In this episode, I talk about children and reading, an excellent (and affordable) way to support TMR, and what to look forward to in the next newsletter.
Welcome to the Christmas Edition of I Read Somewhere That! Filled with fascinating facts about books and Christmas, lots of recommendations and a tribute to Luciana Ricciutelli, always in our hearts.
This week I give a shout out to authors Nate Hendley (The Beatle Bandit, Dundurn), Terri Favro (The Sisters Sputnik, ECW). Plus: do you suffer from abibliophobia, what’s the world’s smallest book, how much did the world’s most expensive book cost, how many books can you get from one tree, how Mills and Boon paved a crazy highway to romance, how long does it take to write a novel, which are the three most read books in the world, which is the most banned book as well as how many books are there in the world. Plus: I shine a spotlight on two fabulous artists, Fish Jones and John Bladen Bentley and I reveal ambitious plans for December!
Much ado about reviews and reviewers in this podcast! Question for reviewers: hard copy or PDF okay? The Twitterverse casts its vote! Goodreads are reviewing their reviewers – yay and it’s about time! A great newsletter you should sign up for, a motivational quote, is life the spinning wheel of death and top tips from Instagram on how to write great horror! Don’t miss out!
What do the readers love? I bring you some of the most popular book genres in 2021. But does writing in popular genres actually matters that much? Should you follow trends? Should you write children’s books, romance, horror or inspirational books? Plus, how to be a successful, popular author and are people sick of reading about death? Should we all be trying to write the next Ted Lasso? Do you have emotional maturity? Do you have radical empathy? Can therapy and meditation help you become a better writer?
Lots of great info this week! How to grow your writerly pumpkin patch this fall! Plus, an exclusive chat with wonderful author Linwood Barclay, as well as can you plot your book using an online template? I’ll share the skinny about an amazing writer, D.J. McIntosh, who did just that! Plus, a crucial tip from a top agent about what to focus on in the book world!
Why did you buy the last book you did? And how can you use that knowledge to sell your own book (or buy your next book!). Plus, I chat about a fabulous writing collective, The Mesdames of Mayhem. Plus, what are The Seven Secrets of Highly Successful People and The Five Rules of Book Reviewing? I look at the good, the bad and the ugly – all shall be revealed! Also, are we heading for a paper shortage and how will this impact the book publishing industry? Lots of great news in this episode!
In episode 8, Lisa looks at the new language of the youth movement, empowerment, money and books, unleashing creativity with Osho, and she’s added a new element to the podcast – sharing is caring – so there are two reviews! Plus there’s breaking news about a law the French government is trying to pass, to stop Amazon’s wild rampage. Join Lisa for a listen!
Do you learn by reading, writing or touching the fire? How do you manage the social media minefield where you’re expected to know, understand and manage so many platforms? Do you find self-promoting excruciating? And what’s worse, judgement or silence? Are there real guidelines on how to promote your book? What’s BookTok? Don’t forget to invest in yourself! How many times a day should you tweet without annoying people? How can you find out what works for you? Plus, a motivating quote and also, words from The Miramichi Reader’s Weekly Ferocity feature.
Welcome to a new episode of I Read Somewhere That! It’s is a bumper issue, a whole nine minutes and twenty-six seconds and, for your listening convenience, the podcast is now available on YouTube as well as on Apple and all other podcast forums!
I take a look at what Amazon was going to be called before they settled on the moniker that changed our lives forever and, what was their original product? Plus, have Amazon changed their (already dubious) review processes? I chat about a controversial tweet about books needing a timeout, Canada’s non-fiction crisis, whether you should write a memoir or not and finally, should you write every day?
I also share my one tried and tested secret to having ten published books!