Get Messy Art Podcast

How to Publish a Book with my Fairy Bookmother Jeannine Stein

Together with Caylee Grey and guests, we’ll explore what it REALLY means to be an artist. Practically. Warts and all. So that you can be an artist, today, now, even if you work a day job, have a million and one commitments and own a cat that likes sitting on your art.

No more excuses. Okay? Okay.

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Prepare yourself for a bucket load of fangirling.

Jeannine is one of my favourite people in the world – my editor, my Fairy Bookmother, and all-around dream maker. She changed my life, and in this episode, we’re sharing insight into the process of publishing a book from the perspective of an editor, and of the writer.

We talk about starting with the art. About the relevancy of books in this day and age. Taking your sketchbook to coffee and finding a partner who accepts this. Authenticity, even when you give the reins to someone else. And Jeannine shares a link to submit your own book idea to my publisher.

Podcast Show Notes

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Jeannine Stein

Jeannine Stein is an acquisitions editor for Quarry Books and Rockport Publishers, imprints that are part of The Quarto Group, the world’s leading international illustrated book publisher and packager. In her job she acquires content in the areas of art, craft, and design, working closely with authors to develop their ideas into books. Prior to this she was the editorial director of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, a mixed-media art magazine that featured art journaling, painting, textile and fiber art, handmade books, jewelry, and more. She was a journalist for many years, working for the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers covering design, fashion, and lifestyle. Jeannine is the author of the books Re-Bound: Creating Handmade Books from Recycled and Repurposed Materials, Adventures in Bookbinding (both with Quarry Books), and the co-author (with her husband, photographer Mark Elson) of Battlefields of Honor: American Civil War Reenactors (Merrell Publishers). She lives in Boston with her husband and two clingy cats who are totally into macaroni and glitter.

Caylee Grey, host of Get Messy

The Get Messy Podcast

I'm Caylee Grey. Creator of Get Messy, official fairy freaking artmother and your pro excuse-squashing ninja.

In the Get Messy podcast I’ll be chatting to a selection of amazing, real-life humans just like you are who are dealing with the very same barriers … but overcoming them to create their art.

Together, we’ll explore what it REALLY means to be an artist. Practically. Warts and all. So that you can be an artist, today, now, even if you work a day job, have a million and one commitments and own a cat that likes sitting on your art.

No more excuses. Okay? Okay.