Advice From a Bookseller: An Interview with Jodie Brandt

Episode 151I Advice From a Bookseller
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Today’s guest is Jodie Brandt, senior bookseller at Brilliant Books, an independent bookstore in Traverse City, Michigan.

Jodie shares some ideas on how to approach Brilliant Books or another bookstore as an author. You can find more information on what Brilliant Books is looking for in authors who would like to do a signing or other event on their Resources for Authors page. Even if you don’t live near this store, it could be helpful information you can apply when contacting an independent bookstore near you.

If you’re interested in tabletop gaming, that’s another interest of Jodie’s and we spend some time talking about how he got involved in writing in that industry.

Jodie is also the host of QuestWise, a YouTube channel where he discusses and reviews tabletop and video games. He mentions an amazing game called The Great American Novel Roleplaying Game that recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign. It sounds like a fun game to check out. You can find Jodie on Facebook under QuestWise.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Brilliant Books has an amazing shipping policy! If you don’t live near a great independent bookstore yourself, Brilliant Books can be YOUR bookstore – they ship anywhere in the United States for FREE! When you add a U.S. shipping address at checkout, a new shipping option will pop up: FREE Shipping – USPS Media Mail: $0.00. Try it out!

About the author, Kitty

Kitty Bucholtz writes superhero urban fantasy and romantic comedy, often with an inspirational element woven in. After earning her M.A. in Creative Writing, she formed Daydreamer Entertainment and began self-publishing. Founder of the WRITE NOW! Workshop and the new WRITE NOW! Workshop Podcast, she loves to teach in person and online. Learn more at

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