Best Books and Writing podcasts (Updated October 2017; image)
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Frank Delaney's Re: Joyce
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Re: Joyce! On the international literary feast day of Bloomsday 2010, we launched a podcast to commemorate James Joyce's mighty novel, "Ulysses", the action of which took place in 18 hours of June 16, 1904. Every week you'll find a five-minute mini-essay from me designed to take you through the novel that's on every list of the greatest books ever written. And as Ulysses runs to some 375,000 words, and I mean to go through it sentence by sentence if I have to, in order to convey the full bri ...
 
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The Dead Authors Podcast
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Legendary time-traveling writer H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) welcomes literary giants to The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles for a lively discussion in front of a live audience. Unscripted, barely researched, all fun! Guests include Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Matt Gourley, Jen Kirkman, Andy Daly, Scott Aukerman, John Ross Bowie and many more! Follow us on Twitter: @DeadAuthorPod. For more information on The Echo Park Time Travel Mart and 826LA’s many tutoring and writing pr ...
 
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Longform
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A weekly conversation with a non-fiction writer about how they got their start, how they work, and how they tell stories.Co-produced by Longform and The Atavist.
 
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The New Yorker: Fiction
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A monthly reading and conversation with the New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman.
 
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What Should I Read Next?: Book Talk | Reading Recommendations | Literary Matchmaking
 
What Should I Read Next? is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week, Anne Bogel, of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they're reading now. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next. The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read.
 
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The Sword and Laser (Audio)
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Read along with the Sword and Laser book club! From classic science fiction to the latest gritty fantasy, we cover it. Subscribe for book discussions, author interviews, hot releases, and news from the genre fiction world!
 
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Book Shambles with Robin and Josie
 
Using books as a jumping off point, hosts Josie Long and Robin Ince and a different special guest each week, dive into interesting, passionate and shambolic discussions. Part of the Cosmic Shambles Network.
 
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Slate's Audio Book Club
Monthly
 
Join Slate's critics for monthly discussions of new and important books. Read the book club selections and then listen in as our critics hold lively - and sometimes heated - debates about the works. Part of the Panoply Network.
 
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I Should Be Writing
Monthly
 
The podcast for wanna-be fiction writers: Award-winning podcast for newbie writers that's been online since 2005! If you're new and unsure how get (and keep!) going in your writing career, this is the show for you. Past shows have guest starred Connie Willis, Neil Gaiman, John Scalzi, Mary Robinette Kowal, and so many more!
 
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The Guardian Books podcast
Weekly
 
The Guardian Books podcast is our weekly look at the world of books, poetry and great writing presented by Claire Armitstead, Richard Lea, & Sian Cain. With in-depth interviews with leading authors and investigations into the thematic trends in contemporary writing, this is the perfect book worm’s companion
 
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The Writer's Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
 
A poem each day, plus literary and historical notes from this day in history
 
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The Book Review
Weekly
 
The world's top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world.
 
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Books on the Nightstand
Weekly
 
Illuminating conversation about books and reading
 
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Book Riot - The Podcast
Weekly
 
Book Riot - The Podcast is a weekly news and talk show about what's new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading, brought to you by the editors of BookRiot.com
 
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Overdue
Weekly
 
Overdue is a podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Join Andrew and Craig each week as they tackle a new title from their backlog. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy murder mysteries: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.
 
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Books and Authors
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This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. In Open Book Mariella Frostrup talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books.
 
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The Writers Panel
Weekly
 
The Writers Panel series is an informal chat moderated by Ben Blacker (co-creator of the Thrilling Adventure Hour; writer for Supah Ninjas, Supernatural, among others) with professional writers about the process and business of writing. Covering TV, film, comic books, music, novels, and any other kind of writing about which you'd care to hear. Proceeds from the live panels benefit 826LA, the national non-profit tutoring program.
 
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The New Yorker: Poetry
Monthly
 
Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Paul Muldoon.
 
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The Legendarium
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The Legendarium exists primarily as a book club for fantasy and sci-fi, both the classics and the new classics.Tolkien, Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan, and more.
 
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Helping Writers Become Authors
 
Helping Writers Become Authors provides writers help in summoning inspiration, crafting solid characters, outlining and structuring novels, and polishing prose. Learn how to write a book and edit it into a story agents will buy and readers will love. (Music intro by Kevin MacLeod.)
 
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Literary Disco » Literary Disco
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Writers talk about reading. Hosted by Tod Goldberg, Julia Pistell, and Rider Strong.
 
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The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast
 
The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast – A podcast about the works of H.P. Lovecraft, the writers that inspired him and the literature he inspired.
 
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The Self Publishing Podcast - Writing, Indie Publishing, and Marketing Advice for Writers
 
Want to publish and sell more books? Want to get your writing into the world without contending with agents, publishers, or the other gatekeepers in traditional publishing? There's never been a better time to make money as a writer -- to take your books directly to readers and be in charge of your own business rather than jumping through hoops to please the Powers that Be. Full time authors Johnny B. Truant, David Wright, and Sean Platt (owners of the 2M+ words-per-year indie publishing comp ...
 
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World Book Club
Monthly
 
The world's great authors discuss their best-known novel.
 
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Writers on Writing
Weekly
 
a weekly radio program hosted by author Barbara DeMarco-Barrett and co-host Marrie Stone, on the art and business of writing. More on the show, writers, and writing at penonfire.com. Follow us on Twitter @WOWkuciFM and Facebook at Writers on Writing KUCI-FM.
 
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Bookclub
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Led by James Naughtie, a group of readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best-known novels
 
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Homemade Stories
Rare
 
Short stories and commentary shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason.
 
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Podcast Episodes – The Narrative Breakdown
 
a Podcast about Story Craft for Creative Writers of All Mediums
 
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London Review Podcasts
Monthly
 
LRB-published writers read their own work, introduced by the editors of the London Review of Books. Recent podcasts have included Gillian Anderson reading Charlotte Brontë’s ‘Ingratitude’, Alan Bennett reading from his diary, Tariq Ali on his visit to North Korea and Jeremy Harding on migration. There’ll be something new every fortnight.
 
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After Words
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Interviews with top nonfiction authors by journalists, public policy makers, legislators, and others familiar with their work. After Words airs each weekend at the following times: Saturday at 10pm ET Sunday at 12pm ET Sunday at 9pm ET Monday at 12am ET
 
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Get Booked
Weekly
 
Get Booked is a weekly show of personalized book recommendations.
 
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The Rocking Self Publishing Podcast
 
Each week we interview some of the biggest names in self-publishing. In these in-depth interviews we look at where these authors started, how they made it, and how an aspiring self-published author can aim to do the same thing.
 
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The Poetry Magazine Podcast
Weekly
 
The editors go inside the pages of Poetry, talking to poets and critics, debating the issues, and sharing their poem selections with listeners.
 
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The Author Hangout: Book Marketing Tips for Indie & Self-Published Authors
 
The Author Hangout is a Hangout on Air and podcast dedicated to helping authors navigate the self-publishing world.
 
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LA Review of Books
Weekly
 
The LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS, as its name suggests, looks out at the world of books from its perch on the Pacific Rim. Since the 19th century writers have bridled at New York’s seeming monopoly over publication. Bret Harte in The Overland Monthly, John Crowe Ransom and Robert Penn Warren in I’ll Take My Stand, and the other regionalists, along with other outsiders, people who felt excluded from the literary conversation, and writers and readers in a thousand places — including even New Yo ...
 
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Poetry Off the Shelf
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Producer Curtis Fox explores the diverse world of contemporary American poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry documentaries. Nothing is off limits, and nobody is taken too seriously.
 
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WRITER 2.0: Writing, publishing, and the space between
 
A writing show hosted by A.C. Fuller featuring interviews with authors, screenwriters, journalists, and publishing experts. The show will illuminate the writing process, explore the publishing industry, and discuss excellent books.
 
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Literary Roadhouse: One Short Story, Once a Week
 
We are a diverse group of readers who have a rowdy old time discussing a wide diversity of short literary fiction.
 
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Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast
 
Interviewing and Learning from Successful Authors
 
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The Smarter Artist
Weekly+
 
Author entrepreneurs Sean Platt, David Wright, and Johnny B. Truant answer questions, offer quick tips, and deliver keen insight to help creative people who want to make a good living off of their hard work. In just a few minutes a day, we promise to help you get smarter faster.
 
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A Podcast of Ice and Fire
Monthly
 
"The delivery and banter can get quite base at times."
 
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Author Strong Podcast | Giving Writers the Tools They Need to Succeed!
 
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott give their listeners the tools they need to succeed in today's publishing world. Mat shares the knowledge and experience he's gained over the last three years of being a full time writer to help Nancy, and all of the listeners, achieve their writing goals and make their dreams of writing for a living come true. Along the way, Mat and Nancy interview other amazing and best selling authors to find out exactly what they do to make themselves successful. Some special ...
 
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I Don't Even Own a Television
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This is a podcast about godawful books. Each episode, hosts Jay W. Friedman and Chris Collision sit down with some guests to discuss books that all of them wish they hadn't read. Humor, serious talk, progressive inebriation, who could ask for more?
 
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The Sell More Books Show: Book Marketing, Digital Publishing and Kindle News, Tools and Advice
 
Authors, are you struggling to get the word out about your books? Discover the latest book marketing and self publishing news, tools and strategies. This is the Sell More Books Show with Jim Kukral and Bryan Cohen. Every week you'll get helpful tips and ideas to make your book sales soar. Visit SellMoreBooksShow.com for detailed show notes and more info.
 
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Blinkist Podcast - Interviews | Personal Development | Productivity | Business | Psychology
 
Please visit us at blinkist.com/simplify to see our new podcast, Simplify!
 
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CraftLit - Serialized Classic Literature for Busy Book Lovers
 
***Annotated Audiobooks for Busy Booklovers*** Since 2006 CraftLit has released serialized classic literature weekly—the way Dickens did it—but as an audiobook with audio annotations. Host Heather Ordover gives you some context and juicy tidbits before playing the next chapter of the current book. *** Listeners regularly call in to share their thoughts to be played in the next episode, which keeps the "book club" vibe going. *** The podcast has been in continuous production since 2006. Our c ...
 
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Kobo Writing Life Podcast
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Interviews with authors, tips for self-publishing, digital publishing and using Kobo Writing Life
 
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The Writing Podcast
Monthly+
 
The Writing Podcast was founded in late 2014 in the wake of The Self Publishing Roundtable’s final host stepping down from the show. Adam and Lindsay (the newest hosts of SPRT at the time) decided it would be best to branch off into a new show rather than continue with one in which all original hosts and owners were no longer involved.So what are the similarities and differences between this podcast and the old?I am glad you asked, convenient narrator. Like Adam and Lindsay’s prior show, thi ...
 
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Shakespeare Monologues by William Shakespeare
 
This is truly a delightful compilation of some of the best known and loved passages from William Shakespeare's plays. Most readers would be familiar with all or at least some of them. If you've studied Shakespeare in school or college, plays like The Merchant of Venice and Macbeth were probably assigned texts. However, if you haven't encountered these plays before, Shakespeare Monologues is a great volume to browse through and enjoy at leisure. It's important to know that there is a distinct ...
 
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All About Books | NET Radio
Weekly
 
All About Books is a weekly NET Radio book review and discussion program hosted by Pat Leach. Updated Thursdays.
 
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Book Riot - The Podcast
 
This week, Jeff and Rebecca sink their teeth into the new VIDA numbers, quickly mention the 2017 Man Booker Prize announcement, roll around in some book sales data, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater Libby The Lost Causes by Etting & Schwartz Links discussed in this episode: Win 500 Bucks to spend at the bo ...…
 
This week, Natasha of the Unspoiled Book Club podcast joins us to hash out Stephen King’s Bag of Bones, a book about being a middlebrow fiction writer, small towns, and ghosts. So, you know, most Stephen King novels. This week’s show brought to you by Squarespace and Hello Fresh.By overduepod@gmail.com (Andrew Cunningham and Craig Getting).
 
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The Writer's Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
 
Once in your life you pass Through a place so pure It becomes tainted even By your regard, a space Of trees and air where Dusk comes as perfect ripeness. Here the only sounds are Sighs of rain and snow, Small rustlings of plants As they unwrap in twilight. This is where you will go At last when coldness comes. It is something you realize When y ...…
 
The editors talk with Margo Price about songwriting, Bob Dylan, and poetry. Her essay, “Learning to Fly,” appears in the October 2017 issue of Poetry.
 
Lucy Branch's fiction has been featured on Radio 4, Timeout London and The BBC World Service. She is an expert in the conservation of public sculpture and has worked on some of the UK’s highest profile projects including Nelson's Column, Eros and Cleopatras Needle. She studied at University College London, The Royal College of Art and Victoria ...…
 
Call it the Egwene episode. Craig, Kyle, Ryan, and Kenn discuss The Gathering Storm again, getting to what we didn't get to in the last episode. Egwene is the CEO of Randland. Verin has quite the secret. And was Hinderstap a necessary stop in the story? It was a good trip into the first of the Sandersion WoT trio. Support the podcast on Patreon ...…
 
LWorried about formulaic story structure? Learn four ways to find the perfect balance between utilizing structure and unleashing your originality.
 
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Shakespeare Monologues by William Shakespeare
 
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
 
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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
 
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King Lear by William Shakespeare
 
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The Tempest by William Shakespeare
 
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Othello by William Shakespeare
 
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
 
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Book Thingo: Readers talking about books we love, especially romance
 
Guests: Rachel Coates, Miguel Almendras, Fred Lo and Salve Villarosa | Host: Kat Mayo | Audio producer: Rudi Bremer | Recorded: 19/8/2017 Manila This episode is the start of a very special series of podcasts that I recorded with the #romanceclass community in the Philippines. When I made plans to go to Manila, but couldn’t make the dates for an ...…
 
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The Prancing Pony Podcast – Tolkien and Middle-earth
 
In Chapter 2 of The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins wakes up to the pleasant lack of Dwarves. He’s beginning to think that he’s escaped adventure after all when Gandalf pushes him out the door. Immediately, little Bilbo misses the comforts of home, but the trouble is just beginning… and before they even reach the dangerous part of the road, he must test ...…
 
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Xtreme Self-Publishing Podcast
 
In this episode we discuss focus as it pertains to self-published authors and writing.
 
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The Writer's Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
 
In a hundred trillion years— an actual number though we can’t begin to grasp it—the last traces of our universe will be not even a memory with no memory to lament it. The last dust of the last star will not drift in the great nothing out of which everything we love or imagine eventually comes. Yet every day, every four hours around the clock, D ...…
 
Teen sexuality - Dan Handler's new work for young adults 17 true stories about Maggie O'Farrell close encounters with death. Ann Patchett reflects on grief and her friendship with the poet Lucy Grealy.
 
Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson discusses sexual harassment in the workplace. She is interviewed by Sally Quinn.
 
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy William Shakespeare.
 
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Shakespeare Monologues by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy William Shakespeare.
 
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Othello by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
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The Tempest by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
 
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King Lear by William Shakespeare
 
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Author Angie Thomas goes behind the scenes of her bestselling young adult novel, THE HATE U GIVE.
 
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The Writer's Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
 
It isn’t what he said in Casablanca and it isn’t strictly true. Nonetheless we’ll always have them, much as we have Paris. They’re in our baggage, or perhaps are baggage of the old-fashioned type, before the wheels, which we remember when we pack for Paris. Or don’t remember. Paris doesn’t know if you’re thinking of it. Neither do your parents, ...…
 
1) 5135 words written this week: 2) I added 635 new subscribers to MailerLite as a result of my participation in an Authors XP Thriller promo [Affiliate links] 3) Book promo sites discussed in the diary: http://booksends.com/ https://www.freebooksy.com/for-the-authors/ https://partners.bookbub.com/ 4) This week's offline promo activity, ready t ...…
 
Poet Laura Boss reads from her new book The Best Lover, including a reading of the title poem and her long, personal 9/11 poem. In the second part of the program, host Charlie Rossiter looks at the prose poem with the help of Michael Benedikt's breakthrough anthology.The Best Lover: https://www.amazon.com/Best-Lover-Laura-Boss/dp/1630450448Subs ...…
 
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy William Shakespeare.
 
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King Lear by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy William Shakespeare.
 
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Othello by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
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The Tempest by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
 
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The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast
 
Cthulhu Christmas Cards! Christmas is fast approaching; so what better way to share festivities than blasphemous, eldritch cards that scream, ‘Happy Holidays!’ GET THEM NOW! More Werewolf of Paris is comin’ up tomorrow!
 
As the founder of MonetizeMyExpertise.com, Grant Weherley works with experts across various industries to help them build and launch online courses to scale their businesses. As we've seen via many of our clients' experiences, the process of creating an online course from your book can overwhelming to say the least. Join us as Grant explains ho ...…
 
In today's Tidbits episode, we hear Claire Messud read a passage from her latest book, The Burning Girl. Roxanne describes the novel as "a fascinating look at friendships between young girls and how they arc over time." Also in today's Tidbits, we give you a sneak peek at next week's interview with novelist Dan Heath, who spoke to Roxanne about ...…
 
Marc Maron discusses “Waiting for the Punch,” and Victor Sebestyen talks about his new biography of Lenin.
 
Pulitzer Prize winning author Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach, A Visit from the Goon Squad, and Look at Me, joins Barbara DeMarco-Barrett for the entire hour. Jennifer is a writer's writer, so generous in sharing her writing process. Download audio. (Broadcast date: Oct. 18, 2017)By penonfire@earthlink.net (Barbara DeMarco-Barrett).
 
By olsen@tolkienprofessor.com (Corey Olsen).
 
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Podcast – Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula
 
This week’s highlights include: • Using Facebook Messenger to boost launch sales • On the excellent response rate of Messenger • Calculating ROI for ads based on sell-through rates, rather than just sales of one book • Different ways to calculate read-through • Why it makes sense to run ad campaigns at a loss because of read-through • Ways to p ...…
 
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The Writer's Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
 
So much time has gone by! Napoleon’s house— He never came—still stands in the Quarter. Time ends all the good living that Louis the Sixteenth, after the trouble, never Experienced, all the sights Andrew Jackson never saw in Pirate’s Alley. Ask the alligators about heat and history. Out in the bayous we met a small alligator Named Elvis. When we ...…
 
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The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs
 
Penny Sansevieri is the author of several books, including How to Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon. She’s also the founder of Author Marketing Experts. We interviewed Penny back in Episode 22: Getting Red-Hot Internet Publicity for Your Book, where we talked a lot about how to get online publicity for your books. I wanted to bring her back ...…
 
Penny Sansevieri is the author of several books, including How to Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon. She’s also the founder of Author Marketing Experts. We interviewed Penny back in Episode 22: Getting Red-Hot Internet Publicity for Your Book, where we talked a lot about how to get online publicity for your books. I wanted to bring her back ...…
 
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
 
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The Tempest by William Shakespeare
 
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