Print Run Podcast

Hosted ByErik Hane & Laura Zats

Print Run is a podcast created and hosted by Laura Zats and Erik Hane. Its aim is simple: to have the conversations surrounding the book and writing industries that too often are glossed over by conventional wisdom, institutional optimism, and false seriousness.

We’re book people, and we want to examine the questions that lie at the heart of that life: why do books, specifically, matter? In a digital world, what cultural ground does book publishing still occupy?

Whether it’s trends in the queries from writers that hit our inboxes or the social ramifications of an industry that pays so little being based in Manhattan, we’re here for it. Probably to laugh at it and call it names, but here for it nonetheless.

Print Run is the happy-hour conversation after a long day at a catalog launch; it’s the bottle of wine you drink most of on a Tuesday when the manuscripts are no good. We’re for writers, for publishers, for anyone who’s opened a book and wanted to know—really know—what goes into getting the damn thing made.

Join us. We’ll talk about the worst sex scene we’ve ever read and wonder aloud about how millennials will affect the books of the future. We’ll figure out why Jonathan Franzen wants to replace your child with a penguin and whether or not that penguin will be buying hardcovers when he grows up.

All Episodes

Episode 160—What is Love

We’ve heard it so many times in so many places: e…

Episode 159—All the Strange Silences

Episode 158—The Books That Made Us

This week we gave each other a prompt: which book…

Episode 157—Fresh Off the Picket Line with Rachel Kambury

Episode 156—Welcome to Decembo

Folks, it is that time of year once again. As we …

Episode 155—Tweets and Strikes

This week we take a look at the HarperCollins Uni…

Episode 154—Object Lessons

This week’s convo starts out as a discussion of o…

Episode 153–A New Achilles Heel

This week we talk about Barnes & Noble’s decision…

Episode 152–Show Trial

This week we talk about–what else–the court case …

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