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A Small Publisher Bucks the System, Parts 1 and 2

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With Olga Gardner Galvin, founder and publisher, ENC Press

Olga Gardner Galvin

Moscow-born Olga Gardner Galvin is the founder and publisher of ENC Press, an independent boutique fiction-publishing house that offers an intelligent alternative to the conveyor-belt approach of mainstream publishing. While not necessarily aimed at the broadest possible audience, novels published by ENC Press offer entertainment, food for thought, and zero pulp.

DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO OLGA GARDNER GALVIN PART 1 MP3 HERE

In part 1 of this candid interview, Olga explains:

  • How her approach differs from that of traditional publishers
  • Why the look of a book is so important
  • Why she distributes her books primarily through her Web site and avoids mainstream distributors and booksellers
  • Why authors have to market their books even if they get them in the big stores
  • Why she publishes books that do not necessarily appeal to the widest possible audience

Interviewee: Olga Gardner Galvin
Host: Paula B
Date: September 26, 2005
Running time: 22 minutes
File size: 8 megabytes
Rating: G
ENC Press’ Web site: www.encpress.com
Olga’s article written especially for The Writing Show, “A Few Lessons Learned from Publishing in America”

DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO OLGA GARDNER GALVIN PART 1 MP3 HERE

DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO OLGA GARDNER GALVIN PART 2 MP3 HERE

In part 2 of this candid interview, Olga explains:

  • Why she rarely sends out review copies
  • Why she publishes books she doesn’t know how to market
  • Why she can live without “literary” fiction
  • What she has learned from editing works by Terry Pratchett, Ursula LeGuin, and Robert Silverberg
  • Why very little editing is done on books issued by mainstream publishers
  • How authors err when submitting work to her press

Interviewee: Olga Gardner Galvin
Host: Paula B
Date: September 26, 2005
Running time: 24 minutes
File size: 9 megabytes
Rating: G
ENC Press’ Web site: www.encpress.com
Olga’s article written especially for The Writing Show, “A Few Lessons Learned from Publishing in America”

DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO OLGA GARDNER GALVIN PART 2 MP3 HERE