Pub Hub
Chapter Eight: Literary Agent Ali McDonald and finding new voices

Chapter Eight: Literary Agent Ali McDonald and finding new voices

May 31, 2019

Join us as we talk to agent extraordinaire, Ali McDonald. Ali is the Children's and YA literary agent at the Rights Factory and she gives the rundown on everything she does--from querying to publication, and beyond. This episode is especially valuable for writers, so tune in! Follow @thisispubhub on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on everything we're doing, and check out thisispubhub.com for interesting articles on the publishing industry and this week's episode breakdown.

Chapter Seven: Tevis Shkodra and why you should write (& read!) short fiction

Chapter Seven: Tevis Shkodra and why you should write (& read!) short fiction

May 17, 2019

In this week's episode, we talk to Tevis Shkodra, writer and editor of Raconteur Literary Magazine. He tells us all about what it's like to write short stories, the difference between short fiction and novel-writing, and what the submission process is like for magazines like Raconteur. Follow @thisispubhub on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on everything we're doing, and check out thisispubhub.com for interesting articles on the publishing industry and this week's episode breakdown.

Chapter Six: TO Comix and bringing new perspectives to comics

Chapter Six: TO Comix and bringing new perspectives to comics

April 29, 2019

In the latest chapter of Pub Hub, Yasmine and Jess talk to Steven and Andrew from TO COmix Press. They tell us all about what the indie comics publisher does, their creator selection process, the editing stages, and much more! Their latest book is Shout Out, an anthology focusing on LGBTQ fantasy and sci-fi stories. Follow @thisispubhub on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on everything we're doing, and check out thisispubhub.com for interesting articles on the publishing industry and this week's chapter breakdown.

Chapter Five: Bloggers spill the (diversi)tea | Part Two

Chapter Five: Bloggers spill the (diversi)tea | Part Two

April 12, 2019

In the second part of our discussion with Shelly and Dayla, we wonder in what direction the recent push for diversity is taking the industry, and we get some awesome book recs (plus maybe do a bit of yelling about Lin-Manuel Miranda). To catch the first half of our discussion, check out part one now! Follow @thisispubhub on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on everything we're doing, and check out thisispubhub.com for interesting articles on the publishing industry and this week's chapter breakdown.

Chapter Five: Bloggers spill the (diversi)tea | Part One

Chapter Five: Bloggers spill the (diversi)tea | Part One

April 12, 2019

In the first part of our discussion with book bloggers Shelly and Dayla , we talk about the latest controversies in the industry, what diversity means exactly, and call out quite a few books for being...less than stellar, to put it mildly. The conversation continues in Part Two--out now! Follow @thisispubhub on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on everything we're doing, and check out thisispubhub.com for interesting articles on the publishing industry and this week's chapter breakdown.

Chapter Four: Publicists have feelings too.

Chapter Four: Publicists have feelings too.

March 29, 2019

In this chapter, Yasmine and Jess interview former book publicists, Debbie Gaudet and Trish Bunnett. Debbie and Trish tell us all about what publicists do, give some great tips on how to get into publicity, and they tell us about the best and worst times they've had on the job. Spoiler alert: tears are involved. Follow @thisispubhub on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on everything we're doing, and check out thisispubhub.com for interesting articles on the publishing industry and this week's chapter breakdown.

Chapter Three: “Wait a minute,” says Greg Ioannou. “I own a publishing company!”

Chapter Three: “Wait a minute,” says Greg Ioannou. “I own a publishing company!”

March 15, 2019

In the third chapter of Pub Hub, Yasmine and Jess have a super interesting conversation with Greg Ioannou, editor extraordinaire and president of Colborne Communications. In addition to Colborne, Greg is also the owner of Iguana Books, a hybrid publisher, and PubLaunch, an upcoming self-publishing platform that helps you crowdfund and choose staff to help you publish your book! You can follow @thisispubhub on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and check out our website at thisispubhub.com for interesting articles on the publishing industry and our chapter breakdown.

 

Chapter Two: Google is an intern’s best friend.

Chapter Two: Google is an intern’s best friend.

March 1, 2019

In this chapter, Yasmine and Jess talk to former marketing and publicity interns, Hailey and Calyssa. The four of us discuss everything from how to get your first internship, dos and don'ts of the job, and the great intern wage debate. Our guests also have some awesome job interview and application tips, so you won't want to miss this episode! You can follow @thisispubhub on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and check out our website at thisispubhub.com for interesting articles on the publishing industry.

Chapter One: Lesley Livingston is a unicorn sometimes.

Chapter One: Lesley Livingston is a unicorn sometimes.

February 22, 2019

In the first ever chapter of Pub Hub, Jess and Yasmine interview YA and MG author, Lesley Livingston. Lesley's latest book, The Triumphant, is in stores now, so pick up your copy today. You can follow @LesLivingston on Twitter and @lesley_livingston on Instagram. You can also follow @thisispubhub on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and check out our website at thisispubhub.com for interesting articles on the publishing industry as a whole. 

Prologue: and here we are today, in a blanket fort.

Prologue: and here we are today, in a blanket fort.

February 22, 2019

In our prologue, hosts Jessica De Bruyn and Yasmine Lee give you a short introduction to Pub Hub and talk about why and how they decided to start on this whole crazy adventure. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify to stay up to date on every new chapter. Follow @thisispubhub on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and check out our website at thisispubhub.com for interesting articles on the publishing industry as a whole.