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Episode 37: Debut Episode with Sophia Chester, Leland Cheuk, Mira Jacob

Minorities in Publishing

Release Date: 04/11/2016

Episode 113: Interview with Regina Flath show art Episode 113: Interview with Regina Flath

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This month, Jenn speaks with former colleague and Assistant Art Director for young adult covers, Regina Flath about the arduous and import work of design, creating & leading super helpful DEI initiatives in the workplace, and the discussions that have happened around BIPOC rep on covers.

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Episode 112: Interview with Anton Treuer show art Episode 112: Interview with Anton Treuer

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(Please note this interview was recorded via phone so audio quality may be muffled.)

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Episode 111: MiP + Desi Books Podcast Collab show art Episode 111: MiP + Desi Books Podcast Collab

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This month is a podcast collaboration/discussion with Jenny Bhatt (author of Each of Us Killers and Ratno Dholi) and creator/host of the Desi Books podcast. Jenn and Jenny discussed creating platforms to celebrate marginalized writers, indie vs. big publishing, and how authors can build their platform by building community in a genuine way.

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Episode 110: Interview with Anjali Enjeti show art Episode 110: Interview with Anjali Enjeti

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Jenn speaks with debut author, in two genres(!), Anjali Enjeti about her essay collection Southbound and novel The Parted Earth. She discusses relevant themes in both her fiction & nonfiction, her growth as a writer when considering the examination of privilege and trauma, how socioeconomic status comes into play in publishing, and the importance of indie presses. 

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Episode 109: Interview with Angeline Boulley show art Episode 109: Interview with Angeline Boulley

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Jenn speaks with #1 New York Times bestselling author Angeline Boulley (member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians) about her debut novel Firekeeper's Daughter, how's she's been able to prepare to engage with audiences, the responsibility she felt in telling this story, and her path to publication after writing this book for 10 years. 

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Episode 108: Interview with Fauzia Burke show art Episode 108: Interview with Fauzia Burke

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Jenn speaks with FSB Associates co-founder Fauzia Burke about her 20+ years experience in book promotion, running her own firm focused on digital marketing, and tells authors what they should ask (and expect) from those they hire to get the word out about their books! 

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Episode 107: Interview with Porscha Burke show art Episode 107: Interview with Porscha Burke

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This episode was recorded online and may have some audio variation.

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Episode 106: Interview with Chris Gonzalez show art Episode 106: Interview with Chris Gonzalez

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Jenn speaks with ebook production specialist, literary mag editor, and author Chris Gonzalez about the balancing act of working in publishing and his creative pursuits, how he built a literary community when coming to New York City, and about his upcoming story collection I'm Not Hungry But I Could Eat publishing later this year. 

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Episode 105: Interview with Mike Sakasegawa show art Episode 105: Interview with Mike Sakasegawa

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In the last episode for 2020, Jenn speaks with podcaster and photographer Mike Sakasegawa about producing not one but two literary podcasts--LikeWise Fiction and Keep the Channel Open--the work this entails and forging one's own definition of success. 

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Episode 104: Interview with Na Kim show art Episode 104: Interview with Na Kim

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Art director and 2019 PW Star Watch honoree, Na Kim, joins Jenn to discuss how she got into book publishing, the benefits of making mistakes, and the core role of book designers in book publishing. 

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[Sound editing for this episode was provided by MR Daniel. Thanks, MR!]

In this episode Jenn speaks with Sophia Chester (creator/author of Cosmic Callisto Caprica), Leland Cheuk (author of The Misadventures of Sulliver Pong), and Mira Jacob (The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing) expound on being marginalized writers and also what their respective experiences have been in pursuing their art and it's publication from the aspect of self-publishing, independent publishing, and being with a Big 5 publisher.