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Manuela Velasco of Tessera Editorial On Inclusivity & Diversity Throughout Publishing

Manuela Velasco of Tessera Editorial On Inclusivity & Diversity Throughout Publishing

November 18, 2019

Today’s guest is Manuela Velasco, the marketing and publicity director as well as an editor for Tessera Editorial which was founded on the idea that publishing can and should be an accessible industry to all people. Through myriad diverse voices in the profession, Tessera Editorial hopes to open the world of books to as many readers as possible. Manuela joined me today to talk about the services that Tessera offers, as well as why getting people of color into all aspects of publishing – not just authors – is important for true diversity and inclusivity in the industry. Also covered: what a sensitivity read is – and what it isn’t. And diversity as a hot topic in publishing – is it a double edged sword?

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Loss Leaders & Pre-Order Campaigns with Lori Goldstein

Loss Leaders & Pre-Order Campaigns with Lori Goldstein

June 10, 2019

Today’s guest is Lori Goldstein, former journalist and current author and editor who has a bachelor's in journalism and previously worked for technology publications in the “East Coast Silicon Valley” city of Boston.

Lori joined me today to talk about about how the query process actually works – even though we all know how painful it is. Also, writing loss leaders like prequel novellas and pre-order campaigns – are they worth it?  

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Kit Frick: Using Structure to Build Suspense In Your Novel

Kit Frick: Using Structure to Build Suspense In Your Novel

July 23, 2018

Today’s guest is Kit Frick, author of psychological thrillers for teens, as well as a poet and editor. Kit joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about not only the querying process, but the process of knowing her writing was ready to query – and how she got to that place, as well as how different structures can be illuminating for particular stories, and how those same structures are challenges to write.

  

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Gayle Rosengren: A Career in Freelance Writing

Gayle Rosengren: A Career in Freelance Writing

December 11, 2017

Guest Gayle Rosengren, author of the middle grade titles WHAT THE MOON SAID and COLD WAR ON MAPLE STREET joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about how different writing skills can be used to create a freelance career, using the three things that all middle grade audiences have in common in order to break the historical ice, and who to target when creating supplemental material for your books. 

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