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What does it take to succeed as a writer? Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, Kevin Tumlinson and Jena Brown as they pull back the curtain and gain rare insight from the household names found on bookshelves worldwide.

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Join hosts Christine Daigle, Jena Brown and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week’s entertainment news, including the Corporate Transparency Act, Spotify paying audio book publishers tens of millions in royalties, and Soho Press’s Horror Imprint, Hell’s Hundred. Then, stick around as Christine chats with author Joanna Goodman!

Joanna Goodman is the author of six novels, including the #1 national bestseller, The Home for Unwanted Girls, which was on The Globe & Mail’s Fiction bestseller list for more than six months, as well as The Forgotten Daughter and The Finishing School, both national bestsellers. Her stories have appeared in The Fiddlehead, B & A Fiction, Event, The New Quarterly, and White Wall Review, as well as excerpted in Elisabeth Harvor’s fiction anthology A Room at the Heart of Things. Originally from Montreal, Joanna now lives in Toronto with her husband and two kids. Her next novel, The Inheritance, will be out in March ’24 with Harper Collins.


Check It Out!

The Inheritancehttps://www.amazon.ca/Inheritance-Novel-Joanna-Goodman-ebook/dp/B0C9JJV4H4/

Corporate Transparency Act – https://www.uschamber.com/co/start/strategy/small-business-corporate-transparency-act

Hell’s Hundred – https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/94213-soho-press-debuts-a-horror-imprint-hells-hundred.html


Show Links:

Writers, Ink on YouTube! – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@jdbarker_author/podcasts⁠⁠⁠

J.D. Barker – ⁠⁠⁠https://jdbarker.com/⁠⁠⁠

Christine Daigle – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/⁠⁠⁠

Jena Brown – https://www.⁠⁠⁠jenabrownwrites.com

Kevin Tumlinson – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.kevintumlinson.com/⁠

Joanna Goodman – https://www.joannagoodman.com/


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Other Links

Best of BookTok – ⁠⁠⁠https://bestofbooktok.com/⁠⁠⁠

Booktrib – ⁠⁠https://booktrib.com/author/writers-ink/⁠⁠

Music by Nicorus – ⁠⁠⁠https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep⁠⁠⁠

Voice Over by Rick Ganley and recorded at Mill Pond Studio

Website Design by Word & Pixel – ⁠⁠⁠http://wordandpixel.com/⁠⁠⁠

Contact – ⁠⁠⁠https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/⁠⁠⁠

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Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, JP Rindfleisch, and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week’s entertainment news, including an absolutely stunning bit of self-sabotage from the debut author trenches. Then, stick around as Christine chats with seasoned publishing team Robin and Michael J. Sullivan!

Michael J. Sullivan is a New York Times, USA Today, and Washington Post bestselling American writer of epic fantasy and science fiction, best known for his debut series The Riyria Revelations, which has been translated into fourteen languages. His wife, Robin, runs the business side of things and helps Michael and other authors all over the world navigate the worlds of indie, traditional, and hybrid publishing.


Check It Out!

The Riyria Revelations – https://www.amazon.com/Riyria-Revelations-3-book-series/dp/B074CG96KL

An excellent Cait Corrain breakdown from an author who helped uncover it – https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZT8u54Vwn/

“E-books are fast becoming tools of corporate surveillance” (via Fast Company) – https://www.fastcompany.com/90996547/e-books-are-fast-becoming-tools-of-corporate-surveillance

“Remember What Spotify Did to the Music Industry? Books Are Next.” (via The New York Times) – https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/13/opinion/audiobooks-spotify-streaming-algorithm.html


Show Links:

Writers, Ink on YouTube! – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@jdbarker_author/podcasts⁠⁠⁠

J.D. Barker – ⁠⁠⁠https://jdbarker.com/⁠⁠⁠

Christine Daigle – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/⁠⁠⁠

JP Rindfleisch IX – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.jprindfleischix.com/⁠⁠⁠

Kevin Tumlinson – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.kevintumlinson.com/⁠

Michael J. Sullivan – https://riyria.blogspot.com/


TODAY’S SPONSOR:

AutoCrit – https://www.autocrit.com/jd (click this link to take advantage of our Writers, Ink special offer!!!)


Other Links

Best of BookTok – ⁠⁠⁠https://bestofbooktok.com/⁠⁠⁠

Booktrib – ⁠⁠https://booktrib.com/author/writers-ink/⁠⁠

Music by Nicorus – ⁠⁠⁠https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep⁠⁠⁠

Voice Over by Rick Ganley and recorded at Mill Pond Studio

Show notes & audio production by Geoff Emberlyn – ⁠https://twitter.com/horrorstoic⁠⁠⁠

Website Design by Word & Pixel – ⁠⁠⁠http://wordandpixel.com/⁠⁠⁠

Contact – ⁠⁠⁠https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/⁠⁠⁠

*NOTE: Some of the links are affiliate links.