The BookSmarts Podcast, with Joshua Tallen‪t‬

Hosted ByJoshua Tallent

Get smarter about your books! The BookSmarts podcast features discussions about publishing data and technologies and interviews with industry experts, deep thinkers, and doers, bringing you insights that will help you sell more books.

Joshua Tallent is an acclaimed teacher and guide on the role of data in publishing, and a vocal advocate for high quality book metadata. In his spare time, Joshua enjoys playing complex board games, playing Minecraft, and fiddling with his 3D printer.


All Episodes

Episode 13: Alessandra Torre on Indie Author Strategies that Publishers Can Use

Alessandra Torre, CEO of Authors A.I. and BingeBooks and a NY Times bestselling Psychological Thriller and Romance author, joins Joshua to talk about various strategies independent authors utilize when...

Episode 12: Michael Cader on Challenges and Opportunities in Publishing

In this episode, Michael Cader, Founder of Publisher’s Lunch andPublishersMarketplace.com, joins me to talk about some of the challenges and opportunities publishers are encountering. Publishers are doing great right...

Episode 11: Recent Kindle Changes: A+ Pages and the Death of the MOBI Format

Amazon has recently made two big changes to their publishing systems, and both of these changes will have an impact on publishers of all sizes. The first change is...

Episode 10: The Need for Standards

Standards are an important driving force in every civilization. Standards help us all agree on how we define things, and provide opportunities for us to more effectively engage with...

Episode 9: Erik Nelson on Branding and Marketing

In this episode, Joshua talks with Erik Nelson, a friend and marketing consultant, about how publishers can approach rethinking their own branding, and develop a more powerful approach to...

Episode 8: Everything You Wanted to Know About Keywords

Keywords are a popular topic among book metadata experts and book marketers, and publishers reach out to me all the time to ask for clarification and advice on how...

Episode 7: Andy Hunter on the Role of Independent Bookstores and the Need for Innovation

In this episode, Joshua talks with Andy Hunter,Founder & CEO of BookShop.org. Andy started BookShop out of a concern for the future of independent bookstores. As Amazon has grown...

Episode 6: Clay Tablets and Metadata Overwriting

This episode starts with a story about clay tablets and builds a connection all the way up to a modern metadata issue. The story is about how a team...

Episode 5: Ian Lamont on Advertising and Direct-to-Consumer Sales

In this episode of the BookSmarts Podcast, Joshua talks with Ian Lamont,founder of i30 Media Corporation, about advertising on Amazon and Facebook, utilizing his website to build community, and...

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