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The Cookbook Deal, Also The Weirdest Year Of My Life

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First-time author Jessica Murnane takes listeners through the roller coaster year she spent pitching and making her cookbook, One Part Plant. With interviews and recordings that span the entire process, Jessica documents the ins and out of how she got the deal and what it’s really like making a book – from working with an agent and publishing house to managing advance checks and having near meltdowns over deadlines, budgets, and more. And she does it all while navigating unbelievable (and very personal) twists and turns along the way.

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First-time author Jessica Murnane takes listeners through the roller coaster year she spent pitching and making her cookbook, One Part Plant. With interviews and recordings that span the entire process, Jessica documents the ins and out of how she got the deal and what it’s really like making a book – from working with an agent and publishing house to managing advance checks and having near meltdowns over deadlines, budgets, and more. And she does it all while navigating unbelievable (and very personal) twists and turns along the way.

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51 Ratings
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47
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One episode and I'm hooked!!!

By Jessica Hylton - Sep 01 2017
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Jessica - you rock!! This podcast was absolutely amazing and I feel so much calmer now!!

Excellent

By TF from Chicago - May 01 2017
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Wish there were more episodes!
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The Cookbook Deal, Also The Weirdest Year Of My Life

Latest release on Jun 02, 2017

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Rank #1: Episode 02: Floods + Extensions

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Last week was a big week, the week I got my book deal. After months of back and forth, with contract negotiations I signed the contract. And then almost threw up opening my first advance check. And DID throw up after meeting with publishers in NY. If you’re starting here, I wouldn’t. Go back and start from the beginning.

When I left you at the end of the episode, I was about to move to Charleston after living in Chicago for nearly 16 years. Remember, I was going to start my book as soon we arrived and I could unpack my kitchen boxes. But it didn’t really go as I expected...

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Jessica Murnane
One Part Plant Cookbook

Michelle Davis's Cookbooks:
Thug Kitchen
Thug Kitchen Party Grub
Thug Kitchen 101

Laura Wright's Cookbook:
The First Mess

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Feb 09 2017

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Rank #2: Episode 03: Spinal Taps + Advance Checks

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Last week I finally made it to Charleston. But because the move took so long, I had to ask my publisher for an extension. If you’re starting here, go back and start from the beginning.

This week we're going to pick up where we left off, with me getting a spinal tap (?!). We’ll also be talking about trying to hire a photographer and how the advance check system works. 

And I'm going to be revealing something big. Something that I didn’t want to share. But at this point, you’ve almost heard me throw up and cry…so I’ve got nothing to lose.

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MUSIC BY FATHER FIGURE

Jessica Murnane
One Part Plant Cookbook

Michelle Davis's Cookbooks:
Thug Kitchen
Thug Kitchen Party Grub
Thug Kitchen 101

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Feb 16 2017

23mins

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Rank #3: Episode 08: Publicity + The Launch

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Last week we covered why ever author tries to get you to pre-order their book. I also told you about how and why celebrity endorsements matter. Or do they? I’m still not sure. And when I left you last week, I had just found out that two months before my book was  to launch, my publisher still hadn’t secured any press for it.


This week, I tell you what I did about that, the nitty gritty of a book tour, and the launch day of my book.

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MUSIC BY FATHER FIGURE

JESSICA MURNANE
ONE PART PLANT

Serena Wolf's Book
The Dude Diet

Jun 02 2017

23mins

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Rank #4: Episode 07: Celebrities + Some Calm

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Last week my family survived Hurricane Matthew and we also witnessed a miracle just a few days earlier. If you don't know what I'm talking about, go back an episode and don't start here. 

This week, things are finally calm and I’m really trying to get my mind back in book mode. I need to start finalizing my pre-order campaign and also get my endorsements together. If you have no idea what either one of these are, that’s ok. I didn’t either and I’ll explain them both with some help from some other authors. Alright, let’s go.

This episode is supported by Daily Harvest. Receive Three free soups or smoothies with your first order by using code: onepartplant

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MUSIC BY FATHER FIGURE

JESSICA MURNANE
One Part Plant

MICHELLE DAVIS'S COOKBOOKS:
THUG KITCHEN
THUG KITCHEN PARTY GRUB
THUG KITCHEN 101

Julia Turshen's Cookbook:
Small Victories

Apr 06 2017

18mins

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Rank #5: EPISODE 06: HURRICANES + BOOK DESIGN

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Last week I cracked. Between Deb’s accident, the shootings that happened across the country, and everything else that went down in my family - I sorta lost it. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, go back and listen to the last episode before this one.

This week, I head home to be with my family after I get some terrible news about Deb. You’ll get to hear from my sisters as we talk about what happened. In terms of the book, I finally get to see the first design proofs. And I hate them. That’s all I’ll say about that for now. Well actually, spoiler, I end up loving the book design and talk to the designer that had to deal with me during the process. Also another weird thing happens. I wasn’t messing around with the subtitle of this show. 

This episode is supported by Daily Harvest. Receive Three free soups or smoothies with your first order by using code: onepartplant

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MUSIC BY FATHER FIGURE

JESSICA MURNANE
ONE PART PLANT COOKBOOK

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Mar 23 2017

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