015 Behind the Publishing Curtain: Director of Operations

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Publishing is a mysterious process for a lot of writers, even authors who have been at this for a long time. So from time to time, we bring in publishing professionals to tell us about what they do.

Today we are going behind the curtain on the role of Director of Operations. Joining us today is Bradley Isbell. He is the director of Operations for Iron Stream Media and you can catch him doing CrossFit or heading to Walt Disney World when he is not on a mission trip to Zambia or the Dominican Republic.

Bradley, welcome to the Christian Publishing Show!

  • So what exactly do you do as Director of Operations?
  • Could you walk us through a typical day?
  • What do publishers do in-house as opposed to working with vendors?
  • Can you tell us a bit about what a pub board meeting is like?
  • Tell us a little bit about Iron Stream Media. What kind of authors’ books are you looking for?
  • What is an imprint?
  • How do imprints work?
  • Tell us about your new podcast.


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2 Responses to 015 Behind the Publishing Curtain: Director of Operations

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    Kristen Joy Wilks March 6, 2019 at 12:39 pm #

    It would be awesome if you could write a blog post based on this for those of us who don’t do podcasts. Our internet can’t handle them most of the time and I would really enjoy some of this info, if I could read it in blog form. Thanks for listening to my suggestion.

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    Roberta Sarver March 13, 2019 at 1:26 am #

    I agree with the comment above. i often skip over podcasts because my learning style is visual, instead of auditory. And I can read something lots faster than listening to a podcast.

    So…here’s another vote for a written form of your blogs.

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