The Cookbook Deal, Also The Weirdest Year Of My Life
By Jessica Murnane, Author + Creator of One Part Plant
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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.
||ExplicitEpisode 08: Publicity + The Launch||Episode 08: Publicity + The Launch||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 07: Celebrities + Some Calm||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 ge||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEPISODE 06: HURRICANES + BOOK DESIGN||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.||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 05: Amazon + Going Home||This week, I talk a little more about that accident. And I dive into the difficult balance of sharing things and promoting your business, while still being mindful of what’s happening outside of those little Instagram squares. Then something big happens. Remember how Deb’s bus accident was crazy, times that by 20.||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 04: Recipe Testing + Accidents||Recipe Testing + Accidents||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 03: Spinal Taps + Advance Checks||Spinal Taps + Floods||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 02: Floods + Extensions||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||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEPISODE 01: Getting The Deal||essica 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||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 00: Introduction / The Agent + The Proposal||Welcome to The Cookbook Deal, Also The Weirdest Year Of My Life, a podcast series brought to you by me (Jessica Murnane) and One Part Podcast. Over the next six weeks (maybe seven) I’ll be taking you through the entire year I spent making my cookbook, One Part Plant. I’ve recorded the entire process, all the ins and outs, the ups and the meltdowns, and so many things in between. Things that I could have never expected. We’ll be getting into that weirdness and also the actual process of making this book in the coming episodes. I recorded it all. And I mean, ALL. But in this first episode, it’s more of an introduction. I wanted to give you a little background into what needs to happen before you’re able to get a book deal. Because those are the questions I get asked most. How do you find an agent? How much do you pay her? How do you make a proposal? How long does it take from writing the proposal to getting the deal? And the most common question after someone finds out I’m writing a book for a major publisher...how’d YOU do that? I thought this would be a good place to start. So hang tight if you came here for the drama and emotional moments, those will be happening very soon, and often. I promise. As in the next episode. This episode is supported by Daily Harvest. Receive Three free soups or smoothies with your first order by using code: onepartplant SHOW NOTES:MUSIC BY FATHER FIGURE Jessica Murnane One Part Plant Cookbook Michelle Davis's Cookbooks: Thug Kitchen Thug Kitchen Party Grub Thug Kitchen 101 My Darling Lemon Thyme Emma Galloway's Cookbooks: My Darling Lemon Thyme A Year In my Real Food Kitchen Rachel Holtzman GET MORE. Receive exclusive updates, giveaways, and more behind the scenes every Sunday. Email Address Sign Up We respect your privacy. Thank you!||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
So honest and authentic and helpful. Also, Jessica Murnane's dad is probably my favorite person.
This right here...
This podcast is fantastic! Jessica's storytelling is superb. She drew me in immediately and I'm so excited to take this journey with her. I love that she is willing to share her experience and pull the curtain back to let us see the truth about entrepreneurship. You NEED this podcast in your life.
Being a huge fan of OPP and Jessica in every space, this podcast is no exception! I love hearing the process from the beginning, and all of the personal insights and feelings. This podcast is such an honest and refreshing look into the process of writing a book, and I highly recommend checking it out!