42 minutes | Dec 14, 2020

Blending History & Fiction with William Martin

Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews William Martin, New York Times-bestselling author of the Peter Fallon historical thrillers, including Bound for Gold.

Chapter 1: Intro
This episode was recorded during the first-ever Red Sneaker online writing workshop, which has been a tremendous success.

Chapter 2: News
a) ABA announces that it will discontinue its annual trade show, BookExpo.
b) Critics and commentators weigh in on the sale of Simon & Schuster to Penguin Random House.
c) Barnes & Noble fires a third of its staff.
d) Amazon Publishing is talking to DPLA, which distributes books to libraries.

Chapter 3: Writing Tips
Some of the participants in the online Red Sneaker writing workshop share what they've learned.

Chapter 4: Interview
Bernhardt talks to William Martin, the New York Times-bestselling author best known for his historical thrillers about how he mines history and incorporates it into his bestselling books.

Chapter 5: Parting Words
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