Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri
Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: Working with Publishers

Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: Working with Publishers

July 16, 2019

When you’re self-published, you call all the shots - and do all the work. But when you’re traditionally published, your book becomes a partnership. It no longer just you.

Which means you need to know how to successfully navigate your working relationship with your publisher.

For example, they will have a say in your book design, title, and even the marketing.

Learning how to navigate the process will make the experience a win/win for both the publishing house - and you.

Our mission this year is to give you the information you need to get your book out of your head and into the world. From writing habits, to collaboration, to marketing, we’ve got you covered.

In the latest Talking Shop, we’re talking about what it’s like to work with a publisher - including how to make it work for you and your book.

 

Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: How to Get Your Book or Deck to Stand Out in a Crowded Market

Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: How to Get Your Book or Deck to Stand Out in a Crowded Market

June 17, 2019

Face it: there are a lot of tarot decks and metaphysical books out there. In fact, there are more coming out every day. It’s getting more crowded than a Mardi Gras parade.

Which means: it’s harder than ever to get eyes on your work. So what’s a mystical author or creator to do?

How can you stand out when there are So. Many. Other. Talented. Folks. Out. There?

If you’re freaking out just thinking about this, we’ve got you covered.

In the latest Talking Shop, we’ve got suggestions for amping up your online presence, pre-order smarts, and public appearances. In other words, we’ll give you our 2¢ on what you need to do to make your work stand out (and what to skip).

Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: The Truth About Marketing Your Book

Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: The Truth About Marketing Your Book

May 14, 2019

So you’ve written a book. Congrats! It took a lot of effort to get that done. But guess what? Your work isn’t done once the book is out. You have to market that book.

Let us repeat that: YOU have to market that book. Because the real truth is: your publisher won’t do all the work for you. While they may be invested in seeing your book succeed, you have a role to do too. But don’t freak out - it’s not as scary as you might think. In the latest Talking Shop, we’re talking about how to market your book - and why you need to be as dedicated (or more) than your publisher.  

Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: Collaborating on a Creative Venture with Shaheen Miro

Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: Collaborating on a Creative Venture with Shaheen Miro

April 17, 2019

Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: Collaborating with a Partner on a Creative Venture with Shaheen Miro. Collaborating with a partner on a book or other creative venture can be great fun - but it also comes with challenges. Challenges such as staying organized, finding a common voice, and dividing the work fairly. In this special episode of Talking Shop, Shaheen Miro joins Talking Shop to discuss what it was like co-writing Tarot for Troubled Times with Theresa - and how to make a partnership a win/win. 

Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: Self Publishing Your Book with Jenna Matlin

Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: Self Publishing Your Book with Jenna Matlin

March 14, 2019

Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: Self Publishing Your Book with Jenna Matlin. Thinking of skipping the traditional publisher and self-publishing? You'll definitely want to tune in to this episode as author Jenna Matlin shares her best tips. Jenna is the author of Have Tarot Will Travel: A Comprehensive Guide to Reading at Festivals and her latest book was just released this year: Have Tarot Will Party: A Comprehensive Guide to Party Reading for the Tarot Professional.

Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: How to Write Your Book

Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: How to Write Your Book

February 13, 2019

Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: How to Write Your Book. Got an idea for a book? Not sure how to take that idea and put it on paper? No biggie - we've got your writerly self covered! In this episode, we discuss how to get the book done. From the tools we use to good habits, you'll learn what it takes to make your book a reality. 

Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: Book Proposals 101

Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: Book Proposals 101

January 16, 2019

Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: Book Proposals 101. Do you have an idea for a book but don’t know where to get started? Or are you already writing your masterpiece but unsure of what your next step might be? You’re in luck because this year, Talking Shop will be focusing exclusively on writing and publishing books.

 

In the latest Talking Shop, we’re chatting all about book proposals, the first step to getting your creative work out of your head and into the hands of a publisher.

Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: Holiday Sales and Promotions

Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: Holiday Sales and Promotions

November 14, 2018

Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: Holiday Sales and Promotions. The holidays can be the most lucrative time of the year for metaphysical businesses. In this episode of Talking Shop, Theresa and Bri talk about how to make the most out of this time of year with holiday sales and promotions. 

Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: Business Review and Planning for the Next Year

Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: Business Review and Planning for the Next Year

October 16, 2018

Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: Business Review and Planning for the Next Year. Do you move through your business year after year without reviewing what’s working…or not? If so, this is a recipe for disaster. A solid business needs a mindful approach. This begins with regular check-ins. Not only yearly but also monthly, weekly, and daily. Listen in as Theresa and Bri share their tips for business audits and goal setting. 

Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: Back to school - online learning, classroom learning, and rituals to sweeten the deal

Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: Back to school - online learning, classroom learning, and rituals to sweeten the deal

September 13, 2018

Talking Shop with Theresa and Bri: Back to school - online learning, classroom learning, and rituals to sweeten the deal. In this episode, we're discussing the importance of continuing education. Listen in as we talk about conferences, online classes, teaching, and rituals to enhance learning.