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It’s the GetPublished! radio show, your doorway to unlimited self-expression. Brought to you by La Puerta Productions. In-studio guests and callers join your host – the guru who has all the answers because he’s made them himself – author, publisher, and professional nice guy – Gerald Everett Jones.
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Your doorway to unlimited self expression

Jan 9, 2017

Here's Gerald's audio book review of Abandoned in Hell: The Fight for Vietnam's Firebase Kate by William Albracht and Marvin Wolf.

This featurette originally aired on KRLA-AM 890 Los Angeles and now runs to promote the GetPublished! Radio Show half-hour weekly broadcasts on KNNN-FM 87.7 Redding (hellaradio.com) Sundays at Noon Pacific Time.

Jan 8, 2017

In this special edition of our most popular show to date, Gerald and Cheyenne take you on a field trip to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art – LACMA. It’s behind the scenes at an after-hours closed session of the American Art Council. Gerald is giving a talk on the scandal behind Julius Stewart’s painting The Baptism, which is the basis for his sixth novel, Bonfire of the Vanderbilts.

You’ll find pictures mentioned here on our website getpublishedradio.com. They’re also in the book. He gave the presentation standing in front of the painting.

Now, why are we taking you here? One of our mantras on GetPublished! Radio is that no one is stopping you. Gerald doesn't have a degree in art history – he's just an enthusiastic researcher. But if he had waited for scholars in this field to bless his results or for a mainstream publisher to vet the project – it probably would never have happened. But as it was, he self-published in paperback, ebook, and audiobook.

As you listen, realize that even now the museum doesn’t necessarily agree with all his findings. But they were impressed enough to invite him to speak behind closed doors to this influential group.

Question for your comments: Why has this been our most popular episode?

Jan 7, 2017

Here's Gerald's audio book review of The Professor of Desire by Philip Roth.

This featurette originally aired on KRLA-AM 890 Los Angeles and now runs to promote the GetPublished! Radio Show half-hour weekly broadcasts on KNNN-FM 87.7 Redding (hellaradio.com) Sundays at Noon Pacific Time.

Jan 6, 2017

Here's Gerald's audio book review of I Do and I Don't: A History of Marriage in the Movies by Jeanine Basinger.

This featurette originally aired on KRLA-AM 890 Los Angeles and now runs to promote the GetPublished! Radio Show half-hour weekly broadcasts on KNNN-FM 87.7 Redding (hellaradio.com) Sundays at Noon Pacific Time.

Jan 5, 2017

Here's Gerald's audio book review of The Ballad of the Black and Blue Mind by Anne Roiphe.

This featurette originally aired on KRLA-AM 890 Los Angeles and now runs to promote the GetPublished! Radio Show half-hour weekly broadcasts on KNNN-FM 87.7 Redding (hellaradio.com) Sundays at Noon Pacific Time.

Jan 4, 2017

Here's Gerald's audio book review of The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley.

This featurette originally aired on KRLA-AM 890 Los Angeles and now runs to promote the GetPublished! Radio Show half-hour weekly broadcasts on KNNN-FM 87.7 Redding (hellaradio.com) Sundays at Noon Pacific Time.

Jan 2, 2017

Gerald's book review of The Forgery of Venus by Michael Gruber, a thriller about art crime and psychosis.

This featurette originally aired on KRLA-AM 890 Los Angeles and now runs to promote the GetPublished! Radio Show half-hour weekly broadcasts on KNNN-FM 87.7 Redding (hellaradio.com) Sundays at Noon Pacific Time.

Jan 1, 2017

Tom, Gerald, and Cheyenne

The GetPublished!® Radio Show with host Gerald Everett Jones premiered as a weekly half-hour FM broadcast on Sunday, January 1, 2017, at 12 p.m. Pacific Time. The debut station host is KNNN-FM 87.7, which serves the communities of Redding and Chico in Northern California, about 90 miles north of Sacramento. Available for streaming and download as a podcast since last April, GetPublished! has an audience of a few thousand listeners who are curious about how to gain a wide audience in digital media. Now, with this new distribution channel, GetPublished! will be reaching a potential audience of about 500,000 in KNNN's broadcast area, including students on six college campuses, with more than 17,000 at the University of California at Chico (Chico State).

For the world outside of the station's broadcast area, the show will stream live on station owner Hella Radio's website www.hellaradio.com, where the weekly episodes will also be available for download. The show will continue to be available on popular podcast distribution services, including ITunes, Google Feedburner, Stitcher, TuneIn, Libsyn, and iHeartRadio. Selected episodes without commercials are also available to public radio stations via the Public Broadcasting Exchange (PBX.org).

The format of the show is spirited talk, with emphasis on answering questions submitted by listeners. Questions can involve developing manuscripts, dealing with print and electronic production issues, and the challenges of promoting books in social media. Announcer Bill Navarro quips, "Gerald is an authority on self-publishing because he's already made all the mistakes himself." Before starting his own small press LaPuerta Books and Media, Jones authored more than 30 nonfiction titles for mainstream publishers on business and technical topics. His book on infographics, How to Lie with Charts, was published originally by Sybex and is now in its third edition under the LaPuerta imprint. Since concentrating primarily on fiction a few years ago, Jones has published exclusively through LaPuerta. His six novels include Bonfire of the Vanderbilts, about a 100-year old scandal over a famous Gilded Age painting.

On many of the radio episodes, Jones will be joined by two witty and opinionated co-hosts. Cheyenne Cockrell is a recent journalism graduate from Humboldt State and brings her show-me Millennial attitude. Sci-fi author Thomas Page, who wrote the cult classic The Hephaestus Plague, balances the age scale at the senior end. As the show's "Resident Curmudgeon," Page weighs in with his snapshots of yesteryear, including commentaries from his early career as a Madmen-era advertising copywriter in New York City.

"It's all about exercising the First Amendment in this new age of digital media," Jones says. "There are no gatekeepers anymore to block your way. You don't need an agent or an editor or a publisher to give you permission to break into print. But that's the good news and the bad news. There's also no one – except gurus like our GetPublished! team – to help you avoid embarrassing or costly mistakes."

The GetPublished! Radio show with Gerald Everett Jones is produced by Runkee Productions (www.runkeeproductions.com) at its studios in Los Angeles. The producer is Runkee CEO Lori Marple, and the sound engineer and announcer is Bill Navarro. The show maintains a support website for authors and self-publishers at getpublishedradio.com. The website has a Forum where users can pose questions and engage in discussion threads. There are also links to helpers such as copyeditors, book designers, and publicists. (GetPublished! is a registered trademark of La Puerta Productions.)

For further information, contact Lori Marple, Producer, Runkee Productions runkeeproductions@gmail.com, phone +1 310 216-9094.

Nov 20, 2016

Tom, Gerald, and Cheyenne

On this field trip, Gerald and Cheyenne take you to a meeting of the Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC) in beautiful downtown Culver City, across from the Sony movie lot. On that same day, the community center where we held the event also had a convention of bodybuilders. No fracas ensued, but we were inspired – to pump you up!

Hosted by IWOSC President Gary Young, we respond to wide-ranging questions and comments from writers and self-publishers who want to get to the next level in their careers:

  • What book topics are hot in the marketplace, and which should I undertake?
  • Do agents advise against self-publishing?
  • Besides selling books, what other ways are there to derive income as an author?
  • What’s the current market for memoir, including military-service stories?
  • How is an emotional subplot essential to an action story?
  • What drives the popularity of historical fiction? Why is it so valuable to our culture?

What’s the appeal of dystopian fiction? What elements does it need?

And on this episode, we add further balance to our team by introducing our Resident Curmudgeon, Thomas Page, author of the sci-fi novel The Hephaestus Plague, which became the B-movie cult classic Bug. Tom narrates a featurette from his collection of "132 Tough Guys."

GetPublished! announcer Bill Navarro quips that host Gerald Everett Jones has the answers – because he’s already made the mistakes himself. And calling him out for his gaffes is the show’s new, we’ll-see-about-that Millennial co-host, Cheyenne Cockrell.

Gerald serves on IWOSC’s board as director of outreach. After a decades-long career as a freelance writer doing more than thirty business and technical books for mainstream publishers, he self-published three nonfiction books (including How to Lie with Charts) and six novels (including Bonfire of the Vanderbilts). He is a recent winner of a WGA Diversity award for his screenplay Christmas Karma.

Cheyenne Cockrell is a voiceover talent and an operations manager of the DirecTV Audience channel. She holds a degree in journalism from Humboldt State.

Discover a wealth of resources for authors and publishers at the GetPublished! Radio website getpublishedradio.com. There’s more information about IWOSC membership and its activities at www.iwosc.org.

Aug 26, 2016

Gerald and Cheyenne

GetPublished! Radio host Gerald Everett Jones has the answers - because he's already made all the mistakes himself. To which guest co-host Cheyenne replies, "We'll see about that!" She challenges him with questions we've received from listeners, such as:
⦁ Why shouldn't I monetize my book blog?
⦁ How can I go viral on social media?
⦁ What can I do with an Author Page on Amazon?
⦁ How might a four-star review actually be better than five?
⦁ What do I need to know about getting photo permissions?
⦁ What's the smartest thing you ever did to promote yourself as an authior?
⦁ - and more...
Gerald and show producers Runkee Productions launched GetPublished! as a kind of self-help resource for wannabe authors. As producer Lori Marple describes it: “GetPublished! encompasses a demographic from older to younger. Gerald is telling Boomers to give up golf and give back, to give us their life stories and lessons learned from the real battlefield and the capitalist wars. He’s saying to Millennials, if they can’t find a job or hate the one they’re in, give us a plan for a new product, a new industry, or a few well-crafted Constitutional amendments.”
Gerald wants to goad the thought leaders of tomorrow. He asks them, “Tell us about the feelings that flow from your heart of hearts, thoughts that can motivate others, ideas that can make a difference.”
And, then, there’s entertainment value:

“We have questions from listeners. We can’t tell you how to get your cat to pee in the toilet, but we can tell you how to promote your next book on the World Wide Web.”

Jul 30, 2016

Host Gerald Everett Jones's charming guest is none other than Rebecca Roberts, the multi-voiced talent you hear reading Bonfire of the Vanderbilts on Audible.com. In a full and frank exchange of views, she offers lessons learned working with him on Bonfire.

She even confesses how her role can be much like an experienced nanny dealing with a new mother (the proud parent of the book).

We include a brief clip of her reading, as she becomes a proper Bostonian lady of the Gilded Age dishing dirt about the scandal behind a famous painting.

And in keeping with the theme of this episode, Gerald offers his book review of My Voice Will Go with You by psychiatrist Sidney Rosen – about how Dr. Milton Erickson’s therapy – based on storytelling –could change a patient’s lifetime behavior patterns.

Rebecca Roberts (www.rebeccarobertsvoice.com) has narrated over 120 audiobooks, as well as commercials and instructional media. According to her fans, her greatest attribute is how easy it is to hear what she has to say, and not how she’s saying it. In developing her trademark sound over the years (and often falling into the trap of trying to emulate her favorites), she found her niche – “being real.” She has a natural cadence, a smooth comfortable tone, and pace that is truly a delight to listen to. Anne McAneny, author of Raveled, said, “She’s so good, you don’t even hear her. All you hear are my words.”

If you’re amused by GetPublished! Radio or find it helpful – please subscribe through your podcast app (iTunes, Stitcher, Feedburner, TuneIn, or RSS) and tell your thousand closest friends!

And, by all means, GetPublished!

Jul 15, 2016

Learn to laugh in the face of writer’s block.

Gerald’s guest is Tim Gard, top motivational speaker and corporate entertainer, known for bringing tears of laughter to audiences worldwide. More than an insightful and funny guy, Tim teaches people to be more resilient and resourceful using their own comedic style. Gerald and Tim talk about turning frustration into comedy – and inspiration. Tim also gives tips on dealing with stress and getting started in public speaking. Find his book Just Plane Funny here.

(You can reach Tim at http://www.timgard.com)

Also in this Episode

Gerald gives his featurette book review of Bill Bryson’s Shakespeare – citing countless words the Bard coined that we use every day – including countless.

Next Show – Episode 6: She Says What You Write with Audiobook Narrator Rebecca Roberts

We’ll be getting the behind-the-scenes, green-room scoop on how authors and publishers can work best with audiobook narrators. Our charming guest will be none other than Rebecca Roberts, the multi-voiced talent you hear reading Bonfire of the Vanderbilts on Audible.com.

If you’re amused by GetPublished! Radio or find it helpful – please subscribe through your podcast app (iTunes, Stitcher, Feedburner, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, or RSS) and tell your thousand closest friends!

And, by all means, GetPublished!

Jul 1, 2016

Gerald's guest is Dr. Tom Sant, who went from being an overworked English professor to a global marketing consultant and bestselling author of business books. He talks about his NOSE technique for writing killer proposals, along with his wish-list for business titles that aren't on the shelves yet.

Besides his past professorship, Tom has been a standup comic and a founder of two successful business enterprises. He's been called the world's foremost authority on winning sales proposals and was named one of the top ten sales trainers in the world by Selling Power Magazine. He is the author of three popular business books - the bestselling Persuasive Business Proposals, which was named one of the seven most important sales books of all time by Inc magazine, as well as The Giants of Sales and The Language of Success, all of which were published by the American Management Association.

The episode also has a clip from Gerald's humorous business book, How to Lie with Charts.

 

Jun 24, 2016

Consider the notion that historical fiction is really all about today. The example I’ll use is actually from an opera – Nabucco by Guiseppe Verdi. It’s one of the most beautiful choruses ever composed.

What’s ahead - Our guest for Episode 4 will be Tom Sant, who went from being an overworked English professor to a global marketing consultant. He’ll tell us what’s hot and what’s not in business and how-to books.

(This is the one to share with your thousand closest friends. You may need a tissue or two.)

So get comfortable, or set the pace on that treadmill, or make sure the waiter has your order – we’re going to the opera!

 

May 13, 2016

In today’s special Episode 2 of GetPublished! I’ll take you on a field trip to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art – LACMA. It’s behind the scenes at an after-hours closed session of the American Art Council. I’m giving a talk on the scandal behind Julius Stewart’s painting The Baptism, which is the basis for my sixth novel, Bonfire of the Vanderbilts.

You’ll find pictures mentioned here on our blog. They’re also in the book. I gave the presentation standing in front of the painting.

Now, why am I taking you here? One of our mantras on GetPublished! Radio is that no one is stopping you. I don’t have a degree in art history – I’m just an enthusiastic researcher. But if I had waited for scholars in this field to bless my results or for a mainstream publisher to vet the project – it probably would never have happened. But as it was, I self-published in paperback, ebook, and audiobook.

As you listen, realize that even now the museum doesn’t necessarily agree with all my findings. But they were impressed enough to invite me to speak behind closed doors to this influential group.

 

Mar 31, 2016

Our guests in-studio answer questions from Gerald and our listeners:

  • William Anthony is a real-world research engineer and author of the Young Adult sci-fi debut I am Fire and Air.
  • Gary Young is President of the Publishers Association of Los Angeles, Director of Professional Development for the Independent Writers of Southern California, and Vice-chair for the Alliance for Los Angeles Playwrights. His non-fiction book, co-written with his wife, Kathy, is Loss and Found: Surviving the Loss of a Young Partner. His novel,Glimmer the Bright Moonlight, will be released soon.
  • Ruth Frechman is a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified personal trainer with a private practice in Burbank. She is the author of the multi-award winning, best-selling book, The Food Is My Friend Diet.

And you won’t want to miss an insider’s look at the future of the ebook publishing industry by our Featured Guest:

Mark Coker, Founder and CEO of Smashwords, Inc.

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