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In the Backmatter podcast, publishing industry professionals talk about their careers and their particular areas of interest and expertise in the world of book publishing.

Latest Episodes

A Note About the Backmatter Podcast

EWe've decided to merge our Backmatter podcast interviews into our other podcast, Frontmatter, and going forward, we're going to publish all our in-depth publishing industry expert interviews there. For an explanation of why we're doing this (it's good news!), please listen to this short recording wherever you've found it, or read this post on our blog: https://medium.com/@leanpub/a-tale-of-two-podcasts-ddb442a91ddc. Many thanks to all our listeners and guests! We're looking forward to many more years of highly-researched, in-depth interviews with publishing industry experts and bestselling authors alike.

2 MINSEP 7
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A Note About the Backmatter Podcast

Nathan Bransford, author of the writing guide How to Write a Novel and the middle grade Jacob Wonderbar novels

ENathan Bransford is a freelance editor and media strategy consultant, an author, and a former literary agent for Curtis Brown. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Nathan about his background, studying English at Stanford during the dot com boom, work as a literary agent, getting published, and current issues facing the book publishing industry. This interview was recorded on January 9, 2019. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.

53 MINJAN 18
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Nathan Bransford, author of the writing guide How to Write a Novel and the middle grade Jacob Wonderbar novels

David Vandagriff, from The Passive Voice Blog

EDavid Vandagriff is known by people in the publishing industry as Passive Guy, his persona on his popular publishing industry blog, The Passive Voice. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with David about his background, how he got into the law after studying speech and literature, his early innovations with desktop publishing in the preparation of legal documents, his work in advertising and how he got into the tech world, as well as recent issues in the book publishing industry generally. This interview was recorded on November 6, 2018.

77 MIN2018 DEC 15
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David Vandagriff, from The Passive Voice Blog

Orna Ross, award-winning author and poet, and founder of the Alliance of Independent Authors

EOrna Ross is an award-winning author and poet who founded the popular Alliance of Independent Authors, an influential professional association for self-published authors. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Orna about her background in publishing, the changing roles of literary agents, getting her rights back from a big publisher, the huge transformation in the self-publishing in the recent past, Self-Publishing 3.0, her Go Creative! series, and a number of other topics. This interview was recorded on October 30, 2018. The full audio for the interview is here. You can subscribe to the Backmatter podcast in iTunes or add the podcast URL directly. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.

64 MIN2018 DEC 7
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Orna Ross, award-winning author and poet, and founder of the Alliance of Independent Authors

Rebecca Giblin, Australian Research Council Future Fellow

EIn this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Associate Professor Rebecca Giblin about her background, her e-lending and Author's Interest projects, DRM and creator compensation, the potential role unfair competition law could play in regulating dominant companies, and author compensation in relation the economics of library ebook lending and the book industry generally. This interview was recorded on September 18, 2018. The full audio for the interview is here. You can subscribe to the Backmatter podcast in iTunes or add the podcast URL directly. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.

52 MIN2018 NOV 30
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Rebecca Giblin, Australian Research Council Future Fellow

Bill Kasdorf, Publishing Technology Partners

EBill Kasdorf is a partner at the consultancy Publishing Technology Partners, where he provides guidance and insight regarding the publishing industry. He has worked with many well-known companies and institutions, from the scholarly press at Harvard, to the World Bank and the British Library, amongst many others. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Bill about his background and how he got interested in the world of books, the importance of standards and interoperability when it comes to accessibility, how standardization fuels innovation, changes to the publishing industry in the past decades, from scholarly to trade publishing, and how the EPUB format is managed, and other topics. This interview was recorded on September 18, 2018. The full audio for the interview is here. You can subscribe to the Backmatter podcast in iTunes or add the podcast URL directly. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.

81 MIN2018 OCT 12
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Bill Kasdorf, Publishing Technology Partners

Kristine Kathryn Rusch, New York Times Bestselling & Hugo Award-Winning Author

EKristine Kathryn Rusch is a bestselling and award-winning author who also writes a very popular blog on the business side of book publishing, which is an invaluable resource for authors in all genres. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Kristine about her background as a writer, journalism and politics in the US, the impact of war on the mail-order book business in the US in the early 1990s, the recent scandal involving alleged theft of revenue at a prominent New York-based agency, why Kris doesn't chase online bookstore algorithms, and a number of issues facing authors of all kinds, including those who are self-published and those who are published conventionally. This interview was recorded on August 16, 2018.

68 MIN2018 AUG 31
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Kristine Kathryn Rusch, New York Times Bestselling & Hugo Award-Winning Author

Carla King, Founder of the Self-Publishing Boot Camp Series

ECarla King is an author and founder of the Self-Publishing Boot Camp series. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Carla about her background as a writer, how she got into motorcycles and travelling solo, the impact of 9/11 on travel writing and publishing in the United States, why every self-published author should set up their own company, and more. This interview was recorded on May 24, 2018. The full audio for the interview is here. You can subscribe to the Backmatter podcast in iTunes or add the podcast URL directly. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.

55 MIN2018 JUL 28
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Carla King, Founder of the Self-Publishing Boot Camp Series

Marie Force, New York Times Bestselling Contemporary Romance Author

Marie Force is a New York Times bestselling author of romance fiction whose books have sold over seven million copies worldwide. In this interview, Marie talks about her interesting journey to life as a successful author, building a business around successful indie publishing, and about the Indie Author Support Network initiative, an organization devoted to advocating for the rights and interests of indie authors. This interview was recorded on May 17, 2018. The full audio for the interview is here. You can subscribe to the Backmatter podcast in iTunes or add the podcast URL directly. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.

60 MIN2018 MAY 31
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Marie Force, New York Times Bestselling Contemporary Romance Author

Nate Hoffelder, The Digital Reader

Nate Hoffelder is the force behind The Digital Reader, one of the best sources online for up-to-date information and analysis about the book publishing industry and innovation in book publishing and reading technology. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Nate about changes in ebook technology and e-readers over time, about why some devices and approaches have failed, what Amazon is up to with its physical bookstores, and other important issues in the industry, including the choice every self-published author has to make, about whether or not to put all their eggs in one ebook distribution basket. This interview was recorded on December 11, 2017. The full audio for the interview is here. You can subscribe to the Backmatter podcast in iTunes or add the podcast URL directly. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity. A Note About the Leanpub Backmatter Podcast In the summer of 2017 we split the old Leanpub podcast into two distinct podcasts: Frontm...

50 MIN2018 JAN 26
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Nate Hoffelder, The Digital Reader

Latest Episodes

A Note About the Backmatter Podcast

EWe've decided to merge our Backmatter podcast interviews into our other podcast, Frontmatter, and going forward, we're going to publish all our in-depth publishing industry expert interviews there. For an explanation of why we're doing this (it's good news!), please listen to this short recording wherever you've found it, or read this post on our blog: https://medium.com/@leanpub/a-tale-of-two-podcasts-ddb442a91ddc. Many thanks to all our listeners and guests! We're looking forward to many more years of highly-researched, in-depth interviews with publishing industry experts and bestselling authors alike.

2 MINSEP 7
Comments
A Note About the Backmatter Podcast

Nathan Bransford, author of the writing guide How to Write a Novel and the middle grade Jacob Wonderbar novels

ENathan Bransford is a freelance editor and media strategy consultant, an author, and a former literary agent for Curtis Brown. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Nathan about his background, studying English at Stanford during the dot com boom, work as a literary agent, getting published, and current issues facing the book publishing industry. This interview was recorded on January 9, 2019. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.

53 MINJAN 18
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Nathan Bransford, author of the writing guide How to Write a Novel and the middle grade Jacob Wonderbar novels

David Vandagriff, from The Passive Voice Blog

EDavid Vandagriff is known by people in the publishing industry as Passive Guy, his persona on his popular publishing industry blog, The Passive Voice. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with David about his background, how he got into the law after studying speech and literature, his early innovations with desktop publishing in the preparation of legal documents, his work in advertising and how he got into the tech world, as well as recent issues in the book publishing industry generally. This interview was recorded on November 6, 2018.

77 MIN2018 DEC 15
Comments
David Vandagriff, from The Passive Voice Blog

Orna Ross, award-winning author and poet, and founder of the Alliance of Independent Authors

EOrna Ross is an award-winning author and poet who founded the popular Alliance of Independent Authors, an influential professional association for self-published authors. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Orna about her background in publishing, the changing roles of literary agents, getting her rights back from a big publisher, the huge transformation in the self-publishing in the recent past, Self-Publishing 3.0, her Go Creative! series, and a number of other topics. This interview was recorded on October 30, 2018. The full audio for the interview is here. You can subscribe to the Backmatter podcast in iTunes or add the podcast URL directly. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.

64 MIN2018 DEC 7
Comments
Orna Ross, award-winning author and poet, and founder of the Alliance of Independent Authors

Rebecca Giblin, Australian Research Council Future Fellow

EIn this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Associate Professor Rebecca Giblin about her background, her e-lending and Author's Interest projects, DRM and creator compensation, the potential role unfair competition law could play in regulating dominant companies, and author compensation in relation the economics of library ebook lending and the book industry generally. This interview was recorded on September 18, 2018. The full audio for the interview is here. You can subscribe to the Backmatter podcast in iTunes or add the podcast URL directly. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.

52 MIN2018 NOV 30
Comments
Rebecca Giblin, Australian Research Council Future Fellow

Bill Kasdorf, Publishing Technology Partners

EBill Kasdorf is a partner at the consultancy Publishing Technology Partners, where he provides guidance and insight regarding the publishing industry. He has worked with many well-known companies and institutions, from the scholarly press at Harvard, to the World Bank and the British Library, amongst many others. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Bill about his background and how he got interested in the world of books, the importance of standards and interoperability when it comes to accessibility, how standardization fuels innovation, changes to the publishing industry in the past decades, from scholarly to trade publishing, and how the EPUB format is managed, and other topics. This interview was recorded on September 18, 2018. The full audio for the interview is here. You can subscribe to the Backmatter podcast in iTunes or add the podcast URL directly. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.

81 MIN2018 OCT 12
Comments
Bill Kasdorf, Publishing Technology Partners

Kristine Kathryn Rusch, New York Times Bestselling & Hugo Award-Winning Author

EKristine Kathryn Rusch is a bestselling and award-winning author who also writes a very popular blog on the business side of book publishing, which is an invaluable resource for authors in all genres. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Kristine about her background as a writer, journalism and politics in the US, the impact of war on the mail-order book business in the US in the early 1990s, the recent scandal involving alleged theft of revenue at a prominent New York-based agency, why Kris doesn't chase online bookstore algorithms, and a number of issues facing authors of all kinds, including those who are self-published and those who are published conventionally. This interview was recorded on August 16, 2018.

68 MIN2018 AUG 31
Comments
Kristine Kathryn Rusch, New York Times Bestselling & Hugo Award-Winning Author

Carla King, Founder of the Self-Publishing Boot Camp Series

ECarla King is an author and founder of the Self-Publishing Boot Camp series. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Carla about her background as a writer, how she got into motorcycles and travelling solo, the impact of 9/11 on travel writing and publishing in the United States, why every self-published author should set up their own company, and more. This interview was recorded on May 24, 2018. The full audio for the interview is here. You can subscribe to the Backmatter podcast in iTunes or add the podcast URL directly. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.

55 MIN2018 JUL 28
Comments
Carla King, Founder of the Self-Publishing Boot Camp Series

Marie Force, New York Times Bestselling Contemporary Romance Author

Marie Force is a New York Times bestselling author of romance fiction whose books have sold over seven million copies worldwide. In this interview, Marie talks about her interesting journey to life as a successful author, building a business around successful indie publishing, and about the Indie Author Support Network initiative, an organization devoted to advocating for the rights and interests of indie authors. This interview was recorded on May 17, 2018. The full audio for the interview is here. You can subscribe to the Backmatter podcast in iTunes or add the podcast URL directly. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.

60 MIN2018 MAY 31
Comments
Marie Force, New York Times Bestselling Contemporary Romance Author

Nate Hoffelder, The Digital Reader

Nate Hoffelder is the force behind The Digital Reader, one of the best sources online for up-to-date information and analysis about the book publishing industry and innovation in book publishing and reading technology. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Nate about changes in ebook technology and e-readers over time, about why some devices and approaches have failed, what Amazon is up to with its physical bookstores, and other important issues in the industry, including the choice every self-published author has to make, about whether or not to put all their eggs in one ebook distribution basket. This interview was recorded on December 11, 2017. The full audio for the interview is here. You can subscribe to the Backmatter podcast in iTunes or add the podcast URL directly. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity. A Note About the Leanpub Backmatter Podcast In the summer of 2017 we split the old Leanpub podcast into two distinct podcasts: Frontm...

50 MIN2018 JAN 26
Comments
Nate Hoffelder, The Digital Reader
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