Chapter 29 - Writing your Culture

Chapter 29 - Writing your Culture

This month, Keith, Paul, and Rana welcome aois21 podcaster Evan Tucker, host and producer of Tales from the Old New Land and It’s Not Even Past, to discuss writing your culture. Even breaks down how his Jewish heritage has influenced him and his writing and how it appears throughout Tales from the Old New Land, for better or for worse. Be warned, some viewpoints may be expressed that you may not agree with.

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Chapter 27 - Live at Gaithersburg!

Chapter 27 - Live at Gaithersburg!

This month, Keith and Paul update the editing process, and we have live audio recorded at the Gaithersburg Book Festival with Keith, Rana, aois21 Creative Bianca Palmisano, and aois21 Chief of Visual Design John Mulcahy.

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Chapter 26 - Bookstore Events

Chapter 26 - Bookstore Events

We’re one short his month as Keith and Paul welcome guests Pablo Sierra and Karen Coca of Walls of Books in Washington, DC, to discuss bookstore events. We go over everything we’ve done wrong in the past and talk about what we can do moving forward, especially with the aois21 birthday extravaganza coming up on Saturday May 13th. Check it out to get some new insight into the world of Indie Bookstores, the community surrounding them, and how to make your event a success.

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Chapter 25 - Editing and Cover Design Check In

Chapter 25 - Editing and Cover Design Check In

The Publish Me! Podcast is back with an update on the progress of The Will of the Magi. We delve deep into the imagination of Paul as we welcome aois21 Editor in Chief Corey Parker to get some answers as he edit’s Paul’s fantasy epic. Rana has completed the cover design and Paul is absolutely gushing and you will too. Give a listen as the final book comes together and be ready for it this Summer!

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Chapter 24 - Book Marketing Strategy

Chapter 24 - Book Marketing Strategy

Here we are again with the great and powerful Publish Me! podcast, now with extra host as designer Rana Gainer joins us as a new cohost. Keith, Paul, and Rana welcome Marketing specialist Christine Merser of Blue Shoe Strategy as she helps Paul decipher a launch campaign for his young adult post-medieval fantasy epic fiction book, The Will of the Magi. We also get an update from Rana about the cover design process and some notes from Paul’s beta readers.

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Chapter 23 - Crowdfunding and Cover Update

Chapter 23 - Crowdfunding and Cover Update

Everything is in motion with this episode of Publish Me! as Keith and Paul recap the Indiegogo campaign and welcome designer Rana Gainer as she and Paul plan out the cover design for The Will of the Magi.

Remember to follow us on Twitter @PublishPodcast, check us out on Facebook, Facebook.com/PublishPodcast, email us at publishpodcast@aois21.com, or visit our home on the web, media.aois21.com. Publish Me! is part of the aois21 podcast network, it is hosted by Podomatic and available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, and YouTube.

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Chapter 22: Immersive Research

Chapter 22: Immersive Research

We go deep this month as Keith and Paul welcome author Ashley Emma for a discussion of immersive research. Ashley has written several books about her experiences living in an Amish community and shares some her tips and unique knowledge on the show.

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Footnote: Week 6

Footnote: Week 6

We have completed the sixth week of the Indiegogo campaign for the Will of the Magi and we have reached 88% of our total! With that we are at $1,400 and have reached the third target, covering the printing costs of the first run of hardcover and paperback copies.

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Chapter 21: Designer, Crowdfunding, and Beta Readers

Chapter 21: Designer, Crowdfunding, and Beta Readers

It’s a jam packed episode so let’s get to it as Keith and Paul introduce the cover designer for The Will of the Magi, recap the first two weeks of the Indiegogo campaign, sharing some insight, and talk with Vanessa, Megan, and Lacey, three of Paul’s Beta Readers, giving first thoughts on the first draft of the book.

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Footnote: First Week

Footnote: First Week

We have completed the first week of the Indiegogo campaign for the Will of the Magi and we have reached 59% of our total! 

We have had a new contribution each day of the campaign so far and we still have a ways to go, with the campaign ending on January 21st.

Find the Will of the Magi Indiegogo campaign at https://igg.me/at/aois21. 

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Chapter 20 - Navigating the Publishing Industry

Chapter 20 - Navigating the Publishing Industry

It’s been a month since Paul shared the news that the book is done, so he checks in with Keith on the early stages of editing and the beginning of the beta reading process. They then welcome new aois21 Creative Thomas P. Athridge to discuss his book American Presidents at War and the many pitfalls he sustained in trying to get the book published over the past 7 years.

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