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We're Emily Einolander and Corinne Kalasky and we're mapping the frontier between traditional and indie publishing. We interview people from all over the industry—publishers, marketers, publicists, editors, and authors. Whether they be self-published, small press, or from the corporate Big 5 publishers, we want to hear from everyone! And we also talk some crap in the process, because otherwise what fun would we be? Opinions don't reflect those of our employers. [Theme song by Amy Hakanson | Logo design and artwork by Leigh Thomas]

We're Emily Einolander and Corinne Kalasky and we're mapping the frontier between traditional and indie publishing. We interview people from all over the industry—publishers, marketers, publicists, editors, and authors. Whether they be self-published, small press, or from the corporate Big 5 publishers, we want to hear from everyone! And we also talk some crap in the process, because otherwise what fun would we be? Opinions don't reflect those of our employers. [Theme song by Amy Hakanson | Logo design and artwork by Leigh Thomas]

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We're Emily Einolander and Corinne Kalasky and we're mapping the frontier between traditional and indie publishing. We interview people from all over the industry—publishers, marketers, publicists, editors, and authors. Whether they be self-published, small press, or from the corporate Big 5 publishers, we want to hear from everyone! And we also talk some crap in the process, because otherwise what fun would we be? Opinions don't reflect those of our employers. [Theme song by Amy Hakanson | Logo design and artwork by Leigh Thomas]

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English


Episodes

Episode 66: The Hitler Diaries Forgery Scam

5/18/2022
Content Warning: Discussion of Nazis and neo-Nazis Shady and unethical journalistic practices In 1983, the Stern news magazine in Western Germany, after selling serial rights to publication across the Western world, announced that Hitler's lost diaries had been discovered in the German countryside. Within a few days, Stern was totally discredited, the diaries were exposed as forgeries, and two Hitler-loving dumbasses were arrested. We discussed what kind of dumbasses and dumbassery led up to...

Duration:00:36:36

Episode 65—Katie Fairchild of Radish Fiction

4/21/2022
In the final installment of our fanfiction series, we talk with a publishing professional and fan fiction expert who works in the business of serialized fiction. Katie Fairchild is a marketing associate who uses her expertise in the way fandom audiences read and interact to promote stories on the Radish Fiction app, which is primarily focused on a romance audience. We talk with Katie about the types of campaigns she runs, how serialized fiction fans interact with stories, and how her...

Duration:00:37:41

Episode 64: Claudia Rebaza from the Organization for Transformative Works

3/30/2022
Claudia Rebaza from the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) joins Emily to talk about their projects—Archive of Our Own, Fanlore, Legal Advocacy, Open Doors, and the Transformative Works and Culture journal—and how such a huge operation stays online. More notes on this page: hybridpubscout.com/organization-transformative-works-interview-ao3 Transcript available here: https://hybridpubscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Transcript-Episode-64-Claudia-Rebaza-of-OTW.pdf Find us on......

Duration:00:55:30

Episode 63: JT Reads the Most Notorious Fanfic of All Time

3/10/2022
JT joins us as we add our entry to the wide world of My Immortal dramatic readings. We also discuss a book-publishing incident that almost solved the mystery of who wrote the notorious fanfic and whether or not they were serious or just trolling. CWs The My Immortal fic has self-harm, homophobia, and flippant references to AIDS. Read the transcript here: https://hybridpubscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/63-My-Immortal_otter_ai-1.docx.pdf Find us on... Our website: hybridpubscout.com...

Duration:00:52:02

Episode 62 — Fanfiction Part 1: An Introduction

2/23/2022
Read the transcript here: https://hybridpubscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/62.-Intro-to-Fanfic.docx.pdf Find us on... Our website: hybridpubscout.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/hybridpubscout/ Twitter: twitter.com/hybridpubscout Instagram: www.instagram.com/hybridpubscoutpod/ Our newsletter: eepurl.com/gfajR9

Duration:01:03:50

Episode 61: Anthropodermic Bibliopegy Part 2

2/2/2022
In part two of our discussion of Anthropodermic Bibliopegy, Emily and Chris explore the reasons for building myths around books made from human skin, and find it could often be simplified to one or a combination of three motivators: prestige, politics, propaganda Content warnings: - Corpse violation - Medical ethics violations - Abuse of power - Objectifying the human body - Worms - Murder and Mutilation - Racism & Colonialism - The French - The British - Foucault (who was a...

Duration:00:43:44

Episode 60: Anthropodermic Bibliopegy Part 1

1/19/2022
In part one of this two part episode, Chris Curran joins Emily to explore the practice of binding books in human skin (aka., anthropodermic bibliopegy). Sounds interesting, you say? Famous last words, we say. Get ready for a whole lot of "yikes." Content Warnings for: Corpse violation Medical ethics violations Abuse of power Objectifying the human body Colonialism Find us on... Our website: hybridpubscout.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/hybridpubscout/ Twitter: twitter.com/hybridpubscout...

Duration:00:39:27

Episode 59: From Chaos to Creativity with Jessie Kwak

1/5/2022
There are productivity gurus aplenty online promoting their books, but their advice often leaves the more creative-minded person in the lurch. How can writers, artists, and other creators (cough *podcasters* cough) develop their own systems to make sure they get done what they need to get done? Fortunately, there is a guide that can help creative entrepreneurs like us prioritize our projects and organize our time while allowing us the wiggle room we crave. Emily talks with author Jessie Kwak...

Duration:00:31:09

Episode 58: Ari Mathae and Denise Morales Soto with A Kids Company About

11/10/2021
What do you do when you need to talk to a kid in your life about a difficult subject but aren’t sure where to start? Enter A Kid’s Company About, a media company built on the belief that kids are ready to have challenging, important and empowering conversations with the grown-ups in their lives. The company has published over 50 books to date, ranging from topics like divorce, cancer, and shame to racism, gratitude, empathy, and being non binary. In 2021, they expanded their focus from...

Duration:00:39:29

Episode 57: Halloween - The Return

10/27/2021
We are overjoyed to return from our extended hiatus just in time for our fourth annual Halloween episode! We revisit some subjects including a murderous writer story from 2018, the Twitter exploits of one Joyce Carol Oates, and spooky dramatic readings of online horror (comedy) stories. We also discuss our favorite horror books from our childhoods, the tropes that scare us most, and what terrifying things we like to read now. You will also hear one of our spiciest hot takes yet on the...

Duration:00:38:27

Episode 56: Nicole J. Georges on Her New Podcast "Relative Fiction"

3/30/2021
Imagine that you have spent years believing your father was dead, then a $15 palm reader asserts that your real father is very much alive. Now imagine discovering that this wild statement ends up being true. In her Lambda Award-winning graphic memoir and newly launched podcast, Nicole examines the fallout of making such a world-shaking discovery. Listen to Nicole's new OPB podcast https://www.opb.org/show/relativefiction/ And find us on... Our website: https://hybridpubscout.com Facebook:...

Duration:00:39:44

Episode 55: Immersive Media & Books with Dr. Rachel Noorda and Dr. Kathi Berens

3/9/2021
If you're trying to do research as a book industry professional, you're going to hit paywalls—sometimes paywalls so large that your business is better off replacing NPD with a tarot deck and a crystal pendulum. Enter Dr. Kathi Berens and Dr. Rachel Noorda, who spoke with Emily about their 2020 research on Immersive Media & Books. Using the survey results from over 4,000 respondents, they got a multitude of insights about how Americans of all ages and ethnicities engage with books. The best...

Duration:00:49:06

Episode 54: Author Nicole Wolverton Celebrates Women in Horror Month

2/25/2021
Emily talks with horror author Nicole Wolverton about women in horror, her book The Trajectory of Dreams, and the upcoming menopause-themed horror short story anthology that she is editing with Sliced-Up Press. Our website: hybridpubscout.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/hybridpubscout/ Twitter: twitter.com/hybridpubscout Instagram: www.instagram.com/hybridpubscoutpod/ Our newsletter: eepurl.com/gfajR9

Duration:00:31:02

Episode 53.5: JT Reads Fawn

2/14/2021
[WARNING — NSFW] JT is back for the first time in a while for a new installation of the "JT Reads series." This time he's going dark with a reading from Elaina Jadin and Marie Robinson's "Fawn" (featured in episode 45). Featured impressions include Kermit the Frog, Jerry Lewis, and a generic Corleone attempt from Emily.

Duration:00:41:40

Episode 53: Interview with Nadia Odunayo — Founder of The StoryGraph

1/28/2021
The StoryGraph is a safer, quieter place on the internet where you can find your next favorite book. Founder and CEO Nadia Odunayo joins Emily to discuss developing this cozy online experience and how input from enthusiastic readers makes everything better. Our website: hybridpubscout.com/interview-nadia-odunayo-the-storygraph Facebook: www.facebook.com/hybridpubscout/ Twitter: twitter.com/hybridpubscout Instagram: www.instagram.com/hybridpubscoutpod/ Our newsletter: eepurl.com/gfajR9

Duration:00:45:00

Episode 52: The Malleus Maleficarum with Chris Curran

1/15/2021
Sometimes readers forget that these cherished bound objects aren't always beacons of goodness and enlightenment in a mad world. Sometimes, in fact, they can be a medium for a 15th century incel to rain down misery and death on thousands of people for hundreds of years! Chris Curran from episode 16 returns to discuss the origins and the general repulsiveness of the Malleus Maleficarum—aka The Hammer of Witches, aka the Witch Hunter's Manual—with Corinne and Emily. "The swift propagation of...

Duration:00:53:59

Episode 51: Talking Grady Hendrix with Fuckbois of Literature

10/29/2020
Happy almost Halloween, scouts! On this episode, we’re joined by the wonderful Emily Edwards, host of the Fuckbois of Literature podcast, a podcast about the toxic characters you encounter in all your favorite books! (Apparently, Amy March is not a fuckboi (?!)) We also chat about the delightful Grady Hendrix, horror writer and author of Horrorstor and My Best Friend’s Exorcism, two books that will make you laugh, cry, and gasp in horror, sometimes at the same time! We also discuss our...

Duration:01:06:32

Episode 50: Liz Gorinsky and Nellie McKesson

10/16/2020
In this power-packed episode, we welcome back Nellie McKesson, founder of book design software Hederis, and meet Liz Gorinsky, president and publisher of Erewhon Books, a small indie press dedicated to publishing speculative fiction with a literary bent. We chatted with them about the challenges of building innovations from scratch in an industry with very traditional ways of doing things, staying afloat as a very small company during a global pandemic, and starting that small company right...

Duration:01:02:01

Episode 49: Historian and Romance Author Katrina Jackson

10/1/2020
What do you do when you can’t find anything you want to read? You write it yourself. After plumbing the depths of Amazon for erotic romance featuring queer POC and coming up empty, Katrina Jackson took matters into her own hands and started writing her own. More than seventeen books later, we chatted with her about why word-of-mouth is still the best marketing tool—even for self-published authors!—why publishing her work on platforms besides Amazon allows her to reach a much wider...

Duration:00:44:54

Episode 48: Kimberly Escobar — Owner of Thursday Media Inc.

9/10/2020
In this episode, we chatted with freelance food and lifestyle book publicist and Thursday Media founder Kimberly Escobar about the adorable perils of working from home (specifically, Zoom-bombing kittens), how both traditionally and self-published authors can make their publicists’ jobs easier, and how to do your OWN book PR if you can’t afford a pro to do it for you. We also talked about the joys and pains—but mostly joys—of owning your own business, why an Arby’s was actually the perfect...

Duration:00:43:35