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Erika Schickel on How Friends Make Your Launch

Oct 06, 2021

Erika Schickel isn't just a brilliant writer who's been published in Salon, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Bust Magazine, Tin House, Ravishly and The LA Review of Books. She isn't just the author of the mucho acclaimed memoir, You’re Not the Boss of Me: Adventures of a Modern Mom.

She's also someone with a hell of a wild story. 

And she busts out with all of it in her new memoir, The Big Hurt, which is a profound statement on the power plays between men and women.

In this episode, we discussed her thoughts on the post-pandemic changing face of publishing, how political and cultural tastes can guide selling a book, the unique challenges presented to women authors, the legal hurdles in writing a memoir and much more.

Because this is a podcast about launching a book, and The Big Hurt was just released, we also, of course, focused on what she believes are the most essential elements when it comes to the launch. SPOILER ALERT! It really comes down to leaning on the people you know.

More about Erika:

Her website.

This is a great article on Erika in Vanity Fair

Follow Erika on social media:

Twitter: @ErikaSchickel
Instagram: @erikaschickel
Facebook: Erika Schickel  



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QUOTE OF THE EPISODE:

"The publishing date is no longer what it once was. Back in the day, everything was pegged to your publication date and the three to four weeks that followed it and that would be whether you made it or not. But now because of the pandemic, the internet, the changing face of publishing, all of these competing sources of information, the rollout really is more like a year."

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