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Dear Bitches, Smart Authors First Inaugural Podcast

So you listened to the test one, but now want to hear the first inaugural podcast, right? We retread some of the economic discussion from our earlier podcast, but we have more to say about what’s selling, most notably ebooks. We also have as our first guest Malle Vallik, Director Digital Content & Interactivity, from Harlequin with us to discuss all things bright and digital from Harlequin. Enjoy!

Technical notes: this is the feed to the podcast and you can click on this link to add it to iTunes. We can’t curse on the podcast due to iTunes content restrictions. (Dammit fuck).

If you have content suggestions, tips on how to do this whole thing better, or general wtf-ery comments, email us. It’s all welcome because a) we are new to this and b) we don’t really know what we are doing so the wtf comments are probably all valid. The email address for the podcast is [email protected].

This podcast is brought to you by the letters E, B, and HQN, and by Morgan from Miss Media Productions. Thanks, Morgan!

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

7 Comments

  1. rebyj
    Jan 13, 2009 @ 11:05:44

    (duplicate reply from SBTB)

    Awesome! I started to email and ask when the next podcast was due yesterday.

    Malle Valik was an excellent intelligent guest . If you read this Malle the HQN line is one I recommend often and 9 times out of 10 I get the comment “ THAT'S a Harlequin? It's awesome” lol

    As a rather ignorant reader, it's always enlightening to hear more about the industry side to publishing. The merchandising part of the discussion was interesting and in discussing how to get people to learn how to download ebooks and give them a try was funny, “just give everyone a 12 year old” hahaha .

    I look forward to the upcoming prequels mentioned . And ooo I have the Harlequin celebrates free book giveaway link ready to go in late Jan!

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  2. Karin
    Jan 13, 2009 @ 17:40:20

    I really enjoyed the podcast. The discussion was interesting, especially the one with Malle Valik.

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  3. Mad
    Jan 13, 2009 @ 18:06:16

    I got an error message when I tried to click the link to add to iTunes. Help? :)

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  4. Anastasia
    Jan 13, 2009 @ 19:09:58

    Woohoo, downloading and subscribing! (Though Mad is right; the link to iTunes doesn’t seem to be working.)

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  5. Jane
    Jan 13, 2009 @ 19:41:56

    @Anastasia and @Mad – I changed the links so hopefully it works now. Thanks for the heads up. And yes, Malle is the best guest. She’s super knowledgeable, obviously, but even better she’s really a consumer advocate.

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  6. Anastasia
    Jan 13, 2009 @ 23:14:15

    Just finished listening to the podcast and yeah! Malle was awesome. I love when publishers are excited about doing new things and working with their readers. I really love it when those new things work! Am super excited about the freebies coming later this month.

    (You guys were awesome, too.)

    (And yes, the iTunes link works now.)

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  7. Bob
    Mar 05, 2009 @ 08:43:04

    This is so amazing I think I’m going to cry. And great write up! Thanks :)

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