Many of you already know that, in addition to Books & Whatnot, I help with digital content at my local NPR station. You might not know that last month I was granted some time in the studio to conduct author interviews for a new podcast, Marginalia. Since I have more than one on iTunes, I feel that it’s probably okay to share it with you now. (Nobody wants to be a one-hit-wonder.)
You are probably also aware of my fondness for all things ‘marginalia’… the extra tidbits, insight, and stories that must be discovered beyond the pages of a book. It’s my hope that these interviews provide that. But I also wanted to learn the nitty-gritty behind the production of podcasts, so I can pass some of that knowledge along to you.
I appreciate Hannah Rothschild, Geraldine Brooks, and their publishers, for taking a chance on me during these early stages. And also Carrie Brown, Kristopher Jansma, and their publishers, for their patience while I edit audio. And Diane Rehm, Irda Novey, and their publishers, for getting interview dates on the calendar. And the many other authors and publishers who are considering Marginalia for their books.
I hope that if you listen to any of these interviews, you’ll be better equipped with ‘marginalia’ necessary for hand-selling. And if you do listen, I’d love to hear what you think.