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Monday Jun 10, 2013

Reboot Your Writing Life

mitchjoel.jpegToday's guest on the Morning Media Menu was author Mitch Joel, talking about CTRL ALT Delete--his new book helping readers reboot their personal and business lives.

Joel introduced his book and shared advice for writers coping with a radically changed publishing world.

Press play below to listen on SoundCloud. Click here to receive Mediabistro's Daily Newsfeed via email. The show was hosted by GalleyCat editor Jason Boog. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

Friday Jun 07, 2013

Boing Boing Starts Book Imprint

dery23.jpgThe popular Boing Boing blog launched its own book imprint this week with "All the Young Dudes: Why Glam Rock Matters" by Mark Dery.

In this encore edition of the Morning Media Menu, we spoke with Dery about Christian comic creator Jack Chick, Facebook etiquette for writers and web video memes. Click here to read excerpts from the interview.

Press play below to listen on SoundCloud. The show was hosted by GalleyCat editor Jason Boog. Click here to receive Mediabistro's Daily Newsfeed via email. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

Wednesday Jun 05, 2013

4.7 Million Fan Fiction Stories on Wattpad

alex.jpgToday's guest on the Morning Media Menu was TVNewser senior editor Alex Weprin, talking about Keith Olbermann's return to TV, leading Turner Sports' coverage of the Major League Baseball playoffs this Fall.

We also looked at some amazing figures from Wattpad: 4.7 million fan fiction stories have been posted inside the writing community.

Press play below to listen on SoundCloud. Click here to receive Mediabistro's Daily Newsfeed via email. The show was hosted by GalleyCat editor Jason Boog. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

Tuesday Jun 04, 2013

James Altucher's Unique Book Promotion Strategy

ja.jpegToday's guest on the Morning Media Menu was author and entrepreneur James Altucher, sharing his unique promotional strategy for his new book. Once you read his latest nonfiction title, he will give you back your money.

Altucher published Choose Yourself: Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream, a book helping readers seek inward and outward success. During the interview, Altucher also shared some of his unorthodox writing advice as well.

Press play below to listen on SoundCloud. Click here to receive Mediabistro's Daily Newsfeed via email. The show was hosted by GalleyCat editor Jason Boog. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

Monday Jun 03, 2013

Book Tour Tips for Authors

Kevin.jpegToday's guest on the Morning Media Menu was author Kevin Smokler, talking about the 50 books that every media professional should read (or re-read).

Smokler wrote about these classics in his new book, Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven't Touched Since High School. During the interview, he also shared tips for writers struggling to organize a book tour.

Press play below to listen on SoundCloud. Click here to receive Mediabistro's Daily Newsfeed via email. The show was hosted by GalleyCat editor Jason Boog. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

Tuesday May 28, 2013

Bridget Jones Explores Social Media

devonglenn23.jpgOn today's edition of the Morning Media Menu, Social Times editor Devon Glenn looked at Bridget Jones' return to bookstores later this year--experimenting with social media for the first book since 1999.

We also explored Pandora's new Facebook tools, a big step into social for the music streaming service. Finally, we pondered jobs that will disappear in the not-so-distant future.

Press play below to listen on SoundCloud. Click here to receive Mediabistro's Daily Newsfeed via email. The show was hosted by GalleyCat editor Jason Boog. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

Wednesday May 22, 2013

How to Sell Fan Fiction on Amazon

alex.jpgToday's guest on the Morning Media Menu was TVNewser senior editor Alex Weprin, talking about Amazon Worlds, a new platform for selling fan fiction in the Kindle Store.

We also looked at the new Arrested Development season coming to Netflix this weekend--exploring what this means for the future of television.

Press play below to listen on SoundCloud. Click here to receive Mediabistro's Daily Newsfeed via email. The show was hosted by GalleyCat editor Jason Boog. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

Monday May 20, 2013

The Art of Getting Blurbs

chriseaton.jpegToday's guest on the Morning Media Menu was author and Rock Plaza Central musician Chris Eaton.

Eaton talked about writing and pitching his new novel, Chris Eaton, a Biography. He also shared tips for writers struggling to get blurbs for their books, exploring his wide-ranging search for support from other creators.

Press play below to listen on SoundCloud. Click here to receive Mediabistro's Daily Newsfeed via email. The show was hosted by GalleyCat editor Jason Boog. Music by Kevin MacLeod, photo by Trevor Laurence.

Friday May 17, 2013

How To Shape a Nonfiction Book Proposal

lovealgorithms.jpegGot an idea for a nonfiction book? In this encore edition of the Morning Media Menu, we spoke with Dan Slater, author of Love in the Time of Algorithms: What Technology Does to Meeting and Mating.

The journalist shared tips for other writers hoping to pitch a nonfiction project and discussed how the art of dating has changed in our digital world. If you want more guidance, you can read excerpts from the interview.

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Wednesday May 15, 2013

How To Pitch This American Life

shaap.jpegIn this encore edition of the Morning Media Menu, author and New York Times Magazine "Drink" columnist Rosie Schaap talked about her new memoir, Drinking With Men.

The book shows how bars have helped shape her personal and creative life. She also shared tips for pitching This American Life. You can read excerpts from the interview here.

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Previously

Author Sells Book Only Though Bitcoin

How Writers Can Explore Erotic Fiction

Why Writers Listen To Prog Rock

The Great Gatsby Video Game

Benghazi Hearing on the Menu

Facebook Tips for Journalists

Secrets of Bestselling Books

How To Write Books for Kids

How Much Time Do You Waste on Social Networks?

Why You Should Back Up Your Writing

Zach Braff Aims for $2 Million on Kickstarter

How To Post a Correction on Twitter

Pitch Your Work to The Los Angeles Review of Books

YA Writing on the Menu

Lost Dick Clark Interview on FishbowlLA

Social Media Resources After Boston Marathon Explosions

Daniel Pink Shares Research & Rejection Advice

The Frankenstein Theory & Screenwriting

Celebrate National Scrabble Day

Barnes & Noble Reboots Its Self-Publishing Program

Lee Goldberg Shares Self-Publishing Advice

Crowdfunding Advice for Writers

No Budget Book Trailers

Authors Debate Kindle Book Return Policy

Share Your Audio Autobiography

Write a Novel Next Month

Gay Marriage Debate & Brands

Visualize Your Google Analytics Data

Small Demons Adds Spotify & iTunes Lists

Exploring American Anglophilia

Books That Inspired Elon Musk

Supreme Court Rules on Overseas Book Purchases

Changing Relationship Between Creators & Fans

Ways To Replace Google Reader

What Is the Best Day Job for a Writer?

Write a Novel at Camp NaNoWriMo

Apple Opens iBookstore in Japan

Twitter Strategy from Jackie Collins

How Dan Slater Pitched His Digital Dating Book

Screenwriting Advice from a Filmmaker

Literature Meets American Idol

Do Not Update Your Kindle iOS App

Scariest Books of the Year

Robin Roberts Returns to GMA

Could You Write New Sherlock Holmes Stories?

Kickstarter Launches a New App

What Writers Need To Know About Scrabble

Finish Your Book with Mediabistro

Cinchcast on the Menu

The Walking Dead Returns to AMC

What Media Professionals Need To Know About Twitter Vine

Three Major Publishers Launch Bookish

Drinking With Writers

Why Do You Write?

Super Bowl Commercials on the Menu

How To Submit Your Novel to Tor UK

How Reading Can Boost a Kid's IQ by Over 6 Points

Take the Month of Letters Challenge

Manti Te'o Opens Up to Katie Couric

Google+ Can Help You Get a Job at Google

Small Demons Inks New Publisher Deals

Dan Brown to Publish a New Novel in May

CES 2013 Dispatch

Jimmy Kimmel Gets Late Night Promotion

Hatchet Job of the Year Shortlist

Parody Writing Advice for Writers

How Media Professionals Can Use SoundCloud

deviantART Advice for Writers

Scrabble Strategy Tips for Readers

How Writers Can Use Goodreads

Facebook Praises Avengers Alliance Game

Literary Death Match on the Menu

How To Build Online Book Collections

Submit to Random House's New Digital Imprints

Simon & Schuster Launches Self-Publishing Service

Why LinkedIn Endorsements Work

National Lampoon Co-Founder Shares Writing Advice

Is GIF the Best Word of the Year?

Facebook Targeting Tools on the Menu

Pitching The Los Angeles Review of Books

How Writers Can Use Kickstarter

Election Night Coverage & Predictions

Hurricane Sandy & Social Media

The Nets Move to Brooklyn

Exploring the deviantART Community

National Novel Writing Month Advice

Random House & Penguin May Merge

Is the iPad Mini Worth the Price?

Who Are the Most Engaging Google+ Users?

Take Back Your Lunch Break

Nike Ends Its Relationship with Lance Armstrong

Authors Test Pay-What-You-Want Model

30 Ways To Share Your Blog Posts

Self-Publishing Tips on the Menu

The Real Story Behind Argo

Mo Yan's Nobel Prize for Literature Win

Small Demons Maps the Insides of Your Books

Nobel Prize Odds Calculated

PR Lessons from the Adult Entertainment Industry

How to Promote Your Book Like an Indie Rock Star

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