On Publishing

On Publishing is a podcast about books and publishing. Each episode features an interview with a publishing professional, including book editors and publishers, marketers and publicists, book designers and sales executives, as well as writers and authors from all categories and genres of publishing. In each interview we'll seek to draw out relevant stories and experiences from our guests, and discover some of the key lessons or truths they've discovered. We seek to provide this inside look at the industry for aspiring writers, book lovers, and anyone seeking a career in book publishing.

8. Courtney Maum, Author of Costalegre & Before and After the Book Deal – “Surviving Your First Book Deal”

On this episode of On Publishing, we talk with Courtney Maum, author of three successful novels, I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You, Touch, and Costalegre, as well as her new book, Before and After the Book Deal (Catapault). She tells us the story behind writing and publishing her first novel, which ultimately took more than ten years and multiple literary agents. Courtney also shares about her writing process, how she has learned to “write at the speed of fun,” editing her work and working with editors, marketing her books, and what she’s working on next.

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a review and subscribe to On Publishing so you can keep up with future weekly episodes. If you have any questions about writing or publishing that you’d like us discuss, or other people you think we should interview, send us an e-mail at info@thebinderyagency.com. Include the word “Podcast” in the subject line of your message. This episode was hosted by Alex Field and Ingrid Beck, edited by Joey Howell, and the music is by Not The King. Produced by The Bindery Agency, www.TheBinderyAgency.com.

You can find out more about Courtney Maum at www.CourtneyMaum.com, or by following @Cmaum on Twitter and @cbmaum on Instagram.

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