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With author Madge Walls and publisher Sue Lutz Hamilton


Publisher Sue Hamilton, left, and author Madge Walls

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It’s no secret that authors and publishers don’t always get along as well as they might. What are the issues that separate them, and how can they work together more effectively? This week, an author and a publisher who do get along reveal why and discuss the misconceptions that so often lead to conflict.

Madge Walls’ first novel, Paying the Price, was released in October 2005. Her Hawaii Real Estate Exam Book: A Study Guide to the State Section of the Hawaii Real Estate Exam is in its 8th edition. She lives in Colorado Springs, where she is employed by a builder and is at work on her second novel.

Sue Lutz Hamilton founded Dialogue Publishing, Inc. in July, 2004. The company’s mission is to provide new authors an outlet to get superb mainstream fiction and niche non-fiction work in print and to conduct writer’s workshops using the Amherst Writers & Artists method. Sue worked in the newspaper business for 15 years and radio for seven years before she started the company. Dialogue has published two fiction titles.

In this unusual interview, Madge and Sue candidly discuss:

  • What kinds of misconceptions publishers encounter and how they hurt both parties
  • How the economics of publishing affect author-publisher relations
  • How the economics of publishing differ for small and large publishers
  • How working together has surprised them
  • How they’ve split up marketing responsibilities
  • How Sue chooses the authors she works with
  • What Madge did that finally got her book published.

Interviewee: Madge Walls and Sue Hamilton
Host: Paula B.
Date: March 12, 2006
Running time: 01:03:05 minutes
File size: 50 megabytes
Rating: G
Madge Walls’ blog: www.payingthepricebook.com/blog.php
Sue’s Dialogue Publishing Web site:www.dialoguepublishing.com

 

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Paying the Price
Paying the Price