42: Professionalism & John Purcell on pseudonyms, writing sex & what sells books
The First Time
This week we work out how to get professional. Like, what do you put in an email signature and exactly how important is a website?Then Kate heads to Sydney to chat with author and bookseller, John Purcell, about how he's gone through the debut experience TWICE, how to write good sex and what really sells books.Check out show notes for this episode on our website www.thefirsttimepodcast.com or get in touch via Twitter or Instagram @thefirsttimepod.Don't forget you can support us and the making of Season Two via our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/user/overview?u=14470635! Thanks for joining us!
Great Conversations features interviews with authors and writers, exploring books, writing and literary culture from Australia and the world.Today's episode features John Purcell discussing his latest novel The Girl on the Page.The Girl on the Page is a literary clash of epic proportions. Amy is an editor with the almost supernatural power to steer a book onto the bestseller lists, but when her boss hands her a special assignment Amy has no desire to help literary legend Helen Owen deliver her hotly anticipated new novel. Entering the new home of Owen and her Booker Prize listed husband Malcolm, Amy finds acrimony, recrimination and three brilliant manuscripts just awaiting a readship…
John Purcell: 'I always thought books were deadly, deadly boring'
Good Reading Podcast
For a guy who once thought that books were excruciatingly tedious, John Purcell has made quite the career from selling, reading, and writing them. He opened his own secondhand bookshop in his 20s, wrote a trilogy of bestselling erotica novels, and is now the Head of Books at Australian online bookshop, Booktopia. As part of that job, he's quizzed over a thousand of the world's brightest, bestselling writers.Here John tells Angus Dalton about his oddball bookshop customers, how Catch-22 and 50 Shades of Grey kicked off his career as a published writer, and his satirical, sexy new novel, The Girl on the Page.Books discussed:The Girl on the Page by John Purcell: http://bit.ly/2QrLvDHThe Secret Lives of Emma by Natasha Walker: http://bit.ly/2zQqf5nCatch-22 by Joseph Heller: http://bit.ly/2Rp6bNZ50 Shades of Grey by E L James: http://bit.ly/2Oy167w Normal People by Sally Rooney: http://bit.ly/2Oy1bbkListen to John's podcast over at Booktopia here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/blog/podcasts/
55. John Purcell: The Girl On The Page - Literature, genius & character.
Words and Nerds: Authors, books and literature.
John Purcell chats to Dani Vee about his brilliant new novel The Girl On The Page. We chat about integrity, genius, literature, sex, filthy manuscripts and complex characters that draw you into the novel.Described as 'a smart, sexy, provocative and powerful novel of ambition, betrayal and redemption, The Girl On The Page follows the story of 'hard-drinking, bed-hopping, hot-shot young book editor' Amy Winston 'on a downward spiral'.Published Catherine Milne said: 'The joy of this novel isn't just that it's a complete page-turner, with lashings of sex, glamour, bad behaviour and wonderfully wicked insider publishing references, but that at its heart The Girl On The Page is a deeply serious and intelligent novel about the power of literature, which asks searching questions about art and commerce, integrity and authenticity.'You can also find John Purcell on The Booktopia Podcast, as he is Director of Books.
John Purcell: "Amy was with me for years… she’s full of mistakes."
The Booktopia Podcast
The Girl on the Page is a remarkable book - a literary page-turner which examines the concept of literature vs commercial fiction. It's full of larger-than-life characters and huge ideas. It's also packed full of scandal and sex, humour and heartbreak. And lets not forget ... it's written by Booktopia's very own John Purcell!Listen to Ben and Sarah discussing The Girl on the Page with John Purcell (AKA their boss). Are they biased? Perhaps. Is this book a masterpiece worth it's weight in gold? DEFINITELY! Books mentioned in this podcast:The Girl on the Page by John Purcell —> https://bit.ly/2P9xNohThe Secret Lives of Emma by Natasha Walker —> https://bit.ly/2xxcK98Hosts: Sarah McDuling and Ben HunterGuest: John Purcell
Social Media Addiction w/ Moujan Zolfaghari & John Purcell
Relatively Healthy with Janie Stolar
Janie recruits fellow comedians and social media experts Moujan Zolfaghari and John Purcell to stage an intervention for herself. They talk about knowing when you have a social media problem, rationalizing addiction, and how to cut back. Hint: greyscale that screen!!! That being said, social media is amazing and you should definitely follow Relatively Healthy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/844stolarxAND PLEASE SUBSCRIBE/RATE US on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.RELATIVELY HEALTHY IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/relatively-healthy DISCLAIMER: Relatively Healthy is for entertainment purposes only and is not a substitute for actual medical advice.
John Purcell talks about the rock group U2. Why does he love them? Why was he ashamed of that at first? What are some deeper cuts people don't appreciate? Why did he see 4 shows in one week one year when their set list doesn't really change that much? Plus Will talks about both the audio book "The Kid Stays in the Picture" and podcast playing speeds; while Anthony discusses flower gardening. NOT VEGETABLE GARDENING.
WRITER 005: We chat to John Purcell, author of 'The Secret Lives of Emma'
So you want to be a writer
News Corp launches a new publication in Adelaide, is print making a comeback, Korean agency Cheil apologises for losing control of two water buffaloes in Sydney, The most unusual use of Shakespeare ever, the book 'Write Your Novel From The Middle: A New Approach for Plotters, Pantsers and Everyone in Between' by James Scott Bell, interview with John Purcell about about Booktopia and why he writes as "Natasha Walker" and much more! Read the show notes. Connect with Valerie, Allison and listeners in the podcast community on Facebook Visit WritersCentre.com.au | AllisonTait.com | ValerieKhoo.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.