OK, I'm totally addicted to podcasts! I admit it! And it all started with the podcast that Togo is listening to in the photo - yes she really does that (but you can also transfer them to your Ipod or Zune for portability. Joanna Penn ("and that's pen with a double n")posts a new podcast every week. I practically OD'd on them when I first found her, which is very sad since now I have to actually wait for a new one to be posted. Joanna is a writer, speaker, blogger and business consultant. Her book, Pentecost just came out in February. But each week, she somehow finds the time to interview writers and those involved in the publishing industry. The interviews are lively and informative. Joanne is open to suggestions and responds in a timely manner to queries. I know, I had to ask for help transferring the podcasts to my Zune. She responded very nicely right away.
So, as I waited in the black hole for my editor to get back to me with his edits, this is what I did. It was time well-spent too. The great thing about podcasts is that you'll get things you wouldn't have in a regular interview. You can hear the person's personality and when they are slightly off center, their rabbit trails, which would no doubt be cut in a printed interview, are often the very thing I needed to hear.
I'll be sharing more along the way about my ventures into learning about marketing and publicity. And I'll happily share links to what I find. Happy Writing! ~Karen