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Episode 89 – Why You Can’t Have Mass Market POD Books

In this solo episode Mark explains why you can't have Mass Market POD books; how the very definition of the term makes it impossible. Prior to the main content, Mark shares a comment from Linda from the previous episode, with a reminder that there's a still a chance for those who comment on Episode 88… Continue reading Episode 89 – Why You Can’t Have Mass Market POD Books

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Episode 87 – You, Your Book, And Bookstores

In this solo episode, Mark offers a perspective on bookstores, booksellers, and bookselling, and shares ideas on how authors can best get their books into bookstores. Prior to the topic, Mark shares a personal update about the move back upstairs to his renovated office, discusses a comment on a previous episode, reminds listeners about the… Continue reading Episode 87 – You, Your Book, And Bookstores

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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