is worth to you, it would help enormously. The show costs $20 a month to keep on the server, and that's only if there are four shorter episodes in a month. That number doesn't include other costs like my time to research and record, post, edit the intros and outros, web hosting, and equipment and software to do all this. I ended up loving podcasting. I love my listeners. My "Burpers!" This is my gig, I know. and like I said, it's an incredible experience for me. But if you've you've been helped, or just love it too, and you're able, here's your opportunity to help defray the costs. No matter what, thank you for being a Burper!

 


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Category:Children's Book Publishing -- posted at: 9:04am EDT

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

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Direct download: High_Wattage_Promotion_Power_for_Writers_on_Wattpad.mp3
Category:Children's Book Publishing -- posted at: 3:00am EDT


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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
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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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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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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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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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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

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#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

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#18 - Dear Editor

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#14 - How Do Dinosaurs Create a Hit Series?

Guests: Jane Yolen and Mark Teague

Betsy Bird's Review: The Water Seeker by Kimberly Willis Holt

 

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Rocco Staino comes on to talk about the School Library Journal's new Trailee Awards


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#10 - Book Festivals-Recorded Live Mini Interviews

 Book Festivals!

I talk to Gail Carson Levine, Bryan Collier, Wendell Minor, Nick Bruel, Wendy Mass, Bernard Most

Review: Under the Green Hill

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#9 - Nancy Werlin’s Extraordinary and Impossibly Great Books

Nancy Werlin reveals how much money she makes as a New York Times bestselling author! I swear! She really does.

Nancy is the brilliant and hugely popular author of eight young adult books including her latest, Extraordinary. And with this app, you get a free preview of the first chapter!

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Jampacked with information from Digitalweavers and Stella Orange Wordsmith on how to have an effective, fantastic web site.

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Kate Messner talks about Skype author visits for schools.

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Censorship Bites: Ellen Hopkins in Her Own Words

Recently censored by a Texas book festival,  bestselling YA author Ellen Hopkins  speaks out and gives her perspective  on what led to this debacle and what she would do if  they re-instated her invitation.

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Pt 2 - Children's Book Promotion

What cool things did Karen Romano Young do to promote her new book, Doodlebug? Listen and find out!

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Get Ready for Kindergarten!

 

 

Podcast episode number 2.

 

Today's show is about kindergarten readiness, since it's August and that means it's Get Ready For Kindergarten Month! Call with feedback at 888-522-1929 and my new podcast app…

 

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How To Make a Smart Dummy

I finally got my first podcast done with my new fab audio equipment! 

You can also hear it if you go to iTunes/Brain Burps About Books. I decided to re-record this podcast and include the images here, as it never really worked properly with Garageband. Oh well...this way I can include links.

Starting with the Podcast Answerman, Cliff Ravenscraft, who was, and is, such a huge help to me, whether I'm listening to his podcasts or hiring him as a consultant. Thanks, Cliff!
I'm very excited about my new toll free number. If you want to call in any questions or comments, please call anytime - it doesn't ring in my house so you could call at 3 a.m., though why you are up at that hour is beyond me. But if you are, and you desperately need to know the answer to a kidlit question, the number is 888-522-1929.
It's August, so that means it's Get Ready for Kindergarten Month!  I'll be at RJ Julia Booksellers on August 18 at 10:30a.m. to do a kindergarten event. You can get signed and personalized books by going through that link! They'll mail the books to you the minute I go into the store and sign them, so if you have a kindergartener or teacher you think would like any of my books, please support this indy by purchasing through them.
This episode is all about picture book dummies. What they need to include, how to make them, and why you should use dummies, even if you only write (IOW, you are not also an illustrator). I hope you'll listen! 
Enjoy...

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Life After Winning the Newbery: Rebecca Stead and Linda Sue Park

Newbery winners Rebecca Stead and Linda Sue Park talk about how their lives changed after The Call. One day you're a writer with a book you're trying to get noticed and the next, everyone in the children's book world is buzzing about your tome. What does it feel like to win a Newbery medal? How does your life change? If you get more invitations to speak at schools and conferences, how do you fit it in with your family life? Rebecca Stead and Linda Sue Park tell all!

 

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