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BTG022 (Audio and Video) News: Scrabble on the Kindle, Pets Dressed as Literary Characters, and More

This is an audio and video post. If you receive it by e-mail, the audio link may be at the bottom. Sponsor: Visit gotomeeting.com, click the “try it free” button and use promo code “Podcast.” Franzen Typogate Jonathan Franzen’s book Freedom suffers UK recall (The Guardian) Franzen’s British Publisher Apologizes for Printing Errors (New York [...]

BTG021 News (Audio and Video): E-books, E-Readers, the Dodgers, Flannery O’Connor, and More

This is an audio and video post. If you receive it by e-mail, the audio link may be at the bottom. Sponsor: Visit gotomeeting.com, click the “try it free” button and use promo code “Podcast.” Happy Banned Book Week Banned Books Week: 10 banned books you might not expect Banned Book Week: Celebrating the Freedom [...]

BTG020 Turning a Podcast or Blog into a Book

This is an audio podcast post. In some cases the link to the audio will be at the bottom of the page. Sponsor: Try GoToMeeting free for 45 days at GoToMeeting.com/podcast. Hear how Stever Robbins wove all the content from his podcast (and more) into a seamless productivity book using wiki and mind mapping software [...]

BTG 018 Sign Language History, Grammar, and Word Usage with David Peach

This is an audio podcast. In some cases, the link to the audio file will be at the bottom of the post. Sponsor: Try GoToMeeting free for 45 days at GoToMeeting.com/podcast. After our audio interview, David Peach was kind enough to send along some additional information (below) that we didn’t get to in the interview [...]

BTG017 Billion-Dollar Typo, Penguin Accepting Unsolicited Manuscripts, and More

This is an audio podcast. In some cases the link to the audio may be at the bottom of the page. Links for “Behind the Grammar” number 17 for August 24, 2010. Sponsor: Try GoToMeeting free for 45 days at GoToMeeting.com/podcast. Borders CFO Resigns Mark Bierley, Borders Group Inc. CFO, resigns (Crain’s Detroit Business) Barnes [...]

BTG 012 Manuscript Contests, Salinger, and More

This is an audio podcast. The link to the audio file may be at the bottom in some cases. Links Mentioned in This Podcast Wall Street Journal article about manuscript contests Authonomy.com Writing Excuses podcast Wired article, “The Spy Who Couldn’t Spell” Time article about Salinger

BTG007 Interview with Seth Harwood, Author of “Jack Wakes Up”

In this podcast Mignon interviews Seth Harwood, author of “Jack Wakes Up.” Seth is a trained writer, who teaches writing at San Francisco City College and Stanford. He is known as one of the leaders in online book marketing and his novel “Jack Wakes Up” came out in May. We talk about * the plot [...]

BTG006 Interview with Carol Purroy about Public Access Television

Mignon interviews host of the Reno show “Author, Author” about her projects and public access television. If you’ve ever thought about buying equipment to produce a video podcast, you should listen to this show. LINKS FOR THE SHOW “Author, Author” –Carol Purroy’s program SNCAT — Reno’s public access channel Wikipedia entry on public access television [...]

001BTG Interview with JC Hutchins

In the first episode of my new podcast, Behind the Grammar, JC Hutchins coins a neologism (“vlurb”), reveals what JC stands for, and talks about how he wrote Personal Effect: Dark Art in two months and made his amazing video trailers. JCHutchins.net/trailers