Publishing As Collaboration

If you want to be a published author, a little professionalism goes a long way.

Bookshelves are packed with volumes about how to properly submit your manuscripts, but how does professionalism function in real-world publishing relationships? Moreover, what defines professionalism from culture to culture? Agents and editors share their best examples of what works best, and how to get back on track if your interactions go off the rails.

Should You Blog, YouTube, and/or Podcast?

These days, social media is king, and everything else is old school. If you’re not on TikTok (or whatever the next big thing is), why do you even bother? But there’s something to be said for creating original content and controlling your own platform.

At the titular panel, Scott Cox, J.D. Blackrose, John Peacock, Sean Burton, and moderator John Pyka helped validate a set of activities I spend a lot of my waking hours participating in.

Getting Started with Audio Book Narration

With a mother who was a children’s librarian and did the best bedtime stories, I’ve always been fascinated with audiobook narration. As an adult, I’ve dabbled in voice acting with the fairytale podcast, Anansi Storytime (Anansi, like the spider). So, how do you get started with audiobook narration, how do authors find a narrator for their works, and should you ever record your own stories?