Episode 72 Show Notes: #NaNoWriMoPrep

Episode 71: #YouAndYourBookstore

...in which Jess and KJ chat with Mary Laura Philpott about the advantages of cultivating a relationship with your local bookseller, before you even have a book!

(#AmWriting with Jess & KJ is available on iTunes and AudioBoom and you should subscribe. Really.)

kjdellantonia.com

NY Times Well

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, Jess Lahey

#AmWriting with Jess and KJ

The Atlantic

Vermont Public Radio

Grown and Flown

#YouAndYourBookstore

Musing, the online magazine I edit for Parnassus Books: https://parnassusmusing.net/

Parnassus Books main bookstore site: http://www.parnassusbooks.net/

A Word on Words, the literary interview show I co-host: http://awordonwords.org/

More bio stuff about me, links to my nonfiction writing, etc.: https://marylauraphilpott.com/

My last book, Penguins with People Problems: https://marylauraphilpott.com/penguins-with-people-problems/

And I have a tinyletter where I send out a note each week recommending a great new book! http://tinyletter.com/blinkletter

The King's English

Betsy Burton

Here's IndieBound.org -- https://www.indiebound.org/ -- the searchable site of the American Booksellers Association, which will not only show you any book you're looking for, but will also show you the nearest bookstore where you can go get it in person OR order it right away online! (Many, if not most, indie stores ship nationwide and happily process orders from anywhere.) It's the easy way to shop, link, and communicate about books in a way that helps keep bookstores open -- which is GOOD for authors!

Here's an example of how a blogger, editor, or social-media-using book-lover could link to Jess's book on IndieBound:

https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062299253

... or on the website of their favorite local store: http://www.parnassusbooks.net/book/9780062299253

Northshire Bookstore

Julie Lythcott-Haims

Frank Bruni

Katie Hurley

Ron Lieber

Daniel Pink

I'm on Twitter (https://twitter.com/MaryLauraPh), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MaryLauraPhilpottAuthor), and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/marylauraphilpott/)!

And so is Parnassus: https://twitter.com/parnassusbooks1, https://www.facebook.com/parnassusbooks1/, and https://www.instagram.com/parnassusbooks/

You can always link to a book on its publisher's website, as well, where at least there are options including shopping indie: https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062299253/the-gift-of-failure

Following Atticus, Tom Ryan

Will's Red Coat, Tom Ryan

Jenny Lawson

I mentioned book festivals, which are a wonderful way to not only meet other writers and booksellers but to get in front of LOTS of interested readers at once. Often, local booksellers are part of the board of people choosing which authors to invite to a festival. Here's the Southern Festival of Books, for example, which is coming up in October: http://humanitiestennessee.org/programs/southern-festival-books-celebration-written-word

There's even a way to enjoy audiobooks while supporting indie stores! Libro.fm is a super-user-friendly app (think Audible, but not owned by Amazon) anyone, anywhere can use. Here's the Parnassus Libro.fm store:

https://libro.fm/parnassusbooks

A quick note I forgot to mention: sometimes new authors think that books sold in bookstores don't count toward the New York Times bestseller list. (And new authors always seem to be concerned about getting on the NYT list.) Most established bookstores are NYT-reporting stores, which means those sales count just like any other. So if an author wants to route readers to a particular store for all orders -- or for a pre-order campaign -- they or their publicist can just ask the store beforehand, "Are you a New York Times-reporting store?" and they'll confirm. Here's a sample page showing how bestselling author Victoria Schwab sends readers to Parnassus as the official purchase point for autographed books: http://www.parnassusbooks.net/theschwabwashere And here's an example of a pre-order campaign: http://www.parnassusbooks.net/LooseLipsSinkShips

#AmReading

The Heart's Invisible Furies, John Boyne

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, John Boyne

Stay With Me, Ayobami Adebayo

Sing, Unburied, Sing, Jesmyn Ward

Beloved, Toni Morrison

The Secrets She Keeps, Michael Robotham

The Jane Austen Project: A Novel, Kathleen A. Flynn

Possession, Helen Hardt

Episode 70: #FreshFallStarts

Episode 69: #FromAtoBook

...in which Jess and KJ chat with Catherine Pearlman about the entire process from creating a platform, to finding an agent, to writing the proposal, and building an audience.

(#AmWriting with Jess & KJ is available on iTunes and AudioBoom and you should subscribe. Really.)

kjdellantonia.com

NY Times Well

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, Jess Lahey

#AmWriting with Jess and KJ

The Atlantic

Vermont Public Radio

Grown and Flown

#FromAtoBook

Ignore It! How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and Increase Parenting Satisfaction, Catherine Pearlman

Gatehouse Media

#AmReading

The Glass Castle: A Memoir, Jeannette Walls

Stable Relation: A memoir of horses, healing and country living, Anna M. Blake

Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story, John Berendt

Drinking: A Love Story, Caroline Knapp

Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts, Ryan Holiday

Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator, Ryan Holiday

Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising, Ryan Holiday

Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable, Seth Godin

#CatherinePearlman

Ignore It! How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and Increase Parenting Satisfaction, Catherine Pearlman

The Family Coach - Catherine Pearlman

Creators Syndicate: https://www.creators.com/features/the-family-coach

Twitter: @TheFamilyCoach

Facebook: The Family Coach

Episode 68: #HireAPublicist

Episode 67: #MysteryWriting

Episode 66: #CrunchedForTime

…in which Jess and KJ touch base briefly about moving the needles on a couple of projects, while feeling a little pinched by too many others.

(#AmWriting with Jess & KJ is available on iTunes and AudioBoom and you should subscribe. Really.)

kjdellantonia.com

NY Times Well

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, Jess Lahey

#AmWriting with Jess and KJ

The Atlantic

Vermont Public Radio

Grown and Flown

#CrunchedForTime

#AmReading

Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel, George Saunders

The Identicals, Elin Hilderbrand

The Almost Sisters, Joshilyn Jackson

Redeeming Ruth: Everything Life Takes, Love Restores, Meadow Rue Merrill

Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson's Podcast, The Butterfly Effect

The Foundling: The True Story of a Kidnapping, a Family Secret, and My Search for the Real Me, Paul Joseph Fronczak, Alex Tresniowski

Pride and Prejudice Audiobook, narrated by Rosamund Pike, written by Jane Austen

Episode 65: #SummerWriting