In this podcast J David Osborne talks about kickstarting Broken River Books, a day in the life of a publisher, outsourcing, redefining genre and much more. This is part one of a two-part interview. The second part will air next week on Tuesday 20 January 2015.
About J David Osborne
J David Osborne runs the small press Broken River Books, which has released titles from such acclaimed authors as Stephen Graham Jones, Jedidiah Ayres, William Boyle, and Cody Goodfellow. His first novel, By the Time We Leave Here, We’ll Be Friends, was the winner of the 2010 Wonderland Award for Best Novel. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and dog.
- [00:10] Introduction to the Podcast format for 2015.
- [04:40] J David Osborne Interview
- [05:05] About J David Osborne
- [06:17] Kickstarting Broken River Books
- [11:40] Kindle Unlimited
- [18:05] Looking at your target reader
- [24:50] Launching Broken River Books with Fifteen Titles
- [26:55] Must Do and Must Not Do Marketing Lessons
- [33:50] What to outsource and what not to outsource/doing everything
- [38:00] Printing and distribution
- [47:50] Why writers are attracted to independent presses when the barriers to self-publishing are so low?
- [52:56] Identify the authors to launch Broken River Books
- [59:45] Branching out and redefining definitions and labels within genre
Broken River Books
J David Osborne fiction (UK)
J David Osborne fiction (US)
Repo Shark by Cody Goodfellow
Silent Weapons For Quiet Wars by Cody Goodfellow
The Least of My Scars by Stephen Graham Jones
Peckerwood by Jedidiah Ayres
The Last Projector by David James Keaton
Black Cloud by Juliet Escoria
The Troop by Nick Cutter
The Last Horror Novel in the History of the World Brian Allen Carr
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