When authors are getting ready to launch their books, publicity can be a big factor in book sales. The publisher and author create the push that gets the book onto the bookstore shelves, while the publicity team creates the pull that brings consumers in to pick the book up off the bookstore shelf.
Published Podcast Ep. 11 | Interview with Melissa Joulwan and David Humphreys, Author and Photographer of Well Fed Weeknights
Today's episode features Melissa Joulwan and David Humphreys, author and photographer of Well Fed, Well Fed 2, and the newly released Well Fed Weeknights! Mel and Dave, as we'll refer to them, explain how distribution into bookstores can be a game-changer and offer advice for authors beginning to distribute their books.
Published Podcast Ep. 10 | Interview with S. Alexander O'Keefe, author of The Return of Sir Percival
Today's episode features another author interview, this time with S. Alexander O'Keefe, author of two novels: The Return of Sir Percival and Helius Legacy. We're excited to welcome Sean, as we'll refer to him in the episode, to the show!
Today's episode shifts into the publishing industry as a whole. There are an overwhelming number of options out there for authors looking to publish a book— self-publishing, finding an agent and getting a traditional deal, or working with someone like Greenleaf who falls in the middle in a hybrid publishing model.
In this episode of Published, we're switching things up a little. So far, we've been interviewing industry experts about specific areas of writing and publishing a book. We're excited to announce that we will be adding some author interviews into the mix. We'll focus in on one aspect of their publishing experience and provide advice for first-time authors.
One of the main reasons authors opt to work with hybrid publishers is to be able to maintain the rights to their book. For that reason, we decided to take a closer look at rights — copyright, foreign rights, and subsidiary rights — and what authors should know about them when negotiating deals with publishers.
Our guest in this episode is Sujan Trivedi, the General Counsel to Greenleaf Book Group.*
In today's episode, we'll be talking all about book covers, from what makes them successful to the designer's process for arriving at a finished cover. Neil Gonzalez, the Art Director here at Greenleaf Book Group, will be joining us to share his insights.