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A bi-weekly podcast about non-fiction authors and the book publishing industry. Hear insider interviews, the latest news and information about bestsellers and trends, current book reviews as well as a look at books featured on C-SPAN's BookTV.
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November 24, 2022
25th Anniversary of Mitch Albom's "Tuesday's with Morrie"
"Publishing industry news, insider interviews, and a look at current non-fiction books featured on C-SPAN's Book TV. In this episode, we talked to author Mitch Albom about his career and the 25th anniversary of his bestselling memoir, "Tuesdays With Morrie." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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November 10, 2022
The Art of the Blurb
Louise Willder discusses how books are promoted through the back of the cover 'blurbs.' About Books also reports on the latest publishing industry news and current non-fiction books. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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October 27, 2022
Washington Post Books Editor John Williams
Washington Post Books Editor John Williams discusses the relaunch of the newspaper's Book World section and his vision for book coverage. He also speaks about the state of the publishing industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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October 13, 2022
Elizabeth Harris on BookTok
New York Times books reporter Elizabeth Harris discussed how the social media phenomenon BookTok has impacted the publishing industry. About Books also reported on the latest publishing industry news and current non-fiction books. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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September 29, 2022
Publishing the January 6th Committee Report with Publishers Weekly Editorial Director, Jim Milliot
Publishers Weekly Editorial Director Jim Milliot discussed the November publication of the House January 6th Committee report and how the publishing industry has treated other major Congressional Reports. We're also out with the latest non-fiction books topping the charts and publishing industry news.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Past Programs
    September 15, 2022
    25th Anniversary of Mitch Albom's "Tuesday's with Morrie
    "Publishing industry news, insider interviews, and a look at current non-fiction books featured on C-SPAN's Book TV. In this episode, we talked to author Mitch Albom about his career and the 25th anniversary of his bestselling memoir, "Tuesdays With Morrie." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 5, 2022
    C-SPAN in the Classroom Trailer: Season 2
    Hey all you teachers and all you parents, and all you professors and all you students: Season #2 of the C-SPAN in the Classroom podcast drops this fall!   Whether you're mowing the yard, on a peaceful weekend drive, or just relaxing on the couch with your favorite blanket, make sure to tune in to the first episode of Season #2 of C-SPAN in the Classroom on September 10th, available at c-span.org, on the free C-SPAN Now app, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Make sure to like, subscribe, and share, and visit us at www.c-span.org/classroom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    September 1, 2022
    Richard Howorth on Square Books Bookstore
    Publishing industry news, insider interviews, and a look at current non-fiction books featured on C-SPAN's Book TV. In this episode we talked to Richard Howorth owner of Square Books bookstore in Oxford, Mississippi. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 18, 2022
    Hillel Itallie on Penguin Random House -Simon & Schuster Merger
    Publishing industry news, insider interviews, and a look at current non-fiction books featured on C-SPAN's Book TV. In this episode the Associated Press' Hillel Italie spoke with us about the recent anti-trust case against the proposed Penguin Random House/Simon & Schuster merger. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    August 4, 2022
    Reginald Dwayne Betts on Prison Libraries
    Publishing industry news, insider interviews, and a look at current non-fiction books featured on C-SPAN's Book TV. In this episode we talked to Reginald Dwayne Betts, founder of Freedom Reads, an organization that provides books to incarcerated people. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 21, 2022
    UNC Press Director John Sherer on the Role of University Presses
    Publishing industry news and insider interviews and a look at current non-fiction books featured on C-SPAN's BookTV. In this episode, we talked to UNC Press director John Sherer on the work of university presses Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 7, 2022
    Publisher Peter Osnos & Political Books
    Longtime publishing executive Peter Osnos discussed political books and his role in some of the genre’s bestsellers in recent decades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    July 1, 2022
    Presidential Recordings Trailer: Season 2 President Richard Nixon
    At least 6 U.S. Presidents recorded conversations while in office. Hear those conversations on this C-SPAN podcast. Season 2 focuses on President Richard Nixon's secretly-recorded private telephone conversations. Through eight episodes, hear Richard Nixon talk with key aides about Watergate strategy, potential Supreme Court Nominees, and hear his reaction to the leaked publication of the Pentagon Papers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 23, 2022
    Kukula Book Review Awards
    Publishing industry news and insider interviews, and a look at current non-fiction books featured on C-SPAN's BookTV. In this episode, we talked to the winners of the Washington Monthly's Kuklula Book Review Awards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    June 10, 2022
    News About Books and the Publishing Industry
    Publishing industry news, insider interviews, and a look at current non-fiction books featured on C-SPAN's Book TV. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 26, 2022
    Book Bans
    Tiffany Justice, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, and the American Library Association's Director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom, Deborah Caldwell-Stone, discussed parental rights and book bans in public and school libraries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    May 13, 2022
    Regnery Publishing's President & Publisher Thomas Spence
    Publishing industry news and insider interviews, and a look at current non-fiction books featured on C-SPAN's BookTV. In this episode we talked to Thomas Spence, president and publisher of Regnery Publishing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 28, 2022
    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden
    Publishing industry news and insider interviews, and a look at current non-fiction books featured on C-SPAN's BookTV for the week of May 1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    April 14, 2022
    Jeff Deutsch, Author, "In Praise of Good Bookstores"
    Publishing industry news and insider interviews, and a look at current non-fiction books featured on C-SPAN's BookTV. In this episode, we talked with Jeff Deutsch, director of Seminary Co-op Bookstores and the author of "In Praise of Good Bookstores." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 31, 2022
    150th Anniversary of Publishers Weekly
    Publishing industry news and insider interviews, and a look at current non-fiction books featured on C-SPAN's BookTV. In this episode, we speak about the 150th Anniversary of Publishers Weekly with the publishing news source's former co-editorial director Michael Coffey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 17, 2022
    Kyle Zimmer, CEO of First Book
    Publishing industry news and insider interviews, and a look at current non-fiction books featured on C-SPAN's BookTV for the week of March 20. In this episode, Kyle Zimmer CEO of First Book. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    March 3, 2022
    Author Brad Meltzer
    Publishing industry news and insider interviews, and a look at current non-fiction books featured on C-SPAN's BookTV for the week of March 6. In this episode, we talked with author Brad Meltzer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 17, 2022
    Charles Kesler, Editor of the Claremont Review of Books
    Publishing industry news and insider interviews, and a look at current non-fiction books featured on C-SPAN's Book TV for the week of February 20. On this episode we talk to Charles Kesler, editor of the Claremont Review of Books. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    February 3, 2022
    Tracie Hall of the American Library Association
    Publishing industry news and insider interviews, and a look at current non-fiction books featured on C-SPAN's BookTV for the week of February 6. In this episode, we talked with Tracie Hall, executive director of the American Library Association. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 20, 2022
    Keith Urbahn of Literary Agency Javelin
    In this episode, we talked with Keith Urbahn, president and co-founder of the DC-based literary agency Javelin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    January 6, 2022
    Mitchell Kaplan of Books & Books Bookstore
    Mitchell Kaplan, owner of Miami's Books and Books talks about how his store has operated during the pandemic.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 16, 2021
    Pamela Paul, New York Times Book Review Editor
    A conversation with New York Times Book Review Editor Pamela Paul about her latest book, 100 Things We've Lost to the Internet, and some of the notable books of the year.  A note: listen to our next episode on January 7, 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    December 9, 2021
    Notable books of 2021 with Carlos Lozada of Washington Post
    Carlos Lozada, nonfiction book critic for the Washington Post talks about the notable books of the year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 25, 2021
    Former Rep. Steve Israel D-NY on Opening a New Bookstore
    A conversation with Former Representative Steve Israel (D-NY) who opened a book store in Oyster Bay, New York. Plus, a look at current non-fiction books featured on C-SPAN's BookTV for the week of November 28, 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    November 11, 2021
    Book Sales During the Pandemic; Interview with Janet Webster Jones of Source Booksellers
    A discussion with Janet Webster Jones, owner of Source Booksellers in Detroit, as she joins us to talk about bookselling during the pandemic.  We also preview some upcoming politics and current affairs books. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 28, 2021
    Interview with Regnery's Marji Ross and a look at books by Members of Congress
    On this week's episode, former longtime publisher of Regnery Books, Marji Ross, discusses "cancel culture" in the publishing industry…. and we look at new non-fiction books by members of Congress, including Trump Impeachment manager Representative Adam Schiff of California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    October 28, 2021
    Trailer: About Books
    A bi-weekly podcast about the non-fiction publishing industry with insider interviews, the latest news, information about bestsellers and trends, current book reviews as well as a look at books featured on C-SPAN's BookTV Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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