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 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...

Episode 4: Drs. Rachel Noorda and Kathi Inman Berens on Book Discovery

In this episode Joshua speaks with Dr. Rachel Noorda (@rachellynchase), Director of Book Publishing and Assistant Professor in English, andDr. Kathi Inman Berens (@kathiiberens), Associate Professor of Book Publishing...

Episode 3: Guy LeCharles Gonzalez on Being Data-Informed

This week, Joshua talks with Guy LeCharles Gonzalez, Chief Content Officer at LibraryPass, about how publishers can become more data-informed and avoid the pitfalls of being too data-driven. The...

Episode 2: Brian O’Leary on the Future of Publishing

In this episode of the BookSmarts Podcast, Joshua interviews Brian O’Leary, Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG), the US book industry’s trade organization. Brian and Joshua...

Episode 1: Publishers Are in a Moneyball Situation

In this episode, Joshua discusses how he sees some similarities between the state of the publishing industry and the story of the Oakland A’s baseball team as told in...

Episode 0: Introduction to the BookSmarts Podcast

This short episode will give you some information on my background, why I started the BookSmarts Podcast, and what you can expect from future episodes. Music by Timmoor from...

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