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Nov 18, 2019

The Gatecrashers sit down with Jonathan Merkh, former V-P at Simon & Schuster and current founder and publisher at Forefront Books for a candid conversation on who is getting rich in publishing and where does all the money go?

Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke. She brings 10+...


Oct 7, 2019

If you've been in the publishing industry for a few years, chances are that everything you thought you knew is old news. From advertising strategies to book formats, the Gatecrashers explore this reality.

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Sep 9, 2019

If you pair a great platform with a great book idea, you'll have a guaranteed bestseller, right? Not always.

The Gatecrashers tackle the mythical "formula for book-publishing success," addressing the problems with the "do X and you'll get Y" approach to publishing.

Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at...


Sep 4, 2019

The Gatecrashers dive into the reality that not all literary agents and book publishers/editors are good at their jobs. From obvious scams (e.g. agents who demand a cut of self-published earnings) to frowned-upon policies (e.g. we'll only publish your book if you hire us for marketing), we'll offer stories and...


Aug 26, 2019

In their inaugural episode, the Gatecrashers discuss 10 things that you don't find out about book publishing until it's too late. From the reality that conferences can't possibly fully vet their faculty to the dangers of finding yourself in an echo chamber, these are ten things that nearly every author will fall victim...