Interview

Category: Interview

Tell us about your book: What was your inspiration? Were there overarching themes you felt compelled to explore?

I was inspired to write about my tour in Afghanistan after I came home in 2006 and this resulted in the strict accounting of events and combat actions described in my first book, What the Thunder Said: Reflections of a Canadian Officer in Afghanistan (2009). This book is a war story of a logistics unit.  It is all about the “up and out” experiences of my battalion. 

#InsideDundurn Laura

Posted on April 18 by Kyle in Interview
You can’t judge a book by its cover. That’s how the old saying goes, and it’s true. But a good cover does help you pick up that book to judge it later. That’s part of the work of the book’s designer. We’re going into our design and production team for this Inside Dundurn. Meet Laura, our Senior Designer.

 

I have been quietly sitting here by the phone waiting to be interviewed about my new book, You Can Have a Dog When I’m Dead.

It’s already been three days and the only calls I’ve received are from people asking me to put out used clothing and a man trying to sell me a roof that lasts for one hundred years. Maybe I should have called the book, “I Won’t Need a Roof When I’m Dead”.

In 1972, Kirk Howard began Dundurn Press on his own. Why? How did he do it? What challenges did he face at the time? After asking around the office, I realized that many of us didn't know a lot about the early years of Dundurn. After compiling the questions that stumped many of my colleagues, I sat down with the one person who could share the story, the President and Publisher of Dundurn, Kirk Howard.

Tips From Dundurn's Publicity Pros

Posted on January 18 by Kyle in Interview

Dundurn’s Publicity Pros Share Their Tips

We asked Marketer Kate Condon-Moriarty and Publicists Jaclyn Hodsdon, Kendra Martin, and Michelle Melski what makes for the most successful collaborations between authors and publicists (and the most successful books). Here's what they had to say.

 

What advice would you give to authors on how to establish a great working relationship with their publicist and publisher?

#InsideDundurn with Kendra

Posted on September 14 by Kyle in Interview

Introducing one of the newest additions to Dundurn’s marketing team, meet Kendra. If anyone fits the idiom of “wearing many hats”, it’s her. Not only is she a publicist, but also Dundurn’s marketing administrator.

“As a publicist, I work with authors for everything marketing, which is a new thing for me at Dundurn,” Kendra says, “As the marketing administrator, I’m in charge of all our metadata, making sure it’s correct, put out on time, stuff like that. I also help with proofing and copy-writing.”

#InsideDundurn with Shannon

Posted on August 24 by Kyle in Interview

If anyone is the authority on how to get published, it’s likely an acquisitions editor. So in that case, meet Shannon. Possibly one of the more glamorous jobs in publishing, Shannon’s job is to find and acquire books however she can. But unlike most people looking for a new book, she isn’t checking the local bookstore.

“Books can come from all kinds of places, really,” Shannon says matter-of-factly, “Literary agents, the slush pile, from any number of contacts. Sometimes authors that we’ve already published will refer others who are looking for a house.”

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