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Episode 78 – Post BEA 2019 Reflections

In this episode, Mark shares some thoughts and reflections from last week's visit to Book Expo America in New York. He explains a bit about what the fair is, why the fair is, his impressions and thoughts of this year's fair and a bit about its history, as well as a few news items related… Continue reading Episode 78 – Post BEA 2019 Reflections

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Episode 73 – Too Connected In This Digital Life

In this solo episode Mark reflects upon the concept of Digital Minimalism that he is reading about in Cal Newport's new book with that title. Prior to the main topic of this episode, Mark shares a personal update regarding his travel to Cleveland, OH to participate in the "Rock Apocalypse 2019" event held at the… Continue reading Episode 73 – Too Connected In This Digital Life

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Episode 69 – Publishing Predictions from 2009

In this solo episode, Mark shares an article that he'd had published in the summer of 2009 when he was asked to make a prediction about something that likely wouldn't exist in publishing ten years later. WARNING: This episode contains a short clip of Mark singing a parody version of "Summer of '69" by Bryan… Continue reading Episode 69 – Publishing Predictions from 2009

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Episode 65 – Two Publishing Paths Diverged

In this episode, Mark shares an article that he recently had published in WRITE magazine, the official magazine of The Writer's Union of Canada. In the word about this episode's sponsor, Findaway Voices . . . . . . Mark shares a recent announcement from BookBub regarding Chirp, the new audiobook promotion service they are… Continue reading Episode 65 – Two Publishing Paths Diverged

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Episode 64 – Procrastination

In this extremely short episode, Mark talks about Procrastination and how it has been a significant part of who he is and how he works on projects. He talks a bit about the Fiction River anthology project that he is currently in Vegas for as an editor (and how that relates to this topic). He… Continue reading Episode 64 – Procrastination