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BookBaby Spotlight

BookBaby Spotlight

By BookBaby BookShop
Interviews with authors, illustrators, editors, and self-publishing industry-insiders, presented by BookBaby!
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Travel For Good
BookBaby President Emeritus Steven Spatz joins the podcast to talk about the environmentally-friendly upgrades to BookBaby's factory and what the rest of the year holds for self-publishing. After that, sustainable tourism expert Dr. Rachel Dodds joins us to talk about the book she co-authored, "Are We There Yet: Traveling More Responsibly with Your Children". Find her book and thousands of other indie titles at: store.bookbaby.com 
48:50
July 28, 2022
Bring Your Audience With You
Our June episode celebrates PRIDE Month, featuring interviews with Katherine Milon Philly AIDs Thrift @ Giovanni's Room, the US's oldest operating LGBTQ bookstore, located in Philadelphia, and Phoenix Baldwin, author and illustrator of DinoToons, an inclusive online comic and children's book series! For more on PAT @ Giovanni's Room: https://www.queerbooks.com/ Find Phoenix Baldwin on social media @DinoToons.  To publish with BookBaby: www.bookbaby.com  And follow us on TikTok! @bookbabybookshop 
29:47
June 30, 2022
You Can't Process Alone
Did you know only 4% of kids who enter the foster care system graduate from college? Today we talk to Dr. Danisha Keating who overcame those odds and is now working to improve the system! She kept a diary for years to help her process trauma, ultimately deciding to self-publish From Foster to PhD with BookBaby. The book, along with thousands of other independently published titles, can be found at store.bookbaby.com. To follow Dr. Keating, check her out on Insta: @DrDKeating For more info on publishing with BookBaby, check out www.bookbaby.com
29:35
May 26, 2022
The Creative Skill w/ Rae Ripple
Fresh off her Netflix debut, metal-welder Rae Ripple joins the BookBaby Spotlight podcast to discuss self-publishing her children's book When I Grow Up. For more on Rae Ripple: https://raeripple.com/ To find thousands of books by indie authors, check out store.bookbaby.com To self-publish with BookBaby: www.bookbaby.com 
27:47
April 28, 2022
From Tehran to BookBaby
We're talking memoirs this month! BookBaby author and memoirist Donya Ziraksari shares her publishing journey with us, from a childhood in the shadow of the Iranian Revolution to self-publishing with BookBaby this year. For more on Donya, check out her Linktree here: https://linktr.ee/Donyazbooks  If you want to publish with BookBaby, check us out: www.bookbaby.com
29:54
March 31, 2022
Awards & Lectures
BookBaby author and professor Candice Rowser joins the podcast this month to discuss her book, Engaged Citizen, and explain how she's using Linktree and TikTok. We also talk about the Newberry Medal's 100th Anniversary. Learn more about Candice Rowser here: linktr.ee/DrCRowser And how to publish with BookBaby here: www.bookbaby.com
30:03
February 24, 2022
The Greatest Thing Steph Curry Has Ever Seen
The BookBaby Spotlight is back for season 3! Learn tips for avoiding scam artists in the self-publishing space and hear from Rob Anderson (@heartthrobanderson), who became our bestseller for the year with some well-timed tweets and tik-toks. For more information on publishing with BookBaby: www.bookbaby.com and follow Rob on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RobAnderson 
35:01
January 27, 2022
JS Nelson & Nati del Paso
Happy Halloween BookBabies! Self-published horror writers JS Nelson and Nati del Paso join the podcast to talk about their craft and upcoming releases, while VP of Operations, Joel Maxey, calms everyone's fears over the state of our printshop heading into the holidays, on the season finale of the BookBaby Spotlight podcast! For more about JS Nelson: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/21291011.J_S_Nelson Nati del Paso's work can be found here: https://www.natidelpaso.com/ And for more about us, check out www.bookbaby.com For more on supply chain issues, check out our blog: https://blog.bookbaby.com/2021/10/supply-chain-woes/ 
34:17
October 28, 2021
Back to School with Analee Carlin Wiser Brown
Retired teacher and BookBaby author Analee Carlin Wiser Brown joins the podcast to discuss her inspirational songbook, Discover the Power in You!. To learn more about her work, check out discoverthepowerinyou.com. And get your advertising orders for the holidays in now: https://www.bookbaby.com/facebook-ads-for-authors/ To browse thousands of independently published books: store.bookbaby.com
15:17
September 30, 2021
Coffee: The Magical Elixir
The unsung hero of late night writer’s block and crumpled pages is that fresh pot of coffee, helping countless writers push on with their labors of love! But did you know that humble cup of joe comes with incredible health benefits too? Dr. Sanjiv Chopra joins the podcast to talk about his book "Coffee: The Magical Elixir" being published this Fall with BookBaby. Info about Dr. Chopra can be found here: Dr. Sanjiv Chopra: https://sanjivchopra.com/ If you're interested in publishing with BookBaby, find us here: www.bookbaby.com 
23:38
August 26, 2021
Christmas (Marketing) in July
The president of BookBaby, Steven Spatz, zooms with us to talk about the second half of 2021 and how indie authors should be prepping for their Christmas release! We also catch up with Angela Bole, CEO of the Independent Book Publishers Association! Don't miss our Facebook Live event Thursday 7/29: https://www.facebook.com/events/377762920493379/ For more info on the IBPA, check them out here: https://www.ibpa-online.org/ And if you're interested in self-publishing with BookBaby - we want to hear from you! Reach out: info@bookbaby.com 
30:07
July 27, 2021
An Old School Comic
Comedian and TV writer Lois Bromfield joins the BookBaby Spotlight Podcast to talk about her new memoir, My Dirty Life In Comedy, available on the BookBaby Bookshop now: https://bit.ly/35KnPnV  If you want to self-publish your memoir, or any other book, contact our staff now: info@bookbaby.com
33:40
June 25, 2021
A Real Honest Accounting - Crowdfunding and Self-Publishing
Oriana Leckert of Kickstarter joins the podcast and BookBaby author Ryan Brolliar tells us about his crowdfunded national tour! For more on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/publishing Ryan Brolliar's work can be found here: https://musicismedicinetour.com/ To help with safety alarms in the AAPI community: https://www.gofundme.com/f/aia-safety-alarms To help fund a permanent home for Harriett's Bookshop: https://www.gofundme.com/f/harriettsbookshop And to get started on your own self-publishing project, check out: https://www.bookbaby.com/kickstarter-book-publishing/ 
11:40
May 27, 2021
Poetry, a real way to connect
BookBaby-published poets Patricia Vollmann-Stock and Christina Lee join the podcast to discuss their work during National Poetry Writing Month! We also hear about Brad Eck’s story of hope in the face of autism and BookBaby sales-person Ramona Pina shares her poem “Beacon” in this jam-packed episode of the BookBaby Spotlight! For publishing with BookBaby: https://www.bookbaby.com/ Learn more about Honeycomb Poetic: https://honeycombpoetics.com/ Ramona’s book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1098346750/ Christina’s: https://store.bookbaby.com/book/greenspace Patricia’s: https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Raindrops1 And Brad’s: https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Specialisms-Autism-Perspectives
19:13
April 29, 2021
People Want to Look at Beautiful Food
Lots cookin' on this month's episode of the BookBaby Spotlight! Indie authors Tracy Wilk and Patience Awazi join us to talk about their respective cookbooks and a BookBaby designer explains how she works with mouth-watering recipes! Check out Patience Awazi, Tracy Wilk, and thousands of other indie authors at store.bookbaby.com.
14:04
March 25, 2021
Meaningful Consultation w/ Renee Berry & Steven Rowley
BookBaby author Renee Berry talks about diversity in children’s literature and traditionally-published author Steven Rowley discusses his journey to a debut advance in the February episode of the BookBaby Spotlight! For more about Renee: https://www.reneeberry.com/  And Steven’s site: https://www.stevenrowley.com/  And if you want to publish with BookBaby: www.bookbaby.com 
24:01
February 25, 2021
Self-Publishing in the Time of Covid
Welcome back! It’s season 2 of the BookBaby Spotlight and we’re welcoming a new co-host! Our first episode of the year focuses on the Covid-19 pandemic’s effects on the self-publishing industry. Prisha Hedau (https://www.facebook.com/PrishaHedau), Kristi Nelson (https://www.facebook.com/KNelsonSketches) and Henry Cox (https://www.facebook.com/HRCoxDotS) discuss their publishing journeys and Steven Spatz shares a timely story of a peaceful transfer of power!   To check out our guests’ books and thousands of other indie artists: store.bookbaby.com or to publish with BookBaby: www.bookbaby.com. 
26:21
January 28, 2021
Christina M. Frey
Editor, literary coach, and co-executive of the EFA, Christina Frey joins the podcast to discuss all things editing!  Info on BookBaby's editing services can be found here: https://www.bookbaby.com/book-editing-services/ The EFA can be found here: https://www.the-efa.org/ Learn more about Christina's work: https://pagetwoeditorial.com/ And to buy books from thousands of indie authors: https://store.bookbaby.com/
22:58
November 19, 2020
Pendleton Weiss
Happy Halloween BookBaby-ers! Pendleton Weiss joins me to talk horror writing and his anthology That Old, Misty Country! For more about BookBaby Publishing: www.bookbaby.com To read Pendleton's book and find thousands of other indie authors: store.bookbaby.com 
14:43
October 22, 2020
Susan Soares
BookBaby author Susan Soares had her book unexpectedly highlighted by Jimmy Fallon! For more about BookBaby Publishing: www.bookbaby.com To read Susan's book and find thousands of other indie authors: store.bookbaby.com 
14:42
October 08, 2020
Karen Jeffries & Steven Spatz
Karen Jefferies (insta: @hilariously_infertile) was our guest on this episode of the BookBaby Spotlight podcast to talk about her book, Hilariously Infertile, along with an appearance from BookBaby president Steven Spatz. To read Karen’s book and thousands of other indie authors: store.bookbaby.com For face shields: amerishield.com
28:15
September 22, 2020
BookBaby Spotlight - Eric Trueheart
A writer for the TV show, Invader Zim, Eric Trueheart comes up with new slogans for BookBaby and tells us about his Medium-Sized Book of Zim Scripts! You can buy it here: store.bookbaby.com Or learn more about BookBaby here: https://www.bookbaby.com/
26:23
August 11, 2020
BookBaby Spotlight - Dr. Cleophas Jones
Prolific writer of 20+ children's books with BookBaby, Dr. Cleophas Jones skypes with us to discuss his URead ULead program and explains why he keeps coming back to BookBaby! For find his books, and thousands of other indie authors: store.bookbaby.com For more info on BookBaby: https://www.bookbaby.com/
16:12
July 16, 2020
BookBaby Spotlight - Inkwood Books NJ
Julie Beddingfield, owner of Inkwood Books NJ, joins the pod to talk about how covid-19 is affecting her indie bookstore and what it takes to convince her to order your book and sell it to her customers! To support Inkwood: https://www.inkwoodnj.com/ For more info on BookBaby: https://www.bookbaby.com/
20:46
June 11, 2020
BookBaby Spotlight - Andy Kahan
Learn how the Free Library of Philadelphia is adjusting in response to the coronavirus pandemic from their director of author events, Andy Kahan! You can learn more about their services here: https://www.freelibrary.org/ If you're interested in publishing with BookBaby: https://www.bookbaby.com/ 
22:50
April 17, 2020
BookBaby Spotlight - Lee Wind
BookBaby’s first episode under quarantine – we’ll talk to Lee Wind of the IBPA about why he doesn’t like the term “self-publishing” and how he’s coping with the coronavirus. Lee is the author of a popular blog: https://www.leewind.org/ and a YA novel about Abraham Lincoln’s lover: https://store.bookbaby.com/book/queer-as-a-five-dollar-bill-paperback For more information about how BookBaby is responding to the crisis, click here: https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/coronavirus/printing-company-makes-face-shields-for-medical-workers-fighting-the-coronavirus/2339560/ And to help indie bookstores trying to survive: https://www.bincfoundation.org/ To learn more about BookBaby: https://www.bookbaby.com/
45:38
April 06, 2020
BookBaby Spotlight - Beat Barblan
Beat Barblan, the VP of Publishing & Data Services at Bowker, takes some time to discuss ISBNs and the publishing industry on this week's podcast! Check out www.bowker.com for info about his organization. For more about BookBaby: www.bookbaby.com For our thousands of independently published books: store.bookbaby.com
41:01
March 19, 2020
BookBaby Spotlight - James Azrael
The head curator of the HSPPA, James Azrael, joins us to discuss how he used Kickstarter to get his book published, his gluten-free horror-themed bakery, and his three BookBaby titles! For more about the HSPPA: http://spookysswirls.com/about-the-hsppa/ To learn more about BookBaby: https://www.bookbaby.com/
19:31
March 05, 2020
BookBaby Spotlight - Andrea Fowler
Andrea Folwer discusses financial literacy and more in this episode of the BookBaby Spotlight podcast! Her debut book, Credit & Me, is available on BookShop now! To learn more about BookBaby: www.bookbaby.com To find Andrea's book and thousands of other independently published books: store.bookbaby.com
22:35
February 20, 2020
BookBaby Spotlight - Taz Wallace
A prolific NCAA football player and published author, Tavarski "Taz" Wallace, joins the BookBaby Spotlight podcast to tell us about his incredible journey to the brink of the NFL! Taz's memoir, The Game That Almost Broke Me, is available on BookShop now! To learn more about BookBaby: www.bookbaby.com To find Taz's book and thousands of other independently published books: store.bookbaby.com
17:20
January 31, 2020
BookBaby Spotlight - Smith Publicity
Marissa Eigenbrood and Lindsey Brodowski of Smith Publicity stop by our office for a discussion about book marketing and industry trends! To work with Smith: www.smithpublicity.com To learn more about BookBaby: www.bookbaby.com To browse our thousands of independently published books: store.bookbaby.com
51:50
January 24, 2020
BookBaby Spotlight - Gina Stewart
BookBaby designer Gina Stewart discusses some of the nearly 1,000 books she's designed and gives some tips for potential authors! To learn more about BookBaby: www.bookbaby.com To browse our thousands of independently published books: store.bookbaby.com
20:14
January 15, 2020
BookBaby Spotlight - Les Carter
Les Carter, psychiatric counselor and best-selling author, tells BookBaby why he'll never return to traditional publishing! An expert on narcissism and anger management, his most recent book, When Pleasing You is Killing Me, is available on BookShop now. His YouTube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIELB1mz8wMKIhB6DCmTBlw/featured. To learn more about BookBaby: www.bookbaby.com For Les Carter's book, and thousands of other independently published books: store.bookbaby.com
22:37
November 14, 2019
BookBaby Spotlight - Michel Rubini
Michel Rubini joins host Sam Sedam in the first episode of the BookBaby Spotlight Podcast to discuss his experience self-publishing though BookBaby! To learn more about BookBaby: www.bookbaby.com For Michel Rubini's book, and thousands of other independently published books: store.bookbaby.com
22:49
November 07, 2019