Mark Coker to Guest on Cover to Cover

August 24, 2009 at 1:14 pm | Posted in Book Publishing, Radio Show | Comments Off on Mark Coker to Guest on Cover to Cover
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This Saturday, August 29th, Mark Coker will guest on the “Book Publishing Rocks!” segment of my radio show “Cover to Cover” on wnzf.com at 11:30 AM Eastern.

Mark is the founder and president of Smashwords, Inc. And, in case you’re not familiar with Smashwords, here’s how Mark describes it on his web site:

Smashwords is a publishing platform, online bookstore and ebook distributor for indepedent ebook authors, publishers and readers. We offer multi-format, DRM-free ebooks, ready for immediate sampling and purchase, and readable on any e-reading device.

At Smashwords, our authors and publishers have complete control over the sampling, pricing and marketing of their written works. Smashwords is ideal for personal memoirs, novels, short fiction, non-fiction, essays, screenplays, newsletters, poetry, or other written forms that haven’t even been invented yet. It’s free to publish on Smashwords.

For readers, Smashwords provides an opportunity to discover new voices in all categories and genres of the written word. For registered members, the site offers useful tools for search, discovery and personal library-building, and each week we add new features based on feedback from Smashwords members.

So, I am excited about having Mark on the show this Saturday and look forward to asking him lots of questions of interest to my listeners who are authors, publishers, and others interested in the exciting world of books.

Join us Saturday morning, August 29th, at 11:30 ET/8:30 PT on www.wnzf.com.

Media Personality Cynthia Brian to Guest

August 10, 2009 at 8:53 am | Posted in Radio Show | Comments Off on Media Personality Cynthia Brian to Guest
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Cynthia Brian, often referred to by the media as “The Renaissance Woman with Soul” and “The Oprah of the Airwaves!”, will be a guest on “Cover to Cover” next Saturday morning, August 15th at 11:30 ET/8:30 PT, on www.wnzf.com and WNZF AM1550/106.3FM in northeast Florida.

Cynthia Brian

Cynthia Brian

Show host Frank Gromling says, “Having Cynthia Brian on my show is one of the most exciting possibilities because she brings so much talent, enthusiasm, and love to whatever she does! I am thrilled that Cynthia will share her new book and offer suggestions for how authors can be better at media interviews.”

Cynthia’s newest book is Be the Star You Are! for TEENS.

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Gromling adds, “Cynthia’s dynamic life is an example for every person, just not those who want to be authors or publishers. She’s the living demonstration that a single person can have a positive effect, not only on those immediately around them, but the larger world, as well.”

www.wnzf.com/cover-to-cover.asp, www.star-style.com,

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Lloyd Jassin on “Cover to Cover”

July 30, 2009 at 12:02 pm | Posted in Book Publishing, Radio Show | Comments Off on Lloyd Jassin on “Cover to Cover”
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This Saturday morning I am pleased to have Lloyd Jassin as a guest on my radio show “Cover to Cover” at 11:30 ET/8:30 PT and streaming worldwide at www.WNZF.com.

Lloyd is one of the best, brightest, and most experienced lawyers in the challenging world of entertainment and intellectual property law. He and Iwill talk about important steps book publishers must consider when organizing and running their businesses. We’ll talk about the types of legal errors new publishers make and what they should have done.

Lloyd will tell us about the importance of copyright and permissions for using copyrighted material. We’ll look at the changing publishing industry and the emergence of e-books.

So, if you are thinking of starting a book publshing house or already have, tune in for an informative interview with Lloyd Jassin. More information about Lloyd is available at www.copylaw.com.

Radio Show Builds An Audience

July 25, 2009 at 3:59 pm | Posted in Book Publishing, Radio Show | Comments Off on Radio Show Builds An Audience
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Now that I’ve finished seven broadcasts of my radio show “Cover to Cover,” I’m hearing from folks across the country who say they have been listening in each Saturday. People as far away as California and Colorado have written in to comment about the show. Folks closer to my home base of Florida have also said they like the combination of information about books and book publishing. Some like the humor I try to blend in and others report the interviews with authors, publishers, marketers, and others have been really informative.

So far, guests on the show have been authors Steve Berry and Victor DiGenti, publishers Rudy Shur and Rod Colvin, book marketer Brian Jud, and social media expert Deltina Hay. My guests for the next four weeks will be intellectual property attorney Lloyd Jassin, publisher Tom Tolnay, media sensation Cynthia Brian, and IBPA’s new leader Carlene Sippola.

Anyone interested in books and book publishing should tune in every Saturday morning on the Net at www.wnzf.com at 11:30 ET/8:30 PT for loads of information, news, and fun. Those who have a guest or subject idea should email me at publisher@ocean-publishing.com.

Radio Show Getting Close

May 18, 2009 at 1:37 pm | Posted in Radio Show | Comments Off on Radio Show Getting Close
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Less than 30 days before my new talk radio program begins broadcasting on AM and FM, with Internet streaming worldwide. Needless to say, I’m both excited and nervous about it. Tune in Saturdays at 11:30 Easter/8:30 Pacific at www.wnzf.com for the latest about books and book publishing.

While I’ve been interviewed on both radio and TV, there’s something special about being on the other side of the microphone. The challenge of creating entertaining and educational programming for a weekly half-hour show is all new to me, but I am enjoying the challenge.

More to follow after I return from the studio.

It’s Official! Radio Show is Scheduled!

May 5, 2009 at 7:52 pm | Posted in Book Publishing, Radio Show | Comments Off on It’s Official! Radio Show is Scheduled!
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Well, I am signed on to do a talk radio show about books and book publishing to begin broadcasting on June 13, 2009. I am both excited and slightly nervous.

Broadcasting every Saturday morning at 11:30 Eastern/8:30 Pacfic, “Cover to Cover” will be heard simultaneously in northeast Florida on 1550 AM and 106.3 FM, and streaming worldwide on the Net at www.wnzf.com.

“Cover to Cover” will focus on a wide variety of topics dealing with books, such as bestseller lists, what genres are hot and what’s not, up and coming authors, and everything in between. Also, because of my publishing house, Ocean Publishing, I will concentrate on how books are produced and marketed, including all kinds of topics ranging from manuscript writing and submission, book design, printing, distribution, sales, reviews, and so much more.

Because I have been fortunate to have met and worked with some of the top publishing executives in the business, I will have them on as guests to talk about their respective specialties. Planned guests will be authors, publishers, reviewers, association execs, buyers, distributors and wholesalers, editors, illustrators, printers, sales reps, and others.

So, if you’re interested in anything to do with books, and especially how they are made and marketed, plan to tune in each week whenever “Cover to Cover” plays in your neck of the woods. If you have subjects you’d like to have discussed, leave a comment at this blog or send me an email at publisher@ocean-publishing.com and I’ll consider it.

As June 13th gets closer I’ll update about the program, it’s broadcast times, and what topics will come up on the first shows. Stay tuned!

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