Friday, January 11, 2019

GP521 - Return of the Independent Bookstore


Host Gerald Everett Jones and his co-hosts Cheyenne Cockrell and Thomas Page discuss “The Return of the Independent Bookstore” with special guest Jack Leidner, past proprietor of Clemens & Company bookstore in Newman, Georgia. Are the indie bookstores, in fact, making a comeback? Jack responds to our questions, including:

  1. If I told you I planned to open a new indie bookstore, what advice would you give me?
  2. What types of books did your customers want?
  3. The Borders bookstore chain was built on a new approach to computerized inventory. Do you think that was a good idea?
  4. What about events? Poetry, book signings, concerts, even community events like clubs and grass-roots politics. Should a bookstore promote those?
  5. Should an author plan to do bookstore signings and readings? Are those relevant anymore?
  6. Do you have an opinion about Amazon’s plans to open retail bookstores that have automated cashier stations?
  7. What’s your next business venture?

And, as ever, there's lots of advice on how to get published, including the support resources at our website getpublishedradio.com.


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Friday, November 30, 2018

GP510 - What is A Book Shepherd


Who can tell an author where the pitfalls are before she breaks an ankle? Joining Gerald, Cheyenne, and Tom is Sharon Goldinger, Vice President of the Publishers Association of Los Angeles, who is a professional book shepherd. Sharon is a professional writer and editor and the owner of PeopleSpeak, and she’s an expert on manuscript preparation. #amwriting #selfpub #podcast

Then Steven Spatz, CEO of BookBaby, tells us what his survey of 8,000 authors discovered about what works and what doesn't in the marketplace.

And, as ever, there's lots of advice on how to get published, including the support resources at our website getpublishedradio.com.


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Friday, November 23, 2018

GP523 - Books As Audio Dramas


Host Gerald Everett Jones and his co-hosts Cheyenne Cockrell and Thomas Page discuss "Books As Audio Dramas" with our very own producer, Lori Marple of Runkee Productions, and her business partner and significant other Anthony Pereslete. #amwriting #selfpub #podcast

Lori and Tony respond to our questions, including:

  1. Are people actually listening to more audiobooks? Who is the audience?
  2. Should an author narrate her own book?
  3. How can an author find and audition a narrator?
  4. What's your opinion on narrators doing their own audio engineering?
  5. What's involved in ensuring the quality of an audiobook soundtrack?
  6. Tony, what did you learn about the process of audio proofing?
  7. What are these "Audio Adventures" you speak of?

And, as ever, there's lots of advice on how to get published, including the support resources at our website getpublishedradio.com.


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Friday, November 16, 2018

GPF501 - Featurette Mashup #2


Show host Gerald Everett Jones reviews the comic novels The Mackerel Plaza by Peter De Vries, The Woody by Peter Lefcourt, and An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin. He also describes the dark literary mystery The Map and the Territory by Michel Houellebecq.

Co-host Thomas Page tells us about Civil War General Lew Wallace, who studied Roman military strategy and Christianity. After the war, he wrote Ben Hur, one of the most popular English-novels ever. #amwriting #selfpub #podcast

To play our other episodes or get advice on self-publishing, visit us at GetPublishedRadio.com.


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Friday, November 9, 2018

GP504 Self-Publishing Answers #2


In our second Q&A session, show host Gerald Everett Jones and co-host Cheyenne Cockrell debate questions and concerns from aspiring authors and self-publishers.

There are more resources for authors and self-publishers on our website getpublishedradio.com.


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Friday, November 2, 2018

GPF500 - Featurette Mashup #1


Here’s a compilation of short book reviews and from our GetPublished! Radio show:

Our host Gerald Everett Jones reviews Mistress of the Revolution by Catherine Delors. Historical fiction is all about today!

Co-host and sci-fi author Thomas Page gives us an oddball film history lesson about Greta Garbo's famed final shot in Queen Christina.

Tom shares a throwback science-history lesson about John Stuart Bell's "quantum proof of human consciousness affecting matter."

Tom gives us a history lesson about the Los Angeles Times union time-bomb of 1910.

Gerald reviews The Art Thief by Noah Charney, a mind-twisting art-history thriller.

And there's more advice for self-publishing authors at getpublishedradio.com. #selfpub #amwriting #podcast


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Friday, October 26, 2018

GP501 - Self-Publishing Answers #1


Our host Gerald Everett Jones and co-host Cheyenne Cockrell debate questions and concerns from aspiring authors and self-publishers:

  • What's the difference between a situation and a story?
  • How can I promote myself with video on social media without spending a lot of money?
  • What makes a good author interview and should I pay for the privilege?
  • What would you say about the advice that novels and movies shouldn't send messages?
  • What's the difference between news-style and cinema-style video?
  • What's involved in getting photo permissions for my book cover or blog?

There are more resources for authors and self-publishers on our website getpublishedradio.com.


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