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PubTalk Live is a publishing talk show, broadcasting live to YouTube every 2nd and 4th Saturday at 9pm Eastern. Host Sarah Nicolas is joined in each episode by a Guest Co-Host and at least one Special Guest. They talk about all aspects of the book publishing industry, including its intersections with other media and libraries.

AgentChat Live is a spinoff of PubTalk Live that features casual chats with literary agents with the intention of helping writers get to know the agents a little bit better.

Viewers can ask questions and participate in the conversation. Subscribe to Sarah Nicolas’s YouTube channel and click the bell to receive notifications so you don’t miss an episode!

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Episodes (in reverse chronological order)

  • 10/9/21 Author Journeys with Jessica Vitalis
  • 10/1/21 Behind the Scenes with the Pitch Wars 2021 Committee
  • 9/11/21 with Guest Co-Host Nina LaCour and audiobook narrator Jorjeana Marie
  • 8/28/21 with Guest Co-Host Danny and Special Guest Sarah Simpson-Weiss
  • 8/14/21 Author Journeys with Gail Z Martin aka Morgan Brice
  • 7/31/21 with Guest Co-Host Emily Thiede and Special Guest Daniel Ford
  • 7/10/21 Author Journeys with Emily Colin
  • 6/26/21 with Guest Co-Host Stephanie Cooke and Special Guest Whitney Gardner
  • 6/12/21 Author Journeys with Debra Goldstein
  • 5/22/21 with Guest Co-Host Leah Hong and Special Guest Siena Koncsol
  • 5/8/21 Author Journeys with Special Guest Gabi Justice
  • 4/24/21 with Guest Co-Host Kylie Schachte and Special Guest Angela Ackerman
  • 4/10/21 with Guest Co-Host E.J. Wenstrom and Special Guest Gabriela Pereira of DIY MFA
  • 3/27/21 with Pitch Wars 2020 Mentees
  • 3/13/21 with Guest Co-Host Supriya Kelkar and Special Guest Stacy Whitman
  • 2/27/21 with Guest Co-Host Cyndy Etler and Special Guest Jane Friedman
  • 2/13/21 with Guest Co-Host Tere Michaels and Special Guest Jennifer Morris of Coastal Magic Convention
  • 1/23/21 with Guest Co-Host J. Elle and Special Guest Daphne Lao Tonge
  • 1/9/21 with 2020 Debut Authors discussing debuting during a pandemic
  • 12/26/20 with Guest Co-Host Erin Entrada Kelly and Special Guest Reba Gordon
  • 12-12-20 with Guest Co-Host Janice Hardy and Special Guest Joanna Penn
  • 11/28/20 with Guest Co-Host Margaret Owen and Special Guest Rachel Strolle
  • 11/14/20 with Guest Co-Host Michael Mammay and Special Guest Dan Koboldt
  • 10/24/20 with Guest Co-Host David R. Slayton and Special Guest Lorin Oberweger
  • 10/10/20 with Guest Co-Host Saundra Mitchell and Special Guest  T.S. Ferguson
  • 9/26/20 with Guest Co-Host Ayana Gray and Special Guests Sonia Hartl, Brenda Drake, Gail D. Villanueva, and Susan Lee!
  • 9/12/20 with Guest Co-Host Juliana Brandt and Special Guest Erin Entrada Kelly
  • 8/22/20 with Guest Co-Host Savannah Brooks and Special Guest Kaitlyn Johnson
  • 8/8/20 with Guest Co-Host Amparo Ortiz and Special Guest Ashley Hearn
  • 7/25/20 with Guest Co-Host Joyfully Reviewed and Special Guest Beverly Jenkins
  • 7/11/20 with Guest Co-Host Zoraida Córdova and Special Guest Gretchen McNeil
  • 6/27/20 with Guest Co-Host Racquel Henry and Special Guest Jenn Baker
  • 6/13/20 with Guest Co-Host Jennifer Brody and Special Guest Jules Rivera
  • 5/23/20 with Guest Co-Host I.W. Gregorio and Special Guest Ellen Oh
  • 5/9/20 with Guest Co-Host E.C. Myers and Special Guest Delilah S. Dawson
  • 4/25/20 with Guest Co-Host L. Penelope and Special Guests Sara Megibow and Angelina M. Lopez
  • 4/11/20 with Guest Co-Host Julia Ember and Special Guest Rita Meade
  • 3/28/20 with Guest Co-Host Nora Shalaway Carpenter and Special Guest Amanda Quain
  • 3/14/20 with Special Guest Lily Meade
  • 2/22/20 Live from Coastal Magic Convention with Jeff Adams, Tawdra Kandle, Kiernan Kelly, Shaila Patel, Victoria Sue, and Bru Baker
  • 2/8/20 with Guest Co-Host Erica Wright and Special Guest Alex Segura
  • 1/25/20 with Guest Co-Host S. Jae-Jones and Special Guest Patrice Caldwell
  • 1/18/20 special extra episode: Writers & Taxes, a live Q&A with author and tax pro Mindy Mejia
  • 1/11/20 with Guest Co-Host Fran Wilde and Special Guest Rachel Hartman
  • 12/28/19 with Guest Co-Host Heidi Heilig and Special Guest Dhonielle Clayton
  • 12/14/19 with Guest Co-Host Diana Pho and Special Guest Eric Smith
  • 11/23/19 with Guest Co-Host Kelly Peterson and Special Guest Michael Moreci
  • 11/9/19 with Guest Co-Host Erica Cameron and Special Guest Dahlia Adler
  • 10/26/19 with Guest Co-Host Kellye Garrett and Special Guest Amanda Nelson
  • 10/12/19 with Guest Co-Host Brenda Drake and Special Guest Tere Michaels

AgentChat Live

  • 7/18/20 Saritza Hernandez at Andrea Brown Literary Agency
  • 8/2/20 Chelsea Hensley at KT Literary
  • 9/21/20 Jennifer March Soloway at Andrea Brown Literary Agency
  • 10/4/20 Tara Gilbert of The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
  • 10/17/20 Matt Belford at The Tobias Literary Agency
  • 11/7/20 Megan Manzano at D4EO Literary
  • 12/4/20 Linda Camacho of Gallt & Zacker
  • 12/19/20 Amy Giuffrida of The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
  • 1/16/21 Claire Draper of the Bent Agency
  • 2/6/21 Erin Casey of Gallt and Zacker Literary Agency
  • 2/22/21 Kimberley Cameron of Kimberley Cameron & Associates
  • 3/6/21 Amanda Orozco at Transatlantic Agency
  • 3/21/21 Andrea Somberg of Harvey Klinger
  • 4/6/21 Devon Halliday of Transatlantic Agency
  • 5/17/21 Jemiscoe Chambers-Black at Andrea Brown Literary Agency
  • 6/10/21 Cortney Radocaj of Belcastro Agency
  • 7/20/21 Adria Goetz of Martin Literary Management

Be a Guest

If you would like to be a Guest Co-Host or a Special Guest, please email me a bit about yourself, indicating which type of guest you would like to be. In addition, a video of you speaking in any capacity would be great. Please note: Special Guests usually have an interesting expertise or experience about the industry to share with viewers.

Technical requirements: In order to participate, you need a webcam of any quality, a mic of some kind (built-in to your computer is okay), and headphones (to reduce feedback issues). Most smartphones will also work, but I would like to test it with you before scheduling you.