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Add some Black to your stacks with Between the Reads! Entertaining, humorous and always insightful interviews with Black Indie and traditionally published authors. Come along with me on bookish journeys into the worlds they create, learn about characters you'll love -- or love to hate -- and get a sneak peek at what really goes on in the minds of your soon-to-be favorite authors. Between the Reads podcast. THE voice for Black Indie authors.
 
Unabridged is a bookish podcast hosted by teachers. We release episodes twice a month, including a monthly Book Club episode and other bookish topics full of recommendations for your TBR list. Join us for bookish fun at our website unabridgedpod.com, on social media @unabridgedpod, or via email at unabridgedpod@gmail.com.
 
Join author Lisa Logue and her friends as she jumps into the indie writer world! Meet some new amazing writers, make a list for your TBR pile, and get some writing and publishing tips, too! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/just-write-indie/support
 
He Read She Read is the podcast where a couple of married bookworms discuss what they’re reading and learning. Each week, Curtis and Chelsey talk about book-nerd topics, book recommendations, or their most recent buddy read. Listen with your spouse, partner, or best friend and enhance your reading life together.
 
Welcome to the Dreamer’s Manual podcast. The place where entrepreneurs learn to follow their dreams without sacrificing their inner peace. I'm Julie Calcote and I've made it my mission to help entrepreneurs get unstuck in their business and focus on shifts that build on their dreams, evolve in their journey, and bust limiting beliefs. Most of the time life doesn’t go as planned, and this podcast is your green-light to go ahead and throw that hard and fast 5-year plan out the window. Because ...
 
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It might be turkey time, but Kim and I are BACK! We decided that during this holiday season, we would surprise you with a bonus episode all about what we’re reading, what we’ve read, and very importantly, what we’re excited to read! ENTER: Our Fall Reads + Winter TBR If you’re anything like us, during the holiday season, we love to listen to podcas…
 
Looking for an amazing children's book that is perfect for many audiences? For our November book club pick, Jen and Ashley discuss Kelly Barnhill's The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Bookshop.org | Libro.fm). We offer our pairings, including Tae Keller’s When You Trap a Tiger (Bookshop.org | Libro.fm) and Melissa Albert’s Our Crooked Hearts (Bookshop.org…
 
She's back! Our friend Sarah Noked is back and sharing about a topic I know is on many of our minds - what impact will a recession have on our business AND how to protect and grow our business in all types of economic climates. If you haven't yet met Sarah, she is the founder of Sarah Noked OBM. Her mission is simple: to empower online Entrepreneur…
 
When it comes to our businesses, processes and systems might not be everybody’s love language. But that’s why we have this amazing community of online service providers to lean on to create the clarity and ease in our business that helps us thrive. I had the opportunity to chat with fellow OBM Shay Howard in October, and I loved learning about her …
 
Asha The Princess of Matana is a beautiful story about a magical kingdom in Africa and a young princess who must choose between marrying who her parents think she should marry or the young boy who just might be her true prince and help her save the kingdom from a curse. And Disney stole it. Yup. Lenny and I dish the dirt in this episode! * Learn mo…
 
B.D. Hendrix and I discuss her novel, Heaven Can Wait and the three women who need to figure out what they want from men and life before they push the men who love them away. Extramarital affairs, toxic attachment, and murder. It's all in this episode! *** Grab Bria's book here: https://amzn.to/3GfuI40 Supporting Between the Reads is as easy as: A …
 
Friends, 2023 will be here before we know it! Wouldn’t you like to start the new year with a new rhythm or pattern that saves your time and sanity? Yes please! In today’s episode, I am sharing concrete ideas that you can take and successfully implement into your life. These ideas and strategies will save you time not only in your business, but your…
 
On today's Cozy Reads 2022 Recommendations episode, Ashley and Jen share some recent books they've loved that fall into the cozy reads camp. We share about Alexis Hall’s Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake and Sarah Addison Allen’s Other Birds. (Ashley would like to note that her pick has some cozy components but is an open door romance!) As we mention …
 
Do you have a virtual team or co-workers and you're not sure what to gift them this holiday season? Today on the podcast Kim and I share our favorite gift ideas for the people that support you all year long. We've covered ideas for all budgets and even added some non-gift ideas too! Links: Find me on Instagram or at my website: www.juliecalcote.com…
 
So, things are changing at the Book Nerd Podcast. Why? A few weeks ago, I discovered that another podcast has the exact same name as mine, but they have almost 88 episodes where, as I only have nine. So, I decided to do the right thing and change the name of the podcast to the Mystery Novel Nerd from this episode going forward. So without further a…
 
Have you thought about starting a podcast? Or have you considered being a guest on podcasts to grow your business? Today on the show I'm breaking down what one year of running and growing a podcast has looked like behind the scenes - and things to consider if you want to do the same thing! The fun, connections, and marketing the Dreamer's Manual po…
 
Happy Halloween! It's the last day of Blacktober Reads and that means you getting this episode a day early! WOOT! Author Candace Nola and I discuss werebears, wendigos, and murder, which are all in this spooky, heartstopping novella, Bishop. This book is the perfect way to wrap up October! * To learn more about Candace, visit her website at https:/…
 
Oh my goodness, drop what you are doing and read this book! Spoiler alert: Jen and Ashley both loved Tiffany D. Jackson's The Weight of Blood (Bookshop.org | Libro.fm) so much, and there is a ton to discuss. This one just came out in September. In the episode, we also offer a couple of other spooky reads perfect for the fall reading season includin…
 
It's Tuesday! Blacktober Reads continues with horror author Shea McGee. We talk about Voices on the Air, the first book in her Makaela Williams series. We get into vampire tropes, writing non-Black characters and...phone sex?? *** To learn more about Shea, visit her here: https://slmcgeeauthor.wordpress.com/ *** To buy her books visit her Amazon pa…
 
Today on the podcast I'm digging into the 8 red (and yellow) flags I see most often in virtual hiring - both what they are and how what steps to take if you see these things come up when your hiring a team. ​ Whether you're thinking of hiring someone for your business or you want to know how to show up better for your own sales calls, this episode …
 
Happy Tuesday! Latrell and I discuss her character, Nova, a deadly supernatural Black woman who's doing Karma's bidding. She sees what's done in the dark. If you cross paths with Nova, hang it up. *** Learn more about Latrell and grab her books at https://latrellrmorris.com/ Supporting Between the Reads is as easy as: A one-time donation at https:/…
 
As someone who grew up before the age of Instagram and Facebook I sometimes still have a love/hate relationship with social media. Where I fall most days is a gratitude for the connection, opportunities, entertainment, and education I find online. BUT that doesn't mean that there aren't seasons where it feels hard. Today on the podcast we're diving…
 
In this episode, Ashley talks with Barrett Holmes Pitner, author of The Crime Without a Name: Ethnocide and the Erasure of Culture in America (Bookshop.org | Libro.fm). Pitner shares some thoughts and perspectives on what ethnocide looks like in American history, where we are culturally today, and what we can do to look toward a more fulfilling fut…
 
I'm feeling called in this season to simplify, and declutter (physically and with my time). No matter how busy the day is, if I was doing what I most wanted to do, I feel happy and content. I believe staying aligned with your values by knowing what things don't fit into your life and business will not only bring you happiness but protect you from s…
 
Do you feel like you're wasting your time chasing the ever-changing trends in social media? Do you have a simple, authentic plan you execute monthly to bring a steady stream of leads into your business? This week, Sarah Noked and I sat down inside of her Confident OBM Facebook Community to talk about this and so much more around our personal journe…
 
It's Tuesday! This book I'm discussing today has witches who are burlesque dancers on the side. There's also a dead witch, ghosts, and lots of magic. It's the perfect amount of spook, suspense, and sleuthing. And magic. Did I mention magic? *** Get Amanda's book, In The House of Transcendence at https://www.melaninlibrary.com/full-library/In_the_Ho…
 
The Enneagram is one of my favorite tools to gain insight into what motivates and influences us! I love learning how to apply it so we can strengthen our connections with each other, and learn how to support others in the way that’s most helpful for them. In this episode of The Dreamer’s Manual podcast, I dig into all of this with my guest, Karissa…
 
Do you enjoy retellings of the epics? Madeline Miller's The Song of Achilles (Bookshop.org | Libro.fm) is a retelling of Homer's The Illiad. Jen and Ashley share our thoughts about this book club pick, and we share our pairings including Jennifer Saint’s Ariadne (Bookshop.org | Libro.fm) and Pat Barker’s The Silence of the Girls (Bookshop.org | Lib…
 
How do you feel about your brand? I’ve been saving this guest interview all summer, and I’m so excited to share it with you now! If you’re intrigued by all things branding, this episode is for you! Today Nikki shares the fundamental things you must have in place with your branding so you’re positioned appropriately for your ideal client to find you…
 
It's been a long hot summer and Kim and I knocked out a big list of summer reads! Some we loved and some we hated... In this episode, we share what books we read these past few months and what we plan to read for the next three months. We consumed a whole lotta fiction, a few non-fiction and some great audiobooks for those times when we need to rea…
 
Have you read any books that center nature or the environment lately? In this episode, Ashley and Jen share books they've read recently - including Charlotte McConaghy's Once There Were Wolves (Bookshop.org | Libro.fm) and Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behavior (Bookshop.org | Libro.fm) - that consider the role of nature as part of the story. These r…
 
It's Tuesday! In today's episode, I speak with author Seanathan Polidore about his work The Anatomy of a Book. We discuss the importance of those extra items in the books a lot of people skip over, how to be an engaged reader, and book violence! Just marking up them pages as we read y'all! *** https://amzn.to/3B535WY *** If you enjoy this content, …
 
Have you ever wondered what would happen to your business if life threw you an unexpected curve ball (or 10)? That’s exactly what happened to Kaci as she was diagnosed with and treated for cancer, had emergency surgery, got married, and moved out of state all in the beginning of 2021! Systems quite literally saved her business, and in this episode,…
 
Does talking about Q4 of this year fill you with excitement or dread? Today on the podcast I'm talking about how to start thinking about and planning for the last quarter of the year - even if you didn't start the year with massive goals or you did but want to throw your goals out of the window of a speeding train. If we can slow down to take an as…
 
One thing that's true for me as an OBM and as a person is that I love to hear about peoples' processes. Their behind-the-scenes moments. How they decided to do this vs. that. And their future dreams (and how that played out in reality). Today on this bonus episode of the podcast I'm pulling back the curtain and talking about how we plan and execute…
 
While I'm a big believer that things always work out the way they're supposed to I also believe in taking proactive action while working towards my dreams. Today on the podcast I'm taking all of my experience hiring employees and contractors online and offline and sharing 6 tips for improving your chances of getting hired for the job you want. Have…
 
In our August 2022 book club episode, we discuss Laura Gao's Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American. We share pairings for Gao's memoir including Malinda Lo’s Last Night at the Telegraph Club and Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese. Visit the Unabridged website for our full show notes and links to the books mentioned in the episode…
 
Whether you've been in business a day or years one of the constants is that you'll need to have some tough conversations from time to time. This could be with a client, your team members, a team you're in charge of leading, or a fellow business owner. These include: Raising your prices Letting go of a client A team member not holding up their end o…
 
Happy Tuesday! Fantasy fiction with Black girls who aren't nice? Yes, please. Chelsea and I discuss her debut novel, We Are The Origin. We talk about the intricacies of the domains she created, why she created her own gods for the book, the power behind making dark-skinned people the standard of beauty, and being unapologetic about creating Black g…
 
This is an episode close to my heart as an Online Business Manager (OBM). I have the privilege of getting to talk to online business owners every day and let's get real - at the worst, they can be overwhelmed and burnt out - and that's heartbreaking! At the least, most of us need support to streamline the things we do on a regular basis and it's th…
 
I'm back after a short hiatus due to surgery and I've got a great episode for you today! Anissa is a life coach who decided to buck the tradition of writing a traditional self-help book and instead uses stories to help people become the best versions of themselves. Her novel, Invisible Lives, takes you through the lives of Olivia and Trey, who mana…
 
In this episode of the Unabridged Podcast, Ashley and Jen share some middle grade recs by authors of color perfect for anyone working on the Unabridged Podcast Reading Challenge. Kacen Callendar's King and the Dragonflies and Varsha Bajaj’s Count Me In would both be fantastic additions to your TBR. We round out our book discussion with our Bookish …
 
Do you do a mid-year check-in for your life and business? I did one recently for 2022 and thought it could be helpful to talk about the real-life behind-the-scenes - what has gone as planned and what has totally gone off the rails. Today I share about my course launch, current clients, my OBM School mentorship, the crash and burn of my digital shop…
 
Are you a solopreneur or service provider who is considering building a digital agency? Do you want to know where to start or how to know where to focus your energy to scale your agency? Today Amy shares answers to all of these questions and more! She gets to the heart of how to create the foundation for building a successful agency - without burno…
 
Have you been spinning your wheels trying to find clients on Facebook? Do you not know where to start with online marketing and visibility? Or do you need a little boost to your bottom line? Then this interview is for you! Ericka shares how you can create and optimize your profile on Upwork to successfully apply and be in demand for jobs and contra…
 
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