The Book Project

The Book Project is a fortnightly podcast dedicated to the discussion of a range of book-related topics from today's trends, controversies, must-reads, and other topics in the field of publishing. The Book Project is hosted by Master's of Publishing student Sarah Corsie, and is for publishers, editors, and those who simply love books as much as we do. (Previously known as Project: Room.)

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Episode #20: Go Away, I’m Reading — The Solitary World of Books


Does reading fiction really make us more empathetic, or does losing ourselves in a good book making us antisocial? On this episode of The Book Project, Sarah explores the solitary world of our favourite hobby, from the evolution of reading silently to th


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 14 December 2017  20m
 
 

Episode #19: Express Yourself — The Power of Zines


On this episode of The Book Project, we’re talking about zines! Alanna and Gill teach Sarah about the fascinating history of zines as a platform for fans, artists, and activists to share their ideas, the influence zines have had on their lives, and


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 06 October 2017  33m
 
 

Episode #18: All’s Fair in Publishing and Marketing: How Bestsellers Lists Work


The Book Project tackles the questionable business of bestsellers lists. We reveal how these lists are compiled, how some are cheating the system, and discuss the recent New York Times bestseller list scandal. Find The Book Project on Facebook for the ar


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 14 September 2017  18m
 
 

Episode #17: Beach Book Bag


Summer is here! The Book Project shares our hot picks for summer beach reads, covering topics from the way we talk to each other to reconnecting with our earliest celebrity role models. We also touch on a recent book promotion fail, and revisit our retro


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 16 August 2017  27m
 
 

Episode #16: Whose Story is it Anyway?


The Book Project gets into the issue of cultural appropriation in publishing. We consider some examples, tackle the misconceptions about what cultural appropriation looks like, and offer some solutions and ways that we as readers can encourage diversity


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 13 July 2017  41m
 
 

Episode #15: Poetry Slam


The Book Project belatedly celebrates National Poetry Month with guest Morgan Govier, who shares her experiences with poetry as both a published poet and a marketing assistant and publicist. We talk about the ups and downs of self-promotion, how to plan


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 27 May 2017  35m
 
 

Episode #14: The Return of Dystopia


Sarah and Alanna look at the recent resurgence of two dystopian classics, how what we read is a reflection of our current political climate, and what to do when fiction threatens to become reality (hint: signs are involved). We also announce our Bitchine


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 16 March 2017  32m
 
 

Episode #13: A New Player Has Joined the Game


On this episode of The Book Project, Sarah gets her head out of the books and learns about video game narratives from brilliant gamer girl Zoë Tustin. We learn the difference between embedded and emerging narrative, discuss how games reflect our present


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 21 February 2017  35m
 
 

Episode #12: Step 1: Read, Step 2: Keep Reading


The days are still short and things seem a bit bleak, but Sarah has a selection of books to look forward to in 2017 to keep us happy and hopeful. Find out which new books we’re excited for, and don’t forget to check out our Facebook page for even more re


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 31 January 2017  24m
 
 

Episode #11: Playtime


On the first episode of the new year, Sarah sits down with Tori Hannesson, a writer with a contagious excitement for theatre. Tori teaches us how to write effective dialogue, how to get from the page to the stage, and describes the ever-evolving nature o


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 12 January 2017  47m
 
 
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