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The audio supplement to "Against The Grain - Linking Publishers, Vendors and Librarians" publication. Against the Grain is your key to the latest news about libraries, publishers, book jobbers, and subscription agents. Our goal is to link publishers, vendors, and librarians by reporting on the issues, literature, and people that impact the world of books and journals.
 
Welcome AMAZING BOSS MOM We are so glad you found us because that means you have a burning desire to create something in this world...something that positively impacts people AND also makes you money. You are in the right place. Here at Boss Mom, we know all too well the challenges of raising babies and businesses at the same time and you need more than just great resources (which we have) you also need a strong support system (we have that too). Just like all moms you need a simple business ...
 
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In this episode, Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Hub, and Tom Gilson, Associate Editor of Against the Grain, enjoy a conversation with Jay Flynn, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Research, at Wiley and Sven Fund, Managing Director at Knowledge Unlatched. Their talk includes topics surrounding the recent acquisition of …
 
Building a business around something super specialized can be daunting, especially when we're worried we won't have enough people to serve, but the truth is, niching down can actually help us serve our clients at a higher level. The question is, can we build a profitable business around a highly niched concept? In this episode, post-adoption suppor…
 
Today's episode features a conversation with Leah Hinds, Executive Director, The Charleston Hub. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference. Leah Hinds is the Executive Director of the Charleston Hub, which includes the Charleston Conference, Agains…
 
The new year is a time of hope, excitement, focus and intentionality. For entrepreneurs, it’s an opportunity to move our businesses forward in a meaningful way, but how do we prepare for the next 12 months so we can actually achieve our goals? With so many ideas and strategies flying at us, it can be hard to really focus on what’s actually in align…
 
‘Tis the season of goal setting for the new year, and as moms who have a million distractions all the time, it’s important to find the most efficient and effective way to get to where we want to go. How do we set goals that are aligned with our capabilities? How do we build off of what worked this year? There will be moments where we’ll veer off th…
 
As we near the start of a new year, many of us have begun thinking about what we want to achieve over the next 12 months, and for some, picking a ‘word of the year’ is their first port of call. When we can narrow down everything we want to accomplish into just one word, that can become our guiding light throughout the year; our North Star that prom…
 
In this episode, Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Hub, and Tom Gilson, Associate Director of Against the Grain, interview Lauren Kane, who is the incoming President and CEO of BioOne. Topics of conversation run from Lauren’s background and previous experience, early plans and goals for her new role, the issues and challenges facing …
 
Niching down is by far the most effective way to make more money, while simultaneously making our lives easier, so it’s no surprise why so many business experts are all for narrowing our scopes. The problem is, however, most of us already know this, but when it comes to actually carving out a niche, we’re more than a little hesitant. What is it tha…
 
Today's episode features a conversation with Scott Williams, Vice President for Technology and Platform, De Gruyter. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference. Scott is currently in his third year of working in academic publishing at De Gruyter. Hi…
 
Black Friday has come and gone, and I didn't do a sale this year. Why? I just didn't want to. So many of us get wrapped up in doing seasonal sales because that's what we think we 'should' be doing, but we seldom give much thought to whether or not we actually want to do them. Ladies, I don't want that for us! Our lives should be full of the things …
 
Today's episode features a conversation with Robin Dougherty, Librarian for Middle East Studies, and Interim Librarian for African Studies at Yale University. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference. Robin has been a librarian for 26 years, the l…
 
For most Boss Moms, taking two weeks off would put us two weeks behind. Wouldn’t it be great if our businesses got better even when we’re not there? The great news is, that’s possible. We just have to think about our businesses from a different perspective, and shift from thinking day-to-day, to looking to what’s next. That being said, that can be …
 
Today's episode features a conversation with Lettie Conrad, Product R&D Consultant. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference. Lettie brings 20 years’ experience in professional and scholarly publishing to her diverse portfolio of product research …
 
Once upon a time, not too long ago, who we let into our worlds was based on who lived nearby, but that’s no longer the case, and today, we can base our relationships on who really brings us joy, no matter where they are. However, let’s face it: that can be super overwhelming at times! If the world is our oyster when it comes to the people we’re clo…
 
This episode features Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Hub, and Tom Gilson, Associate Editor for Against the Grain, as they interview Steve Fallon, Vice President, Americas and Strategic Partnerships at De Gruyter. The conversation follows topics surrounding the University Press Library Collaborative, a meeting with the purpose of p…
 
For many of us, Pinterest is a baffling conundrum inside of an enigma, and it’s hard to pin down the kind of strategies we need to implement to market our brands on the platform. Is it a search engine or a social network? Can it work for people who sell business products? Well ladies, today I’m excited to be joined by a business owner who will answ…
 
Today's episode features a conversation with Juliane Schneider, Senior Bioinformatics Analyst and Data Liaison at Sage Bionetworks. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference. Juliane obtained a dual degree in Library Science and Information Systems…
 
As Boss Moms, we don’t have to choose between having a meaningful business and our families. We can build what we want, grow it the way we want, and in the case of our guest, run a tech company while living on a farm! Being intentional about what we grow is super important, and when we want a particular life for ourselves, we often have to go again…
 
From dirty diapers to imaginary friends and dating as a single mom, motherhood comes with its own unique experiences. Raising happy, healthy children is something we take seriously, but that doesn’t mean we can’t laugh or joke about it too. There is definitely room for humor in the craziness of motherhood, and when we do it together, it’s validatin…
 
Trigger Warning: In this episode, we discuss sensitive mental health topics. As moms and as women, our mental health is incredibly important, and we should be having conversations about it. The problem is, many of us feel ashamed by the stigmas attached to the subject, and as a result, those conversations aren’t happening. How can we banish those f…
 
In today's episode we feature audio from a Lively Discussion from the 2020 Charleston Library Conference, titled "Serials Crisis: Can data help treat this chronic condition?" Presented by Lori Carlin, Chief Commercial Officer, Delta Think, Inc.; Keith Webster, Dean of University Libraries, Carnegie Mellon University; Michele Potter, Collection Stra…
 
Whether you’re starting a business, growing a community or working through your entrepreneurial process, writing a book is a great way to clarify your purpose, ideas or brand. Many Boss Moms have a book in them, and even though writing a book is more accessible than ever, actually getting your ideas out of your head and onto a page can be quite dau…
 
Audio from a Concurrent Session of the 2020 Charleston Library Conference, presented by Sharla Lair, Strategist, Content and Scholarly Communication Initiatives, Lyrasis; Sara Rouhi, Director, Strategic Partnerships, PLOS; and Maurice York, Director of Library Initiatives, Big Ten Academic Alliance. Library consortia and publishers of OA-native con…
 
Successful businesses come from the minds of people who notice what’s missing in the world and create it. Julie Rice saw something that she wanted to make better in the world of makeup, and Inner Beauty Cosmetics was born! The products are a delightful clean beauty experience, from packaging to performance and especially, the natural ingredients th…
 
Today's episode features a conversation with Max Mosterd, Head of Operations and Analytics, Knowledge Unlatched. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference. Max received a Master of Science at Erasmus University, Rotterdam. He founded a startup, pub…
 
Many women are sitting on an idea for a product that thousands would buy in a heartbeat. The question is: how do you take it from secret brainstorming and napkin sketches, to a product launch complete with tons of press and influencers showing it off? How do you even validate if it’s a good product idea in the first place? In today’s episode, I’m e…
 
Today's episode features a conversation with Jill Heinze, Saddle-Stitch Marketing. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference. Jill began her career in the library at Virginia Commonwealth University as an outreach person to target and engage underg…
 
Your big, beautiful brain creates amazing things that help people. If we don’t mention these things, it’s impossible to build anticipation and get people to actually buy them from us. The programs we offer are worthy of being mentioned, but how do we bring them up without sounding like we’re selling in every blog or podcast? In the last of our solo…
 
Today's episode features a conversation with Peter McCracken, Electronic Resources Librarian, Cornell University. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference. Peter received a library degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, then a ma…
 
Humanity may not be as dialled into our physical communities as we once were, but there’s still a need for us to connect with one another regarding different parts of our lives. That’s why building online communities around our businesses is so important. The problem is, many of us are holding back from doing that. What’s causing us to pause and ho…
 
Today's episode features a conversation with Laura Dawson, Head of Data Quality for EDO, Inc.. The interview was conducted by Matthew Ismail, Editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and Conference Director at the Charleston Conference. Laura has been working with metadata since 1995, mostly focused on metadata about books and publishing, then v…
 
We can’t get clients or grow our businesses without having conversations and getting on calls with prospects, but selling to someone in real-time can be overwhelming. Getting on a call will feel a lot easier when we shift our goals and change our approach. Instead of trying to close prospects in one call, a two-call strategy takes the pressure off,…
 
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