Deadline City’s Podcast

Hosted ByZoraida & Dhonielle

Welcome to Deadline City: a podcast and a destination. We are two New York City-based authors who share an office and work on multiple books at a time. Between us, we have 40 books published and under contract, and we’re just getting started. If you’ve seen us on the road, you know how we cut up. We like to have fun and talk about the one thing that is always on our minds: creating books. Publishing is a big scary world to many of us, and our goal is to pull back the curtain on some of the mystery by simply talking about it. In our first season, we want to dig into subjects like YA fiction, editing, reading reviews, burnout. Most of the time, you publish a book and then you’re at a loss for what comes next. How do you navigate the industry and then still manage to write more books? That’s a journey we’re on and know that so many others are on the same road. We hope you come along for the ride.

S2: Episode 17 – Destination: The Bank

What’s up, Deadline City? This week Dhonielle and I are talking about MONEY. That’s right. We’re going to the Bank. We know that there is a lot of mystery surrounding the financial aspects of becoming a writer. What are world rights? How do I even get paid? How much, in the eyes of publishing, is my book worth? Do you go full time? Do you keep your job? That decision is one you have to make yourself. But, we can share some of our knowledge. We cover what advances are, how they’re broken up, the viral hashtag #PublishingPaidMe (created by L.L. McKinney and Tochi Onyebuchi), and much more. Here at Deadline City we try to be as open and honest as we can. We hope that no matter what level of publishing you’re in, you get something out of this episode.

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