ThinkingOutLoud 38: Are You Successful?

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about their conferencing experience. They talk about faking it until you make it, and what it feels like to be considered a professional in the field of publishing. They also talk about great resources for publishing professionals and authors looking to connect to reliable resources. Of course, there’s talks of their dogs and costumes for their dogs for Halloween.

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What Elisabeth is Reading

What Merianna is Reading 

 

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ThinkingOutLoud 37: Conferencing

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Merianna and Elisabeth talk about their upcoming conferences and what they will be sharing! Elisabeth explains the difference between the developmental edit, copy edit, and proofread. They also talk about dogs, running, and of course books!

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What Elisabeth is Reading 

What Merianna is Reading

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ThinkingOutLoud 36: The World of YA

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about young adult literature, and the impact it has had on the world of reading. They talk about some of their favorite books and some of their favorite reactions to books. They wonder about who the typical adult reader is and guess about what he or she might read. They also talk about students and their reaction to writing and books they love. They also talk about dogs and cats who nibble books.

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Fantasy Faction 

Why Book Clubs Are Good

The Oprah Winfrey Book Club

NaNo Wrimo

Kaiser Permanente Half Marathon

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ThinkingOutLoud 35: It Always Ends with Amanda Palmer

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the blogs and podcasts they listen to each week. They share their professional sources with their listeners. They encourage aspiring authors to listen and read in the publishing industry, so that they will be in the conversation about changes and trends in the industry that will help them get published.

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Blogs

Readers

Podcasts

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ThinkingOutLoud 34: Vanities of Vanities

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about vanity presses. They talk about how in the age of self-publishing, there are a lot of businesses that have crept up who only aim to make money off of authors rather than helping authors. They talk about the importance of checking a contract closely, especially if you have to pay upfront to ensure that you are keeping all your rights. They talk about print rights and digital rights. Of course, there is conversation about running, smoothies, and dogs woven into their conversation.

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What Elisabeth is Reading

What Merianna is Reading 

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ThinkingOutLoud 33: Projects Floating Over Your Head

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk more about efficiency and getting things done after a week of trying their new schedules. They talk about new seasons and new goals. They talk about how speaking into being holds you accountable whether that’s sharing with your podcast co-host, writing a list, or simply saying it out loud and of course they talk about running and puppies and life in general.

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What Elisabeth is Reading

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ThinkingOutLoud 32: Telling the Muse to Sit Down and Be Still

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about being effective and efficient as you work for yourself. They talk about how hard it is to plan your time and how you have to constantly refine your methods. They talk about how to move from startup mode to business owner mode and how much that can make a difference in how you interact with opportunities and potential clients. They give each other a pep talk for the fall and celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Harrelson Press.

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What Elisabeth is Reading


What Merianna is Reading 

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ThinkingOutLoud 31: The Magic and Mystery of Publishing

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about meeting new people and describing what they do as their jobs. They also talk about the reaction they have received from people who are fascinated by the magic and mystery of publishing. They talk about the different types of editing and publishing and being reminded of the specialized knowledge they have.

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What Elisabeth is Reading

What Merianna is Reading

 

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ThinkingOutLoud 30: It Might Be Small, But It’s Your World

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the creative process and what it means to be champions of creativity.They talk about those moments where literacy and reading are so inspiring that you put on your running shoes and elbow your way to cheap books. They also talk about what to do when you encounter restrictors of creativity.  They talk about the importance of staying true to who you are, and how quickly you can move away from that as an author, an editor, and a publisher.

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ThinkingOutLoud29: I’m a Businesswoman

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about collie puppies, those moments when they have realized that they are real businesswomen who are making their way in the world. They also talk about how to manage the down times of the publishing fiscal cycle and how to anticipate working for yourself.

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What Elisabeth is Reading

What Merianna is Reading

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